Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

Who can use this service?

Eligibility (Surviving Spouse)
To qualify for DIC, a surviving spouse must meet the requirements below.
The surviving spouse was:

  • Married to a Servicemember who died on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training, OR
  • Validly married the Veteran before January 1, 1957, OR
  • Married the Veteran within 15 years of discharge from the period of military service in which the disease or injury that caused the Veteran's death began or was aggravated, OR
  • Was married to the Veteran for at least one year, OR
  • Had a child with the Veteran, AND
  • Cohabited with the Veteran continuously until the Veteran's death or, if separated, was not at fault for the separation, AND
  • Is not currently remarried

Note: A surviving spouse who remarries on or after December 16, 2003, and on or after attaining age 57, is entitled to continue to receive DIC.

Eligibility (Surviving Child)

  • Not included on the surviving spouse's DIC, AND
  • Unmarried, AND
  • Under age 18, or between the ages of 18 and 23 and attending school.

Note: A child adopted out of the Veteran’s family may be eligible for DIC if all other eligibility criteria are met.
 

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Paso Robles Veterans Memorial Building

By appointment only

240 Scott Street Paso Robles, CA 93446

Tel: (805) 781-5766

Fax: (805) 781-5769

Arroyo Grande Library

By appointment only

800 West Branch Street Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Tel: (805) 781-5766

Fax: (805) 781-5769

SLO Veterans Memorial Building

Monday - Friday 9-5

801 Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-5766

Fax: (805) 781-5769