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We have 2 grandsons living with us now. What do I have to do to get them on my compensation schedule?
A1: As long as they are younger then 23 you could keep it up to 25 and if disabled life. Shi Q and you would be able to put them under your coverage and add as dependent in VA office and VA hospital. (DF) 12/30/18
A2: Unfortunately, you can't add them to your award. (AP) 12/30/18
A3: Veterans who have a 30% or higher disability rating can get an increase in their VA disability compensation if they have one or more dependent(s), such as a spouse, child, or parent. To claim your grandchild as a dependent on your VA award, the unmarried child must be legally adopted before the age of 18 or before the age of 23, if the child is attending a VA-approved college or university. An adopted child over the age of 18 is also eligible to be added to a veteran's compensation award, if the child became incapable of self-support (helpless child) before turning 18. VA will accept a copy of the adoption decree or the adoptive placement agreement as acceptable proof of the adoption. (SW) 12/31/18
A4: If they are legally your dependents then simply apply. If they are just living with you then you are not authorized to add them to your compensation package. (JD) 1/3/19