Survivors Benefits


Jim: I have been VA disabled with the VA since 2011 (40), then I went to 60% and they sent me a notice in 2016 that they made an error and I should have been rated at 80%. Since 2017, I was diagnosed with CLL and rated at 100%. My question is : what benefits can my wife receive after I pass on? Does she qualify for the pension, etc. Thank you.

Jim's Reply:

If you pass because of a service connected illness or after you have held the 100% rating for ten or more years she will be eligible for DIC. Click here for more information.