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What VA benefits can the children of veterans obtain?

On Behalf of | May 10, 2023 | VETERANS AFFAIRS - Disabled Veterans

As in all states, veterans of wars and former military members in Connecticut can apply for governmental benefits administered by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs. While many of these benefits are given directly to the service member or veteran, some can be transferred to or used by their children. This also includes after the service member has died while on duty.

Benefits for military children

Certain governmental benefits can be obtained for the children of veterans through the US Department of Veterans Affairs in Connecticut. These can include but are not limited to:

• dependency and indemnity compensation

• scholarships and educational assistance

• job training

• healthcare

• life insurance

• child care assistance

• burial benefits

• survivors pensions

• home loans for families of veterans


As can be expected, certain qualifications must be met by a veteran’s children to receive these kinds of VA benefits. Typically, to receive such benefits, an applicant should be:

• a child of an active duty, retired or deceased member of the armed forces

• a dependent of the veteran in question

• related to the veteran through blood, adoption or marriage

• a member of the veteran’s household

• under the age of 18

• between the ages of 18 and 23 and a full-time student

• permanently physically or mentally disabled before the age of 18

If this applies to you or your children, you may have a strong chance of obtaining specific VA benefits in regards to things like education, job training, insurance coverage and even direct financial payments in certain circumstances. Such benefits can go a long away towards ensuring that the children of heroes are taken care of in trying times.