VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Calculator for Surviving Spouse and Children

STEP 1: Select DIC based on when the Veteran died, then fill out the corresponding form.
If the Veteran Died Before January 1, 1993:

  • Compensation for Children without the Spouse:
    • Check the checkbox for BEFORE JAN. 1, 1993 — DIC for Children without Spouse
    • Select the total number of children from the drop-down select
  • Compensation for a Spouse with or without Children:
    • Check the checkbox for BEFORE JAN. 1, 1993 — DIC for Spouse with or without Children
    • If Spouse is entitled to Aid and Attendance or Housebound, then check the appropriate radio button
    • Veteran's Info:
      • For pay grade, check the appropriate radio button and select an option from the corresponding drop-down select
      • Answer the disabled and married question
    • Children's Info:
      • Select the appropriate answers from the drop-down selects

If the Veteran Died On or After January 1, 1993:

  • Compensation for Children without the Spouse:
    • Check the checkbox for ON OR AFTER JAN. 1, 1993 — DIC for Children without Spouse
    • Select the appropriate number of children from the drop-down selects
  • Compensation for a Spouse with or without Children:
    • Check the checkbox for ON OR AFTER JAN. 1, 1993 — DIC for Spouse with or without Children
    • If Spouse is entitled to Aid and Attendance or Housebound, then check the appropriate radio button
    • Veteran's Info:
      • Answer the disabled and married question
    • Children's Info:
      • Select the appropriate number of children from the drop-down selects
      • Answer the 2 year transitional question

STEP 2: Print Results
Click the “Print” button near Estimated Compensation to receive a printout of results.

NOTE: When you leave this page or click refresh, all the values you entered will be cleared.

 

Select the appropriate DIC based on when the Veteran Died

Spouse is entitled to:



Veteran's Info

Pay Grade:




Was the veteran totally disabled 8 consecutive years prior to death and the surviving spouse was married to the veteran those same 8 years?



Children's Info

Spouse is entitled to:



Veteran's Info

At the time of death, was the veteran 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?



Children's Info

In custody of the spouse:



Not in custody of the spouse:


Is the spouse entitled to 2 year transitional period for having one or more children under age 18 on the award?


Estimated Compensation
Rates effective: 12/1/2018
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