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Introduced in Senate (05/21/2009)

Increases the monthly rates of veterans' dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) payable to surviving spouses through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Provides a phase-in of DIC payments in the case of veterans who die of a non-service-connected disability after being eligible for at least five years for VA compensation for a service-connected disability rated as total.

Reduces from 57 to 55 the age after which the remarriage of a surviving spouse shall not terminate DIC payments.