DIC Survivor Benefits

DIC Survivor Benefits

Am I Eligible for DIC Survivor Benefits? This article will help you learn if you are eligible for DIC Survivor Benefits. Dependent and Indemnity Compensation Benefits fulfill the promise made by President Abraham Lincoln in March 1865. Less than a month prior to his assassination, Lincoln set up a compensation system which would “care for …

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VA DIC Benefits

VA DIC Benefits

Who Qualifies for VA DIC Benefits? Understanding VA DIC benefits. DIC stands for Dependency Indemnity Compensation.  Qualified surviving spouses, children, or parents of a deceased veteran or service member may receive a tax-free, monetary benefit. In 2019, the Veterans Administration significantly expanded the Dependency Indemnity Compensation program. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act extended …

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Agent Orange and Survivors' Benefits

Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits

Detailing Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits In regards to Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits, the VA offers a wide range of benefits to surviving spouses.  In addition, the dependent children and dependent parents of Veterans may be eligible. The qualifications for eligibility include the veteran’s exposure to Agent Orange. And then later dying as the …

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The DIC Effective Date Loophole

The DIC Effective Date Loophole

This article will explain the DIC Effective Date Loophole. You will learn how to qualify. Then, we’ll present a case study. Oftentimes a complex interplay is present between SSA benefits and DIC benefits. Even though they are both government disability benefit programs. For example, eligibility for SSA death benefits does not necessarily mean you are …

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Smoking PTSD and DIC

DIC, Smoking and PTSD

Smoking and PTSD, can you get DIC Benefits? Is there a connection between smoking and PTSD? You may be asking, “If my deceased spouse suffered from PTSD and smoked cigarettes, can I receive DIC benefits?” This article will give you some answers. PTSD is a serious brain injury that has a number of serious symptoms. …

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Agent Orange and Survivors' Benefits

Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits

Detailing Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits In regards to Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits, the VA offers a wide range of benefits to surviving spouses.  In addition, the dependent children and dependent parents of Veterans may be eligible. The qualifications for eligibility include the veteran’s exposure to Agent Orange. And then later dying as the …

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VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

What is the VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and Who Qualifies? VA 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. http://benefits.va.gov/compensation/types-dependency_and_indemnity.asp Who Qualifies …

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