Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Definition
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military service members who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of veterans whose death resulted from a service-connected condition. According to VA, the surviving spouse of a veteran is eligible to receive DIC if they:
- Were married to a service member who died “while on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training”; or
- Were legally married to the veteran before January 1, 1957; or
- Married the veteran within 15 years of military discharge when the service-connected condition that caused the veteran’s death began or was aggravated; or
- Were married to the veteran for at least one year immediately preceding the veteran’s death; or
- Had a child or children with the veteran; and
- Continuously lived with the veteran until their time of passing; and
- Were not separated from the veteran, or if separated, were not responsible for the separation; and
- Are not currently remarried
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