The Compensation program provides tax-free monthly benefits to Veterans in recognition of the effects of disabilities caused by diseases, events, or injuries incurred or aggravated during active military service. The program also provides monthly payments to surviving spouses, dependent children, and dependent parents in recognition of the economic loss caused by the death of individuals during their military service or as a result of service-connected disability after their discharge.
Thanks for your input Buck and Berta. For some reason the VA must have some significance involving what they call a "certified" decision after 30 days:
"If you’ve reviewed the claim decision and still think VA is wrong, you should provide additional evidence to support your condition(s) with your NOD. The claim decision becomes certified after 30 days, but it isn’t final until one year after the date of the decision. You can file a Notice of Disagreement at any time up to one year from the date of decision."
On the other hand this could be part of a new initiative concerning the gender-bending foot gynecologist that Berta tried to warn me about.
If a veteran is awarded entitlement to aid and attendance for a disability that is rated less than 100%, but is rated for multiple other claims individually rated at 60%, 60%, and 100%..... would the fact that he/she was awarded entitlement to aid and attendance for a disability that is rated less than 100% hinder entitlement to full and half steps above SMC - L?
oh yea it is showing as a hardship claim. I had to fill out some paperwork and send them documents of my bills and stuff, so that is why i was curious on why they are acting so hush hush. I had submitted that stuff to the BVA so i dont know if i have to send them something as well to the regional office to get the ball rolling.
Rose, I need to know what you put in your claim for Fibromyalgia. I have multiple issues that indicate I have Fibro. One person told me to get my provider to write a memo indicating all the joint pain I have is related to Fibro, both knees, (L) shoulder, lower back(D), hip, and all the doctor notes addressing OSTRO and RA. My deadline for submitting NOD is Oct 2017
At this point, the VA is the only medical facility that is aware of several neurological problems. They were kind enough to complete the Disability Benefits Questionnaire. Recently, i made a special visit to the VA Neurology on making a medical opinion (nexus letter). Immediately, they refused and indicated to me that they do not make any opinion in behalf of veterans in a disability case. Instead, they wanted me to visit the Comp/Pen office for an opinion. Now, because i am in the midst of collecting more evidence for my appeal case. How do i get the C/P done. Can i request for a C/P examination? or before the appeal? Or can i have my DAV Rep make a request?
Once you know you are eligible for VA Disability Compensation, the question then becomes are you entitled to it by law. This is where to post those questions. it's OK, if you are feeling confused this is not at all unusual it can be a very confusing system. If you were injured in service and have a question about whether you are entitled to file a claim, post it here.
Law 38C.F.R.3.4 (a) Disability compensation. (1) Basic entitlement for a veteran exists if the veteran is disabled as the result of a personal injury or
disease (including aggravation of a condition existing prior to service)
while in active service if the injury or the disease was incurred or
aggravated in line of duty.
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Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief also called 38 CFR. CFR stands for Code of Federal Regulations.
Everything Veterans Affairs does with your service connected disability compensation claim, is goverened by law. You may want to bookmark this page as a reference as you proceed with your claim.
It can be a bit daunting. Just remember the U.S.C. is the law, the C.F.R. is how they interpret the law and last but certainly not least is the V.A. adjudication manuals that is how they apply the law. The section of the law that covers the veterans benefits is Title 38 in the U.S.C. in the C.F.R. is usually written 38 C.F.R. or something similar.
Veterans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may receive badly-needed support for themselves and their families after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that ALS will become a presumptively compensable illness for all veterans with 90 days or more of continuously active service in the military.
A good site for these claims is http://www.vetwow.com
This is a very sensitive issue, triggers abound so be careful. Remember whenever you post something on the internet it is there for everyone to see forever. So be cautious with what you share however if you have a claims question we want to help.
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Benefits for additional disability or death caused by VA medical care is government by 38 U.S.C. § 1151. Claims under § 1151 are a different species than service-connected disability claims, but they are compensated in a similar manner as service-connected disability claims. To prove a § 1151 claim, a claimant must show that the veteran’s death or his additional disability was caused by negligent VA medical care or by some unforeseeable complication of the VA medical care.