iraqrecall

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About iraqrecall

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    E-3 Seaman

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  • Location
    Louisiana

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  • Service Connected Disability
    100%
  • Branch of Service
    Army
  1. I have been blessed with 100% VA , Social Security and a small army retirement check. The combination meets mine and my wife's need with a little for travel the grandkids and great grand kids and a little and Not to forget my car hobby. Below is a picture of me at the beginning and end of my military service, Active and Reserves.
  2. Dont want to clutter up this thread but here is some photos of my 37 in the nude. LOL
  3. This what it looked like when I got it. Right now its getting ready to go to the shop for finish metalwork and painting. Its not that rare Worth may 25k in show room shape. I've heard the terraplane blues and am going to get a copy to put in the car we when its finished. Going to hide some uptodate sound so will be able to play it through a usb. Home to have it back on the road by summer.
  4. I have a 1937 Hudson Terraplane auto that is helping keeping me busy right now but will soon be back on the road. I have Post 9/11. So might go back to school and finish my degree after that.
  5. My SC is Depression at 70% I am 90% scheduled. I will not get any increase in money no matter what and to be frank with SS, VA and Military Ret. I dont want no need it. My problem is that I sometimes feel useless being UI. The info. about $950 a month makes me feel better that I could maybe get a hobby job of a few hours a week filling in. Thanks for all the information and consideration.
  6. Thanks Buck, will have to think on it. I am 100% IU which sticks in my craw. Feel like I still can work even at age 70. I am already considered housebound. PTSD and denied then a year later was diagnosed with mild PTSD. Don't know if adding it would change anything and dont want to risk losing what I have. Type II diabetes is starting to act up also but once again I dont see any gain. If I thought I could get 100% scheduled instead of IU it may be worth rolling the dice.
  7. If I file for a new disability will the VA review my prior claims that have been deemed permanent, can they make me take the old C&P exams over again or will they only look at the new claim.
  8. Got letter from Ebenefits saying that MY disability is P&T with no further exams. I think I can relax now.
  9. Try this. http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/appj/site;jsessionid=yFnkPwncM4vyJQ0pWjl3TlyTwLgF0fvp7VYV0lZqbbvN1DKJGx40!2101665533?execution=e1s1
  10. Louisiana now has passed a law in most of its parishes that doubles a 100% disabled veteran’s homestead exemption to $150,000. Check with you parish tax assessor.
  11. Funny thing happen to me on the way to the PX. I went to the Ebenefits web site and down loaded the letter saying I had PX & commisary privilages. Low and be hold it says ; "We are providing you with this letter so you may receive commissary store and exchange privileges from the Armed Forces. This is to certify xxxxxxxxxx is an honorably discharged veteran of the Army and is entitled to disability compensation at the 100 percent rate due to service-connected disability(ies). This total disability is considered permanent. You are not scheduled for future examinations." First now I can use this to get my homestead exemption and second it says "Total Disability is considered permanent" I Have not seen that statement any where in the files I recieved. Makes for a nice warm and fuzzy feeling. My state say's you have to be 100% to get double the rate of my homestead tax exemption which in my case will more that cover my house so no taxes on it.. I also get free license Tags and License renewl for the rest of my life, Free pass to National Parks and Free intrance into Louisiana, Texas and Florida state parks. Last month I got two pairs of glasses through VA, the first pair free, and the second pair of sunglasses for $36. Countary to some the frames are every bit as good looking as the ones I use to get from lenscrafters. Every little bit helps
  12. I am now on my third PCD, When I saw the first one and told her I was concerned about my exposer to AO, She replied, "Thats not what we are here for" Second doctor exam was more like the third degree interagation by a group of desert rats. Also when I requested a referal to the ENT. He said it would be easier if I did it myself. Will see third doc the end of the month. This one was recommended by fellow vets. The rules state that groups 1 &2 should get an appointment within 30 days. So I go for it and get "give us a call at the end of the month and we will set you up". JUst so they wont show they missed the requirement. I now call the appointment people at the Hospital and try to set up all my appointments first. Most times I get one.
  13. I find the benefits letters to be helpful. I use it to get my National Parks passport free and also three state parks admission free. It also helped when I got my Disabled License tags and my free drivers license. The letter actually showed up with the new rating a few days before I got my packet.
  14. Anyone know why my Ebenefit letter of rating says 90% instead of the 100% Iu rating that I hold?
  15. Its back up and working now