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Got (had) a vet with the Combat Action Ribbon who died from Cancer and other maladies. The Vet Rep while the guy was alive put him in for N/SC PENSION??? Now that the vet has died, what option do I have? DIC maybe, the VAMC had treated the vet for the cancer but his claim was never filed. Neither was the PTSD. Pretty much up the creek right? VIETNAM ERA USMC

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The spouse could be eligible for DIC, if the vet died of an AO related cancer or other service connected disability.

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Got (had) a vet with the Combat Action Ribbon who died from Cancer and other maladies. The Vet Rep while the guy was alive put him in for N/SC PENSION??? Now that the vet has died, what option do I have? DIC maybe, the VAMC had treated the vet for the cancer but his claim was never filed. Neither was the PTSD. Pretty much up the creek right? VIETNAM ERA USMC

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Phillip is correct. The widow can file based on a presumptive condition or medical evidence that shows that the condition could have been service connected.

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There are 3 basic ways to attain DIC.

There is considerable info on DIC in our DIC forum here and I have been working on a post to tie that info together a little better.

Do you have copy of the NSC claim that the rep filed for him?

The widow can substitute herself as the claimant and pursue that claim.

If he was incountry Vietnam and the cancer that contributed to his death was a soft tissue sarcoma as found in the AO cancer list-there would be potential for DIC.

The VA hinges on the wording of the Death Certificate. Unless an autopsy was done and revealed medical evidence that the DC does not contain.

Can the widow join us at hadit?

DIC can become a very complex issue.

GRADUATE ! Nov 2nd 2007 American Military University !

When thousands of Americans faced annihilation in the 1800s Chief

Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

Sameo to us -They (VA) have 38 CFR ,38 USC, and M21-1- but so do we.

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