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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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clw4514

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well, at least i got to see the veterans assistance office without a wait. dude tried to hose me. sd i didnt have a claim. when i pointed out to him i certainly did have more than half a chance since it was clearly documented in smr's, he changed his tone. but still tried to discourage me. tried to hand my file back to me and sd go to the american legion. conversation went like this:

me - "u know, they have folks at VARO much better paid and educated to make decisions on whether or not i have a claim. that is a decision way over ur paygrade, chief. so, why dont u stay within ur paygrade, point me in the direction i need to go and let me finish up since i have less than 2 wks to get ppwk in. i believe it is ur job to ASSIST me in filing this ppwk and that would be the reason i was sent here."

him - "yes ma'am. i can take care of that for u."

i finished the meeting with him by asking if i could follow up with IRIS on my status. he had no clue what it was....oh well, at least i have u guys! and im so grateful for that, too. miffed me that he tried to schluff his duties. fu)#er!

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That should have been your clue not to f*ck with him. I would contact the American Legion. You have enough to deal with without fighting with an inept service officer. Let him cut his teeth on someone else.

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clw,

Hang in there !

Many of us here were tagged with "didn't have a claim".

carlie

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im going to double check everything and send my own copy in. i just needed his signature. it will all be over soon :rolleyes:

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Atta Girl

Never let an idiot change your path.

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If you left your copy w/him, to file, I wouldn't count on him doing it and I would send a copy, certified, return receipt requested, to the RO, to cover yourself. jmo

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well, at least i got to see the veterans assistance office without a wait. dude tried to hose me. sd i didnt have a claim. when i pointed out to him i certainly did have more than half a chance since it was clearly documented in smr's, he changed his tone. but still tried to discourage me. tried to hand my file back to me and sd go to the american legion. conversation went like this:

me - "u know, they have folks at VARO much better paid and educated to make decisions on whether or not i have a claim. that is a decision way over ur paygrade, chief. so, why dont u stay within ur paygrade, point me in the direction i need to go and let me finish up since i have less than 2 wks to get ppwk in. i believe it is ur job to ASSIST me in filing this ppwk and that would be the reason i was sent here."

him - "yes ma'am. i can take care of that for u."

i finished the meeting with him by asking if i could follow up with IRIS on my status. he had no clue what it was....oh well, at least i have u guys! and im so grateful for that, too. miffed me that he tried to schluff his duties. fu)#er!

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