Although Veteran’s Widow cannot receive A & A, she can file for the additional DIC benefit of $286.00 per month

A veteran’s widow is currently receiving $1,400 in DIC, VA benefits. The widow now requires A & A. Although she cannot receive A & A,  she can file for the additional DIC benefit of $286.00 per month, making her total $1,686.00 per month.  The forms required are 21-2680 stating her need for protective environment and/or A & A completed by the doctor and the 21-4142.  You will need the 21-22a if an agent is requested. 

Additionally, if she has not filed for CHAMPVA, she should file for these free medical insurance benefits also.  These forms are 10-10d and 10-7959c

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