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About Tbird

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    Founder HadIt.com established 1997
  • Birthday 02/19/1957

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    E-6 Petty Officer First Class

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  1. first thing get set up with Veterans Affairs psych appointment so they can diagnose and help you with this.
  2. @Okemos_Veteran74 We have a new feature called clubs all members with ranks of second class and above can create a club about topics that interest them. You can create a club here https://community.hadit.com/clubs/ a club might be just what you are looking for. I don't have much experience using this feature but give it a go and pm with questions and I'll see if I can find the answer.
  3. Supporters so far MrPain7 Buck52 broncovet pwrslm allan1351 Okemos_Veteran74 WomanMarine Vet Dog and wife kanewnut L
  4. You can change the dates and other things try changing the dates and see how we did in since the beginning of the year.
  5. I've heard some veterans say that when they hired an attorney, the attorney was able to pursue the case without the medical records or can sometimes find the records. I haven't had any personal experience with this so I am not sure if this would help, but it couldn't hurt.
  6. Besides a one time gift to support the site, you can subscribe for an ad free forum subscription here https://community.hadit.com/subscriptions/ The site runs on subscriptions, ads, one time gifts and my pocket. Thank you for your consideration.
  7. @paulcolrain I haven't seen anything that states it must be permanent but others can jump in if they know different. Based on what I read on the VA site it doesn't state that unless I missed it.
  8. yeah, that is why an autopsy is key to connecting the veterans death to their service connected disability. Here's the info from VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Source: https://benefits.va.gov/COMPENSATION/types-dependency_and_indemnity.asp Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military Servicemembers who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease. Eligibility (Surviving Spouse) To qualify for DIC, a surviving spouse must meet the requirements below. The surviving spouse was: Married to a Servicemember who died on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training, OR Validly married the Veteran before January 1, 1957, OR Married the Veteran within 15 years of discharge from the period of military service in which the disease or injury that caused the Veteran's death began or was aggravated, OR Was married to the Veteran for at least one year, OR Had a child with the Veteran, AND Cohabited with the Veteran continuously until the Veteran's death or, if separated, was not at fault for the separation, AND Is not currently remarried Note: A surviving spouse who remarries on or after December 16, 2003, and on or after attaining age 57, is entitled to continue to receive DIC. Eligibility (Surviving Child) Not included on the surviving spouse's DIC, AND Unmarried, AND Under age 18, or between the ages of 18 and 23 and attending school. Note: A child adopted out of the Veteran’s family may be eligible for DIC if all other eligibility criteria are met. Evidence Required Listed below are the evidence requirements for this benefit: The Servicemember died while on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training, OR The Veteran died from an injury or disease deemed to be related to military service, OR The Veteran died from a non service-related injury or disease, but was receiving, OR was entitled to receive, VA Compensation for service-connected disability that was rated as totally disabling For at least 10 years immediately before death, OR Since the Veteran's release from active duty and for at least five years immediately preceding death, OR For at least one year before death if the Veteran was a former prisoner of war who died after September 30, 1999 How to Apply Complete VA Form 21P-534ez, "Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and/or Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child and mail to the Pension Management Center that serves your state, OR Work with an accredited representative or agent OR Go to a VA regional office and have a VA employee assist you. You can find your regional office on our Facility Locator page OR If the death was in service, your Military Casualty Assistance Officer will assist you in completing VA Form 21P-534a, " Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and/or Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child" and mail to the Philadelphia Regional Office For more information on how to apply and for tips on making sure your claim is ready to be processed by VA, visit our How to Apply page.
  9. Any one interested you can give at this link https://community.hadit.com/clients/donations/1-help-fund-the-site-give-1-or-more-it-all-helps/
  10. I agree Chris Attig and Ben Krause put out some great information on their sites.
  11. agree and I would add care coordinator for veterans with multiple issues, like cancer, ptsd, lymphedema etc. one person to coordinate the care that could work with you to get all your appointments, lab tests and such that would be great.
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