Survivor Benefits

Stateside Legal: VA Survivor Benefits

Basic information about various federal government benefits available for surviving spouses and eligible dependents of individuals who served in the military. Read More.


Stateside Legal: Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors

Current VA handbook with the official summary of benefits available to veterans and their dependents. Read More.


LawHelpNC: The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide

Authored by Veterans for America. This survival guide provides legal information for servicemembers, veterans and their families.  See Chapter 4, Need-Based Pension for Low-Income Veterans and Survivors, pages 145 to 157 written by National Veterans Legal Services Program, about the pension program of the military for needy veterans. Read More.


Stateside Legal: VA Pension Benefits for veterans and for surviving family members

VA Pension is a benefit paid to wartime veterans who have limited or no income, and who are age 65 or older, or, if under 65, who are permanently and totally disabled.  Veterans who are more seriously disabled may qualify for Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefit. Read More.


Stateside Legal: Surviving Parents Benefits (DIC)

Parents who are dependent on a veteran with a service-connected disability, or whose child died in-service or from a service-connected disability, may be entitled as dependents on the veterans compensation award or to Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), which is a monthly cash assistance benefit. Read More.


Stateside Legal: Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) for Surviving Spouses and Children

DIC is a tax-free monthly benefit paid by the VA to eligible survivors of the following: a military service member who died while on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training; a veteran whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease; a veteran whose death resulted from a non-service related injury or disease but who was receiving (or entitled to receive) VA compensation for service-related disability that was rated as totally disabling for a specified period of time. Read More.


Stateside Legal: DOD Compensation and Benefits Handbook

The 2014 DoD Compensation and Benefits Handbook is a quick reference guide for wounded, ill and injured Service members and their loved ones during rehabilitation to reintegration. Read More.


LawHelpNC: The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide

Authored by Veterans for America. This survival guide provides legal information for servicemembers, veterans and their families.  See Chapter 9, VA Medical Care, pages 238 to 249 written by Charlene Stoker Jones and Ronald B. Abrams, about programs for veterans’ family members and survivors. Read More.


Stateside Legal: Federal Jobs for Spouses of Certain Disabled or Deceased Veterans

As the spouse of a veteran, you may benefit from federal job-hiring preferences. These rules recognize the hardships you have endured as the result of service. They give veterans and qualifying spouses an edge when it comes to getting a federal job – and keeping that job in the face of job cuts. Read More.