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DEPENDENCY AND INDEMNITY COMPENSATION (DIC)
WHAT IS DEPENDENCY AND INDEMNITY COMPENSATION?
MRSB Fights for Veterans, Spouses, and Children Nationwide!
It’s a sad reality that we all must face, but the truth is none of us will live forever, as much as we may want that to be the case. What’s even sadder is that when a veteran passes away, and the surviving family members are grieving the loss of someone they loved dearly, the Department of Veterans Affairs will go the extra mile to make that process even harder.
They offer monthly benefits to eligible survivors, but at the same time, there are a multitude of families who see their claims for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) denied.
For any spouse(s), or surviving children of deceased service members, it’s important that specific criteria is met when seeking out benefits. You must meet one, or all of the following:
- Active duty, active duty training, or inactive duty training must be the reason for the veterans death.
- It must stem from a service-connected injury or disease.
- There must be a TDIU rating in effect for the veteran at the time of their death, but, it must have also been at that exact rating for ten (10) years leading up to their death. If they were a prisoner of war (POW), it is reduced from ten (10) years to five (5) years.
Service-related disability compensation does not automatically continue upon the death of a veteran for either their surviving children or spouse(s). However, it can potentially be converted to a ‘death pension’, or also to DIC benefits, a choice dependent on income.
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If you, or someone you love, is having a difficult time with the Department of Veterans Affairs in an effort to claim the benefits needed to sustain a comfortable quality of life, don’t wait another minute – contact Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban today, or simply call us now at (866) 866-VETS. We’re always available to talk to you, and there are no hidden fees to speak to us about your claim(s). Our firm works on contingency, so there are no fees whatsoever unless we win your claim for benefits. We’re accredited to represent you anywhere within the United States, so even if you can’t make it to one of our offices, we can still help you along the way.