Veterans’ Benefits

The US Department of Veterans Benefits offers programs and services providing financial, medical and other assistance to veterans. Here is information about some of the most often used programs:

US Department of Veterans’ Affairs Veterans’ Benefits Overview
Areas covered include:

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors Booklet 2016 Online Edition (PDF)

US Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS)
Answers to may commonly asked questions such as where to find a VA facility, accessing eBenefits, finding toll free #s and more.

Veterans’ Benefits Explained
Summary of veteran’s benefits and what you need to know about them

Benefits and Resources Navigation (BaRN)
A resource database for veterans.

Information for Spouses and Families

VA Survivors Pension Information
The Survivors Pension benefit, which may also be referred to as Death Pension, is a tax-free monetary benefit payable to a low-income, un-remarried surviving spouse and/or unmarried child(ren) of a deceased Veteran with wartime service.

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
A tax free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military Service members who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease.

Burial Benefits                                                                                                                                                                                    
Burial benefits available include a gravesite in any of the 135 national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family.

 

                                                                                                      Fact Sheet last updated on: 9/25/2017