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Surviving Spouse and Family Education Benefits

Fallen Warriors Victims of ID Theft

Surviving Spouses and Dependent children of fallen servicemembers or disabled veterans are often unaware of the many resources they have to assist with paying for their education. The following article will briefly explain some of the major resources at your disposal. Survivors' and Dependents' Education Assistance Program The Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program provides education and training opp... more

Survivor Benefit Plan FAQs

SBP is a complicated program and their are numerous related questions. To make easier to find the answers you are looking for we have broken them up into sections or topic areas: General Questions Questions About Death, Divorce, and Remarriage Election Options Election Changes SBP Premiums Tax Implications USFSPA General Questions About the Survivor Benefit Plan Question 1. Upon my death how does my s... more

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation is a monthly benefit paid to eligible survivors of certain deceased veterans. The following is a summary of this important benefit: Eligible Survivors 2012 Monthly Rates 2012 Additional Allowances The Application Process Eligible Survivors: DIC is a monthly benefit paid to eligible survivors of the following: Military service member who died while on active duty, OR Ve... more

Veteran's Death Pension

The VA Death Pension is a benefit paid to eligible dependents of deceased wartime veterans. The following is a summary of the pension: Eligibility The 2009-2011 Payment Amount The Application Process VA Death Pension Eligibility You may be eligible if: the deceased veteran was discharged from service under other than dishonorable conditions, AND he or she served 90 days or more of active duty with at least 1 d... more

SBP Open Season FAQs

Congress has set a one-year open enrollment period (October 2005 to September 30, 2006) to allow retirees to enroll in the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) or increase their participation. Congress set the open season after eliminating the SBP social security offset that reduced SBP coverage from 55% of the base amount elected to 35% of the base amount at age 62. The new plan provides 55% benefit regardless of the age of the annuitant. If you consi... more

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