• Aug 12, 2020
  • 5:52 AM

Military and Veteran Survivor Guide – What You Need to Know


If you are a Caregiver, please visit our Caregiver Resource page.

Welcome to this Survivor Guide that serves as your portal to information, programs and resources with quick and easy access to help you during this transition.

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services is here to help you during this difficult and challenging time. We offer our deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one. Please know, you are not alone.

A Veterans Service Officer (VSO) can assist you in learning more about the benefits and resources available. Their service is free, and they will also help you file a claim to determine your eligibility. Find a VSO near you.

SURVIVOR BENEFITS GUIDES AND OVERVIEWS

VA Survivors Quick Start Guide

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Death Benefits Guide

Military Source One Survivor’s Guide to Benefits -Taking Care of Families when an Active Duty loved one is killed in service

Veterans for America Guide for Veterans and Service Members

Apply for Survivor Benefits

Social Security Guide for Survivors

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Are you eligible to receive a Survivor Pension? More information about Survivor Pensions.

VA Survivor Pension Benefit FAQ

2020 Survivors’ Pension Rate Tables

Disability Compensation (DIC) for Surviving Military Spouse

BURIAL BENEFITS

Burial Benefits guide from the Disabled American Vets answers many questions for survivors and dependents.

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services oversees two veteran memorial cemeteries. We encourage you to explore the two links below.

Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery – located in Fernley

Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery – located in Boulder City

 

HOME LOAN PROGRAMS FOR SURVIVING SPOUSES

VA Home Loan Programs for Surviving Spouses

VA Loan Eligibility

Money Saving Benefits of VA Home Loan Program

EDUCATION AND TRAINING BENEFITS FOR SURVIVORS AND DEPENDENTS

Education Benefits Overview for Surviving Spouse and Dependent(s)

General Education Benefits Information

Dependents Education Assistance Program (DEA)

Fry Scholarship Information

State of Nevada Summary Military/Veterans’ Education Benefits

Nevada Children, Spouse with Loved One Killed in Active Duty, POW, MIA

Summary of All Nevada Benefits

Nevada Military and Veterans Benefits

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

Military One Source provides a wide array of services.

Make the Connection is another online resource.

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) ensures you don’t have to go it alone.

Coping with Grief Following a Death

Bereavement Counseling/VA