Survivors and Dependents Assistance

 
There are two main GI Bill® programs offering education assistance to survivors and dependents of Veterans:   
·       The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship)​ is currently available for children of those who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. Beginning January 1, 2015, Fry Scholarship will also be available for surviving spouses of those who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. 
·       The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Programoffers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.​ 
·       For information on transferability of the Post-9/11 GI Bill® click here. 
 
NOTE:   If you are not eligible for Chapter 35 educational benefits but are the dependent of a disabled veteran, contact your County Veteran Service Office (CVSO) for information about the California Department of Veteran Affairs (CDVA) Fee Waiver Program. 
 
For More Information, Call Toll-Free 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or Visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/.   ​​ 
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