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    • Hi all.  My name is Megan.  My husband was medically retired from the Navy and rated  100% service connected with the VA.  He passed at 36 years old few weeks back due to his illness he was service connected for.  He was also on ssdi when he passed and our kids and I were receiving dependant benefits.  I was also in the caregiver program with the VA as he was housebound due to seizures after his brain injury.  My main question is will our ssdi survivor benefits affect the total amount that is payed by the DIC?  I have many other questions but am still I'm the very early stages of dealing with his passing amd would greatly appreciate any tips or nudges in the right direction of making sure I understand all benefits available to myself and our 2 children.  Thank you in advance.
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Va Form 21-4192

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I was layed off because of a reduction in force from a large school district,I always

had excellent evaluations and was senior to the other employees who were not let go.

I am rated 70% ,30% ptsd ,20,20,10,10,10,10," the other % is DM11,combat wounds"

I just put in a claim for IHD secondary to agent orange, The DAV service officer told me to also put a claim in for Iu. I would like to know how va form 21-4192 works ,does the va send form to employer or send it to me to bring to employer.The reason i ask is being i worked for a large school district the form would go to HR department and they would not know me personally, I think it would be better if i brought form to my supervisor where i use to work and let my former supervisor fill out form and attach a letter with her observations of my disabilities.Should i download form 21-4192 and take

of it myself and send it in to va.

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Yes, you can certainly do that.

Doing so will cut down on the time spent waiting, also.

Now, whether the VA will NOTICE that you have done this.....................?

They may, just out of habit, or due to policys and procedures, send another of these forms out to your former employer.

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I was layed off because of a reduction in force from a large school district,I always

had excellent evaluations and was senior to the other employees who were not let go.

I am rated 70% ,30% ptsd ,20,20,10,10,10,10," the other % is DM11,combat wounds"

I just put in a claim for IHD secondary to agent orange, The DAV service officer told me to also put a claim in for Iu. I would like to know how va form 21-4192 works ,does the va send form to employer or send it to me to bring to employer.The reason i ask is being i worked for a large school district the form would go to HR department and they would not know me personally, I think it would be better if i brought form to my supervisor where i use to work and let my former supervisor fill out form and attach a letter with her observations of my disabilities.Should i download form 21-4192 and take

of it myself and send it in to va.

In the meantime, you might just want to consult an attorney (look up one that concentrates their practice in "labor law").

Seems to me like there just be some prejudicial illegal actions going on here.

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Just remember for IU the reason you are not working has to be solely due to your SC conditions and not RIF due to the employer's problems. This is why you need a doctor to say you are IU because of SC conditions. Your employer is probably not going to admit they got rid of you because of your disabilites, but this is exactly what you need. Were you retired or just fired? As Larry says if you were fired due to discrimination I would run it by a lawyer to see if the school followed the rules on RIF'es. They usually go by senority and vets usually have some protection. If they went around a bunch of people to get at you then you may have a case.

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Just remember for IU the reason you are not working has to be solely due to your SC conditions and not RIF due to the employer's problems. This is why you need a doctor to say you are IU because of SC conditions. Your employer is probably not going to admit they got rid of you because of your disabilites, but this is exactly what you need. Were you retired or just fired? As Larry says if you were fired due to discrimination I would run it by a lawyer to see if the school followed the rules on RIF'es. They usually go by senority and vets usually have some protection. If they went around a bunch of people to get at you then you may have a case.

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Just remember for IU the reason you are not working has to be solely due to your SC conditions and not RIF due to the employer's problems. This is why you need a doctor to say you are IU because of SC conditions. Your employer is probably not going to admit they got rid of you because of your disabilites, but this is exactly what you need. Were you retired or just fired? As Larry says if you were fired due to discrimination I would run it by a lawyer to see if the school followed the rules on RIF'es. They usually go by senority and vets usually have some protection. If they went around a bunch of people to get at you then you may have a case.

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