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What can I do to increase my father's VA benefits?

We have just received a statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs telling us of his total VA Benefits per month; $12.33. The question is: What can we do to increase his VA benefits? Can we remove his wife's Social Security benefits from the VA benefits calculations to improve his VA benefits? What are other deductions from their annual income that should apply?
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