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Old 3 May 2019, 03:05
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Dependent Parent

I applied to add a parent as a dependent through the VA and I was rejected. I pay for their housing, car, insurance, and give them a stipend. The only income the parent has is SS.

Has anyone delt with this or have any advice? Thanks in advance- HM
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Old 3 May 2019, 11:45
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I don't know about the VA, but DOD will allow you to add a parent as a dependent - this allows you to enroll them in Tricare (and make Medicare the second payer, the same as your spouse IF you are retired and the parent is enrolled in Part B...)
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Old 3 May 2019, 13:59
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I am marking this posting an will do some research, Several days ago I read something on how do it.
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Old 3 May 2019, 14:16
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Are you receiving VA benefits based on a service-related disability rating of 30% or greater, or are you receiving educational benefits and are enrolled 1/2 time? If the answer to both questions is "no," my understanding is that DPs can't be added to your VA benefits. There is a separate process for Tricare, as Sixgun said.

I don't know if the fact that you're half mad counts for the disability portion.
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Old 3 May 2019, 14:19
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Below is a few links that might be helpful not sure which one you needed.

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https://www.dfas.mil/militarymembers...dency/SDC.html

https://www.dfas.mil/militarymembers...ency_Army.html

https://www.dfas.mil/militarymembers...y_Marines.html

https://www.dfas.mil/militarymembers...ency_Navy.html

https://www.dfas.mil/militarymembers..._AirForce.html
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Old 3 May 2019, 14:35
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You can add a parent as a dependent via the VA and I am rated above 30%, however I am not using the GI Bill right this second, although I am planning on using it shortly.

The VA allows you to claim a parent however the amount they will pay you is dependent on that parentís income. As I said my parentís only income is SS so even with that their COL is not close to being covered. I meet all of the markers and the VA denied me. Iím wondering if it is the usual VA tactic of denying a claim or there is an actual reason.

https://www.benefits.va.gov/BENEFITS/factsheets/misc/DependentParent.pdf
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Old 3 May 2019, 15:15
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It's either/or on the disability/VA bill thing, so if you're 30% disabled you should be GTG. And with the reductions to income that the VA allows, you should be able to get the maximum from her.

Her name isn't on any businesses, is it?

Absent something that pushes her income above the limit, I don't see a reason why you'd get denied.
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Old 3 May 2019, 15:41
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... Iím wondering if it is the usual VA tactic of denying a claim...
Likely...

Appeal the decision. This will preserve the date of the original application, so when they do the "right thing", they should pay retroactively to the original date.

Are you retired from Army? If so, I'd be all over the making her a dependent for Tricare purposes...
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It's either/or on the disability/VA bill thing, so if you're 30% disabled you should be GTG. And with the reductions to income that the VA allows, you should be able to get the maximum from her.

Her name isn't on any businesses, is it?

Absent something that pushes her income above the limit, I don't see a reason why you'd get denied.
Nope, she literally owns no assets.


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Likely...

Appeal the decision. This will preserve the date of the original application, so when they do the "right thing", they should pay retroactively to the original date.

Are you retired from Army? If so, I'd be all over the making her a dependent for Tricare purposes...
Not retired but Iíll appeal it, thanks guys.
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Old 4 May 2019, 01:12
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Just a suggestion TRY •Registering her in DEERS as a dependent You will have to prove that you provide a certain amount of income

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