HomeVeterans Guide to VA BenefitsAppendix III - VA Compensation Tables2018 Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Table

4. 2018 Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Table

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation - Effective 12/1/18

Veteran's Death Was On or After January 1, 1993

Effective 12/1/18

Basic Monthly Rate = $1,319.04 (38 U.S.C. 1311(a)(1))

Additional Allowances:

  1. Add $280.09 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 12/1/18 $326.77 per child (38 U.S.C. 1311(b))
  3. If the surviving spouse is entitled to A&A, add $326.77. (38 U.S.C. 1311(c))
  4. If the surviving spouse is entitled to Housebound, add $153.08 (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 $282.00  (38 U.S.C. 1311(f)(4)

Children's Rates

If the Surviving Spouse is also Entitled
Additional Separate Award For Each Child Over 18
Rate
School Child:     $276.84
Helpless Child:     $556.93

 

If No Surviving Spouse is also Entitled Lump Amount             Rate for One
Number of Children Total Payable       Each Child Share
1 $556.93 $556.93
2 $801.19 $400.60
3 $1,045.47 $348.49
4 $1,244.15 $311.04
5 $1,442.83 $288.57
6 $1,641.51 $273.59
7 $1,840.19 $262.88
8 $2,038.87 $254.86
9 $2,237.55 $248.62

 

For each helpless child over 18 add $326.77

For each additional child add $198.68

 For each child under 18 add $326.77 

Base rate is $1,599.33 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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