The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs offers financial assistance to eligible dependent’s child, stepchild, spouse, or unmarried widow(er) of disabled veterans (living or deceased), who were permanent civilian residents of Alabama prior to entry into military service. The veteran must be rated 20% or more due to a service connected disabilities or have held the qualifying rating at the time of death. Special consideration is given to dependents of permanently and totally disabled veterans who are bona fide residents or were prior to their death.
Other benefits may be available to eligible dependents of the following: former prisoners of war (POW), those declared missing in action (MIA), and those who died in service.
Dependent children must file an application prior to age 26 (may be extended to age 30 in certain cases).A spouse or widow(er) does not have a filing deadline or age limitation.
For more information and application procedures, students should contact the nearest Veterans Affairs Office located in each county courthouse or write to the:
Alabama GI Dependents’ Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 1509
Montgomery, AL 36102-1509