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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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Done wit this

100% Convalesant


I figure Some-one On here had to have gone through this besides Me ..

How long Until VA pays Me the 100% rate for down Time after surgery?



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I was just released from VAMC Asheville on 01/16/2009, so I to am waiting and wondering. I have had a VSO helping me with the claim. Oddly enough, I asked this same question on the VA's IRIS site, and they considered and accepted my question as an official claim for benefits. Looks like between the three of us in this thread, we should have an excellent test bed for this subject.

Let's keep this thread giong with updates from each of us as we get through the process.

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Applied for increase March 08', recieved decision Sept 08' (6 motnhs).

2 more surgeries, 1 before decision, 1 after. Asked for temp 100% (Oct 08') until next surgery.

Still waiting. IRIS said 30-90 days, then another 30 for whatever reason.

6 months seems like the big benchmark, from the info I've seen.

Of course your results will vary, ha! My stuff is the Portland office.


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I also applied via the IRIS system have received two emails one says it is accepted for

an official claim, other one says it is at the triage unit,

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I am disappointed to hear that a temporary 100% convalescent rating is something you have to wait more than 30 days for. There should be a fast track kind of system in place. How is the vet suppose to live while recuperating? I was on temp. 100% in 1973. The doctors sent a note and in a month or two, I don't remember for sure, the check was in the mail. I'm going to tag along on this thread to see how things work out for you all. Best wishes on your recovery, Please keep us posted. This is another unbelievable story of VA apathy.

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