The Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) program provides monthly payments to the survivors of those who died as a result of a service-connected disability or while on active duty in the military. In fiscal year 2008, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) paid over $4.7 billion to about 354,000 survivors, replacing a portion of income lost with the death of the veteran or servicemember. This repor studies the DIC program and the levels of payments it provides. This report addresses: (1) the extent to which DIC replaces VA disability compensation or active duty military pay lost due to the death of a veteran or servicemember; and (2) how DIC benefits compare to benefits for survivors of civilian federal employees. Charts and tables.
Provides information on the income and benefits received by surviving spouses of servicemembers who died on active duty and the surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans. Assesses alternative ways of determining these spouses1 benefits under the Department of Veterans Affairs1 Dependency and Indemnity Compensation program.
Compares pay and benefits provided to members of the Armed Forces (AF) with that of comparably situated private-sector employees to assess how the differences in pay and benefits affect recruiting and retention of members of the AF. The objectives were to: (1) assess total military compensation for active duty officers and for enlisted personnel; (2) compare private-sector pay and benefits for civilians of similar age, educ., and experience with similar job responsibilities and working conditions of officers and enlisted personnel of the AF; and (3) assess the 10th QRMC recommendation to include regular military compensation and select benefits when comparing military and civilian compensation to ascertain if it is appropriate.
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