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What Benefits Are You Eligible For As The Spouse of A Retiree?

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Did you know that as the spouse of a retiree you may be eligible for several benefits.There are many things you may be eligible for including medical insurance, free legal assistance, property tax discounts, 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 military retiree you may be eligible for:

VA Education Benefits

VA Pension

Readjustment Counseling

Educational and Career Counseling

Commissary Privileges

Exchange Privileges

Military ID Card

TRICARE

CHAMPVA

Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (For Surviving Spouses)

Free Legal Assistance

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