Can my father lose his VA disability?

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Can my father lose his VA disability?

Postby Maximilianjohn » Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:52 am

He how has a colostomy bag. He no longer has cancer. Aside from the colostomy bag he also has degenerative disc in his back yet I believe the reason he was getting the disability money was because of the cancer.

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Re: Can my father lose his VA disability?

Postby mstults » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:33 am

It's my understanding that VA disability is related to military service disability. If his cancer was service related then I guess he could lose it but I don't think it would be likely.
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Re: Can my father lose his VA disability?

Postby alphagam » Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:01 am

If his Cancer was service related, such as Agent Orange, then he will continue to get disability for any Cancer related issues. My guess, because it has to be service related, is that he is getting it for the problem in his back. Contact your local DAV group or the VA itself for information on your dad's disability payments.

My husband receives $250.00 a month for a service connected disability, back, he is considered 20% disabled. But as he is retired military, they immediately take out $250.00 from his retirement pay. No double dipping allowed!

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