Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as result of a service related condition.

The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits.  For children eligibility expires at age 26.  If you are a spouse, benefits end 10 years from the date VA finds you eligible or from the date of death of the veteran.