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DIC is a tax-free monetary benefit generally payable to a surviving spouse, child, or parent of service members 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 service member or Veteran who died from a service-related cause.

To see if you are eligible for DIC please follow this link: http://www.benefits.va.gov/COMPENSATION/types-dependency_and_indemnity.asp