Greenweaver-I wanted to add that for survivors of members of the military, the veterans death benefits are divided into two categories.
One category is death in service, while the other category is death after service.
VA death benefits for those surviving members of family of our service members can receive full Social Security benefits under certain circumstances.
For a full benefits, the widow should be 65, but it can be reduced to 60 in the survivor is caring for the deceased child's that happens to be under 16.
In order to receive benefits from a military member that died after service, the surviving spouse has to submit to government insurance policy, the marriage certificate, the discharge certificate which is also referred to as the DD 214, the Social Security number, and the death certificate.
Also, the VA offers additional programs on its website. If you're not sure of what to do you can contact the closest office to you by dialing 1- 800-827-1000.