Losing a family member in the military or just losing a family member is probably the worst thing that could happen to anyone, the loss of a spouse or a parent that you’re dependent on can drastically change your life but thankfully, some benefits are available for family members of deceased veterans, those benefits aren’t in any way supposed to compensate for your actual loss but they’re something to help you and other family members deal with the loss and show gratitude to you.
Dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC)
DIC is a tax-free monthly payment that is provided to the spouse, child, or parent of a deceased veteran if they meet certain requirements.
Tricare is a health care program provided to the U.S. military and is government-managed health insurance, if your sponsor dies you are still eligible for the Tricare program as a survivor.
The death gratuity program provides survivors of members of the Armed Forces with a tax-free payment of $100,000.
You’re eligible for this payment if the veteran died in active duty, authorized travel to or from active duty, while performing authorized travel directly or from active duty for training or inactive duty training.
The purpose of this payment is to provide financial support to survivors immediately following the veterans and till other benefits are available.
This benefit is eligible for:
the surviving spouse of the veteran, if any.
1-if there’s no surviving spouse, to any surviving children.
2-if there’s none of the above, to the surviving parents.
3-if there’s none of the above, to the duly appointed exciter of the administration of the estate of the person.
4-if there’s none of the above, to the other next of kin of the person entitled under the laws of domicile of the person at the time of the veteran’s death.