VONAPP Direct Connect (VDC) allows Veterans who have 30% or greater compensation benefits to request changes to dependents on their benefits profile. Veterans who wish to: Update their marital status if they are newly married, divorced, separated, or their spouse is deceased. Add a dependent child (whether biological, step, or legally adopted). Apply for Approval of School Attendance for children who are 18 to 23 years old. Note: For a helpless dependent child, the following criteria must be satisfied: The child must be at least 18 years of age or older, medical evidence shows the permanent disability existed prior to the child’s 18th birthday, the child is determined to be permanently incapable of self support by a Rating Decision, and the child cannot be married.