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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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Recently a Vet that I am assiting received a SOC for a condition that she obviously did not claim. Her repeated letters to have the incorrect condition changed before the DRO review was no acted upon.

What does she do now.

Will this have to be sent to the BVA to get settled?

Any response with guidance that I can share with the Veteran will be greatly appreciated!

Lois

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lcpmom,

What condition is it ?

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Once they have something in the record it is almost impossible to get changed cause the person who screwed up has to take responsibility and that is a rare thing at the VA

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Recently a Vet that I am assiting received a SOC for a condition that she obviously did not claim. Her repeated letters to have the incorrect condition changed before the DRO review was no acted upon.

What does she do now.

Will this have to be sent to the BVA to get settled?

Any response with guidance that I can share with the Veteran will be greatly appreciated!

Lois

Bring it to the attention of the DRO. If you put that in your Notice of Disagreement, the DRO will see it. Also, did you request a Hearing with the DRO? First, if you did not request a Hearing--the DRO hopefully will see it when he/she does a complete impartial (?) review of your claim. Secondly, if you did request a Hearing with the DRO--bring it to their attention then.

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Bring it to the attention of the DRO. If you put that in your Notice of Disagreement, the DRO will see it. Also, did you request a Hearing with the DRO? First, if you did not request a Hearing--the DRO hopefully will see it when he/she does a complete impartial (?) review of your claim. Secondly, if you did request a Hearing with the DRO--bring it to their attention then.

........and, if you have ALREADY filed an NOD......then simply take a VA form 21-4136 (Statement In Support Of Claim) and just write out the fact that she received an SOC for a condition that she did NOT claim.

Then make doubly sure that the VARO did, in fact, receive this 21-4136. The VA personnel are used to seeing this form and they usually do read it, because they figure that if you are intelligent enough to send them "forms", then they had best read them. Calling will do no good. Sending them a letter will do no good. Even sending them an IRIS will most likely do no good.

"Delivery Confirmation, Return Receipt Requested"

or, anymore, I'm just using FedEx!

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.............or, if worse comes to worse, see if you can find someone to swap disabilitys with. :blink:

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