Survivors Benefits: VA Benefits for Deceased Veterans' Dependents



0:00 Introduction
0:59 What is Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)?
2:13 What criteria must a veteran meet for their survivors to be eligible for DIC benefits?
– What is service connection for cause of death?
– What if a veteran’s death is not service connected at time of death? Can survivors still receive VA benefits?
– The importance of the veteran’s death certificate
8:55 What makes a surviving spouse eligible for Disability and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)?
– Does common law marriage count?
– What if a surviving spouse remarries, will their DIC benefits be terminated?
– Is there any additional compensation available for surviving spouses?
– Do survivors receive the same amount of compensation as the veteran was receiving? What happens to a veterans benefits when they die?
13:15 What makes a surviving child eligible to receive DIC benefits?
– Disabled children
– Nehmer class members (Vietnam Veterans)
– Can adult children receive Disability and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)?
16:02 What makes a surviving parent eligible to receive DIC benefits?
17:45 What is VA Survivors Pension, or Death Pension?
– What if a surviving dependent receives property or money from the deceased veteran?
19:21 How can a veteran’s survivor apply for Disability and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)?
20:27 Other Considerations
– Can sick or elderly veterans do anything in advance to prepare for their survivors to receive benefits?
– Can veterans or their survivors submit a medical opinion to support a cause of death claim for DIC?
– What if there are multiple survivors (multiple dependents)? Can they all receive DIC benefits?
23:51 Common mistakes VA makes with DIC claims

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49 Responses

  1. Minnie Thorndyke says:

    Do they pay you as far back as when they were denied if your appeal is ok

  2. Minnie Thorndyke says:

    What is the limit of funds a spouse can make before she.can get a pension?

  3. leah cole says:

    My mother passed in 2015 when I was 17 due to a stroke but she suffered immensely from PTSD from the military and Bipolar disorder. Will I be able to get benefits? I just turned 24 but I am unmarried and still in school.

  4. Butterflygrl_brandy Partin says:

    What if they die from a cancer from agent orange unexpectedly and only survivor is adult child over 23

  5. Pam Liski says:

    My ex passed away. We were married 10 years. Am I entitled to his benefits . He was 100 percent on disability from army. Because of agent orange.

  6. Mercury Van Vianen says:

    The veteran surviving spouse can get both veteran benefits and sss ? I do not know which I apply widow or accrued benefits? I am on my 50,s and have 8 years old son . My husband is honorable discharge also recieving 10% dis ability each knee and served during Vietnam War. Pls need an answer if widow benefits is a right form to fill up. Thank you.

  7. MitchbabeVLOGS says:

    Please help me understand. My late GrandPa is one of the Guerilla during WW2. When he passed away 2007 was given a burial ceremony with US Flag too. He never applied for US Citizen due to lack of information. No one of his Family including my Father apply for it. Is it still applicable for me to apply as first degree GrandChildren of passed away US Veteran for US Citizen?

  8. Olgie says:

    I'm at 70% now since about 2014. I started off at 10% back in 2005, but after my surgery, my conditions have worsened, that's why I'm at a higher rating now. However if I'm hearing this right, I'm not at 100% so my dependent won't even qualify to receive this benefit that ive been paying into since 2012.

  9. nancy swindle says:

    Percentage of tinnitus due to service connected…navy…died of heartattack/diabetes

  10. Patricia Slotterback says:

    A Dear Friend of mine zst left after informing me of her loss. Her husband died this morning..She call and told a DAV Rep, This Rep tells her to not worry about the claims that have been started, we will now focus on the survivor. Is this right?

  11. Liv Tellez says:

    My husband passed away at a VA hospital, he was disabled , getting compensation, I didn't have to apply, they sent me the DIC benefits.( Same bank account )

  12. Kevin Spicer says:

    My father received military of purple heart benefits in 1983 I was 13 years old he never received his benefits from VA when he passed away in 2005. My question can I receive his benefits from VA. From his benefits.

  13. Martha Alvarez says:

    What happens if I was not married for a year my husband died he was retired veteran.

