State Survivor Benefits For Maine

Veterans and Dependents Education Benefits


  • Children, stepchildren (if parents have been married for more than 5 years) and unremarried spouses
  • Children must enroll prior to 22nd birthday
  • Service member must have been killed in action or died of a service connected disability on or after September 11, 2001
  • Service member must have entered service or been a resident for 5 years prior to death. 5 year rule can be waived if family has lived in Maine for at least 5 years after death
  • Can be used with federal benefits


  • 6 years or 120 credit hours of tuition and fees waived
  • No room or board covered
  • Must be used at an Maine state funded postsecondary institutions
  • Can be applied towards masters programs


  • Copy of DD214 military record
  • Copy of student’s birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate for spouses and step-children
  • Copy of service members death certificate
  • Proof of residency for at least 5 years

Application due date: None

Contact for further information: Paula Gagnon- (207) 430-6035

Note: This information is current as of September 16, 2014. The information provided is meant to provide a general overview of the state benefits and should be considered in connection with individual circumstances.