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Can spouses of disabled veterans receive any benefits?

Spouses of disabled veterans who were injured during service may be eligible for extra disability benefits, including payments, health care, education, and burial benefits.

If a veteran is deemed to be 30% or more disabled and has a spouse and/or dependent children, the monthly disability payment is higher.

Surviving spouses of deceased veterans may be entitled to monthly disability benefits called Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC).  A surviving military spouse, dependent children, and in some cases a dependent parent, may be eligible for DIC.