  14. Helen Richardson says:

    I do not receive $1200 a month. I only receive $ 768 a month, for 2021 I will be getting $ 778 a month only a $10 raise???

  15. Korlash Gaming says:

    are DIC benifits pay for by the vet from their disability payment?

  16. joshua Joshson says:

    hey my boyfriend just got out of prison in October 2020 and his momma passed last week of the covid if his father passed away a while ago and he was in the military can he try to get DIC

  17. Vanessa Fleming says:

    Can you get V.A. survival if you were married over 20 years and then devoice and he dies. With honorable discard

  18. giftedandblack says:

    They sent my form back saying i had to get the death certificate and resend but they told me i did not have to and they could find it when I 1st talked to them. After waiting for 6 months get back nothing and they were on the phone when I filled out the form and said it was fine and I did not need a death certificate but now they say its wrong. With COVID this might take forever. They will not tell me what veterans hospital he died at but they want the info but they have it because he died there. It's nuts! It at this time is not easy to do and you get slow results if any these days. I cant even get SS because they say I was devoiced and I was not. At the time of his death he did not remember being married at all. (ALS). And San Francisco sent a email saying they found nothing in the form of a divorce but will not send paperwork i can use to get SS. I sent to them 2 times and have to send again and its not cheap. I can get these funds but I cant get them. What do I do? I had the phone of a lawyer but cant find it now.

  19. Anjelica Fragoso says:

    My husband was a veteran and he deceased a year and 10 months ago he had a massive stroke would that count he was paralyzed from the right hand

  20. Sal Amado says:

    1k? Not what my son receives

  21. The Spiritual Colorist and Diamond Painter says:

    I just put in a claim for survivors benefit in NC I am a unmarried adult. The paper sent said I meet the basic eligibility for substitution and there were no other eligible survivors. I was my dad main care giver for 13 years of his being a disabled Vitenam Veteran. The second letter said we are working on your claim for left above knee amputation. Will I recieve the benefits he was approved for before he died. I am told to wait for the notifications letter.

  22. The Spiritual Colorist and Diamond Painter says:

    I just put in a claim for survivors benefit in NC I am a unmarried adult. The paper sent said I meet the basic eligibility for substitution and there were no other eligible survivors. I was my dad main care giver for 13 years of his being a disabled Vitenam Veteran. The second letter said we are working on your claim for left above knee amputation. Will I recieve the benefits he was approved for before he died. I am told to wait for the notifications letter.

  23. The Spiritual Colorist and Diamond Painter says:

    I just put in a claim for survivors benefit in NC I am a unmarried adult. The paper sent said I meet the basic eligibility for substitution and there were no other eligible survivors. I was my dad main care giver for 13 years of his being a disabled Vitenam Veteran. The second letter said we are working on your claim for left above knee amputation. Will I recieve the benefits he was approved for before he died. I am told to wait for the notifications letter.

  24. The Spiritual Colorist and Diamond Painter says:

    I just put in a claim for survivors benefit in NC I am a unmarried adult. The paper sent said I meet the basic eligibility for substitution and there were no other eligible survivors. I was my dad main care giver for 13 years of his being a disabled Vitenam Veteran. The second letter said we are working on your claim for left above knee amputation. Will I recieve the benefits he was approved for before he died. I am told to wait for the notifications letter.

  25. Ramona Long says:

    could a adult child receive DIC if Veteran had PSTD and comited suicide?

  26. Harriett Alford says:

    Will DIC Benefits be increased with the S1047 Bill and how much increase if it approved

  27. GraceAnn Sumayo says:

    Madams/Sir, my Mom already received electronic paper checks from the US VA, but she passed away, how can we claim/encash such benefit?

  28. Lea Partisala says:

    My father died way back 1986, my mother had not received any VA benifits since my father died. My brother made an appeal with the VA, and the VA recognized him as our mother's representative. The appeal had possitive results & mother's checks started coming in july. My mother was with me in the province & the checks were addressed to my brother who lives in Manila. Because of covid (no flights, delayed mail) in short, my mother was not able to get hold of those checks because she passed away last Agust 8. Could we ( her children) claimed the benifits she would have been receiving before she died? What about the checks issued to our mother? We need advice please, your help will be much appreciated. Thank you!

  29. Michael Silver, Jr says:

    Veteran been with spouse for over 20 years, but when they got married the veteran died a week later? is spouse entitle to DIC?

  30. Michael Silver, Jr says:

    Veteran been with his spouse for over 20 years, but when they got married the veteran died a week earlier? is spouse entitle to DIC?

  31. Olga 2nd Lopez music file 1 Party says:

    I haven't never remarried.
    I really didn't know about most of this information!!! I tried to apply but didn't know what to do?
    Is there a time frame to apply after the time of death?? Bcuz I am now can't work due to me being disabled for the past.

  32. pcso Coronel says:

    Is the service records of veterans and /or marriage contract sufficient supporting evidences to support DIC claims for the survivors at VA, if records of service connected disability cannot be presented by claimants? Pls consider.

  33. pcso Coronel says:

    How does accrued benefit be classified for a surviving spouse to avail at va? Pls. consider.

  34. pcso Coronel says:

    How does accrued benefit be classified for a surviving spouse to avail at va? Pls. consider.

  35. pcso Coronel says:

    Does the philippine va regional office and veterans hospital has the records for veterans service connected disabilities despite of the lapse of time prior to veteran's death? Pls.consider.

  36. Twinkie Man says:

    Thank you all for explaining things quite well. I would like to know can a legal minor step-child be eligible for survivors benefits along with his surviving parent? Thanks a lot in advance.

  37. Patsy Chapman says:

    I don't understand why they wouldn't help us cause they said we made too much money together at $841 and that was over 12 yrs ago and when I married my husband and he passed away SSA gave me less money I don't know why they took away my check and give me his cause they said he makes more and now I only get disability $49 and his$752 I never understand what they tell me SSA why they took my check away cause before I married him I got a check and he did 2 I never knew that when you marry you become 1! Just don't make sense to me not fair at all!

  38. Vicki Evans says:

    Recievedd ssi then started recieving survivors benifits but ssi was disccontinued , can I still reciecve my own retirement benefits and survivor benefits to make ends meet? I Am 69 yrs old f suffering lupus ,RA.

  39. Leela Arocho says:

    Have not received any help financial from the VA.

  40. Leela Arocho says:

    What if I was working on his service connection and my spouse became disabled and passed away. Still waiting for an answer? Any help??? Was honorably discharged, due to hardship in family!

  41. celenia berry says:

    How long is DIC payments for?

  42. Mamie Venters says:

    This Mamie Venters I want to know can You referral me an attorney the veterans have all my information on file and his information but you can write my address and everything the VA have it please help me I feel I deserve something from my husband thank you

  43. Jade Eckels says:

    I'm digging the info god vibes and good information =]^^×.×♡

  44. Pamela Stewart says:

    I live in Burleson Tx, can you refer me to a organization or attorney I have filed a claim, which I have applied and has been sent to Washington for a va judge approval which has been a long process I have submitted revalent evidence for me being a surviving spouse and had the veterans child, I have done all this on my own I need some help to desperately speed up this process been through all this going on 6 yrs, and also filing for the reason of his death being a wrong decision made by the VA hospital doctors and have prove and alot of research please HELP!!!

  45. Thelma Reed says:

    Why do va say no service connected. If a veteran served he or she should always be considered a veteran.

  46. Mark Twain says:

    What a great public service announcement. As a vet I shall remember you. Thank you.

  47. FRITZI GENTRY says:

    Do you have to file tax returns if you get DIC and spousal widows benefit ??

  48. BAnn Laughlin says:

    My husband and I are both vets. VA told us to get divorced for me to get my benefits. We did Dec 16, 2019. We planned to remarry officially 14 Feb 2020, but he died 10 Feb 2020. Now what?

  49. Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD says:

    Do you have questions about Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) that we didn't answer in this video? Let us know in the comments below and we'll do our best to answer them! (Keep in mind, though, that we cannot give legal advice over YouTube, just information.)

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