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    • After 15 days of your decision  call thew 1-800#  and call your VA Reginol Office ASAP. also check the status on e benefit's  Larger Retro Amounts take longer to be approved for waiting officer 3rd signature. https://www.va.gov/disability/about-disability-ratings/after-you-get-a-rating/ Note: when you do get your retro check...check the dates carefully make sure your paid for these 2 1/2 months  ...don't let them beat you out of one  penny!!! If we own (VA) then you can bet your boots they get every penny back.  
    • My husband's CUE was approved by the BVA in August. The letter from them stated we would be hearing from the VARO within one to two months.  It has now been 4 1/2 months and nothing, no letter, no money. His attorney is filing a court order so that we can be paid and said that this is happening more and more frequently.  BVA approves CUE and then nothing happens.  Has anyone else experienced this? We were so thrilled that the CUE was actually approved after so many years of waiting, but now we are at an impasse once again. How long does it take to get paid????
    • You really sound like a glass half empty kind of guy....... I get it that  100% va compensation doesn't cover all the expenses someone many have... you just have to decide what is a priority and forget about the things that are not necessary.. It doesn't matter if  your disabled or not... 78% of all  people live paycheck to paycheck , most people have to forgo something .
    • I don't know of any Company that actually pay for the full cost of a dependents secondary  education.  Many companies will reimburse an employee for education cost, it the education is geared toward their job . Some may provide a benefit to help off set the cost, but again I can't think of any company that actually pays the full cost of a college education. The PVT E1 should get better pay that someone working at Home Depot... the PVT E1 is required to be available 24/7 and has volunteered to put his life on the line, when was a laborer at Home depot every called to work at 2AM....or put their life on the line,  you can't make such comparisons between the two because they are apples and oranges....   I don't understand were your coming from.... tax relief is a big benefit  for many veterans , at least in my case... my tax relief literally would pays for a new vehicle  every 18 months... too some it is enough relief so that a veteran could purchase a home...... In Texas the only tax I pay is sales tax.. in Oklahoma 100% disabled veterans don't even pay a sales tax.....  so don't discount tax relief because it is  real money.  
    • .To be sure Champva is not always a 2nd insurance, many who have Champva  only have Champva. Here is a link to explain what  Champva actually covers..   https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/dependents/champva/CHAMPVA_faq.asp As to College no one ever said college was free !  You stated you heard it was free,  where ever you received that information I do not know. Chapter 35 benefits help to offset the cost of education nothing more...and in many cases its enough of an offset that the student does not have to work while attending school
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