On January 24, VA published a Federal Register notice regarding the COLA adjustment, effective December 1, 2016, for DIC benefits. 82 FR 8263. This notice was published pursuant to P.L. 114-197, "Veterans Compensation COLA Act of 2016," which required VA to increased DIC rates to the same degree as Social Security benefits. On that basis, rates increase 0.3% or to $1,257.95 for the basic monthly DIC rate. Additional rates are listed in the notice.