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Military Spouses & Dependents


Are you a spouse, dependent, or survivor of a servicemember or veteran? The Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies are providing financial assistance for spouses, dependents and survivors. Many programs are available, each with their own set of requirements. A few examples of available programs are:

Survivors and Dependents Education Assistance Program (DEA)

This program offers 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. Benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship and on-the-job training. Remedial, deficiency and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

State-Provided Education Programs

VA has educational benefits for veterans’ dependents, particularly the children of deceased, disabled, MIA and POW veterans, available in some states. Military.com has developed an online summary of educational benefits for veterans and their dependents. It is a general list, since this information changes from time to time. Links to state VA websites are also provided for obtaining more information and connections.

Many other programs are available to military spouses, dependents and survivors.  For your convenience, Jacksonville University (JU) has prepared a guide to help you understand your benefits.  The guide presents many of these benefits in an easy-to-understand format. Please note that this guide is not comprehensive, but meant to be a general overview of the most commonly used programs and basic information about each one.  

Post-9/11 GI Bill Transferability

There is a special provision of the GI Bill program that allows career servicemembers to share their remaining GI Bill benefits with immediate family members.

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