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SPOUSE AND DEPENDENTS INFORMATION

The above link contains information on Eligibility, Eligible dependents, Nature of transfer, and How to Apply for TEB.DEA Chapter 35 Pamplet
 
 

Post 9/11 Bill Transfer of Benefits to dependents Information

The above link contains information on Eligibility, Eligible dependents, Nature of transfer, and How to Apply for TEB.
  
Step 1: The service member (transferor) must transfer the entitlement.  If approved, transfer data is put in a secure online database DoD shares with VA.  The database, in addition to providing VA qualifying periods of Chapter 33 service, also provides transfer of entitlement data.
  
Additional notes regarding eligibility for transferability of education benefits include:
  •  Not barred for reenlistment or flagged due to adverse personnel actions.
    • Have at least 6 years of service on the date of request.

  • Have completed a minimum of six years in the armed forces and agree to serve another four years from the date of request, or
  • Have at least 10 years of service on the date of election and not able to commit four more years due to a retention-control point ormandatory retirement date, and commit to serve for the maximum time allowed by either hte Retention Control Point or the MRD as the date of request, or
  • Have served at least 20 years on or before Aug. 1, 2009, therefore, no additional service required.

    Upon receiving DOD approval, apply through the VA online application below... step 2.
Step 2: The spouse or child (transferee) must apply.  The application (Form 22-1990e; Application for Family Member to Use Transferred Benefits) can be completed online through Vonapp.
  

Step 3: The student must complete all forms as requested by the Veterans Resource Center for VA benefits.  Click here for the check list of needed items.  

 

CA DEPENDENT FEE WAIVER

The application is submitted to the local VA Office.  Their website is: County Veterans Service Office (www.cdva.ca.gov).  Once the letter of approval is obtained, the letter must be submitted to the Veterans Resource Center where the Certifying Official can put it in the system.  It will be effective the next business day.  This form only waives the $46 unit fee.  The student must be a CA resident to be eligible.
 
 

FRY SCHOLARHIP

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship added a new eligibility criteria to Chapter 33 (The Post 9/11 Bill).  Children of active duty members of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after 9/11/01 are eligible.


Eligible Children:

A child may be married or over 23 and still be eligible.
Are entitled to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level.
Have 15 years to use the benefits beginning on his/her 18th bday.
May use the benefit until his or her 33rd birthday.
Cannot use benefit before the age of 18, even if he or she has completed high school.
Are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

How to apply:  Through Vonapp, using form 22-5490.

May be eligible for the VA Dependents' Education Assistance Program (DEA, Chapter 35).  Although the benefits cannot be used at the same time, a child may be eligible for up to 48 months of benefits between the 2 programs.

 Due to a lack in staffing, SAC is currently not participating in the MyCAA program.