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Hello Jim, A veteran asked if someone could collect Compensation and Disability. I became confused by your answer because I thought under certain circumstances, a Veteran could be entitled to both benefits under CRDP, You stated, "Pension is a means limited benefit. In other words, any income you have counts against any potential pension award. Your 100% rating would be too much money and would preclude the pension benefit." Would you please elaborate on where I'm missing the connection. I enjoy reading the Veteran's questions and your response.
Had surgery for a “triple A” am a Vietnam man vet. Is this agent orange related? Also have bilateral peripheral neuropathy which I have a claim for and fighting for comp and pen.
An abdominal aortic aneurysm (or 'Triple A) is not a condition that is presumptive to agent orange exposure. Good luck with your claims.
I've had my aortic heart valve replaced twice over a six-year period. Does that qualify me for agent orange? I also have a pacemaker in. I was on the USS Midway CV a 41 and I did a second tour on the USS Chara AE 31 1965-1967.
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A VA Survivors Pension offers monthly payments to qualified surviving spouses and unmarried dependent children of wartime Veterans.
Step 1: Check if the Veteran’s service allows you to be eligible.
Step 2: Check if you currently meet the criteria to be eligible.
Step 3: Apply
1: The Veteran