The VA routinely tells survivors that they are not entitled to benefits….particularly in accrued benefits claims.
The VA has been doing it so long that the myths and lies they tell are woven into the lore of VA Benefits claims.
Here’s one myth I want to tear to pieces: The Veterans claim or appeal does NOT die with the Veteran
Surviving Spouses are missing out on a lot of VA Survivor Benefits – I will give some common scenarios that show how the surviving spouses of Vietnam era Veterans are STILL getting a bum deal from the VA.
Just because a surviving spouse chooses not to use “substitution” rules doesn’t mean he or she still can’t claim Accrued Benefits.
When I talk to the Surviving Spouse’s of Veterans about VA Accrued Benefits Claim, I am shocked to know how many are not aware of this VA benefit.
The VA – and a lot of VSOs – like to pretend that there are no VA Benefits for Survivors of Thailand Veterans during the Vietnam era. They are flat wrong.