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My deceased husband is a retired Vet and I am looking at the…

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My deceased husband is a retired Vet and I am looking at the Hartwood Act in regards ***** ***** of my grandson's using it. None of our children did

Lawyer's Assistant: Are you overseas or stateside?

Stateside. He passed away in 2004

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

Not sure who we should talk to. He was discharged in 1962

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

As I said, I just need who we need to talk to or my son to talk to and what paperwork he would need. I have all my husbands papers still

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Military Lawyer: P. Simmons, Military Lawyer replied 15 days ago

I am sorry for this dilemma. But not sure I understand your specific question. Do you have a question regarding this?

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Military Lawyer: P. Simmons, Military Lawyer replied 15 days ago

What do you mean "Hartwood act"?

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Customer reply replied 15 days ago
I am sorry. Hazelwood Act.
Customer reply replied 15 days ago
I cannot afford to add more fees. Who do I or my son need to talk to about my grandson using this benefit from their grandfather's service. None of the family has used it yet
Customer reply replied 15 days ago
I do not wish to switch to a live call. Are you able to give me an answer or where else do I look?
Military Lawyer: P. Simmons, Military Lawyer replied 15 days ago

You can ignore the phone call request...that is sent automatically.

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Military Lawyer: P. Simmons, Military Lawyer replied 15 days ago

Please give me a few mins to respond to you question.

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Customer reply replied 15 days ago
ok
Military Lawyer: P. Simmons, Military Lawyer replied 15 days ago

I am sorry to be the one to bear bad news. Under TX law, Grandchildren are not eligible for the Hazelwood Act unless they have been legally adopted by the grandparent/veteran and court documents can be produced in evidence of this. What you are describing, if you never adopted the grandchild as you child? It is not possible to obtain benefits under this law

This is the part of my job I don't like...when the law is not in favor of my customer. I wish I could tell you that you can get these benefits, but I can only provide you information based on the law so that you can act on the best available information to you...I wish I had better news, but can only hope you recognize and understand my predicament and don't shoot the messenger. I'm sorry!

Please let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.

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Customer reply replied 15 days ago
Ok, thank you. That is kind of what I thought when I was told to check on it. No, I didn't adopt my grandson but we were told to check this out. I didn't know about our children being able to get this grant but too late now. They are both well educated. Thank you for your time.
Military Lawyer: P. Simmons, Military Lawyer replied 15 days ago

Welcome. Thank you for taking the time to accept the answer, I truly appreciate that
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Military Lawyer: P. Simmons, Military Lawyer replied 15 days ago

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Thanks for your understanding
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