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I am getting a divorce and want to have my wife removed but i guess i have to file something or send in the information does anyone know how long this will take? I called the 1800 number and they just told me it take awhile but could not give me a timeframe.

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Wait until the divorce is final.  Then file the change promptly.  Yes, the VA will mess up and take 18 months or more, and probably send you them money and then expect it back.  They did that to me.  

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I had the same experience as broncovet.  Take his advice.  Set aside the extra money because the VA will certainly come after it later.

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Dam this really sucks because I have met someone new and i'm 100 percent disabled and want them to get the money for school and plan on getting remarried it sounds like this takes awhile.

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Use ebenefits. Mine did not take very long at all. I talked with a number of folks at the 1-800 number and my local reps who said the same thing.

Here's some more advice:
Even though the VA may be paying you for dependency for your soon to be ex-wife, make sure you you have copies of the marriage and divorce papers for every marriage you ever had. It sounds crazy, but I found this out the hard way after remarrying about six years ago. Luckily, I had copies in my vault and was able to provide the missing ones. Yes, the VA does lose/misplace/can't find stuff like this. Last thing you would want to do is get it held up on a documentation issue.

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