As a survivor of a deceased US Veteran, am I eligible for compensation in the month of death?

This benefit is only payable to the surviving spouses of veterans who were already receiving VA compensation or pension benefits at the time of their death. The VA may not know if a veteran has a surviving spouse. If your spouse was a veteran and was receiving VA benefits at the time of death, you can contact the VA to determine if you are eligible for payment in the month of death.