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Section Newsletter Articles on Line of Duty Compensation Act

Practice Note: What do you need to know about the Line of Duty Compensation Act when representing an individual in the military? By Michelle L. Blackburn General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, May 2009 This change to the statute in June 2006 has caused immense problems for the survivors of military personnel killed in the line of duty. Specifically, if you were deployed prior to June 2006, it appears that you were never informed of this change and given the opportunity to designate a beneficiary. Furthermore, military personnel who were deployed after June 2006 were never presented with a document to designate beneficiaries of the line of duty compensation.