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Q39: I have 100% rating. It is my understanding that if I die from a presumptive illness my wife would receive both SBC and DIC. Since my rating the VA has added presumptive disabilities that include me. Do I have to re-open my claim to somehow add qualifying presumptive disability to protect her future income?
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A1: I don't think that is true. I believe she will get the higher of the two. There is really nothing you can do to protect income. Her income is dictated by law. (AP) 3/6/18