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erax

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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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When I went to college under the Chspter 35 program they paid for books and lab material.So from I gather this no longer applies?

Also while my daughter lives with me while going to school do I receive any extra compensation?

I thought Social Secuity paid while they still lived at home till they were the age of 22 and living at home and going to school any input is welcome to help me get all my ducks in a row..:~)

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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.

Berta, an you clarify this and show me somewhere where it states this.

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

So if you get a scholarship the VA doesn't pay?? Or if you go to an inexpensive community college, where your tuition is only $2k, for the year, you only get about $225 a month? That makes no sense. Are you sure you're talking Chapter 35, full-time? The rate chart shows what they pay, period, doesn't say anything about any offsets. Something doesn't sound right! jmo

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When I went to college under the Chspter 35 program they paid for books and lab material.So from I gather this no longer applies?

Also while my daughter lives with me while going to school do I receive any extra compensation?

I thought Social Secuity paid while they still lived at home till they were the age of 22 and living at home and going to school any input is welcome to help me get all my ducks in a row..:~)

Eric

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100% P&T

erax, are you sure it was Chapter 35 and not Chapter 31? You received the benefit due to a parent or spouse being a 100% SC P&T disabled vet or having died as a result of those SC disabilities?? I think died while on active duty is also receives benefit but I'm not positive.

Social security used to pay until age 22 but I believe that stopped back in the mid 80's.

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Right- SSA pays dependent due to disability of parent until age 18- IF they are still in school and the parent-if they get SSA as dependent of disabled person- gets it up to the child's age of 16.

This is why parents have the REPS benefit in the event of death due to service.

REPS is part of any DIC application and if a child or chilren are under 18 at time of the veteran's death and the spouse taking care of them loses their SSA due to the child turning 16- (Omnibus Reconciliation Act)

VA will send the REPS people the REPS application which generates- if all conditions are met-

two additional years of SSA at the rates at time of death to the parent.

REPS is the Restored Entitlement Program, a SSA program but the tie in is a direct SC death award from the VA.

Chap 31- yes- different than Chap 35-

Chap 31 paid ALL of my husband's tuition, books, etc-

and sent him a stipend every month along with his SSA check.

He was disabled vetso he got Chap 31 (Voc Rehab)

I am a civilian -I get Chap 35- meaning I had to pay my tuition before each semester and then the VA reimbursd me.

My daughter is getting Chap 35 -it is already set up for her Masters at the same school I attend.

She has GI Bill too- can only use one or the other-

As child of 100% P & T SC vet she got Chap 35-they extended her limiting dates by 7 years -her military service period -

I hope that no one out there overlooks that if a child as dependent had Chap 35 eligibility- that stops at age 26 for them, but if they have military service the age is credited and extended with all years of that military service.

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I've reviewed the payment rules for Chapter 35 and monthly payment is based on your "training time" - full-time, three quarter time, half time. When you train less than half-time you'll be paid tuition and fees. But if tuition and fees amount tomore than you would be paid at the half time rate (or the quarter time rate if you are training at quarter time or less) your payments will be limited to the 1/2 time (or quarter time rate). So, at full or three quarter time you get the full amount, at that attendance level, from that pay schedule.

Berta, you are or must have been attending at less than half time, if they only reimbursed tuition and fees?

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