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  1. After successfully maneuvering through the VA C&P, I am now at 140% through a combination of multiple SC disabilities. However, I am only paid at 90%. I have a need for dentures and have inquired with the VA on my eligibility. However, with the VA's strange math in compensation amounts, at 90% I am not eligible.. According to the Dental Clinic at the Saginaw, MI VA Hospital I am not entitled to dental care through the VA. According to them, their interpretation is that a veteran must be receiving 100% in compensation or need dental treatment for a specific SC dental disability. Typically, the policy is confusing. And, civilian dental insurance requires you to pay into a plan for a year before you can use it for dentures. No need for a plan if I have no teeth. Does anyone out there know the real deal? Thought I heard last year that the VA was looking into VA Dental Care for all veterans. FAKE NEWS I guess?
  2. I have a 30% bi-lateral hearing loss and 10% Tinnitus rating since 5/17. I would like to try and get an increase in my rating or apply for total disability rating (TDUI) but am unsure how to proceed. Which forms to use etc. I have Meniere's Syndrome which was diagnosed by a VA facility in 2010, a possible result of the tinnitus, yet I never thought to include this in my initial quest for a rating, plus vertigo that is associated, or is a symptom of Meniere's and is very debilitating for me. I am unable to work at any meaningful employment as I cannot communicate effectively because of my hearing and comprehension difficulties. 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 as to which direction to pursue. Any help would be appreciated. Vietnam Vet 64-67.
  3. can anyone tell me what should a vet with 50% receive each month with a wife and two kids both who are in college? I'm talking about a dollar figure.
  4. Hello All, I am wondering if anyone has received a letter from their RO lately stated that your appeal period has expired and in reality it has not??!! Just a little background for those who don't know my struggle... I filed an original claim for Fibromyalgia, Depression secondary to Fibromyalgia, and individual unemployability on July 11, 2012. I received my denial on April 11, 2013. I submitted new and material medical records that I was just recently able to get a hold of from the years 1997 to 2004 to show continued symptomatology to prove "continuity" for service connection. I submitted a NOD around the same time because I disagreed with the VA examiner's rationale on my C&P exam for Fibromyalgia. From there I asked for a DRO review and requested to be present for a informal hearing. Well....I was once again denied by the DRO without even having the informal hearing. I finally sought out help from the TVC because I was never able to find an AMVETS rep in my area; we filed the Form 9 on November 11,2013. Fast forward to today...I received a letter from the Waco RO stated that: " You were previously denied service connection for fibromyalgia. You were notified of the decision on April 11, 2013. The appeal period for that decision has expired and the decision is now final. In order for us to reopen your claim, we need new and material evidence. Your claim was previously denied because the evidence does not show an event, disease, or injury in service. Therefor, the evidence you submit must be new and relate to this fact." My appeal period shouldn't expire until April 2014!! What is going on here?? I'm at a loss, my VSO says that this has been happening a lot lately and just come in and we will submit a statement. Does anyone have a clue of what is going on? Shyne-I
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