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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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:) After completing C@p exam was told my claim was sent to rating board now they tell me they requested my active duty service medical record from St Louis anyone else have had this experience. Thanks for any replies this is getting absurd. This forum is the best to abtain information thanks too all that subscribe. B)

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That's one of the first things that I did, was obtain my SMR's, specifically from Balboa Navy Hospital, and from the archives in St. Louis. I did this, MYSELF, to keep from having to wait on the Gooberment to do it. I knew that they would have to have these records, so I was pro-active in obtaining them, for THEM. At least I knew what they had, and when they had 'em. But, no, it does not surprise me that they requested them for your claim.

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If this is your original claim then the VA has to request your SMR's from St. Louis. It will take a while. If you already are rated for something else their is no need for them to request your records. You should get a copy of your SMR's and your personnel file.

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I did the same as Larry, I requested my records to reduce the wait time..

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:angry: After completing C@p exam was told my claim was sent to rating board now they tell me they requested my active duty service medical record from St Louis anyone else have had this experience. Thanks for any replies this is getting absurd. This forum is the best to abtain information thanks too all that subscribe. <_<

Your profile shows you are currently 70% SC'd.

I don't know of a way for that to happen without them already having your SMR's.

So, I ditto what john999 said.

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:) After completing C@p exam was told my claim was sent to rating board now they tell me they requested my active duty service medical record from St Louis anyone else have had this experience. Thanks for any replies this is getting absurd. This forum is the best to abtain information thanks too all that subscribe. B)

If you are a retiree your records are maintained in St Lewis. Also, I there has been an extended period of inactivity on your cliam it is transfered to St Lewis for storage. It should have been sent for in the Development stage.

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