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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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jim n ok

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had a tbi c and p on friday.the dr's name is tran...with a big attitude . asked me what problems i was experiencing and when i started to tell himhe went ballistic" all veterans think that everything that happens is from injuries suffered in military ,that not true,not everything comes from injury in service.all veterans are same" interview over,he had me sign a waiver to a butt check,that had nothing to do with my headaches and vision....so if you have a c and p in okla city..beware of a dr. tran.....

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Report the bastard. You are due an honest C&P an respect from the Doctor. That was not a legitimate C&P.

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If you live close enough to your VARO - go there, sign in to see a VA rep

and talk to them,right away. Request to put this in writing there and get

a copy date stamped. I would put the reply to number on it from the correspondence

you have already recieved from VA.

jmho,

carlie

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New England Journal of Medicine just published a paper on "Mild TBI", where certain named medical doctors who work for the VA, have said that self-reported symptoms of TBI are motivated by compensation. But, the article also says, the VA doesn't know how to properly assess mild TBI, nor do they have any hard studies. Whenever the VA doesn't know what they are doing in their medical professions, they blame the vets!! ~Wings

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I agree that you need to file a formal complaint ASAP!! If you're not close enough to your VARO to go in person, as Carlie suggested, you can always use the IRIS system....just don't call the 1-800#, you won't get anywhere.

Won't hurt to contact your elected officials either. Be sure to state in your complaint why you needed the C&P, what your symptoms are, etc, and then go on to state how you were treated...be very specific and include all names and dates. The more details the better.

Sorry you were treated so badly.

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Jim, I'm sorry to hear about your bad experience.

First thing, talk to a Patient Advocate, tell them you want to formally file a complaint. That usually gets the Department Head all riled up, which is what you want to happen. And, make sure that the Patient Advocate is informed that you want the VAMC administrator to also be informed.

Having said that, one thing that you will need to do, before you get too carried away. Get a copy of your C&P exam results. If you don't, you could be shooting yourself in the foot by demanding another C&P, etc. Reason I say that, I thought that a C&P that I received was "goin down the tubes" and I started bitching and raising hell (the examiner was very abrupt, didn't even introduce himself, acted like I was lower than a snake's belly, etc., etc.). Then I got a copy of my C&P and you'd have thought that he and I were "best budds" and it, the C&P, was exactly what I needed to win my claim, which I did.

So, get a copy. Go to the med records dept and fill out a request, they'll print it off whilst you stand there and hand it to you.

BTW, I don't know about OKC and Muskogee, but the VAMC in Dallas has a first-rate, state-of-the-art, new, TBI center that they are sending a LOT of the TBI's patients for around the country too. Might keep that in mind.

Just an old Checotah boy talkin'.

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