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Richard1954 last won the day on November 22 2019

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About Richard1954

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  • Birthday 02/26/1954

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  1. GB Thanks for the reply... as to the temporary 100% , if I understand the rules they say as long as the doctors call for a least 1 month of convalescent after a service connected surgery it can be renewed incrementally for up to 12 months... certainly I would not get paid for two 100% awards.. but a temporary 100% rating should bump up my SMC L 1/2 to M for about $200 more a month.....
  2. In 2008, the VA performed cataract surgery on my left eye, which were caused by use of steroids for my service connected lung condition. About one month after the surgery I started having complications which developed into pigmentary glaucoma. As time went on symptoms got worse causing loss of vision due to increased pressure in the eye. My vision would just go completely whiteout. This condition was caused by the lens being placed to close to my iris, and rubbing on the iris. When I ended up on blood thinners the condition got worse if my INR was to high, ( INR is the measurement of the
  3. I know that Dr. Bash is well respected on this forum, so I sought out his service to write me an IMO for my prostrate cancer . He took a long time to get up with me , even failing to call me after a call was scheduled. I had to email him again, and request another call. He was never specific as to the cost of his services. I used Dr. Anise's services in the past and his fees for two IMO's were $1500, in fact that is what he charges everyone. Another doctor Dr. Seiter has his fees listed on his web site and his services for an IMO are $500. Dr. Bash's secretary called me a few minutes ago and
  4. I was just diagnosed with stage 4 Prostrate cancer, which has already spread to my bones in lumbar spine in 4 small areas, and 1 small area my right thigh. There is no cure for stage 4 Prostrate cancer. Average Life expediency is 5 years after diagnosis. I had not had my prostrate checked since I was 33 I am now 66.. you do the math.. It was not anything I had though about. My doctor told me any man age 50 and above needs to be checked yearly with the finger test ( ouch) or Urine test. This cancer is treatable and can be cured if caught in the early stages... Get your Prostate checked. I
  5. TDIU is never revoked unless it was based on fraud, once awarded TDIu regardless of a later 100% rating you cannot return to work... if you do you could be facing repayment of thousands of dollars.
  6. No.. because once your granted TDIU it that award is never revoked ( unless it was based on fraud) Also if you were granted T&P and chapter 35 benefits both times, your dependants have two separate awards for chapter 35.. which doubles the amount of time they can spend in school.
  7. I doubt this... simply because the va doesn't moot TDIU because you got a 100% rating later. You may think it was moot, because of the 100% award, but unless you receive a letter revoking the TDIU award you still have a TDIU award.
  8. I guess that is a matter of opinion, I have one combined 100% rating and one 1005 rating based on a single condition.... and for the heck of it I was also awarded TDIU for a different condition that the 100% ratings are for.
  9. I do not recommend confronting anyone that put information in your record that you do not agree with. There is a procedure that you can take to have information you don't agree with removed. I went thru this last year. A male nurse did not like the way I answered his questions and I did not like that he would not look at me when asking the questions. When he asked me what my weight was , I told him to look in the record, since this question had already been answered and I said why your at it .. look at the record and find all the answers to your silly questions. He told me to return to the wa
  10. As long as you have a 50% or more rating you can receive medical care free of cost for any and all conditions.
  11. This is a argument that is going to require an independent medical opinion. For years the VA told me my hearing loss was not serious enough to be rated and that if it were it was not service connected ( 1986-2005) in 2005, a VA audiologist wrote a statement that my hearing loss was more likely than not caused during my military service. I was service connected at 0%, and given hearing aids, along with 10% for tinnitus. I have fought for years to get a compensable rating. My right ear is really bad , but the va says because the hearing in my left ear is still to good for a compensatable ratin
  12. You conditioni would have to be caused by an instrument of war ( such as a Jeep or other government property that was created to wage war) or it would have to be caused by an injury during war. In my opinion unless you could prove it was caused as explained above you would not be awarded CRSC. I am not sure who you would apply to being a member of the Army National Guard, but it seems to me you would submit your application and medical evidence to the CRSC under the Secretary of the Army. I don't know how arrhythmia could be caused by war, as I am not a doctor, my suggest is t
  13. Richard1954

    SMC (k)

    I have a K rating for loss of use of a foot, ( considered to be part of my 60% rating for my back) but no separate rating at all
  14. Yes.. me too... no haven't called anyone.. I suspect it was just an internal review of some sort
  15. Paul it should be the date you filed the claim .. or the date you retired or left service which ever is most recent I have also seen the va state in one of my claims , " the day of your first treatment"
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