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Hi,

Just found this site today.

I'm a draftee in the Army from 1966-1968. 1 year in Viet-Nam as a combat medic with the 4th and 25th Divisions.

Right now I am 40% SC and have just applied for more disability for prostate cancer. The VA found the cancer, but I had an outside surgeon remove the prostate. I didn't realize that I was intitled to benefits until a few weeks ago. My bad. All you vets need to keep up with what you are intitled to because no one or the VA will tell you. I have applied for disability for conditions relating to the surgery, but have missed out on the temperary 100%. Sure would have been helpful for all the time off work.

This looks like a great site and I plan on doing lots of searches as time permits. Knowledge is a great weapon.

Thanks,

Myron

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Welcome aboard and what you said was so true-

the VA wont tell a vet anything-

You have a valid presumptive AO claim.

"I have applied for disability for conditions relating to the surgery, but have missed out on the temperary 100%"

"Knowledge is a great weapon" my school motto is almost the same wording-

Why are you not eligible for the 100% temp?

I think a claim for the Temp TDCC should be made as soon as possible after surgery if convalence and discharge certificate clearly shows you were TDCC- but is this because they have not SCed the prostate cancer yet?

I guess I mean did the VA say you were not eligible without considering this is a AO claim and your disability is due to AO as you were exposed incountry to it?

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Welcome to hadit and you still would be entitled toa K Award for the removal of you prostate. But you have to ask for it cause the VA will not tell you if they can help it.

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Welcome to Hadit. You have already found that there are great people here. Thank you for your service. This site is a great resource and the people here will help if they can.

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Welcome aboard and what you said was so true-

the VA wont tell a vet anything-

You have a valid presumptive AO claim.

"I have applied for disability for conditions relating to the surgery, but have missed out on the temperary 100%"

"Knowledge is a great weapon" my school motto is almost the same wording-

Why are you not eligible for the 100% temp?

I think a claim for the Temp TDCC should be made as soon as possible after surgery if convalence and discharge certificate clearly shows you were TDCC- but is this because they have not SCed the prostate cancer yet?

I guess I mean did the VA say you were not eligible without considering this is a AO claim and your disability is due to AO as you were exposed incountry to it?

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