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  1. I've had such great help from so many of you. My husband finally got his 100% P&T for his heart. However, he didn't get it for long because he passed away. Cause of death Congestive heart failure So from what I have read, I should get DIC. I have the app completed, but do not as yet, have his death certificate so when I get it I will apply. I'm just wondering how long it takes to get approved (or denied) once you applty? Thanks so much.
  2. Berta

    Survivors- a Must read

    If you are new to hadit and have DIC questions it would help us tremendously if you can answer the following questions right away in your first post. What was the Primary Cause of Death (# 1) as listed on your spouse’s death certificate? What,if anything, was listed as a contributing cause under # 2? Was an autopsy done and if so do you have a complete copy of it? It can be obtained through the Medical Examiner’s office in your locale. What was the deceased veteran service connected for in his/her lifetime? Did they have a claim pending at death and if so what fo
  3. I was recently given 100% P&T and started filling out the Chapter 35 benefits for my wife as she has wished to continue her education, however i noticed that it says "If you are over the age of 18 once you receive either the DEA or FRY SCHOLARSHIP benefits, you will no longer receive payments of Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) or Pension and you may no longer be claimed as a dependent in a Compensation claim. If you are under the age of 18, on your 18th birthday you will lose eligibility for DIC or Pension payments and you will no longer be claimed as a dependent in a Compensat
  4. My husband and I are getting life insurance figured out and things we should have a while ago in case something ever happens to him. We are trying to figure out if I would get DIC if he passed away and how much. He medically retired at 100 percent permanent and total in 2012. We have been married for 11 years and have four school aged kids. Would I get DIC? How long does it take to file the claim and receive it after death? We do have veterans mortgage life insurance in place now. Would I automatically qualify for DIC or is that up to the VA? Thank you!
  5. elin

    Help with DIC claim

    Hello all, I am a widow and I am trying to file a DIC claim, but I need help. My husband died March 21, 2020 from liver failure (primary) and chronic cirrhosis (secondary). There was not an autopsy. He was an OIF veteran, and was rated 100% due to PTSD and major depression on August 12, 2013. His rating was made permanent and total in December 1, 2019, so I know I don't qualify based on the 10 year requirement. However, I believe his death from alcohol is directly related to his PTSD and major depression. I had conversations with him while he was still alive where he admitte
  6. I was helping a widow of an ALS victim get benefits from the VA. She decided to use a VSO also. When she filed a FDC the VA denied her as for some stupid reason the death certificate stated they were separated at the time of his death. I requested that she cite CFR 3.214 in that she was his spouse but they filed a Supplemental claim with a revised death certificate and two buddy letters. The claim finished last week and she received back pay for about a year and begins receiving benefits this month.
  7. Hi, Berta (everyone), I am curious if there’s any instructions on how to go about: DIC is granted & accrued / death pension benefits are denied. My VA rep (Colorado VA office), recently explained to me that my mom was awarded DIC benefits ( I filed on her behalf ), effective the day of his death (my dad died Dec.30, 2017) of... 1-Pneumonia 2-COPD 3-CAD but, we (she) was denied accrued because the Army / VA did not owe him any money, since he never filed for benefits while alive. While that part is true, he never filed because he was told he did not have agent ora
  8. I'm just wondering who decides on the amount of DIC? Is it the Sec. of VA or some governing body? Been doing a lot of thinking lately. My husband is 100% P&T. If he should die and it is due to his disability or he makes it to the 10 year mark, I will get approx. $1257. It will be impossible for me to make it on that amount which scares me to death. His disability goes back to 2011 officially but I am sure it was long before that. Because of that fact, it was difficult to impossible for me to pursue my own career. I was always watching him and sometimes even working for the same com
  9. Welcome Home Brothers and Sisters. I am a 63 yo 100% disabled vet living in Hungary , I didnt know where to post this question, hope someone can help me. I have been married to my wife who is a Hungarian National for four years now, and have been living here in Hungary for four years also. We have not gone back to the States yet because she takes care of her 94 yo Grandmother. My question is this, if something happened that I died over here, would she get her DIC here in Hungary or would they not award her that, I dont think she can get my SS but not sure. I cant afford to wait on
  10. Berta told me about Footnote One Nehmer yesterday and I had not heard about that although I do know about Nehmer. And yes my husband was rated for Ischemic heart disease before it was added to the presumptive list. And his death certificate signed by his GP at VA saying long term heart disease. It was rated as secondary to diabetes (which was rated 20% initially) and was already a presumptive condition. He had applied for both at that time - about 2003 or 2004. He was rated 30% initially for his heart even though he had had a quadruple bypass (Dec 2000) with neurological complications, exte
  11. I have an 82 year old aunt, whose husband died mysteriously after a battle with cancer and a seven year hiccup. He died from prostate cancer. The thing was, he was a veteran of the Korean War (Conflict) and was honorably discharged. However, that he died about 30 years ago. She asked if I could help her to file a claim with the VA for any benefits that she may have been entitled to as the surviving spouse of a war veteran. She is convinced that his cancer may have come from his tour in the service, especially since he died relatively young. I would appreciate any feedback on this issue regardi
  12. Dear Veterans and family members, My name is Susie.. I am a new member here on Had It... Thank you for reading my post. I am looking for anyone who may recall my Daddy , John E. Odom, who served in SEA, Takhli Thailand. He was stationed there from Feb 67-Feb 68. Trying to help my Mama with a DIC claim that was denied. I have found one person who can recall him.. and for that I am so very grateful. However, looking for others who may also remember Daddy. Daddy's job duties were carried out near the flight line. He worked in FMS and A&E. I have heard that those th
  13. Is a DIC claim under the veteran or spouse's SSN? The reason I ask is that I have filed both spouse substitution paperwork for an open claim for the veteran and also DIC paperwork for my mother-in-law and have gotten a standard "we have received your application for benefits" form letter and I'm trying to figure out if they are saying they have the substitution request or the DIC paperwork. Thanks, TS Snave
  14. I hope starting a new topic is the correct thing to do. I won very old SC DIC claim (I reopened in 2007), won in 2009, retro only to 2007. I am working on getting EED (back to date of death, 1990). I have a current Decision (denial) dated April 2012, and now must file BVA APPEAL (I-9). I am working with Bash, he and I noticed the current VARO Decision lists part of the EVIDENCE is: ""Copy of Board of Veterans Appeals Decision (BVA) pertaining to earlier effective date for ionizing radiation exposure disability (No relationship to this claim as this is not ionizing radiation claim
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