Just confirming the 5 year rule will apply

DIC, Death Pension, Burial Benefits ect...

Just confirming the 5 year rule will apply

Kriegschwein
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Joined: 02 Mar 2015, 16:01

20 Jun 2017, 10:47 #1

I just got rated as 100% P&T Combined Scheduler, backdated to the day of my discharge.

Can someone confirm that I fall under the 5 year rule should something happen to me?

Thanks.
 

  
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Nick
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Joined: 27 Feb 2011, 02:04

20 Jun 2017, 13:23 #2

The Veteran died from a non service-related injury or disease, but was receiving, OR was entitled to receive, VA Compensation for service-connected disability that was rated as totally disabling

-For at least 10 years immediately before death, OR
-Since the Veteran's release from active duty and for at least five years immediately preceding death, OR
-For at least one year before death if the Veteran was a former prisoner of war who died after September 30, 1999


http://benefits.va.gov/compensation/typ ... emnity.asp
Nick
USAF RETIRED
100% P&T
100% CRSC

Complete layman - not a VSO and not a VA employee.
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Irishking
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Joined: 01 Jul 2012, 12:38

05 Sep 2017, 14:31 #3

For many the 10 year rule requirement is very difficult to satisfy and there are times when I am fighting  to run out the clock.  Wish the 10 year rule was cut back to 7 or even 6.
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