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  1. @51b20 you may find this article by Chris Attig of Veterans Law Blog check it of here TWO ways to prove unemployability and win a VA TDIU claim https://www.veteranslawblog.org/tdiu/?ck_subscriber_id=222925770
  2. As usual Berta makes an excellent point. The site is built around the community helping each other. Whether it be research, performing a search on the site, a link to a good post or article or just a quick hang in there. Try to do something for another veterans question at least once a week hadit.com is not a thing we are hadit.com you are hadit.com we have built a strong community and everyone who can should want to contribute something for the next veteran coming down the line. That is the way it has grown and continues to grow for 23 years now.
  3. I know when I was having fainting spells they told me no driving for 6 months after losing consciousness.
  4. Your retroactive pay should go back to the date you filed the claim and will be paid from that date. If you filed for an increase on Jan 10 and it got approved on June 26 your backpay would start on Jan 10 when you filed the claim.
  5. They scheduled me for a re-exam once, but before the the day of the exam I received a letter stating they canceled the c and p after reviewing my records and continued my 100%. I then called and requested permanent status and a few weeks later they sent me a letter stating i was permanent and total. I believe this was the easiest thing I ever did with VA,, however your mileage may vary.
  6. Enough has been said on this topic. This forum is not the proper forum for an attorney and former client to hash out their problems. Please take this offline
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  8. What a relief and yes it is definitely a life changer read this and see if it helps you out https://www.hadit.com/100-percent-total-and-permanent-service-connected-disability-additional-benefits/
  9. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but I think they will round that down to 90, if it was 95 it would round up to 100
  10. Here's some info that might be useful Effects of Jet-Propulsion Fuel 8 on the Nervous System https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK207633/
  11. there will be no scooter for me as they explained pain is not a reason for a scooter approval. i'm ok with that.
  12. it is. and it gives my niece a break from just taking care of me.
  13. good news va approved me for home health aide 7 hours a week and she started today, she was so helpful it's going to be big benefit for me to have that extra help.
  14. Well the shots seemed to have helped somewhat with the knees, though I don't think I will be doing stairs anytime soon. I'm trying to keep my legs wrapped to keep the swelling from lymphedema from getting to bad, my sister is currently wrapping them till I find out if I qualify for a home health aide. I'm trying to keep my brain in check but it keeps wandering off....
  15. @GBArmy You are right, I tell veterans the same thing. It's so much harder when I'm trying to do something for myself rather than for another veterans.
  16. @Buck52 thank you buck always on my side. I don't have a major problem with them turning me down for a power chair, I only want what I am eligible for and need. Rules are rules and I get that, there are without a doubt more veterans in more severe need than me. If they can help that would be great but if not I will keep documenting my problems and if they get more severe I will apply again. @shrekthetank1 I did get emotional when I talked to the social worker, I just lost it frustration, pain, fear it all kind of overwhelmed me and she was super nice. They are trying to get me a home health aide and they are trying for a stair glide the guy that came out thought I would be approved for it, but you never know. It would be nice. Getting upstairs and out to the car from the basement has been a challenge.
  17. Ok so the VA turned me down for a scooter reason given Scooters are not granted for pain. But since then I have gone to the orthopedic surgeon through the community care program, he says i'll need a knee replacement in a year or so if the shots work, if not sooner on the right knee. One to five years for the left knee. Osteoarthitis, he wrote me a script for a powerchair and after a hell of a runaround at the va i called triwest who is doing the community care program and she went the extra mile and called around for an hour to find out who needs to get what since they had me in some loop I couldn't get of. She says she got a hold of the person who it needs to go to and what it needs to say, she called the orthosurgeon and told them what it needed to say and who to fax it to. Once the woman at the VA gets it, it will still need to be approved or denied and seems likely to be denied, but i gotta try. Its the knees and the lymphedema in my legs that is causing my mobility issues. I don't think i will get anything from this but I will try and at least it will be documented. staying at my sisters, still have some of my stuff spread around between places i been staying but they will be coming to me soon. i have my computer and can work on the site but i miss my two external monitors it just makes working so much easier but it shouldn't be long till someone brings them out for me. Now I just have to prepare mentally for letting my house go and hoping that the shots work in knees and my lymphedema doesn't get to much worse. i'm at my happiest when i work on the site and or play with my littles nieces and nephews and I took up cooking a few years ago which brings me joy. Cooking can't do to much right now cause of my legs, but hanging with the kids and working on the site are my high points. check out this little video i did of my niece doing a little fishy story, i like to teach myself new things and this was fun, i want to take up astrophotography but got to read up on that. hope you enjoy the video. Scene - Finn.mp4
  18. 1:10 What is Permanent and Total Disability? 2:05 Conditions that automatically receive a permanent and total rating (P&T) 2:32 Conditions less likely to receive P&T 4:29 How to find out if your VA rating is permanent 6:03 Is there a VA form to apply for Perm and Total status? 6:39 Viewer Question: If you have permanent and total Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), are you automatically entitled to P&T disability at the VA? 8:03 If you receive Total Disability for Individual Unemployability (TDIU), are you permanent and total? 8:26 The advantages of having Permanent and Total VA Disability Other Protections from VA Rating Reductions 10:26 Stabilized Ratings 11:26 Continuous Ratings 12:57 What to do if VA proposes a rating reduction 16:03 Final Thoughts & Tips https://cck-law.com/news/newsfaq-friday-permanent-and-total-pt-disability/
  19. SPECIAL MONTHLY COMPENSATION EXPLAINED FRIDAY MAY 19, 2017LAST UPDATED: MAY 1ST, 2019 VA pays Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) to qualifying veterans with especially serious disabilities or combinations of disabilities. The idea is that certain disabilities and combinations of disabilities are more debilitating than regular disability compensation rates account for, so VA pays a higher rate of compensation if you have them. VA should automatically give you Special Monthly Compensation if you qualify for it. You do not have to apply. If, however, you believe you qualify for SMC but are not receiving it, you can call your VA regional office or contact an attorney. Read More Here
  20. try these the marine corps is further down the sheet Duty MOS Noise Exposure Levels.xlsDuty MOS Noise Exposure Levels.xls - Compatibility Mode.pdf
  21. @allencunningham The first several posts on the board go through moderator review before they are visible to the public board - I've upgraded your account and your posts will show immediately after you make them.
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