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Changes Coming for Spouse, Family Aid



by Amy Bushatz

An education benefit primarily used by the spouses and children of permanently and totally disabled veterans or those who died after being ruled permanently and totally disabled will soon see major changes, thanks to legislation passed last year.

Currently, the Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA) gives up to 45 months of education benefits at a set rate of $1,041 for those in full-time degree programs, with various levels of payment for those doing part-time schooling, apprenticeships or other types of vocational training.

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