blouda replied to blouda's question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research ForumThanks for your help.
Hello, I am seeking a load of help! I have spent at least 10 hours trying to find the answer to this question. I am the ex-spouse of a veteran. I have one child for him who was born in 1996. We married in 1995, separated in 1998, and divorced in 2009. He was medically discharged soon after I left him in 1998, and we have not seen him since. I live in a different country, and my lawyer (Legal Aid) explained that it would be very hard to get court-ordered child support enforced due to the fact that he lives overseas (USA). I had a light bulb moment late last year, and contacted the VA to find out if he was receiving benefits, and to my surprise they said yes. I have done all the necessary to request an apportionment for my daughter, but what I want to know is, does anyone know of a case that was favourable for the retroactive award of an apportionment of disability benefits for a child (back to the date the veteran became entitled)? Also, is there anything in place for retroactive award for an ex-spouse? Any help would be greatly appreciated.