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Survivors Pension

The Survivors Pension, which may also be referred to as Death Pension, administered by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA),  is a tax-free monetary benefit payable to a low-income, un-remarried surviving spouse and/or unmarried child(ren) of a deceased wartime Veteran.

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For assistance, schedule an appointment with a New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs (NYS DVA) Veterans Benefits Advisor.

Call the DVA Help Line at 1.888.838.7697, or email us at

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For more information on the VA Survivors Pension, including eligibility and how to apply, visit the VA website at:

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