What VA benefits are available for dependents?

VA Benefits for Dependents in Honea Path, SC

If you’re a Veteran, It’s important to understand what benefits are available for your spouse, family caregivers and other dependents you may have. Your spouse (or other dependents) may qualify for health care, life insurance or money for schooling. If you’re a survivor of a Veteran or service member, you may be eligible for additional benefits that could help with burial costs and other compensation. Keep reading to learn more about what benefits are available for different dependents. As always, the team with J. Robert Surface, Attorney at Law can help you navigate the ins and outs of all this information.

Benefits for Spouses and Survivors

Spouses and/or survivors may qualify for health care through the CHAMPVA program, the Department of Defense’s TRICARE program or other programs in place for Veterans with service-connected disabilities. A Veteran’s family may also be able to receive funding for education or training programs, along with additional career and financial counseling. Don’t forget about Family Servicemember’s Group Life Insurance (FSGLI) coverage. If you’re a beneficiary of a Veteran’s policy, make sure you attain financial advice and utilize will preparation services. 

As a Veteran, you can also apply in advance to be eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery. This is a proactive way to make the process easier for your family to handle when the situation arises. Surviving spouses and children may also qualify for a monthly pension and tax-free compensation.

Benefits for Caregivers

If you’re a Veteran who was seriously injured while serving, your caregivers may qualify for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. They can also gain access to resources, education and other forms of support through the Program of General Caregiver Support Services

Other Resources

For Veterans who aren’t able to handle their finances due to injury, medical conditions or age, the VA Fiduciary Program allows someone else to help them handle those affairs. There’s also the Fisher House Program — this provides a caregiver a free (but temporary) place to stay while a Veteran or active-duty service member is treated at a VA health facility. Caregivers can also connect with a licensed psychologist for guidance on the best way to support a Veteran through difficult times.

If you have questions, we are available 24/7 at (864) 235-0886. There is no guarantee you will win benefits if you apply. The office of J. Robert Surface, Attorney at Law, is located at 513 E Greer St, Honea Path, SC 29654. He proudly serves clients from Greenville, Clemson and Spartanburg.

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