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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Those of you that know me know that I don't sign on very often except to whine. I lost my only brother late Oct, so now I have no family and no friends. Most of my disability is for major depressive disorder but I am also IU.

For some reason, VA seems very reluctant to do anything about my arhritus(sp) and fibro. Yesterday when I went to my primary care provider I was hurting mentally & physically. The primary care person told me she could do nothing for my joint pain & was sorry that I was hurting. When I told her I was "ready to go" and tired of living. she basically told me that she was sorry I felt that way. End of visit. They will see me again in a year.

For that I drove 3 hr round trip and used a quarter of a tank of gas. I left with the feeling my life met nothing to them, but then I state the obvious. Think of the boat load of cash the govt. would save once I croak! :lol:

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Liz,

It is good to hear from you. I am extremely sorry for the loss of your brother.

I don't know about these doctors, I am convinced anymore they do not care at all about the patient.

I wish there was someway I could help you.

Take Care,

Betty

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Liz, do you have Medicare?

If you do, find you a new primary care doc outside of the va. They appear to be more attentative and caring than the old mass production move them out next VA.

J

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You know something funny? It is getting harder and harder to get a primary care doctor to treat new patients on the outside. The reimbursement rates of medicare and many insurance HMO's and PPO's is so small that the docs just don't make that much money compared to specialists. My internist does not take new patients.

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Liz:

Sorry for your loss but you have Hadit and that by itself can be a big help.

Pete

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