• My ex won t let his own kids receive financial assistance for school from the VA. Will the VA work with our kids, without his permission?

    Best answer: I am confused why he would need to give permission for dependent VA benefits in general. Because normally dependents VA benefits would only be able to be received if the veteran parent or spouse, who you are claiming to be a dependent of, is dead, missing in action (MIA), or is 100% totally disabled from a military... show more
    Best answer: I am confused why he would need to give permission for dependent VA benefits in general. Because normally dependents VA benefits would only be able to be received if the veteran parent or spouse, who you are claiming to be a dependent of, is dead, missing in action (MIA), or is 100% totally disabled from a military combat or active military duty injury.

    If they are dead or MIA, obviously, it would be impossible to have the veteran's permission, since they would not be "around" to give it. The only instance where they could be eligible for VA dependency benefits, when the veteran would be alive and/or around, is if the veteran is 100% totally disabled from an injury sustained in the military, but of course, still alive.

    So is that the case here? Because if not, perhaps it's not that he's not giving your kids "permission" to receive benefits, but just saying you can't request them, because they're not eligible, unless they lied on the VA forms, making a claim he is 100% disabled when he is not.

    But if he is 100% disabled, and if the veteran is your ex, was there ever a child support order? Or how did the court treat that situation? Were you ever informed that you could try and apply for Dependent Indemnification Compensation (DIC) payments? If there would otherwise be child support obligations, but for your husband being totally disabled from a military injury, presumably the children would have been eligible for VA DIC payments in lieu of receiving child support, right? So were your kids receiving DIC payments?

    Because if the children were entitled to DIC payments previously, I presume they would be eligible to also apply for VA dependency education assistance (DEA benefits), and I don't see how that program would be any different in that respect. (Also, FYI, I don't believe a dependent can receive both DIC and DEA education benefits at the same time, so just keep that in mind.)

    Here's a link to application FAQ's on that:

    http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/DEA.as...

    In short, if they are eligible for the benefits, I don't see how it would be up to him. It's up to the VA. Your husband wouldn't be paying, the VA would, so the only permission you would need is from them.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Free college funding?

    Best answer: You'll need to check on whether New York state only offers this program to New York residents. Keep in mind that it only covers tuition costs, not room & board. Some other states with cheap tuition: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/10/new-york-...
    Best answer: You'll need to check on whether New York state only offers this program to New York residents. Keep in mind that it only covers tuition costs, not room & board. Some other states with cheap tuition: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/10/new-york-...
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Should banks be allowed to give 18-19 year olds loans?

    do you think banks should be allowed to give 18-19 year olds loans? because Im in a bit of trouble i owe the bank some money, not alot, but they approved my loan which i was shocked about cause i was only 18; and not long started work, I was laided of due to sickness and bow I am unemployed but looking for work. I... show more
    do you think banks should be allowed to give 18-19 year olds loans? because Im in a bit of trouble i owe the bank some money, not alot, but they approved my loan which i was shocked about cause i was only 18; and not long started work, I was laided of due to sickness and bow I am unemployed but looking for work. I know i shouldnt of gotten a loan, but I am young and naivie. What do others think? cause from personal experience young adults shouldnt be allowed to have loans.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How can I get scholarships for college with a low GPA.?

    Im a 16 year old high school student with clinical depression, a processing disorder,and ADHD. My grades were not great for 3 semesters in a row. (Both semesters of freshman year and first semester of sophomore year) I got Fs Ds and some As Bs and Cs but not great. This semester just ended (Second semester of... show more
    Im a 16 year old high school student with clinical depression, a processing disorder,and ADHD. My grades were not great for 3 semesters in a row. (Both semesters of freshman year and first semester of sophomore year) I got Fs Ds and some As Bs and Cs but not great. This semester just ended (Second semester of sophomore year) Due to the fact that I transferred schools and finally got diagnosed and on medication my grades improved. I got 5 As and 1 B. But now im trying to apply for scholarships and I cant seem to find any for students scoring under a 3.0 GPA. Please help!
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • FINANCIAL Aid for college?

    Two of my friends have similarities in many ways for example same family size, same income $110,000 without tax. Both are green card holder and CA residents. They filled out the FAFSA form together. For one, the education is free, the other one not. As they go to the same college, they are really confused. As my... show more
    Two of my friends have similarities in many ways for example same family size, same income $110,000 without tax. Both are green card holder and CA residents. They filled out the FAFSA form together. For one, the education is free, the other one not. As they go to the same college, they are really confused. As my friend is not working, the husband shows somehow disagreement for further education. They tried to ask from the college office, but there is no clear answer. what she is done wrong?
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should I expect my mum to contribute to my tuition?

