What benefits do military spouses get?
Free Healthcare: Active duty military members and their dependents receive free medical care including appointments, surgeries, births and medicine that is obtained on-base. Housing & BAH: Most military bases offer free housing and if you live off base there is Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) compensation.
How much of my husband’s military retirement do I get if he dies?
Survivor Pension In the event of your death, your eligible survivor will be entitled to a monthly allowance equal to exactly half of the benefit you would have received had you become entitled to an annuity or annual allowance immediately prior to your death.
How much does a spouse get for survivor benefits?
As noted above, if you have reached full retirement age, you get 100 percent of the benefit your spouse was (or would have been) collecting. If you claim survivor benefits between age 60 (50 if disabled) and your full retirement age, you will receive between 71.5 percent and 99 percent of the deceased’s benefit.