This question may have already been asked and answered. I am new to this forum. Please bear with me as I navigate my way through this.
My husband is a VietNam Veteran. He is 68, I am 62. He was rated 100% disabled for various service connected issues for employability in 2014.. He was paid 10 years retroactive. It is my understanding he has to be disabled for 10 years before I can get spousal death benefits. Does that 10 years begin when he was rated 100% in 2014, or does it begin at the retroactive date? Also, I have ChampVa. Is the ChampVa also considered for the 10 years or do I have that for life even if he died before the 10 years? All this plays a role in my retirement plans. Thank you for any help you can give me.