VA Benefits for Veterans’ Spouses, Dependents, and Survivors

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Family members and dependents of Servicemembers who have died or were seriously injured in the line of duty may be eligible for many types of VA benefits. These benefits may be used to advance in a career, get an education, or provide supplementary income. Surviving spouses may benefit from VA-guaranteed home loans, too.

Explore other VA benefits you may have earned as a spouse, child, or parent of a Veteran or Servicemember by visiting these pages:

VA to receive new Fisher Houses in Michigan, Colorado and Nebraska, which offer temporary lodging to Veterans’ families and caregivers

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Fisher House Foundation plans to construct three new 16-suite Fisher Houses at VA campuses in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Aurora, Colorado; and Omaha, Nebraska; which will provide temporary accommodations for the families and caregivers of Veterans and active-duty military receiving care at the VA facilities. 

Secretary Wilkie: Revolutionizing VA Health Care

WASHINGTON – Today Secretary of Veterans Affairs released the following statement:

Revolutionizing VA Health Care

By Secretary Robert Wilkie

The past two years have been an exciting time for Veterans and for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Under President Trump’s leadership, VA has enacted more reforms across the organization than at any other time since the 1990s, with key advances in the areas of transparency, accountability and customer service.

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VA to implement appeals modernization in February

Act will simplify process for how Veterans make appeals 

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) announced that the Federal Register will publish on Jan. 18 regulations accompanying the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (AMA), which will help Veterans experience a more transparent claims decision-review process.