What is Survivors' (Death) Pension?
Survivors' (Death) Pension is a needs-based benefit paid to an unremarried surviving spouse or an unmarried child, who meets certain requirements of a qualified deceased wartime Veteran.
There are a number of criteria that may affect your eligibility to pension benefits. If you are unsure if you meet all criteria, we encourage you to contact our office to discuss your income and assets. Unreimbursed medical expenses may lower your annual income and help provide eligibility. Often surviving spouses use this benefit to assist in payment of an Assisted Living Facility, Nursing Home Fees or home healthcare.
DIC is a monthly benefit paid to eligible survivors of one of the following:
Surviving spouses and or minor children may be eligible for Emergency Financial Assistance. Follow this link to see the Financial Assistance section of our site.
The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) is a comprehensive health care program in which the VA shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries. The program is administered by the Veterans Health Administration Office of Community Care (VHA OCC) in Denver, Colorado. In general, CHAMPVA covers most health care services and supplies that are medically and psychologically necessary. Upon confirmation of eligibility, you will receive a CHAMPVA Program Guide that specifically addresses covered and non-covered services and supplies.