The loss of a spouse is devastating. People who have suffered the loss of a spouse in the Vietnam War or due to an injury or disease connected to their service, even years after they were discharged from active duty, may be entitled to benefits. Talk to our VA Benefits lawyers about Vietnam veterans DIC disability compensation for free. We can answer all your questions and explain your legal options at no cost. For help, just fill out the online contact form or call toll-free (866) 232-5777.
What are Vietnam veterans DIC disability compensation benefits?
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) are benefits for survivors of veterans. Dependency and Indemnity Compensation benefits are for survivors of veterans that died of service-connected impairments. For example, if a Vietnam veteran died of heart disease because of exposure to Agent Orange, his surviving wife would be eligible for benefits. Dependent children are also eligible for DIC benefits if the veteran died of a service-connected disability.
The majority of Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, or DIC claims, are filed on behalf of veterans who pass away years after their service from an ailment or injury connected to their time spent in the armed forces.
Can you provide an example of a widow who is eligible for Vietnam veterans DIC disability compensation benefits?
Jane and John Q. Veteran had been married for only a couple years. John Q. Veteran was a Vietnam veteran and he was exposed to Agent Orange. Over the years, John became sick from impairments due to his Agent Orange exposure. Afterwards he filed an Agent Orange Vietnam VA claim.
Then, he was service-connected for his diabetes II, neuropathy, and his ischemic heart disease. When John Q. Veteran passed away his death certificate stated he died from “heart disease. Jane, his surviving wife is now entitled to DIC Claim benefits because John died from impairments that were due to his service.
What if I was in the Agent Orange class action lawsuit?
You can still file a claim. The class-action lawsuit and your Agent Orange claim with the VA are seperate issues. Thousands of veterans were a part of a class action law suit that tried to hold the makers of Agent Orange responsible for poisoning thousands upon thousands of American troops. Many veterans have been confused as to the difference between the Agent Orange class action suit and an Agent Orange claim for your impairments. If you were a plaintiff in the lawsuit you may still be entiteled to benefits if you file an Agent Orange claim for your current impairments related to Agent Orange exposure. Call our veterans disability benefits lawyers if you have any questions.
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If your significant other was a veteran, you may be eligible for benefits. Give us a call at 866-232-5777 and we’ll help you through the maze of filing, appealing, and gathering documentation to prove you have a DIC claim. We have helped thousands of disabled veterans and their families. You only pay if you win your claim.