How do I know if I am eligible for a benefit?

As you know, the men and women that serve our nation in the Armed Forces are a unique and diversified group of individuals.  So too are their families, and the circumstances they face.

Currently, the Veterans Benefits Administration has detailed the available benefits offered to surviving family members on the VBA website.  These programs may be viewed by following this link, and selecting what group you are inquiring about (Spouse, Parent, or Child).  Link: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/dependents/index.htm

After you have selected who you are inquiring about, you will see a listing of the available benefits as well as the eligibility criteria.  Simply review the criteria to determine if you or your family will be eligible for any particular benefit.