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This is a two part question. I'm 100% P-n-T

First I lived with my parents for 4 years when I was critally sick and bed-ridden. Is there compensation for them during that time period.

next my daughter starts college next Fall semester.If she lives with me while attenting college is there any extra compensation beside the living allowance. Also,what all does the chapter 35 pay for. I HEARD THAT THEY DONT PAY FOR classes, BOOKS ect....

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(1) I don`t think you will collect any back pay for your parents.

(2) From my reading about Chapter 35 (which I just got awarded is why I have read up on it) it will cover tuition up to around $10000.00 per year.

I`m sure if I`m wrong a few on here will correct me as they should.

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This is a two part question. I'm 100% P-n-T

First I lived with my parents for 4 years when I was critally sick and bed-ridden. Is there compensation for them during that time period.

next my daughter starts college next Fall semester.If she lives with me while attenting college is there any extra compensation beside the living allowance. Also,what all does the chapter 35 pay for. I HEARD THAT THEY DONT PAY FOR classes, BOOKS ect....

USMC

You can apply for your parents as being dependents but don't know if you would prevail. If you were 100% during those 4 yrs you could try for Aid & Attendance. The problem I see is the date filed is usually the date of the claim, in which case I don't see you winning.

Chapter 35 currently pays a stipend of $860 a month, for a full-time student, while attending school. Just the flat rate, no extras. Student can use it for books, tuition, living expenses, lottery, beer, gas, whatever. jmo

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When you were bed ridden you would have probably been eligible for A&A or HM but you had to request it.

I wonder how many billions of dollars are lost by Veterans who did not know to apply.

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Philip I need to clarify this:

"Chapter 35 currently pays a stipend of $860 a month, for a full-time student, while attending school. Just the flat rate, no extras. Student can use it for books, tuition, living expenses, lottery, beer, gas, whatever."

jmo

I mean the figures look correct-but it isnt a stipend -it is a refund-of tuition already paid.

I commend hooking up with the college VA counselor as well as the VA education dept (they have email )

this way I could send the school VA counselor my course info and that I paid my tuition and send a CC to VA educ Dept at same time-

The VA divides the tuition amount by the length of the course and this is how they base the refunded payments.

I get a book grant from the United States Marine Corps.A student should seek getting some sort of grant like this- depends on school- I am in a military school- but I am sure there are other book grant programs.

Cavman the VA has paid maybe close to that under Chap 35 for me already-

My daughter is getting her Masters at my school under Chap 35-

that will be over the price you quoted I am sure-

It is a Wonderful benefit.

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I thimk you can apply for some state money too. I have student who said the first year she had to pay most of her tuition, fees, books, etc. out of her education grant -- but the next year the financial aid person at school helped her apply for a state grant that paid her tuition.

I know on most financial aid programs -- the cost of attending school is not just tution -- it is the tution, fees, books, and living expenses combined. So when you hear it costs so much a year to attend such and such a school --that usually includes room and board or traveling expenses also. And usually when most financial aid programs determine need - they count those things too.

Though I am not very familiar with the VA programs.

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