Veterans Services: VA service connected& death (widow's) pension benefits
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Benefits for Survivors of Veterans

VA service connected pension benefits
 
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
DIC is a survivor's benefit for the survivors and dependents of a veteran whose death was the result of a service connected disability or who had been 100% disabled due to a service connected condition for 10 years or more at the time of death. The DIC compensation benefit is also provided to the un-remarried surviving spouse, dependent children, and certain dependent parents of a veteran who died on active duty as the result of a service connected disability, or had been permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service connected disability for at least 10 years at the time death due to an unrelated cause. We strongly advise applicants to consult with the Tarrant County Veteran Service office to seek assistance with applying for this benefit. This may help reduce delays in receiving benefits or even prevent denial of benefits. Give us a call at (817) 531-5645.
 
 
Death (widow's) pension benefits
 
Death Pension or "Widows Pension"
(sometimes referred to as Aid & Attendance)
The death pension or widows pension is a "needs based" program. It is designed to assist the surviving spouse of wartime veterans however, the survivor need not be totally disabled. The survivor's income from all sources must be below the VAs Maximum Allowable Pension Rate (MAPR) and they must have a "limited" estate. The veteran must have an other than dishonorable discharge and at least 90 days of active military service, at least one day during wartime. We strongly advise applicants to consult with the Tarrant County Veteran Service office to seek assistance with applying for this benefit. We can assist the widow with completing the application. This may help reduce delays in receiving benefits or even prevent denial of benefits. Give us a call at (817) 531-5645.


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