dependency and indemnity compensation

(14) The term “dependency and indemnity compensation” means a monthly payment made by the Secretary to a surviving spouse, child, or parent (A) because of a service-connected death occurring after December 31, 1956 , or (B) pursuant to the election of a surviving spouse, child, or parent, in the case of such a death occurring before January 1, 1957 .


38 USC § 101(14)

Scoping language

None identified, default scope is assumed to be the parent (chapter 1) of this section.
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