Parents' DIC is a tax-free, income-based monthly benefit for the parents of a military service member or veteran who has died from:
- A disease or injury incurred or aggravated while on active duty or active duty for training
- An injury incurred or aggravated in line of duty while on inactive duty for training
- A service-connected disability
Parent's DIC Eligibility
The term "parent" includes a biological, adoptive, and foster parents. For these purposes, a foster parent defined as someone who stood in the relationship of a parent to the veteran for at least one year before the veteran's last entry into active duty.
Parents must have an income below a certain level. The DIC is based on the income level. For instance, a parent with a monthly income of $1,000 would get more DIC than a parent with a monthly income of $2,000.
Unusual medical expenses may be used to reduce countable income.
Parent's DIC Payment Rates
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