What is DIC
DIC is a monthly check paid to eligible survivors of certain deceased veterans.
Who is Eligible
To get DIC, you must be an eligible survivor of a veteran who died because of a service-related illness or injury.
If the veteran's death was not service-related, you may still be eligible if NY of the following conditions existed at the time of death:
- the veteran was getting V Disability Compensation for a total disability for the last 10 years. (Note: This also includes veterans who would have received V compensation but didn't because they were getting military retirement or disability pay.)
- the veteran was getting V Disability Compensation for a total disability continuously since released from active duty and for at least 5 years.
- the veteran was a former prisoner of war, was getting V Disability Compensation for a total disability continuously for at least one year before death, and died after September 30, 1999.
You may be an eligible survivor if:
- you were married to the veteran for at least 1 year (Note: If a child was born, there is no time requirement) ND
- your marriage was valid ND
- you lived with the veteran continuously until his/her death or, if you were separated, you
weren't at fault ND
- you are not currently remarried.
- you are an unmarried child of a deceased veteran ND
- you are under age 18, or between the ages of 18 and 23 and attending school.
Note: Certain helpless adult children and some parents of deceased veterans are entitled to DIC. Call V toll free for the eligibility requirements for these survivors.
How Much Does V Pay
V pays a basic monthly rate to eligible surviving spouses.
How Can I pply
Contact your local County Veterans Service Office.
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