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What Every Surviving Spouse Should Know about Veterans Benefits: A Step-by-Step Guidebook for the Surviving Spouse’s Advocateprovides a riveting journey by walking the reader through the quagmire of applying and receiving Surviving Spouse benefits and gives the instructions and examples needed to understand and apply the topics discussed. 

This workbook is a guide that gives hundreds of answers to questions about Veterans benefits for Surviving Spouses. The advocate will find answers to:

·    How can a divorced spouse receive benefits from  the deceased Veteran?

 ·    What benefits are available?

·    How does the Surviving Spouse apply?

·    Which VA forms are needed?

·    Can a remarried Surviving Spouse continue to receive benefits? 

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Author, expert speaker, and attorney with over 20 years of experience, Mary Markovich has intimate knowledge about the financial and emotional struggles encountered by Surviving Spouses. She earned her JD, while experiencing the new and challenging role of a single parent of 7 minor children.

 In What Every Surviving Spouse Should Know about Veterans Benefits: A Step-by-Step Guidebook for the Surviving Spouse’s Advocate, Mary explores what benefits are available to a Surviving Spouse and offers practical ideas and explanations for Surviving Spouses acting as their own advocates and to professional advocates helping Surviving Spouses receive the benefits to which they are entitled.



Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    22 years
  2. Military Law: 15%
    7 years
  3. Trusts: 10%
    22 years
  4. Guardianship: 10%
    22 years
  5. Other: 15%
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Law Offices of Mary Markovich, PA

7413 Six Forks Road #133
Raleigh, NC, 27615

Law Offices of Mary Markovich, PA

P.O. Box 304
New Bern, NC, 28563



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Admitted to practiceU.S. Supreme Court2011
Admitted to practiceU.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
InstructorNC Wesleyan College2000 - 2001
InstructorPitt Community College1994 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Circuit Court BarMember2013 - Present
National Organization of Veterans AdvocatesMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re: Request for Declaratory RulingDeclaratory Ruling in favor of the Petitioner
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Publication nameTitleDate
LawDox.comWhat Every Surviving Spouse Should Know About Veterans Benefits2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
East Carolina UniversityDecision Sciences and FinanceMBA2000
North Carolina Central University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Mount Olive CollegeAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate PlanningEstate Planning for Peace of Mind2009