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Old 03-01-2013, 02:42 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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I am now divorced. I was told just after the divorce was final that my ex began receiving VA disability benefits. We have two children and they live with me.

Are the kids supposed to get any benefits through the VA as being dependents of his? The ex tells me no but I would think they would since they would under social security. I am sure someone on this site has knowledge in this area. Thanks.

since he is on VA disability, you go to the VA service officer and the disability will cover part or all of the child support. my children would be getting money from my disability if I was not paying it out of my pocket.

best place to start is the county VA service officer.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:38 AM
 
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since he is on VA disability, you go to the VA service officer and the disability will cover part or all of the child support. my children would be getting money from my disability if I was not paying it out of my pocket.

best place to start is the county VA service officer.
Hold on, did they tell you this or through research you found this?

I pay child support and it comes out of my retirement check, however, I am at 30% disability, if I read you correctly, the VA will pay some of my child support?
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Fayetteville, NC
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I'm rated 60% and get a monthly check. It is paid at a higher rate because I have children under 18. If you get a check then you should be paid at the higher rate. I would suspect a court could order the higher rate to be given to the children.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:14 PM
 
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I had the same question as well. The snide remarks and the indication of thinking she is being greedy for asking is unnecessary.
I thought that my ex was being untruthful about the kids receiving benefits, because it only makes sense that they would receive benefits as well too. If he is receiving extra money of $75 or more per child, for having kids, that "extra" should go to the kids, and not to him, especially if they are not residing with him. However, that may only apply if he is married.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:31 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Veterans with disability ratings of at least 30 percent are eligible for additional allowances for dependents, including spouses, minor children, children between the ages of 18 and 23 who are attending school, children who are permanently incapable of self-support because of a disability arising before age 18, and dependent parents. The additional amount depends on the disability rating and the number of dependents.
That is from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs web page " Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors, Chapter 2 Service-connected Disabilities located at Chapter 2 Service-connected Disabilities - Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:38 AM
 
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My ex husband recently retired from Army Reserve. He is telling me he doesn't know if our kids will still have their ID cards. He is saying he is no longer affiliated with the military. I don't understand because he put in over 25 years. I honestly feel he is hiding something. Our kids are 16 and 11. Are they entitled to anything. My ex doesn't pay child support. Our kids get SSDI.
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:52 PM
 
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if your kids are under 18 or in college then you can apply for an apportionment and they will receive their portion of his disability. He is/should/can get extra money if they kids are on his award. So you really won't be taking money from him.
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:36 AM
 
Location: NOVA
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if your kids are under 18 or in college then you can apply for an apportionment and they will receive their portion of his disability. He is/should/can get extra money if they kids are on his award. So you really won't be taking money from him.
By now the kids are out of college. This post started in 2010.
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Old 10-03-2015, 08:31 AM
 
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I have the same problem my ex is receiving 80% disability and has claimed our daughter as a dependent receiving extra money for her she does not reside with him at all I don't see how this is considered to be fair for him to receive money for a child that doesn't live with him he's also doing this for his other child who has never lived with him
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Old 10-07-2015, 03:20 PM
 
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I have the same problem my ex is receiving 80% disability and has claimed our daughter as a dependent receiving extra money for her she does not reside with him at all I don't see how this is considered to be fair for him to receive money for a child that doesn't live with him he's also doing this for his other child who has never lived with him
Doesn't matter where the kids live, they are his children, and it's his award. You can always sign up to serve if you want to qualify for service connected disability.
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