August 20, 2019 | by Thomas Day
Survivor's Pension – also known as Death Pension – is a disability income program available to the single surviving spouse and/or dependent children of a deceased veteran who served during a period of war.
Eligibility requirements for the deceased veteran include active duty service for at least 90 days - with one of those days during a period of war - and an honorable discharge or a discharge classified as other than dishonorable. Service in combat is not required. For deceased veterans of the Gulf War, the service requirement is 24 months or completion of the requirement for active duty service, whichever comes first.
The rules pertaining to application for Survivor's Pension for a single surviving spouse – who was married to a veteran– are very much the same as the rules pertaining to application for Pension for a living veteran. There are, however, some minor but very important differences.
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