Money available for eligible children of Pennsylvania veterans

ANNVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) – The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) says financial assistance is available for eligible children of veterans who are pursuing post-secondary education or training at an approved institution in the Commonwealth through its free education program.

The program supports children of honorably discharged veterans who have 100% service-related disabilities who served during a period of war or armed conflict, or children of veterans who died or died in service during a period of war or armed conflict.

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To be eligible, a child of a veteran must be between the ages of 16 and 23, live in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania five years prior to application, and attend a Commonwealth school. All applicants must be in financial need.

“Each veteran has sacrificed in service to our nation, but some have sacrificed on a different level. This program is a way to show our gratitude while keeping our commitment to caring for their families,” said Brig. General (AP) Maureen Weigl, Deputy Adjutant General of Veterans Affairs “Eligible veterans whose children plan to attend college or trade school after high school should not hesitate to seek assistance through the gratuity program. for education.”

To apply, contact the county director of veterans affairs in the county where you reside.

Payments will not exceed $500 per term or semester per eligible child at each designated educational institution for a total of eight terms or semesters.

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