Veterans and their families make major sacrifices for our country. VA benefits, including disability coverage, are designed to help repay them. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) notes that Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, ”VA DIC” or “survivors benefits,” are available to the spouse of a veteran who died on active duty or due to a service-related issue.
This raises an important question: How are VA disability survivor benefits calculated? The short answer is that the government will look at the specific circumstances of your applications. Here, our Chicago area VA disability attorney Harold W. Conick provides a guide to the calculation of VA survivor benefits in Illinois.
What to Know About VA Disability Survivor Benefits
Once you have qualified for veterans’ disability survivor benefits, the VA will need to determine the appropriate amount of the award. Under the VA DIC system, there is a “base rate” for VA survivor benefits before the beginning of each year to reflect inflation. Beyond that, additional benefits may be available to applicants based on their financial circumstances. Here is what you know about how the VA DIC payments are calculated for 2022:
Contact Our Northern Illinois VA Disability Lawyers for Immediate Help
At Harold W. Conick & Associates Ltd., our skilled Chicago VA disability benefits lawyers are aggressive, experienced advocates for justice. If you have any questions or concerns about the calculation of veterans’ survivor benefits, we are more than happy to help.
Contact us today by phone to schedule your confidential consultation. Our firm provides VA disability representation throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan area and Northern Illinois – including, but not limited to Cook, DuPage, Will, Kane, Lake, and McHenry Counties, as well as Northeastern Indiana and Southern Wisconsin.