How to add a dependent through eBenefits
VA strongly recommends that Veterans file their dependency claim through eBenefits
Veterans who have at least a 30% combined VA disability rating can now use eBenefits to apply to add a dependent to their compensation award. Part 1 of this two-part video series walks through the step-by-step process for adding a dependent spouse and child under the age of 18 through eBenefits. VA strongly recommends that Veterans file their dependency claim through eBenefits, even if they already have a paper claim pending.
Filing online gives Veterans a faster, and in some cases a same day response, and allows VA payments to begin more quickly.