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[agency name and address]
Dear Mr. [xxx]:
This is in response to your letter of December 13, 1996, in
which you requested assistance in determining the disposition of
the unpaid, accrued benefits of [xxx]. As explained in your letter,
on July 9, 1996, Mr. [xxx] was retroactively awarded benefits in
the amount of $2,662. However, on August 26, 1996, the [agency] was
notified that Mr. [xxx] had died on March 13, 1996.
The retroactive benefit check was subsequently returned; $364
was applied to an overpayment in Mr. [xxx]'s account; $2,210.08 was
issued to the decedent's estate for burial expenses; and
approximately $88 remains undistributed. Mr. [xxx] was
divorced and had no children.
In accordance with the applicable statutory provision, 38 U.S.C.
5122, the remaining amount shall be paid to the estate of the
I hope that this information will be of assistance to you.
Murray M. Meeker