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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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I am writing this with a very heavy heart... On June 21 I came home and found my wife dead on the floor... She had a lot of health problems over the past 3 years, but it was still a severe shock to me....38 years is a long time to be with someone. I truly know she was one of Gods Angles sent to me in 1969. I am rated 90% with IU. Permanent and Total with no future exams. The Champs insurance, and Meds by Mail was a true financial blessing over the past 3 years<> My question is:: Is there any type of burial benefits for a deceased spouse? It has taken about all my funds to bury her. Any information would be deeply appreciated.....I though 1968 Tet was rough. I survived by the grace of God, but this last mile i have travled in the past 3 weeks has been a long one..... May God bless and keep all of you.... Thanks for the valuable information I have read on Hadit over the last few years......

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Oldsol423, I too am saddened and offer my sincerest condolences upon the loss of your life long partner. I too have been blessed with a wonderful wife of 43 yeats and I would like to help you by offering a monetery gift to you. Pehaps all on hadit could pass the hat for his gentleman and fellow Veteran in his time of need....How bout it gys.Oldsol423 reply to me at rthomass@insightbb.com; need you name and address; I will be glad to send you a gift of $100.00 . It is the least I can do for a fellow

veteran in need. I sincerely hope that this gift does not offend you for it is offered to a Veteran that has served his country.

Your Fellow Veteran

Randall

Randall,

I have taken the liberty of sending you an email at your address.

I would be most happy to match your contribution.

Perhaps, on the site, we can help this fellow veteran.

always,

Betty

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38 years is a long time. Many people are not as fortunate to have had a long lasting relationship. Blessings to you and family. An angel will watch over you to help you through your tough times. SS will give you a small amount of $255. with a copy of the death certificate but I am sure others on the site will help you with further information.

AGAIN SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.

I am writing this with a very heavy heart... On June 21 I came home and found my wife dead on the floor... She had a lot of health problems over the past 3 years, but it was still a severe shock to me....38 years is a long time to be with someone. I truly know she was one of Gods Angles sent to me in 1969. I am rated 90% with IU. Permanent and Total with no future exams. The Champs insurance, and Meds by Mail was a true financial blessing over the past 3 years<> My question is:: Is there any type of burial benefits for a deceased spouse? It has taken about all my funds to bury her. Any information would be deeply appreciated.....I though 1968 Tet was rough. I survived by the grace of God, but this last mile i have travled in the past 3 weeks has been a long one..... May God bless and keep all of you.... Thanks for the valuable information I have read on Hadit over the last few years......

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May she rest in peace. Take care Oldsol!

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Thanks for the information of VA Benefits for a deceased spouse... As for my financial situation:::: I (am not) in dire need of any financial help, but please accect my heart felt appreciation for the offers .

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oldsol423,

The offer is still good if you change your mind. Just send me a personal message.

Always,

Betty

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