DIC is a tax-free monetary benefit generally payable to a surviving spouse, child, or parent of Servicemembers who died while on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training, or to survivors of Veterans who died from their service-connected disabilities. Parents DIC is an income-based benefit for parents who were financially dependent on of a Servicemember or Veteran who died from a service-related cause.

In order for a veteran to obtain the benefits to which he is entitled, he must first complete the correct form. 

Before submitting a claim for any benefits, the veteran must have her Certificate of Release or Discharge  from Active Duty, or DD-214.  Veterans or their family members can request a certified copy of this form by submitting Form SF- 180 to the National Archives.  It is also easy to request the records online, at

Servicemembers and Veterans may be eligible for a variety of benefits ranging from health care, education benefits and financial compensation. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs handles these benefits. To learn more about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs please visit their website To learn more about your local office please visit the website of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services

Page 2 of 2

This website has been prepared for general information purposes only. The information on this website is not legal advice. Legal advice is dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation. Also, the law may vary from state-to-state or county-to-county, so that some information in this website may not be correct for your situation. Finally, the information contained on this website is not guaranteed to be up to date. Therefore, the information contained in this website cannot replace the advice of competent legal counsel licensed in your jurisdiction.

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use