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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 just sent a request under FOIA to get a copy of my VA Claim file and got back a letter of acknowledgement for the request in which they state that they will do so but they have included statements like "to inform you of the decision to grant to you access to the requested records if found, and not expempted from disclosure by law". Exactly what records would they be talking about? Nothing in my file that shoudl be "top secret". I don't get this.

Jim

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jalex,

Sometimes the VA won't release Mental Health records unless they can get an

approval to do so, from the Mental Health provider.

carlie

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jalex,

Sometimes the VA won't release Mental Health records unless they can get an

approval to do so, from the Mental Health provider.

carlie

Thanks Carlie, nothing in my records like that, at least not yet (lol).

Jim

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I covered my answer to your questions somewhere else under a different posting, on the board.

Can't remember where, but, I did.

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I covered my answer to your questions somewhere else under a different posting, on the board.

Can't remember where, but, I did.

Yes, Larry, I had posted this basic question somewhere else on the board, but it didn't look like that thread was getting much attention so I reposted it here. I saw your comments.

Thanks

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What if they are mental health records I provided to the VA from private hospitals?

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