VA Benefits For Spouses of 100% Disabled Veterans
The VA provides financial, educational, job assistance, and health care benefits to the spouses of 100% disabled veterans to help support their families. These benefits also include additional monthly compensation.
If your partner has such a disability rating, you can seek various VA benefits even after their death.
VA Benefits Available To Spouses And Dependents
Financial VA Benefits:
Veterans who are 100% disabled through the VA are eligible for specific payment increases for their spouses and children. These additional payments are automatically awarded, so the spouse does not have to apply for them.
If your spouse is 100% disabled through the VA, another benefit available to you and your dependents is healthcare. The VA provides a healthcare program called TRICARE. This program provides healthcare benefits to dependents of disabled vets, including their spouses.
Depending on your eligibility, you can take part in various health programs such as:
- Health plans
- Dental plans
- Prescription medications
- Special needs programs
If you find that your family does not qualify for TRICARE, you may be eligible for the Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA).
VA Benefits For Education & Training:
Paying for schooling after your veteran spouse suffers a disabling condition can be challenging. If your spouse is 100% disabled through the VA or died in the line of duty, the VA will provide education benefits for up to three years and nine months for the spouse and all children.
State-Offered VA Benefits:
Where the spouse resides may also offer additional benefits to the spouse of the disabled veteran.
These benefits may include employment assistance, free counseling, and property tax exemptions. The benefits offered may vary from state to state, so always check with your state’s Department of Veterans Affairs to learn more.
What Happens if Your Spouse Dies With a 100% Disability?
If your partner dies with a 100% disability, you may qualify for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC). This refers to tax-free monthly benefits sent to the surviving spouses of disabled veterans. Per the VA the DIC you can receive for 2024 is $1,612.74.
VA Survivors Pension
VA survivor’s pensions are payments made to spouses and dependents of deceased veterans. However, if you have remarried or earn an income higher than the eligibility limits set by Congress, you may not qualify.
Other Benefits Available to Spouses of Deceased Veterans
As a spouse of a deceased 100% disabled veteran, you may be eligible for other benefits such as:
- Free Career and Educational Counseling
- Beneficiary Assistance
- Home Loan Programs
Obtaining These VA Benefits as a Spouse
If you are the spouse of a 100% disabled vet, it is vital to understand the benefits that are available to you from the VA. You should also confirm what you may be eligible for if your partner is deceased or was in active service during a specific period.
Some benefits should be awarded automatically once your spouse’s service-connected disability is rated at 100 percent. Other benefits will be awarded only after your application has been approved.
This application process can be complicated. The trusted advocates at DisabledVets.com are here to help you navigate this process. Call us today at 1-888-373-4722 or click here to contact us now.
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