    Best answer: Don't know how it is where you live, but in America, parents are not legally required to support children after their 18th birthdays. This is a conversation you need to have with your mom. If she is willing to contribute, that's great and you should be appropriately grateful. If she is unwilling to help... show more
    Best answer: Don't know how it is where you live, but in America, parents are not legally required to support children after their 18th birthdays.
    This is a conversation you need to have with your mom. If she is willing to contribute, that's great and you should be appropriately grateful.
    If she is unwilling to help contribute, then you can legitimately go back to your school loan people and tell them that you are on your own financially and your family can't or won't help you financially with school.
    Have you considered ask for help from extended family? Birth father, grandparents, aunts and uncles? (Know that's a long shot, but it is worth asking. Even if each relative could contribute a few pounds per month, that amount would add up.)
    One also assumes you have applied for scholarships and grants. Go back to the university financial aid office as well, you might be able to get a part-time job on campus to help shave costs.
    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Confusing college costs. Can someone please explain what is happening?

    Best answer: Go to the bursar office
    Best answer: Go to the bursar office
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How to get a student loan?

    Best answer: The reason why you probably don't qualify for financial aid to cover this summer class is because you aren't taking enough credits. You must be at least formally part time to qualify for aid - so that's six credits. If that's the reason why - ask financial aid - then either drop this class early... show more
    Best answer: The reason why you probably don't qualify for financial aid to cover this summer class is because you aren't taking enough credits. You must be at least formally part time to qualify for aid - so that's six credits. If that's the reason why - ask financial aid - then either drop this class early enough so you owe nothing, or add another class.

    Private student loans also won't cover this, as you're not taking six credits.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Do you get more financial aid for college if you come from a single parent household?

    I am under my mother's taxes, so my financial aid is based off her income. Her EFC is 001976. So far I have been awarded a financial aid package of $12,470 for 2017-2018 by my school. My cost of attendance is $17,706. Should I be expecting more money? I will be living at home by the way, not on campus.
    I am under my mother's taxes, so my financial aid is based off her income. Her EFC is 001976. So far I have been awarded a financial aid package of $12,470 for 2017-2018 by my school. My cost of attendance is $17,706. Should I be expecting more money? I will be living at home by the way, not on campus.
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Help! Is it legal for a private school/college to withhold transcripts of a student who owes no money?

    I need reliable sources/links please! If it makes a difference, the school is in Michigan. The student DID miss a number of days but does NOT owe any money.
    I need reliable sources/links please! If it makes a difference, the school is in Michigan. The student DID miss a number of days but does NOT owe any money.
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • How would getting a job effect my FAFSA Pell Grant Financial Aid after filing it?

    I'm looking into finding a job, and am wondering how it might effect my financial aid. Currently everything's processing, and it should go through. The information just hasn't been posted yet by the school. So I think everything would be okay if I were to find a job now. However, with the fall,... show more
    I'm looking into finding a job, and am wondering how it might effect my financial aid. Currently everything's processing, and it should go through. The information just hasn't been posted yet by the school. So I think everything would be okay if I were to find a job now. However, with the fall, I'm a little confused. If I were to find a job after applying my FAFSA in the fall, would there be anything that I'd have to do? Would I have to go back through and put in new information about the job?
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • FASFA college grade level question?

    So I've graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and I'm going to vocational school at a nearby community college. I'm applying for a grant for this technical program but to receive it I have to fill out a FASFA for the 2017-2018 year. I have the option of choosing from below, and I'm not... show more
    So I've graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and I'm going to vocational school at a nearby community college. I'm applying for a grant for this technical program but to receive it I have to fill out a FASFA for the 2017-2018 year. I have the option of choosing from below, and I'm not sure what to choose 4- 4th year undergraduate/senior 5- 5th year undergraduate/other undergraduate 6- 1st year graduate/professional 7- Continuing graduate/professional or beyond It's either 5 or 6.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How many children will die after betsy devos cut thier lunches ? Politically?

    Best answer: She only wants to expand the kingdom of God!
    Best answer: She only wants to expand the kingdom of God!
    7 answers · 1 month ago