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About VA Form 22-5490

Form name: Dependents' Application for VA Education Benefits
Related to: Education and training, Family member benefits
Form last updated: January 2024

When to use this form

Use VA Form 22-5490 when a spouse or dependent is applying for educational benefits under Chapter 35 Survivors' and Dependents' Education Assistance (DEA) or Chapter 33 Fry Scholarship.

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  • Learn about the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program. If you’re eligible, you may be able to get help paying for school or job training through the DEA program (also called Chapter 35).

  • Learn about the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship for children and dependents of Veterans.

  • Learn about benefits for spouses, dependents, and survivors. If you’re caring for a Veteran in your family or shared home, you may also be eligible to receive certain benefits.