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Dependents & Survivors

VA offers a variety of benefits and services to spouses, children, and parents of Servicemembers and Veterans who are deceased or totally and permanently disabled by a service-connected disability.

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Eligibility for benefits and services varies based on a number of factors. If you are eligible, applications for certain benefits may be submitted at You can also visit your nearest VA regional office to consult with a claims representative.

What to Expect

If you've submitted a benefit or service claim online, track your application online at and use our interactive map to learn how quickly your regional office is processing your claim. Or, check in with your VA regional office representative to find out the status of your claim.

You may be eligible for VA benefits if you were discharged from active duty under any condition other than dishonorable. Some benefits may be used by active-duty Servicemembers. Spouses, children, and survivors of Veterans or Servicemembers may also be eligible for VA benefits. Consult the VA benefits booklet or visit the nearest VA regional office for more detailed information.