Surviving Family Benefits
Survivors get several forms of compensation including Dependent Indemnity Compensation, a Death Gratuity, and TRICARE benefits.
Survivor Benefit Plan FAQs
SBP is a complicated program and their are numerous related questions. See our FAQ for help.
2017 Survivor's Pension Rates
The VA Death Pension is a tax-free benefit for low-income, orphans and widows of deceased wartime Veterans.
Death gratuity is a one-time tax free payment for survivors to deal with financial hardships due to loss of a servicemember