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just got my letter of denial for lou of lower extremities i was not surprised about that but what really got me confused is the following. Your a&a is terminated because the va feels that i do not need the assistance of another person but but your compensation will not change. I called the va today and i was told the same thing, I feel that something is up their sleeves because. How can they take my a&a and not reduce my pension, need serious uadvice on this one.

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Philiy,is right Windy,go ahead and appeal,va will have to keep paying you A&A until the appeal is resolved.

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These guys are correct.

And make sure you gather ALL evidence you have that shows they are wrong and attach it ASAP to your response.

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These guys are correct.

And make sure you gather ALL evidence you have that shows they are wrong and attach it ASAP to your response.

My doctor aleady wrote me a note stating again that I needed A&A for ADL dated 10/01/07. I cannot belieave how the va have a bunch of voltiers trying to take away your pension.

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Windy City, my husband gets A&A compensation and I noticed recently that his medical record lists all of his conditions with some kind of code. The last one on the list is "caregiver" and it has a code. So maybe your doctor could add that to your record.

Has anyone else noticed a list like that in your medical records? Each treated condition is listed and even states if it is a secondary condition. I was wondering if this is a new thing for rating purposes.

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Windy City, my husband gets A&A compensation and I noticed recently that his medical record lists all of his conditions with some kind of code. The last one on the list is "caregiver" and it has a code. So maybe your doctor could add that to your record.

Has anyone else noticed a list like that in your medical records? Each treated condition is listed and even states if it is a secondary condition. I was wondering if this is a new thing for rating purposes.

Called thVa regional office and asked them that why they were taking my a&a away but not reducing my compensation and they could not give me an answer. It doe not make sense especially when the va is hard to give money. I also told them that I had a note from my doctor saying that I continue to need A&A from another person, she told me to reopen my claim reconsidering A&A but I thought I had to place a NOD for the termination of my A&A. Super Confused on this and not trustworthy of the VA any advice is wecolmed.

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Windy City - I think you only have something like "21 days" to appeal or request a hearing on the proposed reduction, so you better get you better get moving, if you haven't done it already. After that the reduction will take place and you will have to fight to get it reinstated. Remember, the VA & VA employees cannot be held responsible for anything the employees "say." I believe they gave you bad advice. All correspondence "must" be written, if you expect them to be responsible for actions/advise/information. It's easier to stop the reduction than to have it reinstated. jmo

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Called thVa regional office and asked them that why they were taking my a&a away but not reducing my compensation and they could not give me an answer. It doe not make sense especially when the va is hard to give money. I also told them that I had a note from my doctor saying that I continue to need A&A from another person, she told me to reopen my claim reconsidering A&A but I thought I had to place a NOD for the termination of my A&A. Super Confused on this and not trustworthy of the VA any advice is wecolmed.
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Windy City - I think you only have something like "21 days" to appeal or request a hearing on the proposed reduction, so you better get you better get moving, if you haven't done it already. After that the reduction will take place and you will have to fight to get it reinstated. Remember, the VA & VA employees cannot be held responsible for anything the employees "say." I believe they gave you bad advice. All correspondence "must" be written, if you expect them to be responsible for actions/advise/information. It's easier to stop the reduction than to have it reinstated. jmo

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Should I place a NOD or a reopen claim, because it has not been more than 30 days.

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"Your a&a is terminated because the va feels that i do not need the assistance of another person but but your compensation will not change."

sounds to me like they already took action to terminate a&a. they do not need to give due process notification under 38 CFR 3.105(e) unless monetary benefits will change. so if you want to disagree with the action, an NOD would be appropriate here. but if the money is the same, why worry?

a&a is generally intended for people who cannot dress, shave, toilet, or feed themselves, although i have seen it given for the severely mentally ill.

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"Your a&a is terminated because the va feels that i do not need the assistance of another person but but your compensation will not change."

sounds to me like they already took action to terminate a&a. they do not need to give due process notification under 38 CFR 3.105(e) unless monetary benefits will change. so if you want to disagree with the action, an NOD would be appropriate here. but if the money is the same, why worry?

a&a is generally intended for people who cannot dress, shave, toilet, or feed themselves, although i have seen it given for the severely mentally ill.

Thanks for the reply and I will file a NOD because even thought they may not reduce my compensation one they my decide to do it and I wiil feel like a fool by having the opportunity to appeal it and did not do it. I will keep you guys in touch of this injustice by the part of the va.

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Windy City - The action is already scheduled and will take effect automatically unless you appeal within, I believe, "21" days. I think you "must" request a hearing and that will forstall the reduction until a decision is made. Your comp doesn't change but you will lose the A&A money. Sorry I can't tell you more but I'm on the road now and don't have my Regs w/me.

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Should I place a NOD or a reopen claim, because it has not been more than 30 days.
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