Chapter 35 Dependent Education Assistance Process
- Apply for Chapter 35 benefit for student via VA Form 22-5490 or online at VA.gov. If eligible, VA will provide the student with a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) via USPS mail.
- Submit COE to TCHS School Certifying Official (SCO).
- The SCO will submit the 5-month enrollment for eligible students who have provided their COE to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) via Enrollment Manager. Note – maximum benefit while in high-school is 5 months and student must be 18 years of age at the time the benefit is to begin. If the student has less than 5 months remaining until graduation prior to their 18th birthday, a reduced benefit can be approved for the available months until graduation.
- Once enrolled, student may track the status of their benefit via their VA.gov account.
Contact your School Certifying Offical, Kristina Johnson.