Is DIC only for 100% rating or would that include the TDIU (70% with total and permanent IU)?


Jim's Reply:

TDIU provides exactly the same benefits as a 100% schedular rating.

Once you're permanently rated as 100% disabled there is no difference between the 100% TDIU and the 100% schedular other than the TDIU vet isn't allowed gainful employment. 

DIC eligibility requires that the veteran pass from a rated service connected disability or be rated as permanently 100% disabled (either schedular or TDIU) for an uninterrupted 10 year period. 


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