What is Dependents Indemnity Compensation (DIC)?

Dependents Indemnity Compensation is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of members of the Armed Forces who died while in the line of duty, or to eligible survivors of veterans who died from a service-related injury or disease. For more information on eligibility requirements, visit http://benefits.va.gov/COMPENSATION/types-dependency_and_indemnity.asp.