DIC Compensation for Surviving Spouse/Dependent

You may be eligible for a survivor and/or dependent program called Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC). Please click here to check:  https://www.va.gov/disability/dependency-indemnity-compensation

At the bottom of this page is a link to make an appointment with one of our Veterans Services officers. Before you make an appointment here’s what you will need to bring with you:

  • DD 214 (All of them or Discharge Certificate) showing you served during one of the approved wartimes

Copies of your DD 214 and STRs/SMRs can be requested online here:  https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records

You can also request your DD 214 and STRs/SMRs by using the attached SF-180

  • Veteran’s VA rating decisions / award letters (all of them)
  • Death certificate long form
  • Copy of marriage license (If more than one marriage, copy of divorce decree or death certificate for each marriage)
  • Death certificate long form
  • Statement of account from funeral home showing:
    • The name of the deceased veteran
    • The nature of cost of the services and merchandise
    • Balance should be $0.00 or show “paid in full”
    • Expenses for transportation of the veteran’s remains

CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO FILE FOR DIC COMPENSATION FOR SURVIVING SPOUSE/DEPENDENT