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About VA Form 21P-534

Form name: Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Survivors Pension and Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child (Including Death Compensation if Applicable)
Related to: Disability, Family member benefits, Pension
Form last updated: April 30, 2020

When to use this form

Use VA Form 21P-534 if you prefer to provide evidence at a later time to support your claim. You can use this form if you’re a surviving spouse or child of a Veteran who has died and want to begin the process of applying for VA benefits or money that we owe the Veteran but did not pay prior to his or her death.

Downloadable PDF

Download VA Form 21P-534 (PDF)
  • VA Form 21P-534EZ

    Form name: Application for DIC, Survivors Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits

    Use VA Form 21P-534EZ if you want to submit evidence along with your claim, using the Fully Developed Claim (FDC) program to get a decision on your claim faster. You can use this form if you’re:

    • A surviving spouse or child of a Veteran who has died
    • Applying for VA benefits and/or the money that we owe the Veteran but didn’t pay prior to their death (accrued benefits)
    • Using the Fully Developed Claim (FDC) program to get a decision on your claim faster by submitting evidence along with your claim
    Download VA Form 21P-534EZ (PDF)
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