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Hey TBird! And, to those who are still here from back when I was a FREQUENT "user" :lol:!!! Some of you may recall that I (Cynth) went from zero percent to 100% by coming here to Hadit and doing my own claim because my chosen VSO was of no help to me. At any rate, I have always continued to visit, as well as direct others to this location. And, TBird and I are friends on FB. So, I am glad to see many of you still posting.

However, sadly, I am returning on behalf of my aunt. My uncle just passed away during the Christmas holiday. He was a retired - served 23 years - VN AF vet. I had already begun getting them to organize his "after death file" based on what I was gleaning from here. I learned a lot about DIC from Berta over the past couple of years and was able to pass that info on to them and his primary care physician. I helped him make sure administrative things were in order before his passing, as well. NO...we did not know he was doing poorly and was going to be passing anytime soon!

My cousin is still active duty E-8 and she helped complete the VA 21-534 and EZ534 forms. Now, we are waiting for the waiting process to begin. My uncle did have SBP in place and I took her to SSA and all is squared away there. So, I think she will be okay for a little while - financially...that is. At any rate, I might have some questions and hope you all can keep me pointed in the right direction. Thanks again for your continued service for and on behalf of veterans and their families.

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Welcome back and sorry to hear of the sad news. Good luck

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