COLLEGE FEE WAIVERS FOR DEPENDENTS
WHO MAY QUALIFY??
A child of a (veteran who has a service connected disability), 0% or more or had a service-connected disability at the time of death. The child’s annual income, which includes the child’s adjusted gross income plus the value of support provided by a parent, may not exceed the annual income limit which is currently $12,486 for academic year 2017-2018.
Eligibility specifications for Plan B College fee waiver:
-Wartime service not required.
-No specific age requirements.
-No prohibition against concurrent receipt of fee waiver benefits and USDVA Chapter 35 benefits
-Children are the only dependents eligible under this Plan.
-Applicant must contact the school they will be attending to learn about the residency requirements.
- Current academic year entitlement is based upon the previous calendar year’s annual income which includes the child’s adjusted gross income.
-Students must meet residency requirements as determined by the school.
-Must be a dependent of veteran and if married (not a dependent any longer).
If you want to apply for this benefit, you will need the following:
-DVS-40 which can be supplied from the Veteran Service Office.
-Requirements to Establish Dependency requires copy of the student’s birth certificate, showing the veteran as a parent.
-The veteran named as a parent on the birth certificate should be the same person named on the VA award notice for service connected disability.
-For stepchildren and adoptions: (1) if a stepchild, obtain copy of marriage license and child’s birth certificate, or (2) if an adopted child, a copy of the legal adoption order will suffice.
-Verification of income for a student’s Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) can be verified with a SIGNED copy of the entire tax return filed with the IRS (1040, 1040EZ) or similar FTB form, or a statement from the IRS or FTB must be provided verifying AGI or the fact that there is no record of a return being filed. If FTB or IRS tax return was electronically submitted, confirmation that the return was accepted must be provided. IRS and FTB statements may be obtained by visiting a local IRS or FTB office, or by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-1040, or the FTB at 1-800-852-5711. If above options are not available, applicant may complete IRS Form 4506-T, option #7 and send to the IRS. If the form is completed correctly, request will be processed within 10 business days from the IRS/FTB.
-Once you have all these documents, please make an appointment with the Veteran Service Officer (Jimmy LaPlante) at 283-6275.
The Plumas County Veterans Service Office issues the DMV form in our office to get veteran status on California Drivers Licenses to Veterans honorably discharged.
Kyle Short (VA Van Coordinator and claims representative 283-6271 coordinates the VA Veterans Van that departs from Quincy on Tues/Thurs at 0700 to VAMC Reno) You must have an appointment at the VAMC Reno to access the VA Van. If you are 60 years or older or disabled, and live in Plumas County you can access the Senior Transportation Department for rides to medical appointments on days other than Tues/Thurs by calling Senior Transportation at 283-3546.