Chapter 35 Dependents' Education Assistance.... max benefit for *each* dependent???

Wally3430

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Can't seem to find a definitive answer anywhere, but are Chapter 35 educational benefits reset for every dependent child? I've looked through Title 38, Part III, Ch. 35, but find nothing besides "not in excess of 36 months" for "each eligible person" under Ch.35, subchapter 2, 3511-- duration of educational assistance. It doesn't specify if multiple dependents each get the full benefit or is it split amongst them?
 
It’s not split up like transferring the post 9/11 GI bill is if that’s what you are asking. Each gets the full 36 months. So if you have one kid or ten, they'll all get 36 months Each.
 
If my spouse uses Ch 35 benefits, do I continue to collect the monthly increase in my VA payment for them being my spouse? Or does that stop while the dependent/spouse uses the Ch 35 benefit? I am receiving conflicting answers on this.. Thanks!
 
While your spouse is using benefits it does not affect your disability compensation. When your children use the benefit they drop off as a dependent for disability.
 
While your spouse is using benefits it does not affect your disability compensation. When your children use the benefit they drop off as a dependent for disability.
Thank you for clearing that up! That definitely makes much more sense from the info I've gathered.
 
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