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The amazing men & women who fight to make sure the United States is safe around the clock have enough to deal with every minute that they’re on active duty. But any parent knows that when you have children, they are and forever will be your biggest priority.
It’s unfortunate, but sometimes those same children become a survivor of someone who was killed, and the Survivor’s Dependency and Indemnity Compensation program can be an incredibly beneficial resource for those in that position.
If you, or someone you know may be eligible for survivor’s benefits, the attorneys at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban are ready to help. We’re experienced with how devastating this situation is, and we treat every survivor’s claim we see with the dignity and respect that it deserves.
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How Can the Children of Deceased Service Members Become Eligible for VA Survivors Benefits?
For a child of a deceased service member to qualify, they must:
• Not be included on the surviving spouse’s DIC benefits.
• Be unmarried and under the age of eighteen (18).
• Be between eighteen (18) and twenty-three (23) and attending school.
How Can Children Obtain a Veteran's Death Pension?
A child may be able to receive a Veteran’s death pension if the deceased Veteran in question was discharged from the service, if it was not dishonorable, and they served ninety (90) days or more of active duty with at least one (1) day during a period of determined wartime.
In addition to that, you must also be either an unmarried child or surviving spouse of the deceased and your countable income must be below a yearly limit set by law.
It is important to note, however, that federal law does require anyone that enlisted after Sept. 7th, 1980, to serve at least two years or twenty-four (24) months/full period for which a person was called to or ordered to be active duty to make sure the maximum benefits based on that period of service are obtained, rectified after the start of the Gulf War in 1991.
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If you, or someone you love, is having a tough time with the Department of Veterans Affairs and claiming the benefits needed to sustain a comfortable quality of life, do not wait another minute – contact us today! We are always available by phone at (866) 866-VETS.
Our firm works on contingency, so there are no fees whatsoever unless we win your claim for benefits.
We are accredited to stand for you anywhere within the United States, so even if you cannot make it to one of our many offices, we can still help you along the way.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does It Cost To Hire You?
It does not cost you anything to hire our Veterans Benefits Law Firm as your attorneys. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe us anything unless we win you an award. Our firm charges 20%, which is deducted by the VA from your lump sum payment for retroactive benefits.
How Long Will It Take To Appeal My Benefits Denial?
While it can take six months or more for a Veteran to receive a decision on his or her initial benefits claim from the Department of Veterans Affairs, appeals could take 2 years of more. The Department of Veterans Affairs lacks the funding to properly staff and process benefits applications. The number of applications from recently returning Veterans must be dealt with while the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to actively work towards providing services to prior generations of Veterans.
How Do I Increase My Disability Rating?
Great question! If the condition that you are actively receiving disability benefits for has now ultimately worsened over time, you can file an increased rating claim. It’s fairly simple, and it involves filing out an online claim form or mailing a letter to your regional office documenting the change in your condition.
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All communication with the Department of Veterans Affairs can be conducted remotely; personal appearances are not required.
Our law firm is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist Veterans anywhere across the United States.
Furthermore, our clients do not need to go to a physical location or visit an office to receive our help. If there are any medical visits that are applicable to your claim, you can be seen at a facility that is close to your home. So, no matter where you are, if you need help, we’re here to fight for you the same way that you bravely fought to protect us.
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