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She is in need of an assisted living home. The veteran died 30 years ago and was not disabled but medically discharged for his Korean war service.

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Sallie, thanks for the clarification. Since you're having vision problems, perhaps you could get a relative or neighbor to help you with the research so you can get started on the qualification process.

Good luck, and I hope you're able to get assistance quickly.
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It's me who is going blind AMD. My husband died in 2005, ( the only husband).
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Sorry - I just reread your post - are you seeking help for your late husband or a current husband? Who is it who's blind and was discharged in 1953?
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Sallie, there is a specific form for documents that were destroyed in the fire. I don't recall offhand what number it is, but I would recommend what others have also recommended - enlist the help of one of the service organizations.

American Legion helped us. They'll help guide you through the paperwork and file the application for you.

They do not charge (it is illegal to do so) - their services are for free.

My father was deemed to have a service connected disability in 5 months - which from what I understand is quick.

Do some research first-

Check with the Tucson county offices to find out if they have a veterans affairs department; our county does; we went there and they helped with the paperwork and filed it electronically with the American Legion, which took over the process.

If there's no county department, call the closest VA, ask for the Eligibility Department, and ask if they have Service Organizations, such as the VFW and American Legion, in their facilities/complex. If they do, talk with the representatives there and let them guide you.

Good luck.
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My late husband served in the Korean war. He was in he Air Force for 4 years and wI will soon be blind and need help. What should I do?as discharged in 1953. I cannot find his discharge papers and when I inquired for a copy I was told they burned in the 1987 fire.
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He was on active duty in korea in 1950, and was sent to medical unit when he got malaria, but he completed his 2 year term and got an honorly discharge and received a bronze star.
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Yes, and the ALF should be helping you apply for "Aid & Attendance". The first thing you need is his discharge papers from the service.
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