Eligibility Requirements and Documents Required -
Chapter 35: Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA)
A child (between ages 18 and 26, with some exceptions) of a veteran who is permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition; or who died in service; or who died of a service-connected disability; or who died while evaluated as having total and permanent service-connected disability; or who is listed as a POW or MIA.
The surviving spouse of a veteran who died of a service-connected disability, or died in service, or died while evaluated as having total and permanent disability resulting from a service-connected disability. Surviving spouses whose benefits stopped when they remarried can receive DEA benefits again if their remarriage ends by death or divorce, or they cease to live with the person to whom they presented themselves in public as married.
A spouse of a veteran or service person who has a total and permanent disability resulting from a service-connected disability; or who is listed as a POW or MIA.
Entitlement: Determined by the VA. Please contact the VA at 888-442-4551 or review the certificate of eligibility letter you received from the VA. View the VA pay rates.
Documentation Required (1st time applicants)
- Apply for benefits with the VA
- Provide us with a copy of your GI Bill® certificate of eligibility. Additional documents need to be completed to establish your VA file at LCC. Contact us by email at VAEdBenefits@lanecc.edu. Use your LCC email account if you have one and provide your L# in your correspondence.
- Submission of a VA term planner
- Submission of LCC Dependent Tuition Waiver no later than 1 week prior to the start of the term (if eligible).
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site.