Legal Question in Veterans Law in California

is there a limit to the amount of personal assets that a surviving spouse possesses in order to qualify for DIC?

Asked on 8/02/09, 1:53 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

John Gibson John W. Gibson, Esquire

It has been a while since I worked for the Veterans Administration but, as I recall, DIC was like service connection and was not based on need.

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Answered on 8/03/09, 2:28 pm
Jill Mitchell Heard & Smith, LLP

If the death is deemed service connected, other assets are irrelevant. If the death is not service connected, then some eligible widows can get a needs-based pension which is offset by any other income, such as social security.

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Answered on 10/05/09, 6:13 pm


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