VA Benefits Participant Guide.pdf

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Ask them to complete VA Form 22-1999, Enrollment Certification, and send it with VA Form 22- 5490 to VA. You can download the application at . Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Description DIC is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of Service members who died in the line of duty, eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease, and eligible survivors of Veterans who died after an extended period of 100% service- connected disability. Eligibility – Surviving Spouse Active Duty National Guard Reserve Veteran Family Member To qualify for DIC, a surviving spouse must meet the following requirements: Married to a Service member who died on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training, OR Married the Veteran before Jan. 1, 1957, OR Married the Veteran within 15 years of discharge from the period of military service in which the disease or injury that caused the Veteran’s death began or was aggravated, OR Was married to the Veteran for at least one year, OR Had a child with the Veteran, AND Cohabited with the Veteran continuously until the Veteran’s death or, if separated, was not at fault for the separation, AND Is not currently remarried o A surviving spouse who remarried on or after Dec. 16, 2003, and on or after attaining age 57 is entitled to continue to receive DIC.
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Participant Guide – Version 1.1 174 Eligibility – Surviving Child Active Duty National Guard Reserve Veteran Family Member To qualify for DIC, a surviving child must be: Not included on the surviving spouse’s DIC Unmarried Under age 18, or between the ages of 18 and 23 and attending school Apply/Access You can apply through any of the following ways: Complete VA Form 21-534ez, Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child, and mail it to your VA Regional Office. You can download the application at . Work with an accredited representative or agent. Go to a VA Regional Office and have a VA employee assist you. You can find your VA Regional Office on VA’s Facility Locator webpage. If the Service member died in service, your Military Casualty Assistance Officer will assist you in completing VA Form 21-534a, Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child, and mail it to the Philadelphia Regional Office. You can download the application at . Survivors’ Pension Description Survivors Pension is provided to qualifying surviving spouses and unmarried dependent children of deceased Veterans who had wartime service. Surviving spouses and dependents must meet dependency, income, and net worth requirements.
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Participant Guide – Version 1.1 175 Eligibility Active Duty National Guard Reserve Veteran Family Member
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