Posted at 13:27h
in Veterans Disability
Unfortunately, many of our patriotic service members are either killed in the line of duty or suffer serious and debilitating disabilities during their service that eventually become fatal. These brave service members often leave behind a family of survivors who are left to carry on without their loved one. The death of a veteran can create a serious financial burden for the surviving family members, especially if the service member was the family’s main source of income. However, certain eligible surviving family members of a veteran who were killed in the line of duty or died as a result of a combat-related injury are eligible for a VA disability survivor benefit,
which is referred to as the Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
(DIC) benefit. The DIC veteran survivor benefit is a tax-free monthly benefit that surviving family members can use to manage their financial situation after the death of their loved one. The surviving family members that are eligible to apply for the DIC benefit are spouses, dependent children, and parents.