Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Rates

Updated: August 31, 2022

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    Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program rates for the 2021-2022 year are effective from Oct. 1, 2021, through Sept. 30, 2022. Program rates for the 2022-2023 year are effective from Oct. 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2023.

    Your class start date – not the end date – determines which year’s charts you should use, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. For example, if your class starts in August 2022, you will receive the 2021-2022 rate.

    Every year, these rates increase to offset the costs of education as they rise from inflation.

    The 2021-2022 rates increased by about 2.6% for most students from the previous year. DEA rates for 2022-2023 rates will increase by about 7.9% from the 2021-2022 school year. The benefits for most survivors and dependents last up to 36 months of schooling. If the dependent first accessed the benefits before Aug.1, 2018, then they will last up to 45 months.

    The DEA program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents and survivors of certain veterans. Dependents of veterans who died in the line of duty or have a service-connected “permanent and total” VA disability rating are eligible for DEA benefits.

    Here are the rates, according to the VA.

    Rate Charts for the 2021-2022 Year (Effective Oct. 1, 2021-Sept. 30, 2022
    Rate Charts for the 2022-2023 Year (Effective Oct. 1, 2022-Sept. 30, 2023


    Rate Charts for the 2021-2022 Year

    (Effective Oct. 1, 2021-Sept. 30, 2022)

    Institutional Training

    TRAINING TIMEMONTHLY RATE
    Full time$1,298
    ¾ time$1,026
    ½ time$753
    less than ½ time and more than ¼ time$753 **
    ¼ time or less$324.50 **

    Correspondence programs: Eligible spouses and surviving spouses receive an allowance of 55% of the fee for the number of lessons completed and serviced by the school. This allowance is paid quarterly.

    Co-operative training: The entitlement is charged at the rate of one month for each $1,401paid. This does not apply to farm co-operatives.

    ** Tuition and fees only. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.

    Apprenticeship and On-the-job Training**

    TRAINING PERIODMONTHLY RATE
    First six months of training$825
    Second six months of training$620
    Third six months of training$407
    Remainder of training$207

    Farm Co-operative Training**

    TRAINING TIMEMONTHLY RATE
    Full time$908
    ¾ time$683
    ½ time$453

    Special Restorative Training

    TRAINING PERIODMONTHLY RATE
    Full Time$1,298
    Accelerated Charges – Cost of Tuition and Fees in Excess of…$342
    Entitlement Reduced 1 day for Each$43.27
    (1/30th of full-time rate)


    Rate Charts for the 2022-2023 Year

    (Effective Oct. 1, 2022-Sept. 30, 2023)

    Institutional Training

    TRAINING TIMEMONTHLY RATE
    Full time$1,401
    ¾ time$1,107
    ½ time$812
    less than ½ time and more than ¼ time$812 **
    ¼ time or less$350.25 **

    Correspondence programs: Eligible spouses and surviving spouses receive an allowance of 55% of the fee for the number of lessons completed and serviced by the school. This allowance is paid quarterly.

    Co-operative training: The entitlement is charged at the rate of one month for each $1,401paid. This does not apply to farm co-operatives.

    ** Tuition and fees only. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.

    Apprenticeship and On-the-job Training**

    TRAINING PERIODMONTHLY RATE
    First six months of training$890
    Second six months of training$669
    Third six months of training$439
    Remainder of training$223

    Farm Co-operative Training**

    TRAINING TIMEMONTHLY RATE
    Full time$980
    ¾ time$737
    ½ time$489

    Special Restorative Training

    TRAINING PERIODMONTHLY RATE
    Full Time$1,401
    Accelerated Charges – Cost of Tuition and Fees in Excess of…$369
    Entitlement Reduced 1 day for Each$46.70
    (1/30th of full-time rate)


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