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  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

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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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I went to the ER after talking with the VA's 1800# back in 06 for a service connected migraine. The bill was like 2200 the hospital sent the bill to the VA but they never paid. Should the VA pay this bill since it is service connected and the ask-a-nurse # told me to go? Also I am 70% and the last time I went to the VAMC they charged my Insurance(through wife,only had it a year now) for an EKG is this acceptable and what I should expect?

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Also wondering what IRIS is,do I need it and how do I get it?

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Yes the VA should pay go to your VAMC and see the Fee Service People.

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I went to the ER in SEPT of 09 for rectal bleeding. I was on Plavix for my heart. Scared me pretty bad. Thought I was going to beed out. Did not stop at GO did not collect 200 dollars, did call the VA, went to the nearest ER. I filed with the VA as I am SC for prostate cancer. I have private insurance. I thought the VA should pay as my prostate cancer is SC. The bill was almost 10K for less than 24 hours. Filed with the VA, they denied the claim. Turned out I have radiation proctitis from radiation therapy. (Eighteen months after therapy, Boy I wish somebody had warned me about that!) VA said if I had private insurance it had to pay no matter what. I could appeal. I appealing. I just want the VA to pay my deductibles and co-pays. That was in the $3500.00. so I won't be out of pocket.

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Also I am 70% and the last time I went to the VAMC they charged my Insurance(through wife,only had it a year now) for an EKG is this acceptable and what I should expect?

Yes, the VA is required by law to bill an active insurance for the treatment of any NSC conditions even if the veteran is 100%. They will not bill you whether they receive a payment from the insurance or not because you are in PG1. If you were PG5-8 and it was not related to an environmental factor or recent combat (5yrs) whatever the insurance paid would be applied towards the veterans copay.

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