This is an income supplement program for the low-income surviving spouse and/or children of a veteran. To be eligible, the deceased veteran must have served during wartime, the surviving spouse and or children must have income and net worth within specified limits and the veteran’s death must not have been related to military service.
DIC is paid to surviving spouses when the veteran dies as a result of one of the following conditions:
Survivors are also eligible for DIC if the veteran was totally disabled from service-connected conditions at the time of death, even though their service-connected conditions might not have caused their deaths. In this example the survivor qualifies if the veteran was:
For additional information and to find out if you may be eligible for death pension or DIC, please contact our office at (910) 798-7611 or visit: US Department of Veterans Affairs – Veterans Benefits