Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military Service members who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease.

Impact of Benefits in Event of Suicide: Please note that in the event that a Soldier's death is determined to be self-inflicted, surviving Family member benefits may be subject to modification IAW Army Regulation 600-8-4. For more information contact your local benefits counselor, go to, or call My Army Benefits at 1-888-721-2769 (1-888-721-Army).