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If I was married 18and a half years to my first husband, he passed recently.I was told I may be entitled to something. I am currently married and separated. I just was checking.

Lawyer's Assistant: Are you overseas or stateside?

I am stateside.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?

No, I feel like they may think wrong of me for asking. When my first husband and I divorced, I was told that I was entitled to 46% of his retirement, which I declined, He went to war, I didn't feel it was right.

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Just going through financial hardship, and crasping at straws.

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I am sorry for this dilemma. But not sure I understand your specific question. What do you mean
I was told I may be entitled to something.

Entitled to what?

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