VA Form 21P-534, Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child (Including Death Compensation if Applicable) is used by a surviving spouse or child of a deceased veteran to claim the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits they may be entitled to receive. Besides, this form may be used to apply for the accrued benefits (money that is owed to the veteran by the VA, but did not pay before the death).
The latest version of the form - formerly known as VA Form 21-534 - was released by the VA in October 2018 with previous editions obsolete. An up-to-date fillable version of VA Form 21P-534 is available for digital filing and download below or can be found on the VA website.
The application has two related forms:
You may use the first document to claim DIC, survivor pension, and/or accrued benefits when the second one is filled out in order to request benefits related with in-service death of a veteran.