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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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I had put a claim in a while back. Went all the way through the DRO review process and was denied. I took the advice of someone on this web site and finally got a copy of my military medical records and VA claim file. I also went and got a copy a of the C&P exam. I basically could not believe what these doctors had wrote about the evaluation. The mental health evaluation was Major depression secondary to my service-connected bilateral knee condition. The doctor stated my depression was excertabated by my knee condition. The DRO denied my claim stating I had depression before my service-connected disability. When I went through my military medical records I found documents where I was given a profile change because of my knee condition but my supervisor still ordered me to do guard duty on the flightline. I also pointed out that the doctor stated I had depression in 1975. At the time I was in a Military hospital because of my knee condition. I also produced documents where I was assualted overseas and sent to the clinic for evaluation. On my bilateral knee condition I had to have surgery on my right knee to remove torn cartlidge. I pointed out although the C&P doctor stated I did'nt have problems with lateral stability. The orthopedic doctor had a specialize brace made that reaches from my thigh to the middle of my calf with a specialize hinge that I pump air into stabilize my knee. I also produce VA medical records to back this up. Yesterday I got a call from the WACO VA stating they had schedule me for a second Mental Health and biliteral knee C&P exam. If anyone can give me some insight on why they would schedule me for another C&P exam and is this normal before a BVA hearing. I don't know if this is good or bad. Should I take the medical records to the C&P exam to point out what the doctors missed and the mistakes they made in the first C&P exam? What I have being doing is collecting all the information I could get my hands on for a BVA hearing and all of a sudden I get this call from the WACO VA. I don't know how to take this. If any one could give me some advice on this matter it would be greatly appreicated.


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