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About andrewdc

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  • Birthday 10/14/1960

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    My name is Linda. Alex agreed to help us with my husband aid and attendance claim. After zero help from va and other veteran organizations, my husband found Alex on this forum. Although we have been difficult at times, Alex has been on our side and shows this wisdom in all communications. We trust him and know our appeal will be eventually grAnted. We also believe Alex will endure my husband receives every benefit he deserves. Happy new year to all and when you are at wits end with va, you have a sincere and strong advocate with Alex.
  2. I have a similar situation. I am currently smc s K. I have 2 100% ratings...copd and Major nuerocodnitive disorder along with several other rated disabilities. The va declared me incompetent in Oct. I then filed for aid and attendance along with a few other claims. My claims have been in prep for decision now for 40 days. Today we have a field visit from va examiner to discuss my wife being appointed my fidcuiary. I have heard from others she will also provide info on my current claims and other have said they have no knowledge of my claims in process.. so will find out later today
  3. I am rated 100% for copd (2008) and 100% mental disorder 2018. My wife provides my daily care. How is it determined if I qualify for program?
  4. appears I have been assigned to VA ficuairy hub and I assume someone will now come visit me and wife. I also have an A&A claim pending review. does the home visit have any bearing on a&a claim?
  5. The VA has already proposed incompetence. Our issue is how can they say I'm unable to handle my finances but well enough to not be a danger to myself on a daily basis. Seems illogical especially based on the psych report...however, I have meeting with my va neurologist today to see if he will complete form but I find asking va doctors to complete forms for monetary benefits is usually not helpful.
  6. I guess I should have started with I am already SMC S +K (100 % major neurocognitive disorder, 100% copd, 30% allergic rhinitis, 30% sinusitis, 20% diabetes ll, and 4 separate 10% for sciatica. what I'm asking if someone with knowledge of aid and attendance smc l would review my submission and tell us if its enough to get approved. Thanks
  7. The va denied my claim for a&a smc l. They did not provide a specific reason other than they say I didn't meet criteria. We have filed a nod. Atatched is spouse statement and medical psych report for 9/6. IS this enough evidence to get an approval? had 1.5.18.docx
  8. Is your monthly VA disability payment counted as income for va pension benefits?
  9. moved to prep for notification today...again that seems way too fast!
  10. My vso submitted my a&a form on 10/18 along with letter from my wife detailing the daily assistance she provides me. Today my claim went from under review to decision review pending. That seems way to fast? good or bad?
  11. This is from the va decision letter: We have assigned a 100% eval based on: Memory loss for own occupation occupational and social impairment with deficiencies in most areas intermittent inability to perform activities of daily living depressed mood spatial disorientation impaired judgment chronic sleep impairment\memory loss for own name impaired abstract thinking difficulty in adapting to stressful situations neglect of personal; appearance and hyena difficulty in adapting to work impairment of short and long term memory d
  12. she also made comments such as : Severe memory and concentration impairments, difficulty understanding complex commands, anxiety, insominia vets wife has to provide significant assistance at home due to vets memory problems. he is no longer able top prepare meals, manage his medications, and remember to engage in hygiene practices, manage finances, or manage his own medical care. His wife is now assisting with all of these activities of daily living to varying degrees. He has left the stove on multiple times while preparing food resulting in burnt pans and smoke damage.
  13. As I have posted before I am smc s + K. I recently received a 100% mental rating. In addition, the va has proposed incompetence. I really don't have much issue with that as my wife has to handle our finances anyway. Because of my mental health outcome, I now have applied for a&a. The Psychologist remarks said " The previously rated mild neurocognitive impairment has progressed ; symptoms now meet full criteria for a major neurocognitive disorder with multiple etiologies (copd, asthma, Severe obstructive sleep apnea) due to severity of memory and concentration impairment and the significant
  14. My vso sent me a copy of my award letter. I was granted 100% for major neurocognitive impairment) I am currently smc s + k. If they deem me incompetent and my wife knows she would ne my fiduciary, would that then provide me a&a or smc L
  15. I'm currently smc s (COPD) + K along with other rated disabilities. I just received mental rating 100% but no mention of smc l. I received rating based on current mental impairment and unable to care for myself. I haven't received actual award letter yet but saw this in e benefits. Any idea why l wasn't awarded L? major neurocognitive impairment (MCI) - (previously claimed as mild neurocognitive impairment , major depressive disorder, adjustment disorder with anxiety and unspecified neurocognitive disorder (also claimed as memory loss and sleep disturbance) 100
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