How do I apply for dependency and indemnity compensation?

How do I apply for dependency and indemnity compensation?

To complete an application, use VA Form 21P-534EZ, “Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits”, and mail or fax it to the VA Pension Management Center (PMC) that serves your state. Check the PMC Locator to find the PMC having jurisdiction over the claim.

How do I claim my VA benefits as a dependent?

How do I add a dependent to my benefits?

  1. Download VA Form 21-674 (PDF)
  2. You’ll need to fill out and submit a Statement of Dependency of Parent(s) (VA Form 21P-509) by mail. Download VA Form 21P-509 (PDF)
  3. You can work with an accredited Veterans Service Officer (VSO).

How do I register with VA online?

Application forms can be obtained by visiting, calling or writing any VA health care facility or veterans’ benefits office, or by calling toll-free 1-877-222-VETS (8387). Application via the Internet is also available at

How much is DIC for 2021?

How Much Is DIC? The basic monthly tax-free DIC benefit will increase from $1,340.14 in 2019 to $1,357.56 for 2021, with additional amounts also seeing the 1.3% increase.

What is the difference between DIC and SBP?

On January 1, 2022, the offset will be further reduced to one-third of DIC. On January 1, 2023, the offset will be completely eliminated. Eligible surviving spouses will receive their full SBP payments AND their full DIC payments.

Do I get my husband’s VA benefits if he dies?

If you’re the surviving spouse, child, or parent of a service member who died in the line of duty, or the survivor of a Veteran who died from a service-related injury or illness, you may be able to get a tax-free monetary benefit called VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (VA DIC).

Is Chapter 35 a monthly payment?

Educational Assistance Allowance for trainees under the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35 of title 38, U.S.C.). The following basic monthly rates are effective October 1, 2019….EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2019.

Training Time Monthly rate
¾ time $657.00
½ time $436.00

How long does it take for Chapter 35 benefits to start?

The benefit approval process can take up to three months. If/when approved, the VA will send you a Certificate of Eligibility. Bring your Certificate of Eligibility to USD Veterans Services in the Registrar’s Office, Belbas Center 212. The VA does not contact USD about your benefits; You will be the first to know.