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M21-1MR Part 4. Compensation DIC, and Death Compensation Benefits

Subpart I - Claims Processing Improvement Model

Chapter 1 - Compensation, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), and Death Compensation Overview

  • Table of Contents- Updated 12/13/05
  • Chapter 1 - Compensation, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), and Death Compensation Overview- Updated 12/13/05

Changes

Subpart II - Compensation

Chapter 1 - Development

  • Table of Contents- Updated 12/16/11
  • Section A - Developing Compensation Claims - Updated 3/20/11
  • Section B - Claims for Service Connection for Radiogenic Diseases Under 38 CFR 3.309(d) - Updated 9/15/11
  • Section C - Claims for Service Connection for Disabilities Resulting from Ionizing Radiation Exposure Under 38 CFR 3.311 - Updated 7/10/14
  • Section D - Claims for Service Connection for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Updated 5/7/12
  • Section E - Claims Based on Service in Southwest Asia - Updated 1/8/14
  • Section F - Claims for Service Connection for Disabilities Resulting from Exposure to Mustard Gas or Lewisite - Updated 12/16/11
  • Section G - Claims Based on Former Prisoner of war (POW) Status - Updated 12/13/05
  • Section H - Claims for Service Connection for Other Diseases and Disabilities - Updated 12/16/11

Chapter 2 - Rating

  • Table of Contents- Updated 12/16/11
  • Section A - Deciding Claims for Disability Compensation - Updated 9/15/11
  • Section B - Determining Service Connection - Updated 9/15/11
  • Section C - Service Connection for Disabilities Resulting from Exposure to Environmental Hazards or Service in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) - Updated 12/16/11
  • Section D - Service Connection for certain Disabilities Associated with Gulf war (GW) Service - Updated 4/23/13
  • Section E - Service Connection for Disabilities Incurred as a Prisoner of war (POW) - Updated 3/20/11
  • Section F - Compensation Based on Individual Unemployability (IU) - Updated 12/16/11
  • Section G - Benefits Under 38 U.S.C. 1151 - Updated 12/16/11
  • Section H - Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) - Updated 12/16/11
  • Section I - History of SMC - Updated 9/8/09
  • Section J - Compensation Under 38 CFR 4.28, 38 CFR 4.29, and 38 CFR 4.30 - Updated 12/16/11
  • Section K - Other Compensation Considerations - Updated 9/15/11

Chapter 3 - Authorization Issues and Claimant Notification

  • Table of Contents- Updated 9/8/09
  • Section A - General Authorization and Claimant Notification Issues - Updated 9/8/09
  • Section B - Failure to report for Review Examination - Updated 12/16/11
  • Section C - Compensation for certain Paired Organs and Extremities Under 38 CFR 3.383 - Updated 12/13/05
  • Section D - Disability Compensation Under 38 U.S.C. 1151 - Updated 3/20/11

Changes

Subpart III - Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and Death Compensation

Chapter 1 - Development - Updated 4/13/09

Chapter 2 - Rating DIC and Death Compensation Claims

Chapter 3 - Authorization and Notification in DIC and Death Compensation Claims - Updated 3/25/10

  • Table of Contents - Updated 9/15/11
  • Section A - General Authorization and Notification Issues - Updated 9/15/11
  • Section B - Initial Awards to Dependents - Updated 7/1/08
  • Section C - Awards to Survivors Upon the Death of a Dependent of a Deceased Veteran - Updated 4/13/09
  • Section D - DIC in Nonservice-Connected (NSC) Death Cases - Updated 12/13/05
  • Section E - DIC to Children Pending Determination of a Surviving Spouse's Entitlement - Updated 4/13/09
  • Section F - Remarriage of a Surviving Spouse - Updated 3/28/11
  • Section G - DIC Benefits Under 38 U.S.C. 1151 - Updated 3/28/11
  • Section H - Elections Between DIC and Death Compensation Benefits - Updated 12/13/05
  • Section I - Survivor Benefit Plan - Updated 3/28/11
  • Section J - Awards barred by Receipt of Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) - Updated 12/13/05
  • Section K - Allowance, Allotments, or Service pay Under 38 U.S.C. 5110(j) - Updated 12/13/05

Changes

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