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For a survivor to be eligible for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

The veteran’s death must have resulted from one of the following causes:

  1. A disease or injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty while on active duty.
  2. An injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty while on inactive duty training.
  3. A service-connected disability or condition directly related to a service-connected disability.

OR

If the veteran was:

  1. Continuously rated totally disabled for a period of 10 years immediately preceding death.
  2. Continuously rated totally disabled from the date of military discharge and for at least five years immediately preceding death.
  3. Or a former POW who died after Sept 30, 1999, and who was continuously rated totally disabled for a period of at least one year immediately preceding death.

For further details go to the VA DIC website