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VA Benefits Eligibility Update 06 ► A Few You May Have Overlooked
- Any veteran who is service-connected for a disability for which he or she uses prosthetic or orthopedic appliances may receive an annual clothing allowance.
- VA provides pensions to low-income surviving spouses and unmarried children of deceased veterans with wartime service.
- A surviving spouse age 57 and older who remarries after December 15, 2003, is entitled to continue to receive benefits.
- Passports are available to family members free of charge for the purpose of visiting their loved one’s grave or memorialization site at the American military cemeteries on foreign soil.
- A rating percentage is considered “protected” once it is in place for 20 years. There would be no danger of a decreased disability rating after the 20 year mark.
- A new imaging study has found that Gulf War veterans have what appear to be unique structural changes in the wiring of their brains.
- Disabled Veterans may be eligible to claim a federal tax refund based on: an increase in the Veteran’s percentage of disability from the Veteran’s Administration (which may include a retroactive determination) or the combat-disabled Veteran applying for, and being granted, Combat-Related Special Compensation, after an award for Concurrent Retirement and Disability.
- Veterans who are 100% service-connected IU may be eligible for an additional monthly entitlement of $62.50/mo for catastrophic injury.
[Source: U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs | December 31, 2017 ++]