171 Dawson Street Room 227
Sandusky, MI 48471
Phone: (810) 648-0212
FAX:(810) 648-2353

DEPENDENCY AND INDEMNITY COMPENSATION

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is paid to surviving spouses and dependent children when the service member dies while on active duty; or, when death occurs after military service, if a service-connected disability either directly caused or contributed substantially and materially to the death of the veterans.  DIC can be granted if the veteran dies from medical treatment received through the VA medical system or from Vocational Rehabilitation training.

DIC can be granted when the veteran has been rated 100% service-connected for ten or more years at the time of death and dies from nonservice-connected causes other than willful misconduct.  For veterans passing away within ten years from discharge date and die from nonservice-connected causes, DIC is payable when the veteran was rated 100% service-connected for at least five years prior to the date of death.