Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

This is a monthly compensation benefit awarded to surviving spouses and children of veterans whose death is related to their active duty service or a result of the veteran’s service connected disability. DIC can be granted if the veteran had been rated 100% service-connected for ten or more years at the time of death and dies from non-service-connected causes other than willful misconduct. The surviving parent(s) of a veteran may be eligible for an income-based benefit called Parents’ DIC.

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To apply you will need: VA award letter showing service-connected conditions, copy of veteran’s death certificate, marriage certificate, and any private treatment records, addresses of treating doctors and treatment dates.

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