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4. 2017 Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Table

 

 Dependency and Indemnity Compensation - Effective 12/1/16

Veteran's Death Was On or After January 1, 1993
Effective 12/1/16
Basic Monthly Rate = $1,257.95 (38 U.S.C. 1311(a)(1))
Additional Allowances:
1. Add $267.12 if at the time of the veteran's death, the veteran was in receipt of or entitled to receive compensation for a service-connected disability rated totally disabling (including a rating based on individual unemployability) for a continuous period of at least 8 years immediately preceding death AND the surviving spouse was married to the veteran for those same 8 years. (38 U.S.C. 1311(a)(2))
2. Add the following allowance for each dependent child under age 18: *
- Effective 12/1/16 $311.64 per child (38 U.S.C. 1311(b))
3. If the surviving spouse is entitled to A&A, add $311.64. (38 U.S.C. 1311(c))
4. If the surviving spouse is entitled to Housebound, add $145.99 (38 U.S.C. 1311(d))
5. If the surviving spouse has one or more children under the age 18 on the award, add the 2-year transitional benefit of $270.00 (NO CHANGE EFFECTIVE 12/01/2016) (38 U.S.C. 1311(f)(4)
**DIC apportionment rates approved by the Under Secretary for Benefits under 38 CFR 3.461(b) will be the additional allowance received for each child.
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Veteran's Death Was Before January 1, 1993
Surviving Spouse's Rates
Enlisted Pay Grades
Rates shown are for surviving spouse only.
See Note: e for additional amounts to be added per child.
E-1 f
E-2 f
E-3 a,f
E-4 f
E-5 f
$1,257.95 $1,257.95 $1,257.95 $1,257.95 $1,257.95
E-6 f
E-7 g
E-8 g
E-9 g
E-9 b
$1,257.95 $1,301.44 $1,373.92 $1,432.93 $1,546.82

Warrant Officer Pay Grades
Rates shown are for surviving spouse only.
See Note: e for additional amounts to be added per child.
W-1 g
W-2 g
W-3 g
W-4 g
$1,328.36 $1,381.16 $1,421.54 $1,504.37

Officer Pay Grades
Rates shown are for surviving spouse only.
See Note: e for additional amounts to be added per child.
O-1 g
O-2 g
O-3 g
O-4
$1,328.36 $1,373.92 $1,468.13 $1,556.13
O-5 O-6 O-7 O-8
$1,712.47 $1,930.94 $2,084.16 $2,289.17
O-9 O-10 O-10 c

$2,448.61 $2,685.70 $2,882.42

Children's Rates
If the Surviving Spouse is also Entitled
Additional Separate Award For Each Child Over 18 Rate
School Child: $264.02
Helpless Child: $531.14

If No Surviving Spouse is also Entitled Lump Amount Rate for One
Number of Children Total Payable Each Child Share
1 $531.14 $531.14
2 $764.09 $382.04
3 $997.05 $332.35
4 $1,186.53 $296.63
5 $1,376.01 $275.20
6 $1,565.48 $260.91
7 $1,754.96 $250.71
8 $1,944.44 $243.05
9 $2,133.91 $237.10

*For each helpless child over 18 add $311.64
**For each additional child add $189.48
Footnotes
1. Surviving spouse of Aviation Cadet or other service not covered by this table is paid the DIC rate for enlisted E-3 under 34.
2. Veteran who served as Sgt Major of the Army or Marine Corps, Senior Enlisted Advisor of the Navy, Chief Master Sgt of the Air Force, or Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard.
3. Veteran who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Chief of Staff of the Army or Air Force, Chief of Naval Operations, or Commandant of the Marine Corps.
4. If surviving spouse entitled to A/A, add $311.64; if entitled to HB, add $145.99.
5. Add $311.64 for each child under 18.
6. Add $267.12 if veteran rated totally disabled 8 continuous years prior to death and surviving spouse was married to veteran those same 8 years
7. Base rate is $1,525.07 if vet rated totally disabled 8 continuous years prior to death and surviving spouse was married to vet those same 8 years.

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