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.

To apply you will need:

  1. VA award letter showing service-connected conditions
  2. Copy of veteran’s death certificate
  3. Marriage certificate
  4. Private treatment records from treating physicians
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