I don't think they should get both. The government is already paying them once. Social security is already in trouble and this would help the situation.I know someone who is receiving dic survivor benefits and gets more than social security pays the majoriaty of americans.I know they protect our country, but if it wasn't for the workers we wouldn't have a country to protect. Dica and survivors already get their medical and prescriptions free and don't have to pay taxes on it.If thy don't have to pay taxes on DIC why do we have to pay taxes on social security? It should be equal treatment for all people. If theyget their medical free, why can't the people who helped this country grow?