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What Benefits Are You Eligible For As A Spouse of A Disabled Veteran?

Shundra Johnson returns a wedding ring to her husband Coast Guard Lt. Sancho Johnson after his seated discus practice Navy’s wounded warrior training camp. Shundra is also her husband’s caregiver. (DoD News photo by EJ Hersom)
Shundra Johnson returns a wedding ring to her husband Coast Guard Lt. Sancho Johnson after his seated discus practice Navy’s wounded warrior training camp. Shundra is also her husband’s caregiver. (DoD News photo by EJ Hersom)

It may seem daunting to try and understand all the benefits you may be eligible for as the spouse of a disabled veteran. There are many things you may be eligible for including health insurance, federal or state job hiring preference, commissary and exchange privileges, and more. While no list can cover all the benefits you are entitled to, this page will help you to know what you are entitled to, and how to get the benefits you deserve.

As a spouse of a disabled veteran you may be eligible for:

VA Education Benefits

VA Pension

Readjustment Counseling

Educational and Career Counseling

Commissary Privileges (If Sponsor 100% Disabled)

Exchange Privileges (If Sponsor 100% Disabled)

Military ID Card (If Sponsor 100% Disabled)

Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (For Surviving Spouses)

Possible Federal Hiring Preference

TRICARE

CHAMPVA

State Specific Benefits

Burial in VA Cemetery

Burial in Arlington National Cemetery (If Sponsor Awarded Purple Heart, or Silver Star and above)

Inurnment in Arlington National Cemetery

Burial at Sea

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