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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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Upon Being Awarded 100%

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For those that have been fortunate enough to receive 100%, please review the many additional benefits that become available. Specifically I'm referring to dental and eyeglasses. I am surprised to find out how many 100% Vets don't avail themselves of total dental work at their local VA. There are many other benefits, such as educational money for college students etc. You have earned these benefits, so don't feel as though anyone is doing you a favor. Educate yourself on what you justly deserve... and..Welcome Home brothers and sisters.

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but the majority of us are not SC for eye related issues and in order to get free glasses from the VA you need to be rated 50% so they then treat all but dental issues Category 1 veterans

I don't know the regs on this but speaking for myself, I am exempt from co-pay from being below that threshold in means testing and I am only so far rated at 40% and I was able to get eyeglasses. I believe they said it was a result of my financial status but I can't swear to that.

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I don't know the regs on this but speaking for myself, I am exempt from co-pay from being below that threshold in means testing and I am only so far rated at 40% and I was able to get eyeglasses. I believe they said it was a result of my financial status but I can't swear to that.

I don't know how it works any more then before I got to 50% and I had NO income they were still charging me 8 dollars per prescription at first it was 7 then they raised it, when I was still working though they charged me 25 per doctor visit and 50 for specialists so I quit going to them after the heart surgery in 97 I had Blue Cross and going to MCG the visit only cost me 12 and I was seeing the same doctor at MCG that I was seeing at the VA only after I had been unemployed for more than a year and met the low income threshold would I go back to the VA

like we were discussing earlier either here or in another thread the VA also has a lot of employees that do not know how to handle the means test and the things they are supposed to decut from income and some of the VAMCs don;t or haven't charged everyone's insurance companies when they should have been or they charge them for C&P exams and for SC medical conditions which is also something they shouldn't be doing

The VA has a lot of problems with people comprehending all of the rules employees and veterans

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I'm glad I began this post. Upon checking these replies, it appears as though questions are being asked and answered. That's what hadit's forum is all about. I began by reminding those who have been awarded 100% to avail themselves of the extended benefits that come along with that rating. I'm happy to see the majority of viewers not yet at 100% asking the questions that may directly effect their benefits. Keep up the good work. Remember, we're all in this together. WELCOME HOME!

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I don't know the regs on this but speaking for myself, I am exempt from co-pay from being below that threshold in means testing and I am only so far rated at 40% and I was able to get eyeglasses. I believe they said it was a result of my financial status but I can't swear to that.

Likewise and unless something has changed I was able to get eyeglasses when I was rated at 10% in 2002. At the time I got mines, I was working at the VAMC. I saw plenty of veterans rated at 10% and above get eyeglasses. Of course, there were certain glasses that you had to pick from, but they were glasses.

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Speaking for myself, I got hearing aids in '02 while not service connected at all. As a business owner (construction) I was well over the income threshold. The audiologist asked if I was a combat veteran. I told her I was and BAM, I got hearing aids.Got a second pair in April '09 but then I was at 50%. The audiologist told me I could get a new pair every 5 years.

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