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Question:

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.

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Question:

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.

Jim's Reply:

 

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (or 'Triple A) is not a condition that is presumptive to agent orange exposure. Good luck with your claims.

 

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Question:

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

 

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Mandatory implementation of the Veterans Appeals Improvement Act (AMA) of 2017 occurred on February 19, 2019. Congress recognized the appalling wait times veterans and their eligible family members have been enduring as to appealing VA benefit decisions.
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This is to help you to understand some basics about the bankruptcy laws and rules. This may help you to make a more informed decision about whether filing for bankruptcy makes sense for you.

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