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
Will you get the right answer to this Veteran’s question: What is the Correct Effective Date when you add dependents to VA disability claims?
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.