Dependency and Indemnity Compensation for Parents
Parents' Dependency and Indemnity Compensation is a tax free income-based monthly benefit for the parent(s) of military Servicemembers who died in the line of duty or Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease.
Be the parent of a military Servicemember who died in the line of duty or a Veteran who died of a service-related injury or disease. The term “parent” includes:
A foster parent is a person who stood in the relationship of a parent to the Veteran for at least one year before the Veteran’s last entry into active service.
The surviving parent(s) must have an income below a limit established by law. The current limit can be found on the Parents DIC rate table page
The evidence submitted with the claim must show:
For more information on how to apply and for tips on making sure your claim is ready to be processed by VA, visit our How to Apply page.