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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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teejay53

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I filed my DIC claim in Dec. 2009 and I called VA today and I was told my DIC was granted yesterday. I have never been so surprised in all my days. I was told it would be possibly a year or longer as the VA is swamped. Who knew. Just thought I would let all know.

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This is WONDERFUL-

and it sure didnt take as longs as most DIC claims take.

If the cause of death of a veteran is not clearly due to any service connection, then it takes a strong medical opinion to explaint to them how the death should be service connected.

You got on the claim right away to seek this type of opinion.

When we have good evidence (and when they chose to read it) we can succeed much faster that way.

The VCAA letter everyone gets-if followed step by step-as to what they want- can help claims go swiftly.

My AO DIC claim took 7 years. 3 IMOs and considerable other evidence.

I never got a legal VCAA letter and when I questioned that my former POAs said I did.Even their Director. They are all gone.

If they had supported me from the git go my claim could have been resolved in less than 2 years.

This is great news -it doesn't make up for your loss however-nothing can do that.

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Congrats on your win and although it seemed quick I still think it takes the VA much to long.

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yes, it does take much too long. my hubby was my sole source of income and i share file medical and financial hardship with the va. it didn't really seem to matter, i was told they are swamped and moving as quickly as possible.

i think what took my dic claim so long was i was asked for more and more information, by the time my dic claim was awarded i had faxed and sent over 173 pieces of asked information. out of all this they only used 3 pages to decide the claim, what's up with this.

i think the va askes for too more information than they need, tying up the deciding process and taking much too long.

i believe 3 to 4 months could have been cut of the time limit without all this information retrieving sending.

but, this is just my opinion.

thank you all for your opinions on all my posts.

teejay

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Glad you got it. Sorry for your loss. I think that VA should pay the check the Veteran was given until they start up the DIC and the process should be more automatic. The spouse of a Veteran who was 100 for 19 years should not miss a check.

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