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The costs of healthcare and higher education are getting bigger and bigger every year, and it’s no secret that everyone wants the very best of both for their family members. If you or a person you know and love is a dependant of an eligible veteran, educational assistance is available under Chapter 35 of the U.S. Code, and they may also be able to purchase an affordable health care package through the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Please reach out to the attorneys at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban with any questions or concerns, we’re here to help you!

What Educational Benefits does U.S.C. Chapter 35 Offer People that are Eligible?

The Survivors’ and Dependants’ Assistance Program which was established under Chapter 35 is able to properly provide funding for education and vocational training for any dependants of disabled veterans, and those who died, while they were on active duty – or, as a result of a service-connected condition.

Benefits, good for up to forty-five (45) months are applicable to degree and certificate programs, any apprenticeships and/or on-the job training, as well as any correspondence courses. Full-time benefits are inclusive of the following:

  • $1,003.00/mo., in regards to institutional training or correspondence courses.
  • $732.00/mo., for the initial six (6) months, for any apprenticeship and on-the-job training, any benefits thereafter being reduced.
  • $807.00/mo., for training related to farm-cooperation.
  • $1,003.00/mo., for any special restorative training.

Part-time educational funds are also available, as are training funds.


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How Can Someone Go About Obtaining Affordable Healthcare Using CHAMPVA?

The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs is a healthcare program that is not only based upon a low-deductible, but is also compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). For someone to be eligible for CHAMPVA, it is crucial that they are also ineligible for TRICARE, the Department of Defense healthcare program which was designed for active duty and retired service members. You must also be applicable to one or all of the following requirements:

  • Be the spouse or child of a permanently, totally disabled veteran that has a disability that is directly service-connected.
  • Be the surviving spouse of a child or veteran that died due to a service-connected disability or who died while rated permanently and fully disabled from a service-connected condition.
  • Be the surviving spouse or child of a service member that died while in the line of duty.

One of the most trying parts for the families, is receiving a permanent determination of the veteran’s disability rating, either 100 percent of the schedule, or TDIU.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today to Discuss Chapter 35 and CHAMPVA Benefits!

If you, or someone you love, is eligible for Chapter 35 or CHAMPVA benefits, don’t wait another minute – contact Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban today, or simply call us now at (866) 866-VETS. We’re always available to talk to you, and there are no hidden fees to speak to us about your claim(s). Our firm works on contingency, so there are no fees whatsoever unless we win your claim for benefits. We’re accredited to represent you anywhere within the United States, so even if you can’t make it to one of our offices, we can still help you along the way.