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Chapter 35 & CHAMPVA Benefits

How to Get Chapter 35 and CHAMPVA Benefits

Veterans’ rights attorneys assist with eligibility for education and healthcare

With the spiraling costs of higher education and health services, you want your family to get every advantage under the law. Dependents of eligible veterans can receive educational assistance under Chapter 35 of the U. S. Code, and may purchase affordable healthcare coverage through the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA). If you have questions about eligibility for yourself or your children, the veterans’ attorneys at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban can help.

What educational benefits are available under U.S.C. Chapter 35?

The Survivors’ and Dependents’ Assistance Program, established under Chapter 35, provides funding for education and vocational training for dependents of disabled vets and those who died while on active duty or as the result of a service-related condition. Benefits are good for up to 45 months and can be applied to degree and certificate programs, apprenticeships and on-the-job training, as well as correspondence courses. Full-time benefits include:

  • $1,003 a month for institutional training or correspondence courses
  • $732 a month for the first six months for apprenticeship and on-the-job training, with reduced benefits thereafter
  • $807 a month for farm cooperative training
  • $1,003 a month for special restorative training

Funds for part-time education and training are also available. Interested parties must apply through the Veterans Administration. Our veterans’ attorneys assist in filing applications and appealing denials of eligibility.

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Obtaining affordable healthcare for your family through CHAMPVA

The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs is a comprehensive, low-deductible healthcare program that complies with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). To be eligible for CHAMPVA you must be ineligible for TRICARE, the Department of Defense healthcare program for active duty and retired service members, and you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Spouse or child of a permanently, totally disabled veteran whose disability is service related
  • Surviving spouse or child of a veteran whose death resulted from a service-related disability or who died while rated permanently, totally disabled from a service-related condition
  • Surviving spouse or child of a service member who died in the line of duty

For many families, the most difficult aspect of establishing eligibility is obtaining a permanent determination of the veteran’s disability rating, either through 100 percent of the schedule or total disability based on individual employability (TDIU). At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, we are determined to see you through the application and appeal process so you get the full benefits to which you are entitled.

Call today to get started on your application for Chapter 35 and CHAMPVA benefits

Educational assistance and affordable healthcare is a right that disabled veterans have earned for their families. Our experienced VA disability attorneys cut through administrative red tape to help you get the benefits you deserve. Call toll free at 866-866-VETS or contact Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban online to schedule a free consultation.

  • Thank to Mr. Spencer I was able to get my VA disability claim re-reviewed and given another chance to receive disability. By far he is one of the most professional lawyers I have ever dealt with. So Veterans if you are looking for help with your VA disability claim I would suggest that you hire Macari, Russotto, Spencer, & Balaban. Thanks again for everything.

    — Alfred Daye

  • As a disabled veteran trying to navigate the complexities of the Veterans Administrations regulations, I turned to the law firm of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban. They helped me understand what I needed to do and prepared and presented to the VA an excellent presentation of my case. I recommend them for your legal needs.

    — Harry Johnson

  • I was very satisfied with the excellent and professional manner the law firm handled my claim. I highly recommend any veteran who needs help with his or her claim to use Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C. Special thanks to Mr Spencer for being very professional and courteous during the appeal process. Again Thanks to the entire firm for a job well done!

    — Luther Henderson

  • My husband & I highly recommend this law form to any veteran trying to navigate the endless red tape of the VA. We turned to Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban to handle my husband's appeal and could not have been happier. We enjoyed open and consistent communication regarding our case. Any questions we had were answered immediately.

    — Michele DeZayas

  • Amanda Medina-Morales was our point of contact and she kept us up to date on the progress of our case. It was a pleasure and relief knowing that someone truly competent and professional was handling this and fighting for us.

    — Michele DeZayas

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