Please define DIC - Dependency Indemnity Compensation.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dodad213, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. dodad213

    dodad213 Newbie

    I am starting the process of filing for A&A for my mother who is a surviving spouse of a WWII vet that did not die on active duty.

    Am I claiming "Death pension with increased survivor benefits"
    or "DIC with increased survivor benefits"

    Are DIC & A&A one and the same?
    I'm looking at form #21-534EZ but it does not reference A&A.


  2. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    You are filing for "Death Pension".

    DIC is Death Indemnity Compensation for widows who spouse died due to "sevice-connected" injuries.

    "Compensation" and "Pension" are not the same.

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