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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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snakeman56

Chronic Pain

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I am looking for information on doing a claim based on chronic pain.

What I am now

60% Back

10% Duodenal Ulcers

10% Left Knee joint Disease meniscus tear Have had 2 surgeries already

10% Tinnitus

0% Bilateral Hearing Loss

Getting paid for 70%

I have an appointment with the shrink to work on establishing the chronic pain. I am tired of taking so much pain meds, I am depressed, have ED and don't feel like dealing with it anymore.

After doing research of my medical record, found a problem I still have today and wanted to hear from other about it. I was hospitalized while on active duty for internal bleeding. The doctor thought it was due to my Ulcers, but they found internal hemorroids.

That was back in 1986 and I am still having problems with them. I have been thru 3 Colonoscopy and has been verified that I still have them.

I also did a claim for my right Knee since I am having the same problem as the left, I did it as a secondary problem and also for Cervical Strain and Restless Legs. I was denied all off them "Not Service Connected" But I know they are due to my main problems. So any information here will be gladly appreciated.

On the Ulcers problem!! I have to take meds everyday for it or I am in pain. Can I request an increase for this situation??

On the Hearing loss I heard that if you do not understand any of the words during the Speech Discrimination test not to guess at them? I have always guessed to what I thought I heard. Any input to this??

Sorry for such a long post.

Thanks

Tom

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Im curious as to what your 60% rating for your back is?

Terry

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