The Educational Benefit Program is one of the non-pension benefits administered and managed by the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office. Section 3 of the Republic Act No. 6948 outlines the eligibility, nature, and limitations of the program.
This is a one-time benefit granted to the veteran. If the educational benefit had already been fully consumed by the veteran, it may not be applied for by the spouse or any direct descendant. However, if the veteran has not fully consumed or has not used the educational benefit, any one (1) direct descendant may be allowed to apply for the program.
What are the benefits and privileges?
1. A PVAO Scholar (person granted with the Educational Benefit) is entitled to one basic course or degree. This means that if the scholar’s course requires two (2) years of study, the scholar is granted twenty (20) months period of entitlement. If the course requires three (3) years of study, the scholar is granted thirty (30) months period of entitlement. If the course requires four (4) years of study, the scholar is granted forty (40) months period of entitlement and so on.
However, if the Veteran has already partially consumed the educational benefit, the waivee (person granted to use the remaining entitlement) shall only be entitled to the remaining number of entitlement.
2. A PVAO Scholar is entitled to a maximum of Forty Thousand Pesos (Php 40,000.00) per year (which will be divided to the number of semesters or terms) which shall cover school fees incurred in the enrollment period which includes tuition, matriculation, registration, clinical, affiliation, military training, diploma, and graduation fees. Any school fees exceeding the maximum amount indicated shall be shouldered by the scholar.
3. A PVAO Scholar is entitled to a one-time payment/ reimbursement of review fee not exceeding Eighteen Thousand Pesos (Php 18,000.00).
What are the responsibilities of a PVAO Scholar?
1. A PVAO scholar is expected to obtain a passing grade on all his/ her subjects every semester/ term. Should the scholar receive a failing grade on any or all subjects, the scholarship shall be suspended and the scholar has to take a semester/ term at his own expense.
2. A PVAO scholar should communicate to this office any changes in his academic records, whether it be a change of school or course, or should the scholar decide to not complete his education.
Grade Requirement: N/A
Strictly for Filipinos only
Any course is allowed
For any marital status
One of the benefits PVAO provide to our veterans and their descendants is the Educational Benefit Program. The program allows the veteran or one (1) direct descendant to study any one basic course at any school, college, university or institution subsidized by the government. This is in accordance with RA 6948 otherwise known as, “An Act Standardizing and Upgrading the Benefits for Military Veterans and Their Dependents”. Further, the law specifies that those who are eligible for the said program are:
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