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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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Smc & Temporary 100%

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Last February, I was award 2 months temp 100% for heart bypass surgery. I immediately filed a new "claim" stating that I should have received 3 months temp 100% for my surgery (per the rating schedule) and SMC for the 3 months of temp 100% (per the total plus 60% rule). It is now June, and no one, not even the IRIS inquiry, can tell me anything other than my claim is "still open and in development". I would have thought that this claim would be processed relatively quickly since my original claim was already adjudicated; I am merely asking the VA to correct an oversight. Why do I feel like they are waiting for me to die? I have since developed a chronic lung infection, and quite frankly, I no longer have the strength to stay on top of my claim.

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It looks like you have done everything that you can do. There is one other thing you can do if you want and that is to go to the VARO and ask for a Councilor and have them explain what is going on face to face.

I have done this before when helping another veteran and it actually helped.

Good Luck

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It looks like you have done everything that you can do. There is one other thing you can do if you want and that is to go to the VARO and ask for a Councilor and have them explain what is going on face to face.

I have done this before when helping another veteran and it actually helped.

Good Luck

Thanks Pete. I guess I'll just patiently wait.

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You know sometimes i think the VA does hope that one will past away before the benefits rating comes back. My uncle recently applied as he was a Vietnam Vet and just never applied. Its said to say 5 months later he passed away from cancer. My dad goes to the VA but i wonder if they are just giving him meds and sending him home. My dad is Tricare for Life, so he can go anywhere but he sticks with the VA cuz its convenient. Well lets hope that is not the case with VA, and hope they are taking care of the Veterans properly.

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