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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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mom24

Dr's Opinion Letter For Tdiu Is There Any Specifics

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My dr will write a letter saying I am not able to work, but she doesn't know what it needs to say. I would like to send her a sample to use with the exact, or as close as possible, wording the raters will want to see. I'm not really talking about how my condition (ALS) keeps me from working (she can do that part), but all the legal stuff that will be enough evidence. I'll also be including my ssdi award with it.

thanks

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I am so sure you will get replys from our very knowledgable vets today, when they wake up. They will be aable to address your specifics. The best to you mom24. Hang in there. When were you diagnosed? Where did you serve to look for the link ie Gulf War or where?

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Mom did you serve in Gulf War? With your current rating a Medical Statement that states that you are unable to work due to your Service connected condition will work. If it says she thinks you will never be able to work again it would be P&T.

Good Luck.

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Mom24, It maybe a good idea for you to write some notes about what you need in the letter in order for this to get approved by the va. If the Dr. agrees to put your notes in the letter and it has ro be there to succed, then you are home free with claim. Good luck and Pete53 told you exactly what to do

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I am so sure you will get replys from our very knowledgable vets today, when they wake up. They will be aable to address your specifics. The best to you mom24. Hang in there. When were you diagnosed? Where did you serve to look for the link ie Gulf War or where?

Halos,

I was at camp pendleton. I was diagnosed in 2001, but my symptoms started back to 93 about 7 months after I was discharged. I thought I had carpel tunnel for years until I noticed some paralysis of my fingers in 2001 and left arm getting weaker. I didn't have to prove link since va made als presumptive in 08.

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Pete and trailblazer,

thanks for advice. I'll be talking to the dr today. And no, I didn't serve in the gulf war.

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