I am trying to find home grants for my mom through the veterans benificiary program. She is the widow of a korean war speciall weaponary unit veteran with a honorable Discharge and who served in the national guard for a number of years. Is she eligible for any special grant due to my Dads unit and possible exposure to caustic material?
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It appears that in your reference to your dad's military exposure to toxins, you are asking about eligibility for service connected disability benefits. In that case what your mom is entitled to receive depends on what exact benefits your dad filed for prior to his death. The botXXXXX XXXXXne is if he did not file for specific VA benefits, any entitlement to those benefits (not filed for) died with him. Richard v. West 161 F3d 719 (1995)
I must assume that is the problem she is running into with the VA at this time.
To determine what benefits may be available on his record, she will need to obtain a complete up to date copy of his VA file to review exactly what impairments he did or did not file for with the VA. She does not want to waste her time simply guessing as to what was on record with the VA. Submit a VA form 3288 to obtain that VA claims file copy. Look through the file to see what if any benefits he filed for with the VA prior to death.
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