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:
- Applying for Benefits
- Disability Compensation
- Education and Training
- Home Loans
- Life Insurance
- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)
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 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