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Surviving Spouse and Dependents

THIS LIST IS NOT ALL INCLUSIVE! It is provided as a reference only!

Contact a Veterans Service Officer for assistance in determining the benefits you may be eligible for.

STATE

Healthcare

Financial

Education​

Veterans Appreciation

FEDERAL

Healthcare

  • Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) - To be eligible for CHAMPVA, you cannot be eligible for TRICARE, and you must be in one of these categories:
    1. The spouse or child of a Veteran who has been rated permanently and totally disabled for a service-connected disability by a VA regional office.
    2. The surviving spouse or child of a Veteran who died from a VA-rated service-connected disability.
    3. The surviving spouse or child of a Veteran who was at the time death rated permanently and totally disabled from a service-connected disability.
    4. The surviving spouse or child of a military member who died in the line of duty, not due to misconduct (in most of these cases, these family members are eligible for TRICARE, not CHAMPVA).

CHAMPVA Customer Service Call Center 
8:05 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST 
Monday through Friday 
800-733-8387 - See more at: http://www.va.gov/purchasedcare/programs/dependents/champva/

Financial

  • Home Loan Guaranty
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
    • paid to eligible survivors of military Servicemembers who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease
  • Parents' Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
    • ​​tax free income-based monthly benefit for the parent(s) of military Servicemembers who died in the line of duty or Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease
  • Survivors Pension
    • ​​tax-free monetary benefit payable to a low-income, un-remarried surviving spouse and/or unmarried children of a deceased Veteran with wartime service
  • Unlimited commissary and exchange store privileges
    • For unremarried surviving spouses and dependents of Servicemembers who die on active duty, military retirees, recipients of the Medal of Honor, and Veterans whose service-connected disability was rated 100 percent or totally disabling at the time of death​

Employment

Education​

THIS LIST IS NOT ALL INCLUSIVE! It is provided as a reference only!

Contact a Veterans Service Officer for assistance in determining the benefits you may be eligible for.