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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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:D I am a retired Gulf War Vet. In 1996 I had to fight with V.A. two years for 40%.

20% for right arm pain and weakness. Now arm has unexplained moderate to severe twitch. I am right handed. V.A. never gave me a full explanation about the arm. I have been under Neuro. Dr care last year, he says twitch is unexplained. In 1998 I got Voc.

Rehab. four years of college to be a teacher now can't even write my own name sometimes. My lower back is rated at 10% but now my right leg is going numb. Neuro. Dr. says this maybe because of lower back not sure. The last year I have been tested and retested for everything . All of my doctors say they do not know what is causing this. Could be maybe? My left leg is rated at 10% because of scar tissue. Any suggestions?

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My C/P exam on the 18th was a complete waste of time. The exam was nothing more than

having someone remeasure scars from a surgery i had on my left leg while on active duty. This is rated at 10% and is not what i applied for an increase in compesation for. I go back now to the VA hospital on 5 June for another c/p exam by ortho. I have copies of all med records from active duty which shows a problem with my arm and leg while on active duty.

Some of my records show djd in my lower spine , t-spine. (is this compensatable?) right now my lower back is rated at 10% right arm 20%. I just want to know hwo to prepare for the next time i go to the va because one person told me the ortho exam may be done by interns.

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Just in case it may be a good idea to get the C&P and see what they said. Most who have gotten a copy of their C&P's have been surprised. They do a lot behind the scenes.

If the C&P was done at a VAMC go to the Records Request Department and ask for a print out.

If QTC did it ask the VARO for a copy.

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Thanks Pete I am trying to think of everything they may try since i had to fight with them for two years before. I am trying to review my med records from service, and my Drs. notes, so if they try and say different things I can show them what is service connected and what i had in service. I also have my c-file.

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Good job I think that you will do just fine.

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Pete53,

Would it be a good idea to ask the c/p examiner where I can get a copy of the c/p exam that I am going to have on 5 June, would this make them cautious or just mad. I just want to get this done fair.

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