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You get paid for being the parent of a child. I believe this does not include a child given up for adoption. Children can live in either parents' custody but you still get paid. You can apply that payment towards any support you may be paying. You can also get paid for step-children living w/you.

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I recently went from 30 - 70 and my award letter states that I will be paid $1,366 as a veteran with 1 dependent. I was first SC'd in '10 at 30% and have never been paid for a dependent. My child was born in '07...

Historical claims on eBenefits show:

Date of Claim Type Date Closed

04/07/2010 Compensation 03/08/2011

03/07/2011 Dependency 05/20/2011

06/04/2013 Compensation 10/30/2013 (pretty quick eh?)

So am I owed back pay and if so from when? The date of original comp claim or the date of depend claim? If you look they overlap by 1 day.

If I am owed back pay, how do I go about getting it?

Thanks

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send a "request for an audit" on your account. Send this to your varo and explain your concerns with the dependency benefit.

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VA FM 21-4138, request an audit of your account stating the reasons that you believe your dependency award has been inaccurate.

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