Helping Children, Surviving Spouses and Parents
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers a variety of survivor benefit programs for the spouses and dependent parents and children of deceased veterans. There are eligibility criteria for these benefits, and determining whether you qualify can be frustrating. Having a guide through the benefits application process can make things much easier. That's where we come in.
We are The Rep For Vets®, a national advocacy firm that helps spouses, surviving children and dependent parents obtain benefits after the death of a veteran. With a main office in Tampa, Florida, we serve veterans' surviving families from New York to Texas and everywhere in between. Our survivor benefits claims agents are highly trained specialists in veterans disability and other VA benefits and include disability experts, intake specialists, document managers and many others. We work together to obtain needed survivor benefits as smoothly and quickly as possible.
VA Survivors Benefits
Survivor benefits include:
- Payment of deceased's burial costs
- Dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) if the death was service-related
- Veteran's death pension, a need-based pension
- Group life insurance (SGLI)
- Financial counseling services (BFCS)
- Home loans
- Education benefits, if the veteran's death was service-connected
- Bereavement counseling
These benefits are not automatic, and survivors must apply. There are hurdles to overcome: Need-based benefits require applicants to determine their assets and income. Spouse benefits are usually limited to husbands or wives who have not remarried and are under a specific age. There are multiple forms to fill out, and they vary depending on the benefit program and the applicant's status. Our claims agents help survivors determine eligibility and apply to benefit programs that can make a huge difference in their lives.
Learn More About the Claims Agents at The Rep for Vets®
Some veterans and survivors consult attorneys or specialized claims agents for help. We believe the claims agents at The Rep For Vets® are your best option. If you have recently lost a loved one who had served in the armed forces, you may be entitled to survivor benefits. Call 888-573-7838 from anywhere in the United States for a free initial consultation, or simply use the online contact form. Learn more about survivor benefit programs for spouses, dependent children and dependent parents.