2024 VA DIC rates for parents
Review 2024 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, 2023.
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. $)  799 
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. $)  791 
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. $)  783 
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. $)  775 
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. $)  767 
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. $)  759 
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. $)  751 
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. $)  743 
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. $)  735 
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. $)  727 
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. $)  719 
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. $)  711 
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. $)  703 
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. $)  695 
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. $)  687 
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. $)  679 
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. $)  671 
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. $)  663 
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. $)  655 
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. $)  647 
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. $)  639 
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. $)  631 
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. $)  623 
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. $)  615 
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. $)  607 
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. $)  599 
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. $)  591 
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. $)  583 
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. $)  575 
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. $)  567 
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. $)  559 
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. $)  551 
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. $)  543 
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. $)  535 
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. $)  527 
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. $)  519 
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. $)  511 
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. $)  503 
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. $)  495 
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. $)  487 
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. $)  479 
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. $)  471 
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. $)  463 
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. $)  455 
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. $)  447 
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. $)  439 
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. $)  431 
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. $)  423 
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. $)  415 
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. $)  407 
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. $)  399 
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. $)  391 
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. $)  383 
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. $)  375 
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. $)  367 
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. $)  359 
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. $)  351 
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. $)  343 
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. $)  335 
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. $)  327 
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. $)  319 
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. $)  311 
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. $)  303 
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. $)  295 
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. $)  287 
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. $)  279 
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. $)  271 
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. $)  263 
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. $)  255 
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. $)  247 
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. $)  239 
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. $)  231 
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. $)  223 
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. $)  215 
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. $)  207 
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. $)  199 
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. $)  191 
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. $)  183 
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. $)  175 
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. $)  167 
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. $)  159 
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. $)  151 
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. $)  143  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. $)  135  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. $)  127  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. $)  119  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. $)  111  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. $)  103  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. $)  95  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. $)  87  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. $)  79  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. $)  71  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. $)  63  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. $)  55  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. $)  47  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. $)  39  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. $)  31  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  10,500  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  23  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  10,600  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  15  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  10,700  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  7  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  10,724  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 
If living with spouse: 10,725 to 25,303 If not living with spouse: 10,725 to 18,824 
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. $)  579 
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. $)  571 
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. $)  563 
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. $)  555 
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. $)  547 
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. $)  539 
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. $)  531 
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. $)  523 
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. $)  515 
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. $)  507 
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. $)  499 
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. $)  491 
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. $)  483 
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. $)  475 
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. $)  467 
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. $)  459 
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. $)  451 
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. $)  443 
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. $)  435 
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. $)  427 
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. $)  419 
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. $)  411 
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. $)  403 
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. $)  395 
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. $)  387 
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. $)  379 
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. $)  371 
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. $)  363 
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. $)  355 
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. $)  347 
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. $)  339 
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. $)  331 
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. $)  323 
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. $)  315 
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. $)  307 
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. $)  299 
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. $)  291 
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. $)  283 
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. $)  275 
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. $)  267 
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. $)  259 
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. $)  251 
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. $)  243 
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. $)  235 
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. $)  227 
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. $)  219 
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. $)  211 
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. $)  203 
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. $)  195 
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. $)  187 
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. $)  179 
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. $)  171 
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. $)  163 
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. $)  155 
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. $)  147 
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. $)  139 
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. $)  131 
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. $)  123 
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. $)  115 
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. $)  107 
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. $)  99 
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. $)  91 
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. $)  83  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. $)  75  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. $)  67  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. $)  59  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. $)  51  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. $)  43  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. $)  35  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. $)  27  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. $)  19  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. $)  11  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  7,974  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  7,975 to 18,824  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. $)  546 
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. $)  538 
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. $)  530 
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. $)  522 
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. $)  514 
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. $)  506 
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. $)  498 
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. $)  490 
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. $)  482 
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. $)  474 
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. $)  466 
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. $)  458 
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. $)  450 
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. $)  442 
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. $)  434 
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. $)  426 
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. $)  418 
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. $)  410 
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. $)  402 
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. $)  394 
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. $)  386 
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. $)  378 
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. $)  370 
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. $)  362 
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. $)  354 
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. $)  346 
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. $)  338 
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. $)  330 
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. $)  322 
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. $)  314 
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. $)  306 
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. $)  298 
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. $)  290 
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. $)  282 
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. $)  274 
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. $)  266 
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. $)  258 
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. $)  250 
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. $)  242 
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. $)  234 
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. $)  226 
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. $)  218 
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. $)  210 
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. $)  202 
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. $)  194 
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. $)  186 
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. $)  178 
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. $)  170 
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. $)  162 
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. $)  154 
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. $)  146 
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. $)  138 
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. $)  130 
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. $)  122 
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. $)  114 
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. $)  106 
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. $)  98 
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. $)  90 
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. $)  82 
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. $)  74 
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. $)  66 
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. $)  58 
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. $)  50 
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. $)  42 
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. $)  34 
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. $)  26 
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. $)  18 
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. $)  10 
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 
7,762  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 
7,763 to 25,303  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, select the $7,000 or more income range. 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 $50.

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 + $50 (beginning monthly rate) = $54.24 (monthly payment)

If you’re eligible for Aid and Attendance, add $434.
The total is your monthly payment with Aid and Attendance.Using our example: $54.24 (monthly payment) + $434 (Aid and Attendance) = $488.24 (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 $488.24 (monthly payment amount with Aid and Attendance) = $5,858.88 (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.
2023 rates (effective December 1, 2022)
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