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sbrewer

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My husband may need heart surgery again(it's been 9 yrs since his last by-passes), and I thought I saw

somewhere about temporary disability. He is not sc for heart, but sc for depression. Can anyone tell me

anything about this?

Thanks,

sbrewer

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I believe he can get temporary 100% after 3 weeks while he recovers. You have to ask for it.

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He also is will not have the surgery in the VA hospital, but at a civilian hospital Does this mater? Also

who do you contact about temporary disability? How long does it take to go through?

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sbrewer

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The VA will pay (after formal claim is received)

a Temporary Total Disability payment if:

1.the veteran is treated in excess of 21 days for a service connected condition and

2.even if the hospitalization is for a non service connected condition- as long as treatment in excess of 21 days for the SC disability occurs while hopsitalized, the veteran can received a check for one month of Total VA SC comp.

The logic is clear-

21 days of continuous treatment for a SC condition- means that the veteran- for what VA then considers a month- is unemployable due to SC, for that month ( regardless if the NSC is what prompted the hospitalization).

38 CFR 4.29 2005

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Berta! Can you answer this, if I had hospital treatment up till the time I was transfered to VAMC to await discharge from the service and continued treatment. Shouldn't I have been considered for a temporary disability rating, while awaiting my discharge even though the VAMC sent me home on furlow to wait out my time before I received my discharge from the service?

Jim S. :P

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Jim- if you continued to receive military pay up to your discharge- this would preclude a temp VA comp pay-in my way of thinking-

Others might disagree -hope they post here- interesting question-

I certainly feel any vet, treated continuously in a hospital for any SC disability should file for this benefit. The regs also say hospitalization-I dont know if you would fall into that category in this situation.

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