BENEFITS FOR SPOUSES & DEPENDENTS
Surviving Spouse Benefits-Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
VA may provide a monthly benefit to the surviving spouse and some parents of a service member or Veteran whose death was service-related.
Surviving Spouse Pension
VA provides pensions to low-income surviving spouses and unmarried children of deceased Veterans with wartime service. The pension provides a monthly payment to bring an eligible person's income to a level established by law. The Military and Veterans Services Center can assist with the application.
OTHER MILITARY AND VETERANS SERVICES CENTER ASSISTANCE
Medals, Awards and Decorations
Provided by: National Archives: Medal, Awards, and Decorations
Requests for the issuance or replacement of military service medals, decorations, and awards should be directed to the specific branch of the military in which the Veteran served. Medals awarded while in active service are issued by the individual military branch if requested by Veterans or their next of kin.
Provided by: National Archives: Boards for Correction of Military Records/ Discharge Upgrades
Each of the military branches maintain a discharge review board with authority to change, correct, or modify discharges or dismissals not issued by a sentence of a general court-martial. The board has no authority to address medical discharges.
Military Record Corrections
Provided by: National Archives: Record Corrections
The secretary of a military department, acting through a Board for Correction of Military Records, has the authority to change any military record when necessary to correct an error or remove an injustice. A correction board may consider applications for correction of a military record, including a review of a discharge issued by court-martial.