Past rates: 2021 VA DIC rates for parents
Review 2021 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, 2020.
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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.
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. $)  $672 
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. $)  664 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  656 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  648 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  640 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  632 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  624 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  616 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  608 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  600 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  592 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  584 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
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. $)  $576 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  568 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  560 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  552 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  544 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  536 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  528 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  520 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  512 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  504 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
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. $)  $496 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  488 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  480 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  472 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  464 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  456 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  448 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  440 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  432 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  424 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
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. $)  $416 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  408 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  400 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  392 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  384 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  376 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  368 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  360 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  352 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  344 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
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. $)  $336 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  328 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  320 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  312 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  304 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  296 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  288 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  280 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  272 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  264 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
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. $)  $256 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  248 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  240 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  232 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  224 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  216 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  208 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  200 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  192 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  184 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
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. $)  $176 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  168 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  160 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  152 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  144 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  136 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  128 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  120 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  112 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  104 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
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. $)  $96 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  88 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  80 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  72 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  64 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  56 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  48 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  40 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  32 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  24 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
9,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  16 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  8 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.08 
Yearly income limit (in U.S. $) Your total income for the year must be less than or equal to this amount 
9,137  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: 9,138 to 21,298 If not living with spouse: 9,138 to 15,845 
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.
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. $)  $487 
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. $)  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 
1,000  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  471 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  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 
1,200  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 
1,300  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 
1,400  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 
1,500  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 
1,600  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 
1,700  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 
1,800  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 
1,900  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 
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. $)  $391 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  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 
2,200  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 
2,300  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 
2,400  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 
2,500  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 
2,600  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 
2,700  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 
2,800  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 
2,900  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 
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. $)  $311 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  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 
3,200  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 
3,300  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 
3,400  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 
3,500  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 
3,600  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 
3,700  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 
3,800  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 
3,900  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 
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. $)  $231 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  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 
4,200  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 
4,300  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 
4,400  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 
4,500  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 
4,600  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 
4,700  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 
4,800  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 
4,900  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 
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. $)  $151 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  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 
5,200  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 
5,300  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 
5,400  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 
5,500  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 
5,600  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 
5,700  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 
5,800  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 
5,900  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 
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. $)  $71 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  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 
6,200  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 
6,300  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 
6,400  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 
6,500  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 
6,600  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 
6,700  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 
6,800  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 
6,824  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 
6,825 to 15,845  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.
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. $)  $458 
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. $)  455 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.03 
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. $)  452 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.03 
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. $)  449 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.03 
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. $)  445 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.04 
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. $)  441 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.04 
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. $)  437 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.04 
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. $)  432 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.05 
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. $)  427 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.05 
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. $)  422 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.05 
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. $)  $416 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.06 
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. $)  410 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.06 
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. $)  404 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.06 
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. $)  397 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.07 
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. $)  390 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.07 
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. $)  383 
Rate of decrease (also called a $1 decrement) 
.07 
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. $)  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 
2,700  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 
2,800  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 
2,900  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 
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. $)  $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 
3,100  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 
3,200  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 
3,300  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 
3,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  311 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  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 
3,600  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 
3,700  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 
3,800  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 
3,900  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 
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. $)  $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 
4,100  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 
4,200  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 
4,300  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 
4,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  231 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  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 
4,600  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 
4,700  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 
4,800  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 
4,900  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 
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. $)  $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 
5,100  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 
5,200  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 
5,300  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 
5,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  151 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  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 
5,600  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 
5,700  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 
5,800  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 
5,900  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 
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. $)  $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 
6,100  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 
6,200  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 
6,300  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 
6,400  Beginning monthly rate (in U.S. $)  71 
Rate of decrease (also called a $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. $)  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 
6,600  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 
6,700  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 
6,800  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 
6,900  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 
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. $)  $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 
7,100  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 
7,200  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 
7,224  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 
7,225 to 21,298  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 $7.

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 + $7 (beginning monthly rate) = $11.24 (monthly payment)

If you're eligible for Aid and Attendance, add $364.
The total is your monthly payment with Aid and Attendance.Using our example: $11.24 (monthly payment) + $364 (Aid and Attendance) = $375.24 (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 $375.24 (monthly payment amount with Aid and Attendance) = $4,502.88 (total year's value).
Because your total year's worth of payment is more than $228, you'd be paid on a monthly schedule.
Full Title 38 regulations
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