Jump to content

Sponsored Ads



  • Latest Donations

  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    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 ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

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

    employment 2.jpeg

    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

Sponsored Ads

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
mymissie

Agent Orange

Question

My Brother-in-law was in V.N. two terms of duty)- came back home,married my sister and they had four children.

One son was born with Spinal-biffty.

Vet had massive heart atttack-live for short peroid then died.

She called S.O. and was told they didn't quilify for V.A. benifits.

She and her son are both on S.S.. disability. ( He is dependent on her and lives with her.(He is House bound)1001 problems)

Do you believe They should apply for V.A.benifits? And would it affect their S.S benifits? (She is 60 years old)

Edited by mymissie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

The SO might have cost her money!

When did this veteran die?

VA does compensate children of incountry Vietnam vets for spinal bifida:

The Veteran served a tour of duty in the Republic of Vietnam

during the Vietnam War. His child, the appellant, seeks to

establish entitlement to benefits under 38 U.S.C.A. § 1805, which

provides a monthly allowance to or for a Vietnam veteran's child

who has been determined to have spina bifida. 38 U.S.C.A. §

1805(a); 38 C.F.R. § 3.814(a). The term "spina bifida," in the

context of this law, is defined as "all forms and manifestations

of spina bifida except spina bifida occulta." 38 U.S.C.A. §

1802. See Jones v. Principi, 16 Vet. App. 219 (2002) (holding

that the plain language of 38 U.S.C.A. § 1802 does not limit the

definition to spina bifida per se but includes other "forms and

manifestations" of spina bifida except for spina bifida occulta)."

Did he die from Ischemic heart disease?

If she receives DIC that does not impact on her SSA. (I assume you mean here SSA disabilty and not SSI)

Did he have any VA claim pending at death?

She needs to apply on a 21-534 form for DIC.

What exactly did the death certificate say as to the casue of death and any contributing factors?

Was the veteran autopsied?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ad

Here is the form she needs for the child with Spinal Bifida:

http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-0304-ARE.pdf

Make sure she fills out the REPS portion of the DIC claim.

I explained this additional benefit here and it is available under a search.

If she attains DIC then maybe she would be eligible for REPS too. hard to say at this point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Ads

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • OK so I had pancreatectomy in 2003 due to an impacted goldstone 2/3 of my  Pancreas was removed I am type one diabetes with very large scars continued diarrhea stomach problems Constant back and shoulder pain I recently received a Nexus letter from my  endocrinologist related to my service in the gulf war.  Any suggestions or advice from anyone
    • I would like to meet other Hadit members who live in Michigan.  We have at least two major VA Hospitals (Battle Creek, Ann Arbor).  Or maybe you go to the the John Dingell in Detroit.  

      I like Ann Arbor.  I like the fact that most of the doctors there are also at the UM Hospital.  I don't like how uickly they seem to turn over though.  
      • 2 replies
    • Really?
      I am confused.  A few days ago I spoke to a person at a VARO who said if I die from something other than service-connected my husband gets zero, zilch, squat.  Hmmmmmm, it seems the rules change willy-nilly...I have been rated 100% P & T for over 10 years, MS is static, and I am 56 years of age.

      Can a fellow Veteran shed a light on this?

      Thank you.
      • 15 replies
    • Fund raising for HadIt.com
      The site is supported through ads and ad free subscriptions, we are also asking for any support you would like to send our way. You can give a $1 or more it all helps. Keep in mind though that it is NOT tax deductible and we are NOT a non profit. As the site grows so do the costs and ads and subscription do not always keep pace with the costs. Any help is appreciated, but not required.
      • 11 replies
    • Carol Ozanecki- Blue Water vet Advocate called me with this news:

      https://www.stripes.com/news/lawmakers-launch-new-effort-to-provide-agent-orange-coverage-for-blue-water-navy-vets-1.525395

      Also there is a article in Pop Culture she sent to me----mentionig Blue Water vets buy I felt it was too political to post here. You can google it if you want to read it.

       

       
      • 10 replies
×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines