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ACCREDITED ATTORNEYS ADVOCATING FOR THE CHILDREN OF SERVICE MEN & WOMEN
Your Family is Our Family, Because Our Veterans are Everything to Us!
The amazing men & women who fight to make sure the United States is safe around the clock have enough to deal with every minute that they’re on active duty. But, any parent knows that when you have children, they are and forever will be your biggest priority. It’s unfortunate, but sometimes those same children become a survivor of someone who was killed, and the Survivor’s Dependency and Indemnity Compensation program can be an incredibly beneficial resource for those in that position.
If you, or someone you know may be eligible for survivor’s benefits, the attorneys at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban are ready to help. We’re experienced with how devastating this situation is, and we treat every survivor’s claim we see with the dignity and respect that it deserves.
How Can the Children of Deceased Service Members Become Eligible for VA Survivors Benefits?
For a child of a deceased service member to qualify, they must:
- Not be included on the surviving spouese’s DIC benefits.
- Be unmarried and under the age of eighteen (18).
- Be between eighteen (18) and twenty-three (23), and also attending school.
How Can Children Obtain a Veteran’s Death Pension?
A child may be able to receive a veteran’s death pension if the deceased veteran in question was discharged from the service under other than dishonorable conditions and he or she served ninety (90) days or more of active duty with at least one (1) day during a period of determined wartime.
In addition to that, you must also be either an unmarried child or surviving spouse of the deceased and your countable income must be below a yearly limit set by law.
It is important to note, however, that federal law does require anyone that enlisted after Sept., 7th, 1980 to serve at least two years or twenty-four (24) months/full period for which a person was called to or ordered to be active duty in order to make sure the maximum benefits based on that period of service are obtained, rectified after the start of the Gulf War in 1991.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today if You Think You Qualify for Survivor’s Benefits!
If you, or someone you love, has lost a loved one due to a death while serving our country, don’t wait another minute – contact Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban today, or simply call us now at (866) 866-VETS. We’re always available to talk to you, and there are no hidden fees to speak to us about your claim(s). Our firm works on contingency, so there are no fees whatsoever unless we win your claim for benefits. We’re accredited to represent you anywhere within the United States, so even if you can’t make it to one of our offices, we can still help you along the way.