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EODCMC posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research ForumI have a question that I have been unable to definitively find an answer here and elsewhere. I have an FDC for a couple of afflictions. If, for some unforeseen reason I die of an unrelated issue, will my wife receive the compensation and for how long? Would the answer change if my death were related to my afflictions? I understand that this question assumes I will be awarded disability compensation. iI apologize if this has been answered before, perhaps many times. I'm still working on my "find" skills here on Hadit. No hurry, I have the rest of my life.
Hello, I'll go through this in chronological order: On my initial determination letter for 100% rating (May 10, 2011) it says "An examination will be scheduled at a future date to evaluate the severity of your service connected "PTSD". Further in the letter it states, "The examiner indicated that you would benefit from counseling and other mental health service, therefore, there is evidence indicating a possibility for improvement" The assigned evaluation is not considered permanent and is subject to a future review examination". So, I submitted another application for increased determination, for P&T (August 31, 2013), and received a determination letter (October 29, 2013), stating: 1. "Evaluation of PTSD which is currently 100 percent disabling, is continued". 2. "Eligibility to Dependents' Educational Assistance is not established". (Indicating that it's not P&T I'm thinking). So, I called the VA phone number and asked for a letter so I could receive base access and MWR privileges. I received the following letter: "We are giving you this certificate so you may receive commissary store and exchange privileges from the Armed Forces". "This is to certify that xxxxxx is an honorably discharged Veteran of the Army and receives benefits at the 100% rate". I was able to obtain a Base ID Card (DD Form 2765) using this certificate, which I thought required P&T Status to obtain. Sp now, I've gone onto the MilConnect (www.dmdc.osd.mil) website and when clicking the 'my profile' tab I see the following information: Persona Type: Disabled Veteran Disability Extent: Permanent and Total Disability Begin Date: 08-21-2013 I am trying to figure out where exactly I stand. Am I P&T? Am I not? Is my spouse eligible for CHAMPVA? Any assistance is deciphering all this will be appreciated. - DESERT