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Veterans Assistance Project

Cases & Credits

The widow of a World War II veteran and prisoner of war

Mrs. P. is the widow of a World War II veteran who had been a prisoner of war. Before he passed away, Mr. P. had applied to the VA for pension benefits and his claim had been approved. Unfortunately, the processing was not complete at the time of Mr. P.’s death, and Mrs. P. did not receive the benefits she was entitled to as his widow. Mrs. P. was unaware that she had the right to apply for these benefits after his death. With the help of the Veterans Assistance Project Mrs. P. has now begun the process of applying to the VA for her benefits.