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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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Called VA and asked them to send me proof of my rating to get a discount hunting and fishing license. I got a statement in the mail but it added a letter to my name. I called back to get a corrected statement because my name has to be spelled correctly to be printed on the hunting and fishing discount card. I got a new statement in the mail and my address is incorrect, house number is off. I guest the postmen got it right but anyway feel that this may be confusing and didn't want to explain so, I called back to get a third statement and hopefully this one will be correct. I am not sure if this is just stupidity or deliberate but when I called the 800 number they told me the statement must come from my local VARO. My name and address is correct in the system so how can they get them wrong. Maybe I am just too paranoid that VA likes to screw up everything but this is just too easy. How hard is it to write a statement when the information is already in the

system. :(

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It'll be a "success story" if, and when, you get the proper paperwork!

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It's very hard for the VA to write a statement, accurately. I requested a statement to use in getting my property taxes reduced on April 1, 2009 and they stated "the records of the DVA indicate that the veteran, at one time, prior to death, was in receipt of SC compensation for a disability or disabilities rated at 100%." Additionally they used an address from 3 moves ago.

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Called VA and asked them to send me proof of my rating to get a discount hunting and fishing license. I got a statement in the mail but it added a letter to my name. I called back to get a corrected statement because my name has to be spelled correctly to be printed on the hunting and fishing discount card. I got a new statement in the mail and my address is incorrect, house number is off. I guest the postmen got it right but anyway feel that this may be confusing and didn't want to explain so, I called back to get a third statement and hopefully this one will be correct. I am not sure if this is just stupidity or deliberate but when I called the 800 number they told me the statement must come from my local VARO. My name and address is correct in the system so how can they get them wrong. Maybe I am just too paranoid that VA likes to screw up everything but this is just too easy. How hard is it to write a statement when the information is already in the

system. :(

Moderators can you put this in the correct forum it is not a success story

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My VARO used to send all my paperwork with Dear Mr. McNeil. Hello? I'm a female. On other correspondence, they had my birth date off by only 100 years lol! The good news is that the dept. that's sending you those benefit letters is not the rating department!! I would also call to be sure they have your correct address, that I would worry about! ~Wings

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wings, I just did that today to be sure and I was told it was/is correct in the system. They just sent me my last rating in March and they asked me to verify my address when I called

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