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Best Way To Add Dependent?


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My husband's claim was officially awarded at 90% but it's clear from the monthly amount listed that I have not been included as a dependent. What is the quickest way to be added? Better to do online or have DAV do it?

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I am rated at 40% SC and got married back in August, 2014. Immediately following the marriage I filled for dependent benefit. I thought at the time that it would automatically be attach to my current appeal. I filed the proper form with my DAV rep and waited until December of 2014 still didn't see any movement on the spousal claim. Just before December, I got a letter from VARO requesting I clarify about my adult children. I took the letter down to my DAV rep office, she immediately got online directly and answered their request right there and then. I began receiving my first spousal support money in January, 2015. Meanwhile, I am still waiting for answer to my appeal. I suggest applying for your spousal benefit with your DAV rep in person, if possible. Good luck!

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Go to Ebenefits and submit it online. I have seen a lot of folks on here go that route and be complete within a week. Good luck

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Good advice by Navy.

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good advise to file on line, but to firm it up faster is go visit your DAV rep. They have direct access to your VARO which makes it a step faster if you were to do it yourself online. I have had the same result with another issue earlier which my DAV rep took care of expediently, whereas if I had done it myself online, it probably would have taken a bit longer for a response.

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