Diagnosed with Mesothelioma? Call 877-MESOTHELIOMA or Live Chat now for a Free Legal Compensation Consultation

The VA provides monthly compensation benefits to the surviving children and spouses of veterans who died from mesothelioma or lung cancer acquired in service.

Surviving Child

When qualifying for DIC as a surviving child, our applicants typically meet the following requirements.

  • I am not included on a surviving spouse’s DIC

  • I am unmarried

  • I am under age 18, or between 18 and 23 and attending school

Surviving Spouse

When qualifying for DIC as a surviving spouse, our applicants typically meet one of the following requirements.

  • I married the veteran before January 1, 1957.

  • I married the veteran within 15 years of discharge from the period of military service in which the disease that caused the veteran’s death began.

  • I was married to the veteran for at least one year.

  • I had a child with the veteran AND I cohabitated with the veteran continuously until his/her death OR if separated, I was not at fault for the separation AND I am not currently remarried.

Answer the following question to get started:

Were one of your parents or your spouse diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer?

Download Your Free Mesothelioma Handbook & Treatment Guide

Free Mesothelioma Patient

& Treatment Guide

We’d like to offer you our in-depth guide, “A Patient’s Guide to Mesothelioma,” absolutely free of charge.

It contains a wealth of information and resources to help you better understand the condition, choose (and afford) appropriate treatment, and exercise your legal right to compensation.

HONcode Certified

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.

Office Location

Last Modified:

Copyright MesotheliomaHelp.org
The information provided by Mesothelioma Help is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Our website does not host any form of advertisement.

Mesothelioma Help Cancer Organization is sponsored by Belluck & Fox, LLP
Site by Consultwebs