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Benefits For My Brother Deceased

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My brother served in the US ARMY from 1958-1962 and was honorably discharged serving his full enlistment. He served

overseas in GERMANY from fall 1961- spring 1962. He died today in DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS at 72 years old.

Does anyone know what kind of death and burial benefits his family are entitled to ? Any information would be most

help full .

gusord

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Full burial benefits including headstone marker with service dates. Contact your local reserve unit and they will guide you through the process. Wish you and your family wellness during this period of sadness

Semper Fi

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If he had a spouse she could possibly be eligible for DIC.

We have the full gamit of DIC info and the criteria for DIC benefits in our DIC forum here.

I am so sorry to learn of this loss.

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In addition to the link I posted above, this is the basic criteria from the VA web site.

http://benefits.va.gov/compensation/types-dependency_and_indemnity.asp

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