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04-17-12, 03:20 PM #16
04-17-12, 11:11 PM #17
i have a question my father in law is passing as i speak here is his info.he was stationed at MCAS Cherry Point NC organization: VMT-1, 2dMAW, FMF, MCAS. Served USMC 31 July 46 til 22nd Jan 48? Honorable Discharge. Authorized 2 recieve WWII Victory Medal. The question is, is he eligible for burial benefits even though he did not serve any combat dutys and his wishes are to be cremated. I've had people at VA so No and yes I cant get a clear answer. thank you for your response
04-18-12, 04:07 AM #18
If your father is receiving VA compensation or a VA pension at the time of his death then his estate will be eligible for Burial Benefits.
04-20-12, 01:32 PM #19
Just recieved a letter saying that 50% was awarded to me
Was interesting that the combined rating is 60%, so I lost 10% from my knees (was getting 20%).
But I am satisfied with the results given to me. I just had a newborn child on April 17th and my wife had a C-Section with no insurance but this is an answered prayer to paying that doctor bill.
Just need to wait get my new child's SSN so I can file for my kids and wife to be added on.
04-21-12, 11:49 AM #20
I'm assuming this was wholly or in part due to your apnea being service related?
What was the link between your time in service and the apnea?
04-21-12, 12:04 PM #21
As for the sleep apnea, have you gotten the ball rolling yet? When sleep apnea progressive and gets bad enough, it'll take all the life out of you, day after day after day.
It can make you feel so drained of all your life, and if you go take an hour nap you'll wake up feeling even worse, almost to the point of not being able to function.
I digress...just wanted to make sure you're going down this road of getting it taken care of. S/F
04-23-12, 06:05 AM #22
I think because it started while I was in the service, and since they can't prove it wasn't caused by my service, that they gave it to me.
04-23-12, 08:48 AM #23
I wonder if i could get this somehow to be service related? I mean my last two years I lived inside a shoot house full of chemicals from bangs and weapon firing.
Probably not.... and what a hassle it would be at this point. My mistake for never going to medical and getting nothing documented.
04-23-12, 11:09 AM #24
But my VA rep said that while it is difficult to prove this is not the court of law, just that there has to be a possibility that the service could be related.
04-23-12, 11:24 AM #25
I remember in my last unit we had this guy, Dills, who missed formations like a big dog. We thought it was because he was dealing with "symptoms" from the night before. Little did we, or he realize that he had sleep apnea. But when he got out of the Corps and started testing for the Army to go SF -- they shut him down.
04-23-12, 02:49 PM #26
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