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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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I married my husb. in 1959 when he was a 2nd Lt. on active
I married my husb. in 1959 when he was a 2nd Lt. on active duty for two years. We divorced in 1975. He remained in Army Reserves and remarried. I remarried in 1980 and divorced in 1996. He attained ra… read more
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I am a surving spouse currently receiving SBP and DIC. As I
I am a surving spouse currently receiving SBP and DIC. As I plan for retirement, will I still receive these benefits when I begin receiving my own social security benefits? I also currently receive th… read more
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I am retired military. I am widowed. I have remarried. What
I am retired military. I am widowed. I have remarried. What benefits is my new wife entitled to? I have SBP and am paid up. I am 77 years old. We are both widowed. … read more
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Why would my widow have her social securty benifits taken away
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I am retired military, married, age 75. If I die before my
I am retired military, married, age 75. If I die before my wife will she receive my Social Security benefit as well as her own and the 55 percent of my gross military retirement pay?… read more
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My husband, a 24year veteran, died in 2009. I receive DIC
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My father is a retired army officer who is particiapting in
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I am a widow of 10 years and receiving SBP and DIC . My understanding
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