Suguitan v. McDonald, docket no. 12-1620 (Oct. 29, 2014) (per curiam order)
STANDING, SUBSTITUTION, NUNC PRO TUNC RELIEF
Held: Surviving spouse’s claim to payment under the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund (FVECF) does not survive her death. Where a surviving spouse would not be entitled to such payment, an asserted beneficiary of the spouse’s estate (i.e., her son) cannot demonstrate that he would benefit from a favorable nunc pro tunc order from the Court, and thus lacks standing to be substituted in her appeal.