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Q28: I have a 91 year-old friend who is the widow of Navy veteran who served for over 25 years. How can she get information about possible benefits for her?
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A1: She is eligible for benefits if her husband had service-connected conditions that caused his death. If he was not in receipt of VA disability, then she may not be eligible for benefits. Her right to file a claim on his behalf died with him, however. (AP) 2/25/18
A2: Contact a service officer from any of the service organizations, I.e., American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disable American Vets, Vietnam Veterans of America, etc. (DS) 3/3/18
A3: Not true if she can prove that he died of service-connected cause he did not have to have filed a claim also there is a pension with aid and attendance she can get if she is poor. (PM) 3/3/18