The widow/widower of a recognized war-time Veteran may be eligible for a pension. This pension is based solely on financial need. The widow/widower of a Veteran who died of a service-connected disability is eligible for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, also known as DIC. This compensation is not based on financial need. The widow/widower of a Veteran who was rated at 100 percent, permanent and total, service connected disabled for ten years or more is also eligible for DIC even if the Veterans death was not due to service connected conditions. In this circumstance, there may be an additional allowance for the widow/widower if he/she was married to the Veteran for eight years or more and lived continuously with the Veteran prior to death.