Death of a spouse
On July 31,2011 my spouse of 36 years passed away. I believe it was due to the improper care he received from the VA. We had a Vash Voucher (Hud Housing for Veterans and their families.) When he died it was taken away from us, leaving myself, daughter and two small grandchildren homeless. He had always told me that if he died first that the VA would take care of everything. They don't pay for caskets and it took me almost a month to get him one. Then I had to rent UHAL truck and drive him myself to the National Cemetery in Dixon,CA where he finally got a proper burial with honers. This was about 160 miles away. I did receive a death benefit of $255 and a small amount of $236. I'm still waiting for the VA benefits. I'm trying to locate a lawyer but I am having trouble getting his medical records from the VA. I can't stop thinking about my husband and how he should still be alive. Some of my friends turned out not to be very good friends and some of my family too. I feel lost and sometimes get even angry at him for leaving us in this situation. I'm at a loss and don't know what will become of us. If anyone out their can help please email me.