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Old 05-23-2017, 09:54 PM
 
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Our daughter just got divorced. Our ex-son-in-law was in the Army for 17 of their 20 years. And deployed more than half of their marriage. His last tour in Iraq did him, and them, in. He returned with severe PTSD and refused to seek treatment

I know that she is eligible for part of his pension when he turns 59 and she retires. I do not know what our adult grandchildren are entitled to

What happens if he passes away? He is now in very poor health

Just a concerned father and grand father
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Old 05-24-2017, 04:56 AM
 
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Our daughter just got divorced. Our ex-son-in-law was in the Army for 17 of their 20 years. And deployed more than half of their marriage. His last tour in Iraq did him, and them, in. He returned with severe PTSD and refused to seek treatment

I know that she is eligible for part of his pension when he turns 59 and she retires. I do not know what our adult grandchildren are entitled to

What happens if he passes away? He is now in very poor health

Just a concerned father and grand father
Was he reserves or active duty? It makes a significant difference in how it's treated.
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Old 05-24-2017, 05:55 AM
 
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If he is collecting VA disability, which is appears he is not, the wife is not entitled to it in a divorce. If he passes away due to the disability which he has filed for, a wife is entitled to the disability, but if they are divorce, no.

Adult children or grandchildren are not entitled to any pension. Your daughter would have to specify part of his pension in a divorce. She may be entitled to medical benefits.
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:06 AM
 
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Like someone else said, what she receives will depend on if he retired from active duty or the reserves.
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Old 05-24-2017, 11:33 AM
 
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Was he reserves or active duty? It makes a significant difference in how it's treated.
Active for 10 years (of their marriage) then National Guard. Last, and worst) deployment was National Guard
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Old 05-24-2017, 11:35 AM
 
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If he is collecting VA disability, which is appears he is not, the wife is not entitled to it in a divorce. If he passes away due to the disability which he has filed for, a wife is entitled to the disability, but if they are divorce, no.

Adult children or grandchildren are not entitled to any pension. Your daughter would have to specify part of his pension in a divorce. She may be entitled to medical benefits.
He is collecting 100% disability now. He only went for therapy when told he has to to get his disability. He stopped going

Thanks for the explanation
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Old 05-24-2017, 11:36 AM
 
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Like someone else said, what she receives will depend on if he retired from active duty or the reserves.
He retired from the National Guard (full time)
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:21 PM
 
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How Divorce, Alimony, and Child Support Affect Veterans' VA Benefits | Nolo.com
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:33 PM
 
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I know that she is eligible for part of his pension when he turns 59 and she retires. I do not know what our adult grandchildren are entitled to
I'm confused. If he was *full time* National Guard and retired, he should have a pension-now.

Why do you think she gets part of it, but has to wait until he's 59? Was that age, and getting part of it, in the terms of the divorce settlement? Although getting part of a pension is common, it is not automatic-it has to be in the settlement.

https://www.dfas.mil/garnishment/usfspa/faqs.html
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Old 05-26-2017, 11:48 AM
 
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Thank you for the info
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