Question About Survivor Benefits
Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:05 PM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:52 PM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:22 AM
If he was SC 100% or TDIU P & T for a continuous ten year period prior to death-
or if he died due to a service connected disability causing or contributing to his death-his surviving spouse would be eligible for DIC.
The basic DIC rate is $1195 per month.
The DIC application (21-534) must be filed within one year after death for the most favorable EED if the claim is granted.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:05 PM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:09 PM
I will have to check on the 10 year part of this, it is very possible it has been over 10 years, as he was getting his 100% for a good period of time (he lived to 93 yrs old.) He was granted full 100% from when he started getting his benefits. He would not talk about it, or did not know, so I could never find out more. I will check with my brother (co-executor/power of attorney, etc.)
My mother is in an assisted living facility and if she could get some benefits it would help her a lot.