Single Status Update
Can dependents authorized Chapter 35 benefits at 45 months use any remaining eligibility after receiving their degree? For instance, the dependent graduates with a Biomedical Degree after using 36 months of eligibility. Can the remaining 9 months be used in Dental School? I've been unable to find law making this clear. Further, I believe the answer to be yes. I'm hoping you'll be able to point me to the law and/or regulation. Thank You Berta.
I dont know.
I believe their age and also the date of the additional Chapter 35 application would factor in.
If you post your question in the main forum others there have had experience with Chapter 35 and they might know the right answer.
My experience with DEA was with AMU -American Military University.
My limiting date eligibility ran out , at some point ( it was based on my husband's 100% P & T SC PTSD) so I finished my degree myself- without the DEA cash.
Then I proved my husband had AO DMII that contributed to his death and they gave me a refund of what I had paid out of pocket., and a new limiting date.
I tried to convince my daughter ( USAF Intel 7 years) to use her DEA award years ago but she is working on her Masters and does not want to deal with the VA- as they made a big error on her initia DEA application. They fixed the error right away but she saw what her dad went through with VA, then me as his widow, and she works for NSA- Dept of Defense and has paid for her degrees herself.
I have a claim pending that if awarded could offer me a new delimiting date and I might use my DEA again. I was the first civilian graduate ( with Honors) from AMU.USMC gave me a book grant and that alone was a tremendous benefit.
I suggest asking the question in the main forum. Broncovet might know.
DEA has some exceptions to their regulations.It is certainly worth the while that your dependent pursue this.
But also there are some areas of education they will not cover. I asked if I could finish flight school under DEA, but they didn't go for that.My former college had a full flight school program-but they (AMU) did accept all of my past college credits.
The error they made on my daughters DEA was fixed in three weeks when I wrote a CUE she signed and mailed to them, but it just goes to show- even VA Educational Dept can be an oxymoron.