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VONAPP Direct Connect (VDC) allows Veterans to request changes to dependents on their benefits profile.

Published 11/18/2011 11:40 AM   |    Updated 11/18/2011 11:41 AM
What dependency actions can I request within VDC?

VONAPP Direct Connect (VDC) allows Veterans to request changes to dependents on their benefits profile. This system is appropriate for Veterans in receipt of 30% or greater compensation benefits who wish to:

  • Update their marital status to account for marriage, divorce, separation, or a deceased spouse.
  • Add a biological child, stepchild, or legally adopted child as a dependent
  • Request for Approval of School Attendance for dependents between the ages of 18 - 23.

Note: In order to add a dependent as a helpless child, all of the following criteria must be met:

  • The child is 18 years of age or older, and
  • Medical evidence shows permanent incapacity for self-support existed prior to the child's 18th birthday, and
  • The child is determined to permanently incapable of self support by a Rating Decision, and
  • The child is unmarried