just wanted to say thank you to all who have helped me in this VA disability thing. I just got my ID card at Hurlburt Field AFB and it feels good! I have continuing struggles and therapy, but otherwise, I am glad this is over. I just wanted to tell anyone that reads this and is struggling, if you have a good case, DO NOT GIVE UP. I have had ALL pleasant experiences with the VA and it was relatively easy to navigate this system and get to my 100% P&T rating for PTSD/MST. I will tell you that you must have your ducks in a row, if you are not in treatment, get there now! Most of my treatment was with the VA, so it was all documented. I had every clear marker that there was in my STR. It is so important to stay organized, get to a Vet Center, get a VSO.......ect............., This is not rocket science, the only reason that it takes them a little bit, (In my case, 9 months), I think is, because they have so many fraudulent claims clogging up the system. If you have a good case, have all your records or can prove clear markers, are getting treatment, be honest at the C&P, then you claim should go just like mine did! If anyone would like to ask any questions, please feel free to message me! I would love to do my best to help ANYONE that is suffering out there! Be blessed everyone!
here's a link to our calculator
VA Service Connected Disabilities Rating % Calculator
This is not your mother’s arithmetic and 50 + 50 does not equal 100. It’s also called fuzzy math by some, so plug in your percentages into the calculator and it will tell you what your total percentage is.
What happens if OIG finds a veteran was paid SMC'S and the rater made a mistake?...will the veteran have to pay all he has got with SMC-S Back?
That could be catastrophic to the veteran and his family if he has been getting SMC for years.