Veteran’s Benefits – DIC for widow of POW

The base DIC for a widow is $1,154.00 per month.  Hoever, if the vet was rated 100% for the last eight years of his life and she was married to and living with him during these eight years, the base would be $1,400.00 per month.  If she needs A & A, you would add $286.00 per month to either of the base amounts.  If she is housebound, you would add $135.00 per month to either of the base amounts.  Maximum (without children) would be $1,686.00 per month.

Widow needs to complete the following forms to obtain this income.  Form 21-534 is the primary form.  If, requires A & A or housebound, submit form s 21-2680 and 21-4142. 

There are two CHAMPVA forms 10-10d and 10-7959C (bot

Who can advise this family? An accredited attorney, accredited agent, VSO, or the VA.

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