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whats the VAs business and What isnt?

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if i seperate from my wife for a few months and still give her money........ do i need to tell the va regarding spouce + dependents>?

whats the VAs business and What isnt?

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paul,

This is just my opinion, but I think you would need something on paper for anything to change.  Like a divorce, etc.

The are married couples that live in the same house but seperate rooms, hell there are married couples that live on the same land but in two seperate houses.  But, in both case they are still maried.

So, if it were me, and the wife played ball, as long as there is not a divorce document with the courts, you should be fine.

One exception would be if someone tried to claim one of your children as their dependent, i.e., if you still married wife were to move in with someone and that person wanted to jack with you.

Anyway, I'm not a lawyer, so don't bet the farm on me,

Good Luck,

Hamslice

 

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Agreed.  

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Spousal support (aka alimony) or child support varies state to state for va benefits purposes. If you are not divorced though, it's not really an issue. Only upon divorce does the VA need to know. But, if you get divorced, formally, if you fail to pay child support, a court order could force the VA to pay the ex-spouse vs you.

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