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Is This A Safe Assumption?

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Loose Cannon

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Hello All,

As I try to stay busy while my case is scheduled to go to a rater on November 28th (according to "inside info"), some last minute questions are running through my mind. Perhaps someone out there could clarify a few things for me.

First, the VA has never asked me for a copy of my DD-214 or any documents regarding my dependents. I'm assuming that this information is already in their possession or very easy for them to obtain. Is this a SAFE assumption to make? I don't remember sending anything like that back in 2005 when I filed my original claim.

Second, if TDIU is granted how will they determine dependent eligibility? In other words, how will they know that I am married? I never completed any other form EXCEPT the form to request TDIU. I assume they have this info on hand...Is this a safe assumption?

Finally, I am currently receiving 3 separate payments for my military service. Two are listed on my retirement statement as: Gross Pay, VA Waiver. The other is Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) since I was rated at 60% overall SC and 40% was due to combat. If TDIU is granted, I assume the CRSC pay will stop. Is that correct?

I really don't want to "put the cart before the horse" and think that my claim is a sure thing-- I know how the VA works too well to get my hopes up only to have them dashed. But I am trying to plan my future finances down the road and eliminate as much uncertainty as possible. Your comments are appreciated...Thanks in advance.

LC

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There are no safe assumptions but as you are Service Connected at 60% the VA should have your dependents already but you should check everything.

Veterans deserve real choice for their health care.

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These links should help with your CRSC question:

http://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/disability/crsc.html

http://www.military.com/benefits/content/military-pay/special-pay/comparing-crsc-and-crdp.html

Also there has been discussion at hadit on these benefits available via a hadit search under CRDP CRSC.

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These links should help with your CRSC question:

http://www.dfas.mil/...ility/crsc.html

http://www.military....c-and-crdp.html

Also there has been discussion at hadit on these benefits available via a hadit search under CRDP CRSC.

Berta,

Thank you. That clears things up for me...:biggrin: LC

"I ADVISE & ENJOIN THOSE WHO DIRECT THIS WEBSITE IN THE TOMORROWS NEVER TO ADVOCATE ANY CAUSE FOR PERSONAL PROFIT OR PREFERMENT. I WOULD WISH IT ALWAYS TO BE 'THE TOCSIN' & TO DEVOTE ITSELF TO THE POLICIES OF EQUALITY & INJUSTICE TO THE UNDERPRIVILEGED.

IF THIS WEBSITE SHOULD AT ANYTIME BE THE VOICE OF SELF-INTEREST OR BECOME THE SPOKESMAN OF PRIVILEGE OR SELFISHNESS IT WOULD BE UNTRUE TO ITS HISTORY."

God Bless you all and Good Luck.

LOOSE CANNON

For Real Solutions For Positive Change Visit http://www.veteranwarriors1.com/index.html

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