Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

Generally payable to a surviving spouse or child of a service member who died while on active duty, active or inactive duty for training, or from service-connected disabilities, DIC is a tax-free monetary benefit. DIC may also be available for parents who were financially dependent on a service member or veteran who died from a service-related cause, and is income-based. Click here for more information.


Disability is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities resulting from disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Compensation may also be available for post-service disabilities considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service or related to circumstances of military service. A disability can apply to physical as well as mental health conditions. Click here for more information.

Special Monthly Compensation

Recipients of disability may also be eligible for an additional benefit if their disability makes them homebound or need help with performing daily living functions. Click here for more information about special monthly compensation benefit rates.