Survivors and Dependents Benefits -- Death After Active Service
One of the more difficult tasks a survivor faces after the death of the veteran is completing the numerous claims forms for VA survivors' benefits. The anxiety and fear of the unknown - who to call, what to do, or where to go for help - can be an unpleasant experience. To help ease the burden and to ensure you will have the necessary details for filing a claim, here are some basic quick tips.
VA service representatives can answer questions about benefits eligibility and application procedures. Contact the nearest VA benefits office at 1-800-827-1000 from any location in the United States and Puerto Rico. VA facilities also are listed in the federal government section of telephone directories under "Veterans Affairs".
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Questions about or problems using this web site may be referred to the Webmaster, Veterans Benefits Administration. Please do not use this e-mail for benefits questions. You should use the Contact VA web messaging form for that purpose.
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