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Dependant Disability Pay And Retroactive Pay?

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Within the last year my disability rating was increased to 40%. Of course this amount allows dependents to be considered in the payment amount. After getting notice of the rate increase, I applied to be compensated for the new monthly amount with dependents. Its been about nine months and I haven't heard anything. I was married and had my family while I was on active duty. My main question is .... if the decision is made for recognize my dependents, will I receive any back pay for the dependents? Thank you very much for your help!

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You will definitely get it retro...eventually.

For Both my kids I submitted their dependent claims on ebenefits the day after they were born. It took 8-12 months to get it finalized....

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I went online and added depedant (spouse). A week later I got a form in the mail from the VA with the increase in pay. I have not received backpay yet but I was surprise how fast I got the letter.

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I have been trying to the right answer for my dependent retro payment. I submitted mine on 26 Sept 2011 two weeks after i got my pension,i got approved last Feb. I was told that I submitted my claim a year after I got my pension that I applied in Jan 14. I told them to look at my history and they will see when I first applied. I called for the last  year and a hlf and got different stories. Finally I got some to see the pic, they told me that I send the paperwork this past Jan and I ex[lained to them I sent it with the original paperwork, not my fault when they found. I told them that I recieved the letter on how much they held from the beginning when I got approved, they said I did not appeal, I said why would I appeal what you owe me, so they go by the start date or when they recieved the paperwork, ie birth and marriage certificate. 

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I received my letter from the VA confirming that my wife has been added to my claim. I received it Friday 10/14/2016. How soon will I see the retroactive pay hit my account?

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Not much longer If they have processed it.

I have seen it processed and paid within 7 days.

 

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