ARE YOU THE SAME-SEX SURVIVING SPOUSE OF A DECEASED VETERAN
December 2022 | SAGE, Legal Services Center Harvard Law School, New York Department of Veterans' Services, and Minority Vets
“The VA has changed the way it awards benefits for same-sex and LGBTQ+ survivors of lost veterans. Now, the spouses, children, or parents of those who served in the military have new ways to qualify for Disability and Indemnity Compensation.”
In 2022, the Department of Veterans Affairs changed the way it awards benefits for same-sex and LGBTQ+ survivors of lost veterans., expanding the ways that dependents of those who served in the military can qualify for Disability and Indemnity Compensation. This resource discussed eligibility criteria and what to do if you are (or are not sure if you are) eligible!