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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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Is there a rating for Dry eyes syndrome, and gout? On Gout what rating does it fall under? Also, is there a rating for ankle joint pain?

My other question... I had mild flat feet coming in the service but got worse on active duty. Will I still be able to get comp for my flat feet?

I was wondering if flat feet, gout, and bunion fall into the same rating or is it seperate???

I would appreicate if I can some feed back.

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I am rated 30% for flat feet. I think if bad enough will go to 50%. The bunion is part of your feet you might get something as secondary but I doubt it.

Gout is like arthritis and can be rated also if you can prove you got it while serving.

You probably should file a claim and ask for service connection for all that you can relate back to your service. You should also ask for your Service Medical Records and all physicals your entrance and exit and see if there is anything else.

Good Luck and welcome to Hadit.

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Sorry... I am currently Active duty and I am in the process of getting a MED board. I am doing some research to maybe get a better understanding of the VA and rating. But I didn't know if they combine the rating for gout,flat feet, and bunion?

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Feet no but gout and bunion maybe. I am not an expert on code. Be sure and get and keep a complete copy of your Service Medical Records and any other documents you can get your hands on.

Be very careful about signing any waivers too

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What do you mean by waivers? So I can have a clear understanding.

Be very careful about signing any waivers too

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When I was about to ETS I failed my hearing test and signed a waiver so that I was not held over while they checked my hearing out. Looking back may have been a bad decision on my part

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