Chapter 35 provides education and training opportunities to dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on Active Duty or as a result of a service related condition.

Sons or daughters who wish to receive benefits for school or job training, must be between the ages of 18 and 26; certain exceptions apply. Marriage is not a bar to this benefit.

Previously, eligibility for a spouse ended 10 years after the date the VA found the spouse eligible or from the date of the veteran's death.

The passage of Section 105 of Public Law 108-454 on December 10, 2004, extended the benefit eligibility window for this benefit from 10 to 20 years. The provision applies to deaths that occurred before the date of enactment. However, payment of benefits may not be made before December 10, 2004 for anyone whose former 10-year eligibility period had expired before that date.

A maximum of $37,215 can be collected.