Military veterans and their dependents are entitled to a variety of benefits depending on their circumstances.
Contact the Veterans Affairs office to determine what benefits can he claimed and then gather the information
Before you can file you will need...
- Certified copy of or original DD214 (Enlisted Record of Separation).
- Certified copy of or original marriage certificate.
- Certified copy of Death Certificate.
- Verification of amount of life insurance you will receive as a result of veteran's death.
- Paid receipts for funeral and cemetery expense.
- Paid receipts for hospital and doctor bills incurred by last illness, if applicable.
- Social Security number for yourself and your dependent children.
If the veteran or yourself was previously married...
- A certified copy of or original divorce decree, or a Death Certificate proving the previous marriage
was dissolved by divorce or death.
If there are dependent children...
- For children under the age of 18, or over 18 and still in school, you need certified copies of or original
birth certificates for each.
- If over 18 and still in school, you will need VA form 21-674 filled out.
If either of you currently receive Social Security benefits...
- You will need to know the exact amount received for each of you.
If you already have a VA claim number...
- You must furnish the VA with the claim number you have been assigned.
If either of you receive additional income...
- The source and exact amount of the benefit must be reported to the VA.
If you will qualify for Social Security benefits, you should go to the Social Security office before going
to the Veteran's Administration office.
Your VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE Telephone Number is: (800) 827-1000
Once you have all the forms and information that apply to you, call the VA office and make an appointment
to file your claim.