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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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Renegade81

Just Received My Final Determination

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All,

I just received my "final" determination and it states "We assigned a permanent 100% disability evaluation for your service connected disabilities effective March 1, 2009." My question is, since they used the word "permanent" does that mean I don't have to worry about them trying to call me in for follow up physicals over the next few years and trying to reduce me back down below the 100% level?

Thanks i advance for your help,

Renegade81

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Congratulations! That's great!

I don't know much about P&T, but my understanding is 'permanent' is permanent, as in you are not going to get any better. But remember this is the VA, so I would not be surprised if they try to harass you with follow up exams. I am not permanent, but have had random appointments made without my request. When I arrive, the first thing the doc asks is, "So, what seems to be the nature of your appointment." Nice.

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It only means that you will have some extra benefits nothing is permanent at VA.Your kids and wife can get some auxiliary benefits provided your kids are the right age and that you are married

Congrats on your win

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Permanent and Total menas your disabilities are static and there is likely no room for improvement.

They VA will consider this when scheduling follow up exams but at any time they can examine you.

It does happen.

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