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Death While Receiving 100%tdiu (Non-Perm)

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hutchtam

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If someone is 100% TDIU and passes away due to sc disability, will education benefits be made available to all dependents under Age 26? As it stands now, I pay Obama care for my spouse. Will they be eligible for CHAMPVA?

Is suicide excluded? Seems ridiculous to think that these benefits are only available should I kill myself but that looks to be the case.

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hutchtam,

It is so sweet that you are thinking of ways to provide for your family -- but I think you need a better plan.

I don't know if suicide is specifically excluded, but I do know your survivors would have to fight to prove to the VA that it was caused by the service connected illness. That would probably take 5 to 10 years and they might not succeed. I don't think it would be helpful to put them through that. So I think you need to explore other options.

I agree with Leanne, that if you are under this much pressure, you need to reach out for help.

Is the health care and college expenses causing most of the pressure?

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Ten years is the determining factor for DIC. If you are 100 percent and die from any cause after 10 years, your famlly can get DIC.

It wont be good for your family in any case. You are much better off sticking around and giving your family some money to help them with college or whatever, and then you can keep kids from fighting over it when you are here.

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Your family is unlikely to get benefits in the event of your suicide. Remember how hard you had to fight to get your benefits? Well it will be much harder for your family to try to get theirs. Ask Berta, who lost her husband to VA malpractice. It took Berta years and years, and she is still appealing.

Politicians and many VSO's make it sound like you go down, fill out some paperwork and "poof" 120 days later, here come your benefits. Thats a big lie as only about 15% get their benfits on the initial decision. Almost all of us here on hadit, have had to go through one or more appeals. An appeal to the Board of Veterans Appeals takes about 4 to 5 years, and that time goes up all the time. Can your family afford to wait at least 5 years for their benefits? Mine could not. If they can afford to wait 5 years for their benefits, then there is a question whether or not they "need" them, tho compensation benefits are not need based.

A better alternative is to take up "your" agenda. A few examples are taking up helping other Veterans, like Berta does. She believes it to be her calling because of a promise made to her husband before he died. There was a doctor who backed his car over his son and killed him. Instead of suicide for the guilt of accidently killing his toddler, he discovered there is technology available to help prevent backing over children. As a result of his persistence, and lobbying congress, soon every new car sold will come with a backup camera, and this is expected to save most/many of the 200 children each year who are backed over and serious injured or killed.

Perhaps the best idea is to give up your life in service for the Lord. I have never known one person who regretted doing this. But, you can take up "your" agenda, whatever it is. If you love golf, then you can work passionately for golf. Football? Support your favorite team. Veterans issues? Gee we need a more volunteers who answer questions for Vets, now that Carlie isnt around much anymore. Stick around hadit and you will learn and be able to answer other vets questions fairly soon.

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Get some help bud ASAP suicide will only create more problems/burdens for your family.

...................Buck

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