Survivors and Dependents, Chapter 35

Survivors and dependents of a Veteran may be eligible for benefits if the veteran:

  • died while on active duty
  • died after discharge from active duty of a service-connected disability
  • is permanently and totally disabled as a result of a service-connected disability, or
  • listed as missing in action for a total or more than 90 days

Eligible persons are entitled to a maximum of 45 months of full-time benefits. Payments are usually provided for children between ages of 18 and 26.