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My father in law was aboard the USS Cebu during WWII and was

My father in law was aboard the USS Cebu during WWII and was present at Operation Crossroads. He was also a machinist aboard the same ship He developed Parkinson's Disease and Myasthenia Gravis at the same time. I've read that asbestos exposure can affect the nervous system. He passed away at age 77 leaving my mother in law to live on $900 per month. She gets nothing from the VA. Should he have been entitled to some kind of compensation for his suffering?JA: The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No.JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Military Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else important you think the Military Lawyer should know?Customer: We also recently discovered that a lung biopsy did reveal a small amount of asbestos in his lungs.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I am the widow of a 30 year Army veteran. He served in WWII

I am the widow of a 30 year Army veteran. He served in WWII Am I eligible for any Veterans benefits?

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How much would my spouse get monthly from the va paywise. I

How much would my spouse get monthly from the va paywise. I am a 100% service connected veteran.

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I have filed Compensation as the divorced spouse (widow) of

I have filed for Indemnity Compensation as the divorced spouse (widow) of a deceased marine veteran. Veterans Administration denied my entitlement on the basis of being divorced from my husband on the dates of his death. I submitted Code of Federal Regulation Title 38 regulation siting a divorced from the veteran entitles the person to claim as the surviving spouse as long as the two people were married in a location that recogizned the marriage and/or children were born to the two people. We were married in a state that recogizned the marriage. Section 1102 of CFR 38 also entitles me to claim as the surviving spouse "based on a marriage for any period of time if a child was born of the marrige, or was born to them before the marriage." One child was born a few days prior to the marriage and a second child was born during the marriage. I am seeking representation prior to submitting my appeal to the Board of Veterans' Appeal. Please advise.

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I am the disabled daughter of a disabled/retired/deceased

I am the disabled daughter of a disabled/retired/deceased veteran receiving DIC payments direct deposit to the bank. The bank mailed me a document that said Notice of Reclamation from the Dept of the Treasury Bureau of the Fiscal Service with the dates and amounts of VA DIC payments for the past 10 years that I thought were mine. My mom died in 2006 but one week after she passed away I notified Social Security, Medicare and VA of her passing and told VA to stop any direct deposit payments. I even sent a death certificate even though they said it was not necessary. When I called VA to find out about this they said there was nothing in the system about this. Yesterday, the bank told me that they were freezing the accounts and my money was being sent to the Treasury Dept. When I went to the bank today to check the only money that was there was a direct deposit DIC payment and nothing else! To add insult to injury, the HSBC bank Rep said they let me have my DIC payment this month as a courtesy! I was not given any notice by either the VA's Debt Management Dept. or the Treasury. It is the beginning of the month and don't have enough money to pay my mortgage or other bills! When I called VA's Debt Management Dept. they said there was nothing in their system and that I cannot request a Waiver if it does not exist in their system. There didn't seem to be any due process before the bank confiscated my money. I do not know what to do next.

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My aunt was told that before she could get DIC {my uncle was

My aunt was told that before she could get DIC {my uncle was a Vietnam Vet} she would have to get the cause of death changed on his death certificate. This sounded outrageous to me, so I did a bit of snooping and it took me about twenty seconds on google to discover that the second cause of death on the certificate was myetodysplastic syndrome which means he died from exposer to herbicides. I have dealt with the V.A. on several occasions for my father so I am very aware that they are far from honest. My Aunt was also told that she did not qualify for DIC even if she could get the cause of death changed. Her Income is my uncles social security and SBP. What I would like to know is simply the truth. I'm asking here because I do not believe I will get the truth from the V.A.

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My husband was a Marine that served in Vietnam. He was

My husband was a Marine that served in Vietnam. He was heavily exposed to Agent Orange and suffered numerous health issues until his recent passing from pulmonary fibrosis on December 11. I need to know how the survivor benefit works and what I can expect to receive monthly since his passing. I am picking up the death certificate tomorrow and got letter today that his Jan 1 check has been suspended. That is going to hurt a lot. I was understanding that the widow receives one full check after death and then it is reduced in most cases. Can you explain to me how this will all work?

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Similar question, is a widow eligible. Security and DIC and

Similar question, is a widow eligible for Soc. Security and DIC and Pension after age 60 (or some age) ... or do any of these 3 reduce the others. Thank you!

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My father recieves $1600 per month benefits from the VA

my father recieves $1600 per month benefits from the VA for his service in WW2. When he dies does this benefit revert to my mother. If so, What needs to be done to insure she receives it?

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