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My husband currently has 100% service connected disability.
My husband currently has 100% service connected disability. I am over 78 and have an adult dependent that is mentally disabled and currently carries a dependent card. What SBP offsets will I face upon… read more
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My ex husband before he retired signed papers to provided with SBP. We divorced in 1996 and in 1997 he stopped the SBP when he re-married. Now he is divorced from her. He stop this in 1997.My divorce … read more
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I just lost everything I wrote so the heck with it. I should
I just lost everything I wrote so the heck with it. I should be getting SBP annuity and DIC but I'm not. I'm one of those old annuitants who's military husband paid into the SBP Program while on activ… read more
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Recently, I had to file a law suit against my attorney, for
Recently, I had to file a law suit against my attorney, for failure to inform me about the deemed election on the SBP, failure to put it on the divorce, failure to make sure the divorce papers were si… read more
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I have been in a legal battle with my exhusband for SBP. The first ruling of the judge is that I was to get the SBP. I had been married to the ex for 19 years and he is military. He has since married … read more
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My husband was a full Colonel in the US Army, retired, and
My husband was a full Colonel in the US Army, retired, and had started collecting his retirement in June 2005 when he turned 60. In October 2005, he was killed by a negligent truck driver I did finall… read more
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I am a former wife who was receiving half of my former husbands
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I am divorced in aug. 2009, I was married 20 plus years while he was in the Army. I receive 46% retirement pay. my divorce decree states as follow.....The wife shall receive any and all survivorship b… read more
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My husband passed away last month, when I contacted DFAS they
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SBP. My husband was married before, with the judge giving my
SBP. My husband was married before, with the judge giving my husbands first wife SBP. Well she died about 10 years before him, So he took her off the SBP. He never had the chance to sign me up for SBP… read more
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In our divorce proceeding, my husband testified that he wanted
In our divorce proceeding, my husband testified that he wanted me to have half his military retirement. In the judges order he didn't mention the retirement, but I asked him if he was awarding me the … read more
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My husband passed away on 11-21-2006. we had been married for 38 years. he was retired army. he always told me I would receive benefits from his military retirement pay when he passed. when I called t… read more
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