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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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Hi, I went to my VA clinic yesterday for a Dr. appointment. When I went to get my travel pay the clerk told me I made to much money I wasn't eligible. I told him I'd got travel pay everytime I've had a appointment since I'd reached 30%. He said I shouldn't have been getting it. Anyway I started asking a little louder questions he said he was going to call security if I didn't leave. I thought I'd ask and be sure I was correct about getting travel pay at 30% before I go back to the clinc tomorrow. Thanks for any help Phil

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Hey Phil,

My VAMC travel department tried to tell me the same thing, so I had to prove it to them. Check this out:

http://www4.va.gov/healtheligibility/libra...aq.asp#eligible

  1. <h3 class="va-paragraph-header">Who is eligible for travel?</h3>
    • Veterans rated 30% or more SC for travel relating to any condition
    • Veterans rated less than 30% for travel relating to their SC condition
    • Veterans receiving VA pension benefits for all conditions
    • Veterans with annual income below the maximum applicable annual rate of pension for all conditions
    • Veterans who can present clear evidence that they are unable to defray the cost of travel
    • Veterans traveling in relation to a Compensation and Pension (C&P) Examination
    • Certain veterans in certain emergency situations
    • Certain non-veterans when related to care of a veteran (attendants & donors)
    • Beneficiaries of other Federal Agencies (when authorized by that agency)
    • Allied Beneficiaries (when authorized by appropriate foreign government agency)

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vync is correct.

Here's a link to the Federal Registry Rules and Regs as of June 30th, 2008 [PART 70—VHA BENEFICIARY TRAVEL UNDER 38 U.S.C. 111]

http://www1.va.gov/orpm/docs/20080630_AM02...ciaryTravel.pdf

remember the deductible in travel pay

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Good reminder

The link I posted has internal links that will take you to various fact sheets, etc. While I didn't check all of the links out, it looks like you could find the answer to any situation thru this link.

remember the deductible in travel pay

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Thanks everyone I printed out the paper work from the links posted. I'll be back to the clinc to pick up my travel pay tomorrow. I can't wait to show that smart mouth clerk prove that he was wrong. Thanks Phil

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