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McCrockett: My VA disability is something called DIC. It is for spouses whose Veteran died from his/her service connected disabilities. My DH was rated 100% Permanent & Total before he died.

DIC is called Dependency & Indemnity Compensation. With few exceptions mine currently is $1340/.00 per month. It increases as does Social Security.

The 100% P & T gives spouses and children wonderful benefits, i.e. ChampVA. ChampVA is my secondary to Medicare, and my drugs are all free from the Meds by Mail program. If I have to but something quickly from a local pharmacy I pay 40% of the total.

I know a lot about the VA as I am a volunteer at the local VA Medical Center in Fayetteville AR. I serve as a concierge at the front desk of the main hospital. I have no way of knowing if we will every be summoned back, we all can only hope.

My condolences on the death of your wife.

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