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
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 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
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