2023 VA DIC rates for parents
Review 2023 VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) rates for the surviving parents of Veterans. These VA survivor benefits are tax exempt. This means you won’t have to pay any taxes on your DIC payments. These rates are effective December 1, 2022.
DIC rates if only 1 parent is alive
These rates apply to you if you’re eligible for VA DIC as a surviving parent and both of the below descriptions are true for you.
Both of these must be true:
 You’re the Veteran’s only surviving parent, and
 Either you’re not remarried or you’re remarried and living with your spouse
Note: Your yearly income is how much money you earn during one calendar year (January 1 to December 31). This includes income from all sources, such as wages, salary, investment payments, rental properties, gifts, income of dependents living in your home, and some retirement payments. If you’re remarried and living with your spouse, this also includes your spouse’s income.
Find out if you’re eligible for VA DIC as a surviving parent
Select the income range that applies to you
Click on an accordion to review the rate table. Use the amount in the first column that’s closest to your income when rounded up to find your beginning monthly rate. Then, follow the directions in the how to use the rate tables section to figure out your monthly payment.
$1,900 or less
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  774 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
None 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  766 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  758 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  750 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  742 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  734 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  726 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  718 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  710 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  702 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  694 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  686 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$2,000 to $2,900
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  678 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  670 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  662 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  654 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  646 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  638 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  630 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  622 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  614 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  606 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$3,000 to $3,900
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  598 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  590 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  582 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  574 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  566 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  558 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  550 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  542 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  534 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  526 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$4,000 to $4,900
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  518 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  510 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  502 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  494 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  486 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  478 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  470 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  462 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  454 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  446 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$5,000 to $5,900
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  438 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  430 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  422 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  414 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  406 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  398 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  390 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  382 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  374 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  366 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$6,000 to $6,900
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  358 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  350 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  342 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  334 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  326 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  318 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  310 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  302 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  294 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  286 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$7,000 to $7,900
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
7,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  278 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
7,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  270 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
7,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  262 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
7,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  254 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
7,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  246 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
7,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  238 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
7,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  230 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
7,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  222 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
7,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  214 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
7,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  206 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$8,000 to $8,900
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
8,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  198 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
8,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  190 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
8,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  182 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
8,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  174 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
8,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  166 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
8,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  158 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
8,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  150 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
8,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  142 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
8,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  134 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
8,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  126 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$9,000 to $9,900
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  

Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  9,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  118  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  9,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  110  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  9,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  102  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  9,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  94  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  9,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  86  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  9,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  78  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  9,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  70  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  9,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  62  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  9,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  54  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  9,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  46  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
$10,000 or more
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  

Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  10,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  38  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  10,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  30  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  10,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  22  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  10,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  14  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  10,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  6  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  10,412  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  5.04  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
If living with spouse: 10,413 to 24,518 If not living with spouse: 10,413 to 18,240 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  5  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  None 
DIC rates if both parents are alive
If the eligible parent doesn’t live with a spouse
These rates apply to you if you’re eligible for VA DIC as a surviving parent and both of the below descriptions are true for you.
Both of these must be true:
 You and the Veteran’s other surviving parent are both alive, and
 You’re not living with the Veteran’s other surviving parent or a current spouse
Note: Your yearly income is how much money you earn during one calendar year (January 1 to December 31). This includes income from all sources, such as wages, salary, investment payments, rental properties, gifts, income of dependents living in your home, and some retirement payments. If you’re remarried and living with your spouse, this also includes your spouse’s income.
Find out if you're eligible for VA DIC as a surviving parent
Select the income range that applies to you
Click on an accordion to review the rate table. Use the amount in the first column that’s closest to your yearly income when rounded up to find your beginning monthly rate. Then, follow the directions in the how to use the rate tables section to figure out your monthly payment.
$1,900 or less
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  561 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
None 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  553 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  545 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  537 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  529 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  521 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  513 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  505 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  497 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  489 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  481 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  473 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$2,000 to $2,900
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  465 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  457 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  449 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  441 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  433 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  425 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  417 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  409 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  401 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  393 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$3,000 to $3,900
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  385 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  377 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  369 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  361 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  353 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  345 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  337 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  329 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  321 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  313 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$4,000 to $4,900
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  305 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  297 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  289 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  281 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  273 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  265 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  257 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  249 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  241 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  233 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$5,000 to $5,900
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
$5,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  $225 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  217 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  209 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  201 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  193 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  185 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  177 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  169 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  161 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  153 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$6,000 to $6,999
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  145 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  137 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  129 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  121 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  113 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  105 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  97 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  89 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  81 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  73 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$7,000 or more
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  

Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  7,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  65  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  7,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  57  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  7,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  49  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  7,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  41  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  7,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  33  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  7,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  25  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  7,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  17  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  7,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  9  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  7,749  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  5.08  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  .08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount  7,750 to 18,240  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  5  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement)  None 
If the eligible parent lives with the Veteran’s other parent or a current spouse
These rates apply to you if you’re eligible for VA DIC as a surviving parent and both of the below descriptions are true for you.
Both of these must be true:
 You and the Veteran’s other surviving parent are both alive, and
 You’re living with the Veteran’s other surviving parent or a current spouse
Note: Your yearly income is how much money you earn during one calendar year (January 1 to December 31). This includes income from all sources, such as wages, salary, investment payments, rental properties, gifts, income of dependents living in your home, and some retirement payments. If you’re remarried and living with your spouse, this also includes your spouse’s income.
Find out if you're eligible for VA DIC as a surviving parent
Select the income range that applies to you
Click on an accordion to review the rate table. Use the amount in the first column that’s closest to your income when rounded up to find your beginning monthly rate. Then, follow the directions in the how to use the rate tables section to figure out your monthly payment.
$1,900 or less
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  529 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
None 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  521 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  513 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  505 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  497 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  489 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  481 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  473 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  465 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
1,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  457 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$2,000 to $2,900
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  449 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  441 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  433 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  425 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  417 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  409 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  401 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  393 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  385 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
2,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  377 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$3,000 to $3,900
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  369 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  361 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  353 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  345 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  337 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  329 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  321 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  313 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  305 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
3,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  297 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$4,000 to $4,900
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  289 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  281 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  273 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  265 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  257 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  249 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  241 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  233 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  225 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
4,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  217 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$5,000 to $5,900
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  209 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  201 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  193 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  185 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  177 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  169 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  161 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  153 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  145 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
5,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  137 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$6,000 to $6,900
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  129 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  121 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  113 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  105 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  97 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  89 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  81 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  73 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,800  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  65 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
6,900  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  57 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
$7,000 or more
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 


Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
7,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  49 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
7,100  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  41 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
7,200  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  33 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
7,300  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  25 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
7,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  17 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
7,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  9 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
7,549  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  5.08 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
7,550 to 24,518  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  5 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
None 
How to use the rate tables to calculate your DIC payments

Find your beginning monthly rate in the table above that applies to you.
To do this, find the yearly income limit amount in the first column that’s closest to your income when rounded up. The amount listed to the right, in the middle column, is your beginning monthly rate.For example: Let’s say you're the eligible parent, living with the Veteran’s other parent or a current spouse. For this example, click on the $7,000 or more income range directly above. If you earn $7,153 a year, you make more than $7,100, and less than $7,200. So you would use the $7,200 income limit. Your beginning monthly rate would be $33.

Calculate the difference between your actual income and the income limit that’s closest to your income when rounded down.
To do this, find the income limit in the first column that’s closest to your income when rounded down. Subtract this income limit from your actual income.Using our example: $7,153 (actual income)  $7,100 (income limit closest to your income when rounded down) = $53

Multiply this amount by the rate of decrease.
The rate of decrease is the decimal listed in the last column. It helps us adjust your rate to match your actual income level.Using our example: $53 x .08 (rate of decrease) = $4.24

Add this amount to your beginning monthly rate.
The total is your monthly payment.Using our example: $4.24 + $33 (beginning monthly rate) = $37.24 (monthly payment)

If you’re eligible for Aid and Attendance, add $420.
The total is your monthly payment with Aid and Attendance.Using our example: $37.24 (monthly payment) + $420 (Aid and Attendance) = $457.24 (monthly payment with Aid and Attendance)

Next, determine your payment schedule
How often you get a payment depends on your total amount for the year.Multiply your monthly payment amount by 12 months. Then use the payment schedule below, based on the total amount for the year.
If your payments for the year add up to:
 More than $228, we’ll pay you monthly.
 Between $144 and $228, we’ll pay you 4 times a year, or 1 payment every 3 months.
 Between $72 and $144, we’ll pay you 2 times a year, or 1 payment every 6 months.
 Less than $72, we’ll pay you once a year.
Using our example: 12 x $457.24 (monthly payment amount with Aid and Attendance) = $5,486.88 (total year’s value).
Because your total year’s worth of payment is more than $228, you’d be paid on a monthly schedule.
Past rates and full Title 38 regulations
Review VA DIC parent rates for past years.
2022 rates (effective December 1, 2021)
2021 rates (effective December 1, 2020)
2020 rates (effective December 1, 2019)
2019 rates (effective December 1, 2018)
2018 rates (effective December 1, 2017)
Read the full regulations from Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations.
Full section
38 U.S.C 501(a) Subpart A—Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
Details about how we determine income limits
3.250 Dependency of parents; compensation
3.251 Income of parents, dependency and indemnity compensation
3.260 Computation of income
3.261 Character of income; exclusions and estates
3.262 Evaluation of income
3.263 Corpus of estate; net worth
3.270 Applicability of various dependency, income and estate regulations
Other details related to DIC for parents
3.5 Dependency and indemnity compensation
3.25 Parent’s dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC)—Method of payment computation
3.30 Frequency of payment of improved pension and parents’ dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC)
3.59 Parent