Jump to content


  • hate-ads-subscribe-now.jpg

  • Ad
  • Ad
  • 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

  • Ad
  • 0
Sign in to follow this  



I am a care giver for a veteran who is 76 yrs. old. He had a stroke several years ago and also has copd. He has been awarded 100 percent service connected disability in addition to special compensation of aid and attendance. Since his interview for aid and attendance; he was claimed incompetent, for his finances. I am trying to find out any information I can on how he can have that claim reversed. What Docter's he would need to see and what tests they give him. I am also trying to research the fiduciary program; regarding what bills and allowances they will pay for him. I am told that they decide a salary for me as his caregiver 7 days a week; 24hrs. a day. I cannot find any information or guidelines so I may prepare for our future. I have asked the local state representatives who say they haven't any information on this. Can someone help me or direct me where to find this information.

Thank you

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

2 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

Welcome to Hadit. I am sure others here can help.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


Sorry it took so long to give you some input.

The VA Fiduciary Program is a MESS!!!!!

Recently a Texas lawyer and his wife were found to have stolen almost $200,000 from a vet they were fiduciarys for.

There should be some info here in Jim Strickland's site to help you:


"Since his interview for aid and attendance; he was claimed incompetent, for his finances. I am trying to find out any information I can on how he can have that claim reversed"

Can you prepare a letter challenging this for him -that he could sign?

What medical evidence did the VA cite that showed he was incompetent?

Is he able to pay his own bills and sign checks etc?

Or is he willing himself to appoint someone as his fiduciary?

Does he have a personal lawyer who might be able to help?

If you search the BVA decision available at the VA web site it will show how VA determines incompetency and how vets can challenge that finding.

"I have asked the local state representatives who say they haven't any information on this"

Any state vet rep, or county VSO or rep from DAV, AL, VFW etc should be able to help with a claim regarding his challenge to the proposed incompetency.

Is he still within any time frame deadline however?

Some vet org reps might even be able to make a house call to help him with the claim.

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

Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

    • I was rated at 10% for tinnitus last year by the VA. I went to my private doctor yesterday and I described to him the problems that I have been having with my sense of balance. Any sudden movement of my head or movement while sitting in my desk chair causes me to lose my balance and become nauseous. Also when seeing TV if there are certain scenes,such as movement across or up and down the screen my balance is affected. The doctor said that what is causing the problem is Meniere's Disease. Does any know if this could be secondary to tinnitus and if it would be rated separately from the tinnitus? If I am already rated at 10% for tinnitus and I could filed for Meniere's does any one know what it might be rated at? Thanks for your help. 68mustang
      • 15 replies
    • Feb 2018 on HadIt.com Veteran to Veteran. Sharing top posts and a few statistics with you.
      • 0 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. 
    • If you are new to hadit and have DIC questions it would help us tremendously if you can answer the following questions right away in your first post.

      What was the Primary Cause of Death (# 1) as listed on your spouse’s death certificate?

      What,if anything, was listed as a contributing cause under # 2?

      Was an autopsy done and if so do you have a complete copy of it?

       It can be obtained through the Medical Examiner’s office in your locale.

      What was the deceased veteran service connected for in his/her lifetime?

      Did they have a claim pending at death and if so what for?

      If they died from anything on the Agent Orange Presumptive list ( available here under a search) when did they serve and where? If outside of Vietnam, what was their MOS and also if they served onboard a ship in the South Pacific what ship were they on and when? Also did they have any major  physical  contact with C 123s during the Vietnam War?

      And how soon after their death was the DIC form filed…if filed within one year of death, the date of death will be the EED for DIC and also satisfy the accrued regulation criteria.
        • Like
      • 14 replies
    • VA C and P Exam – Do’s and Don’ts – VA Compensation Pension Exam


      The following is written from a VA Compensation and Pension Examiners perspective relating to psychiatric exams. It is a good guideline for all exams but I only did psych exams. I’ve been examined by the VA for multiple problems and this is my format when I go to be examined. A little common sense and clarity ...

      Continue Reading
      • 0 replies