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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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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 have 100% p&t, close to 70 years old and have passed the 10 year mark. Could anyone tell me what I need to do now,just in case I pass away before my wife does, to make certain she get's DIC.

She has had numerous strokes and is incapacitated, would not be able to file. Should I have a special folder that instructions for someone on what to do if I die before my wife. If so, what should be placed in the folder. Any help would be appreciated.

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Make a will. Add this to the responsibility of the executor of your estate to file the DIC per your instructions in the folder.

if you have children, appoint one of them to do this as they will have an interest in caring for their mother.

Hope this helps.

J

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I have 100% p&t, close to 70 years old and have passed the 10 year mark. Could anyone tell me what I need to do now,just in case I pass away before my wife does, to make certain she get's DIC.

She has had numerous strokes and is incapacitated, would not be able to file. Should I have a special folder that instructions for someone on what to do if I die before my wife. If so, what should be placed in the folder. Any help would be appreciated.

red,

Google funeral homes and check out their web sites.

They have great list of "things needed and how to prepare for" on line.

carlie

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A littl off topic but you can apply for additional compensation based housebound for your wife. No form necessary, just send in medical evidence. Once she file for DIC she can apply for aide and attendence benefits.

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Red you and your wife are in my daily prayers.

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Thanks to all. Also, a special thanks to you Pete. You are a great guy. She just fell and broke her nose, messed up her beautiful face, no stitches, thank goodness. Her balance is terrible, she has broken her shoulder, her knee, her hand, and the worse, her hip which was replaced and we just found out it is going to have to be replaced again. I wish I could do it for her.

Anyway, I have place instructions for my son upon my death to call the state va and they should be able to walk him thru it. I have also placed in folder along with my will and other papers to make it easy on my family, a va form 21-526 which i think has to be completed. Of course, this form is very difficult, as allva forms seem to be. If anyone can add anything, please do. AND THANKS AGAIN. By the way, I am not planning on going soon, ha, but who knows. I just want to make certain she is taken care of.

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