Veterans’ Benefits

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 2019 Online Edition (PDF) 
Ask VA replaces the Information Routing & Inquiry Service (IRIS) and the GI Bill Help Portal. Online service that all Veterans and members of the Veteran community can use to submit questions, concerns, and recommendations to VA.

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

Disabled Veterans National Foundation
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: 8/25/2022


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