Jump to content


  • Search

  • 0
Guest Ryan

100% Sc When In Hosp. (va Paragraph 29)


Guest Ryan

I went to a locked down unit on Dec. 10, 2007. (Sheridan, Wy. VAMC)

I was transfered to a (SNU) special needs unit on Dec. 17, 2007. (Sheridan, Wy. VAMC)

I was then discharged to a residential PTSD program on Dec. 19, 2007 (Sheridan, Wy. VAMC)

I graduated from the residential PTSD program (at the VAMC), and was sent home to attend follow ups at the VA clinic after completing the program on Jan. 30, 2008.

Do I qualify for 100% in this timeframe according to VA paragraph 29?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

3 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

Guest Ryan
Heck, I would think so since you obviously can't work but I think there's a time you have to be hospitalized in order to get 100%.

Have you put in a claim for TDIU?


Have not put in for TDIU. I'm waiting for a decision on upping my original ptsd rating of 10% before filing a few other claims of secondarys related to a 20% SC issue involving my right leg. I'm told to wait since it will just delay everything in the mean time.

I got a letter today requesting my med records on this Paragraph 29 issue, and was wondering if anyone knew much about wether or not a resident ptsd program at the same VAMC would count for the 30, or 31 days which ever it is, to get a temporary compensation of 100% for that time. They'll probably schedule me for a c&p exam with daffy duck for this one I'm sure.

(My two claims have been transfered to Denver after moving here from Casper, Wy. Which made my original regional office Cheyenne, Wy. for this claim, and my ptsd appeal.)

With that in mind, in this letter today I noticed when it says they are working on my appeal for my 10% that was given in Cheyenne, it has no mention of including anxiety, and depression, where as before it said that on everything. I called the 1800-827-1000 and talked to a benefits guy about it. He said he forwarded my concern of altering the claim just by going from one regional office to another. He Said "It would be logged in the system." Is this a typical tactic setting me up for something?

I've been on SSD, since like april of '08, and they have been truely a life saver.

My SC from my 10% rating,and subsequent appeal, goes back to the original claim filed on Dec. 19, 2007. (the day I was discharged from SNU, and started the rez. ptsd program).

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


I think you mean what they call here in NY the PTSD 21 day in house program?

Yes this should qualify you for the temp 100%.

Is your 30% for PTSD?

When my husband was in the 21 day PTSD program here in NY (Buffalo VAMC) someone as part of the treatment team applied for him and the other vets for the 100% temp comp.It was normal SOP in those days to do this- has that changed?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

gee- i didnt realise there were more posts here-

what do you get the SSA for?

Make sure you tell VA you get SSA when you apply for TDIU.

After the 21 day Inhouse (which VA counts as a compete month of hospitalization- my husband didn't need to see Daffy Duck-

His PTSD files from the program were what they used to award the temp 100%.

Your post sure made me smile- my daughter-in high school then- made colorful diplomas for all the vets that were in the PTSD program with my husband at Buffalo.

It said they had all graduated from the College of Southeast Asia (all combat Vietnam vets)

She put the Vietnam Campaign Ribbon on the Diplomas and other little doo dads and a few sayings that PTSD vets could relate to.

They just loved those diplomas.

The regs state that Temp Comp is paid for periods of hospitalization in excess of 21 days for treatment of a service connected disability.38 CFR 4.29.

I guess the PTSD program here was longer than 21 days but not by much.I think they count the day you get there and then the day you leave.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Advertisemnt

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   


  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • If you are a Veteran, represented by MOPH, you need to know that MOPH is closing down its offices.  This can have a drastic effect on your claim, and it wont be good for you.  You likely need to get a new representative.  

      This station confirms MOPH is closing its doors:


      • 0 replies
    • Retroactive Back Pay.
      Retroactive Back Pay - #1Viewed Post Week of March 19. 2018

      My claim is scheduled to close tomorrow for my backpay.
      Does anyone know if it does close how long till the backpay hits the bank?
      Also does information only get updated on our claims whenever the site is down?
      • 44 replies
    • Examining your service medical records...
      * First thing I do after receiving a service medical record is number each page when I get to the end I go back and add 1 of 100 and so on.

      * Second I then make a copy of my service medical records on a different color paper, yellow or buff something easy to read, but it will distinguish it from the original.

      * I then put my original away and work off the copy.

      * Now if you know the specific date it's fairly easy to find. 

      * If on the other hand you don't know specifically or you had symptoms leading up to it. Well this may take some detective work and so Watson the game is afoot.

      * Let's say it's Irritable Syndrome 

      * I would start page by page from page 1, if the first thing I run across an entry that supports my claim for IBS, I number it #1, I Bracket it in Red, and then on a separate piece of paper I start to compile my medical evidence log. So I would write Page 10 #1 and a brief summary of the evidence, do this has you go through all the your medical records and when you are finished you will have an index and easy way to find your evidence. 

      Study your diagnosis symptoms look them up. Check common medications for your IBS and look for the symptoms noted in your evidence that seem to point to IBS, if your doctor prescribes meds for IBS, but doesn't call it that make those a reference also.
      • 9 replies
    • How to get your questions answered on the forum
      Do not post your question in someone else's thread. If you are reading a topic that sounds similar to your question, start a new topic and post your question. When you add your question to a topic someone else started both your questions get lost in the thread. So best to start your own thread so you can follow your question and the other member can follow theirs.

      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.

      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’.

      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.

      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.

      Leading to:

      Post clear questions and then give background info on them.


      A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?

      I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?

      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?

      I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?

      This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.


      Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.

      This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before they hit the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims and this helps us do that.
      • 2 replies
    • I have a 30% hearing loss and 10% Tinnitus rating since 5/17.  I have Meniere's Syndrome which was diagnosed by a VA facility in 2010 yet I never thought to include this in my quest for a rating.  Meniere's is very debilitating for me, but I have not made any noise about it because I could lose my license to drive.  I am thinking of applying for additional compensation as I am unable to work at any meaningful employment as I cannot communicate effectively because of my hearing and comprehension difficulties.  I don't know whether to file for a TDUI, or just ask for additional compensation.  My county Veterans service contact who helped me get my current rating has been totally useless on this when I asked her for help.  Does anyone know which forms I should use?  There are so many different directions to proceed on this that I am confused.  Any help would be appreciated.  Vietnam Vet 64-67. 


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’ ...
  2. Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title ... 
  3. Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help ...
Continue Reading

  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims


    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading


Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines