Money for Education if You Are a Child or Spouse of a Veteran

November 18, 2016

Children and spouses of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition, may be eligible to receive money for school or job training.

There are two programs offering education assistance to survivors and dependents of veterans:

  • The Fry Scholarship is available for children and spouses of Service members who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. For more information, go to www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/Fry_scholarship.asp
  • The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Program offers up to 45 months of education benefits for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship and on-the-job training. For more information, visit www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/DEA.asp.  
In addition, spouses of currently deployed or recently returned veterans can receive job search assistance from Local Veteran Employment Representatives and Disabled Veteran Outreach specialists by contacting www.oregon.gov/employ/jobseekers and clicking on "Contact a Vet Rep."

Source: United States Department of Veteran's Affairs and WorkSource Oregon Employment Department

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