Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) payments may be available for surviving Spouses of active duty Soldiers who have not remarried (see note below about surviving Spouses), unmarried Children under age 18, certain helpless Children, those between 18 and 23 if attending school full time, and low-income parents of deceased Soldiers.

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).