VA Dependency And Indemnity Compensation

Program Description

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military Servicemembers who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease.


  • DIC benefits depend on the number of dependents and the date of the veteran's death. For a survivor with no dependents (veteran's death after 1/1/1993), the benefit is $1215 per month.
  • Survivors who are eligible for DIC benefits and are housebound or require the aid and attendance of another person for daily living may be eligible to receive additional monetary amounts.


About Providence VA Regional Office

The Providence VA Regional Office administers a variety of services, including Compensation, Education, Insurance, Loan Guaranty, Pension, and Veteran Readiness and Employment for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Providence Regional Office Home

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