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Family, Dependents and Survivors

It is not only veterans who serve their country. Your spouse, children and parents also sacrifice greatly to keep this nation safe and strong, and their service is recognized and appreciated.

Additional benefits may be available to you if you are the spouse, dependent or family member of a veteran who died or was seriously injured in the line of duty. These benefits may help you get an education or training for a new career, or they may provide supplementary income or necessary health care.

Resources and Information

Explore below for more information about the benefits and resources you may have earned as a spouse, child or parent of a veteran or service member.

Health Care

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Education

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Burial

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The VA paid an estimated $447 million in dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) to veterans' surviving spouses, children and parents in 2014.
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