Is VA disability a lifetime benefit?

VA disability is usually not for life. With this designation, you’ll receive VA disability benefits for life (absent a finding of fraud). VA reserves permanent and total disability for the most extreme situations. Most VA disability recipients can expect periodic reexaminations.

Do you lose DIC if you remarry?

Generally, DIC is discontinued when an individual ceases to be a surviving spouse due to remarriage. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Under PL 116-315, reinstatement of DIC is permissible for a surviving spouse that remarries upon attaining age 55, regardless of the date of marriage.

What benefits does a military widow lose if she remarries?

Two veterans serving in Congress say that needs to change. Under current law, “Gold Star” spouses lose their Survivor Benefit Plan benefits if they remarry before turning 55. They also lose their Dependency and Indemnity Compensation benefits if they remarry before turning 57.

Can a surviving spouse use eBenefits?

Once you have a DS Logon, it’s valid for the rest of your life. eBenefits is located at www. Before Survivors can access and use eBenefits they must be listed in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) and obtain a DS Logon.

Can a widow of a veteran get benefits?

As the survivor of a Veteran or service member, you may qualify for added benefits, including help with burial costs and survivor compensation. If you’re caring for a Veteran, you may also be eligible for support to help you better care for the Veteran—and for yourself.

Can my ex wife get half of my VA disability?

No. Federal law – specifically, the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act, found at 10 U.S.C. §1408 – exempts VA disability payments from division upon divorce. It is not an asset which can be divided at divorce as marital or community property.

Who notifies VA of death?

The first step to receiving assistance and benefits for a veteran’s death is to report it to the appropriate agencies. Social Security can be notified by calling 1-800-772-1213. The Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) can be notified by calling 1-800-538-9552.

What is eBenefits?

Welcome to eBenefits! This site is the result of a collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD). We serve Veterans, Service members, Wounded Warriors, their family members, and their authorized caregivers.

What is the VA/DoD eBenefits portal?

The Commission recommended the creation of a Web portal that would provide Service Members, Veterans, their families, and authorized caregivers with a single sign-on, central access point to clinical and benefits information. VA/DoD eBenefits is the result of the Commission’s recommendation.

What is the eBenefits explorer?

Benefits Explorer View a personalized list of possible benefits based on your VA/DoD eBenefits profile. For feature and outage events, refer to the Outage Calendar link at the bottom of the page.

Why is eBenefits moving to vagov?

To improve the Veteran experience, eBenefits is moving features and capabilities in phases to If you access any features on eBenefits that have moved, you’ll be directed to Moving to!