Survivors of deceased military personnel and veterans are eligible for various benefits. Dependent Indemnity Compensation, a Death Gratuity payment, and Tricare benefits are among them.
DIC is a monthly payment made to qualifying survivors of the following:
Military personnel who died while on active duty, OR Veterans who died as a result of a service-related injury or disease, OR Veterans who died as a result of a non-service-related injury or disease, and who were receiving, or were entitled to receive, VA benefits.
Compensation for a service-connected disability is rated as totally disabling for at least ten years before death, OR since the veteran's release from active duty and for at least five years before death, OR for at least one year before death if the veteran was a former prisoner of war who died after September 30, 1999.
The death gratuity is a $100,000 tax-free gift made to the survivors of the following military personnel:
A Death Pension is a monetary payment made to qualifying dependents of deceased military soldiers. If you meet the following criteria, you may be eligible:
The deceased veteran performed 90 days or more of active duty, with at least one day during a period of war (although, anyone who enlists after September 7, 1980, must normally serve at least 24 months or their complete enlistment to earn any benefits based on that period of service). Additionally, you are the surviving spouse or unmarried child of a deceased veteran, and your taxable income is less than a yearly limit established by law.
If the sponsor was serving or was ordered to active duty for more than 30 days at the time of death, surviving wives and unmarried children of deceased active duty or retired service personnel are eligible for Tricare.
The spouse and children of a deceased service member living in government housing have the option of staying in government housing for 365 days or relocating to private quarters and receiving a one-year Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) or Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA), as applicable.
To be eligible for this private quarters allowance, the service member had to be eligible for those allowances for their dependents at the time of death.
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