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Overview of VA benefits for spouses dependents and survivors

VA Benefits for Veterans’ Spouses, Dependents, and Survivors

Family members and dependents of service members and Veterans may be eligible for VA benefits. These benefits may be used to advance in a career, get an education, or provide supplementary income. Surviving spouses may benefit from VA-guaranteed home loans, too.

Explore other VA benefits you may have earned as a spouse, child, or parent of a Veteran or service member by visiting these pages:


Some benefits may also be used by active service members, reservists, and National Guard members as well as eligible spouses, children, and survivors of Veterans and service members. Consult the VA benefits booklet or visit the nearest VA regional office for character of discharge requirements and more detailed information.

Page last updated on July 22, 2021


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