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  • The how to's and why for's in the VA process for filing a claim for service connected disability compensation. We combine the Knowledge, Skills, and abilities of Veterans to provide other Veterans the information and support they need dealing with the Veterans Affairs system.

    What can I do here?

    Utilize our site and forum to research Veterans Affairs Disability Claims procedures benefits. Search for topics of interest. Join our active discussion forum and post questions to other veterans. 

    How to get your questions answered.

    All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

    Tips on posting on the forums.

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.
    2. Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.
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  1. VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research Forum

    VA Disability Compensation benefits discussions. Post veterans compensation claims questions or answer for others. Read and research other veterans compensation claims experiences.

    Tip:

    • Start a new topic with your question.
    • Do not post your question in someone else's post. We don't want your question to get lost.
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  3. Appealing Your Veterans Compensation Disability Claims NOD, DRO, BVA, USCAVC

    Appealing your Veterans Compensation Disability Claims decision usually starts with the Notice of Disagreement (NOD)

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  4. Veterans Compensation & Pension Exams

    Compensation and Pension Exams -

    Please only posts questions regarding Compensation and Pension Exams

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  5. E-Benefits Questions

    Please post your E-Benefits questions in this forum.

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  6. Vets.gov

    Vets.gov is a new VA site set up with the following goals:

    • Unifying and simplifying VA’s digital touch points, dramatically improving customer experience
    • Meeting customer need on the first try, on any device
    • Creating a mobile-first platform
    • Retooling existing applications and designing new end-to-end experiences, in partnership with business owners across VA
    • Providing transparency about our methods and processes
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  8. Entitlement - Veterans Compensation Benefits Claims

    Once you know you are eligible for Veterans 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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  9. Eligibility - Veterans Compensation Benefit Claims

    Questions concerning eligibility for veterans compensation benefits. Eligibility - Veterans Disability Compensation,

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  10. CHAMPVA

    The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) is a comprehensive health care program in which the VA shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries.

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  13. Success Stories

    Post your successes and read others, VA success, Social Security success, leaving the house whatever it might be.

    This forum is dedicated to Carla Croft "CarlieCash" a dedicated member, moderator and admin from 2005 - 2015. She gave tirelessly to veterans here and all over the internet. Nothing she loved more than a successful adjudication. She remains in our hearts always.

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  14. OEF/OIF Veterans

    Welcome Home Brothers and Sisters - This forum is for our returning troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.

    We will guide you as to which forums your questions will get the most eyes on it.

    We want to provide help and guidance for you, if there is something you think would be beneficial for you let us know.

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  15. VA Caregiver Benefits for Post 9/11 Veterans

    The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers offers enhanced support for Caregivers of eligible Veterans seriously injured in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001. Enhanced services for eligible participants may include a financial stipend, access to health care insurance, mental health services and counseling, caregiver training, and respite care. 

    Who is eligible?

    Veterans eligible for this program must:

    • have sustained or aggravated a serious injury — including traumatic brain injury, psychological trauma or other mental disorder — in the line of duty, on or after September 11, 2001; and
    • be in need of personal care services to perform one or more activities of daily living and/or need supervision or protection based on symptoms or residuals of neurological impairment or injury.
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  18. Veterans Benefits State & Federal

    Post your links and information about state and federal benefits available to disabled veterans.

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  19. VA Medical Centers Navigating through it

    To assist the veteran by providing assistance in navigating through the Veterans Affairs Medical centers.

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  20. Medication – Prescription Drugs-Health Issues

    Looking for folks who are the same medication as you and what they think of it. Exercise, diet ideas. Remember we are not giving professional advice, and you should consult your doctor regarding any and all health issues you may be concerned with.

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  21. VA Training & Fast letters, Directives, Regulations, Other Guidance Documents

    VA Training & Fast letters, Directives, Regulations, Other Guidance Documents

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  22. MEB/PEB Physical OR Medical Evaluation Forum   (11,154 visits to this link)

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    • So I've been in a basic power chair (Q6 Edge) since 2015. Late 2016 was also fitted for a TiLite TRA manual (also keeping powerchair). 2017 was approved by Tampa VA for clothing allowance for lower. 

       

      Moved to Battle Creek VA late 2017. Since then was issued new basic powerchair (Quickie P222-SE) to replace broken Q6. Still use TiLite also now can lightly ambulate with Forearm crutches.

      Use crutches 50%, and both chairs 25% each.

      Was approved for 1 clothing allowance this year for forearms crutches for upper.

       

      Was denied 2nd for chair/lower that was awarded last year because Chief Prosthetic states "powerchair takes precedence, you were issued that so you are to use only the powerchair".

      Also powerchair has gap between seat and leg mounts where clothes do get caught and tear. Clinician was I'll put it back in but"power chairs dont get clothing allowances", and "any review or appeal will only come back to me"

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    • Thank you.  I’m not exactly sure of how I will file it.  If it is secondary to TBI, would it be pyramiding?
    • I understand what you are saying. Does it sometimes take awhile to update the VA letters and disabilities info online after it closes.....in my case on a Saturday ? Some on other posts on here says no and some say yes so I'm just curious about the inconsistency regarding that if it is yes and no.
    • I understand what you are saying. Does it sometimes take awhile to update the VA letters and disabilities info online after it closes.....in my case on a Saturday ? Some on other posts on here says no and some say yes so I'm just curious about the inconsistency regarding that if it is yes and no.
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