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Hello, thank you for the question.
This will depend on the nature of the award. It's good that you got it after separation, and for injuries sustained prior to your relationship. By that alone, it's quite possible that your award would be exempt. If I were a judge, I'd conclude (most likely) that your entitlement to the award and the award itself occurred outside the relationship and aren't included in property to be divided.
As well, look at the exact purpose of the award. If it's similar to a personal injury award then it will be exempt on that basis. For instance, if it's to replace ongoing income then you won't have to share it by way of property division (but if it does count as income replacement then it could affect a spousal support claim either way). If it's meant to compensate you for out of pocket medical or rehabilitation costs now and in the future, then it's similarly exempt.
I strongly recommend that you get together information on the exact purpose of the award and then take it to your lawyer if you have one.
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No, it sounds compensatory, but it could be intended as income replacement, or for rehabilitation, or for something else. Perhaps you should seek more information from your veteran's association?
My gut tells me that you won't have to split this, but I can't guarantee it.
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