My Husband Was Killed While Serving In The Armed Forces, Do I Have A Right To Compensation From The Department Of Veterans Affairs?

Yes.  The Department will pay a monthly stipend to you and your family.  This benefit is called “dependency and indemnity compensation.”  Spouses and children of persons who were killed during service at anytime after December 31, 1956 are entitled to “dependency and indemnity compensation.”  Dependents will also be able to collect a deceased veteran’s benefits that accrued up until the time of death.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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