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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 have a spinal cord injury left me partially paralyzed below the waist. I can walk some but one of two things happen it becomes VERY painful, the alter gait is messing up my joints that will result in even more damage if I continue.(I have to take extra extra meds to do this) its not fun for me at all but I have 3 small children that need me to be there for family events. After a short time of walking my right leg quits working, I drag it behind me as it were dead.

What I can do:

I can bath myself most of the time, some days I need help lifting my feet into the tub. I can do the SSS myself

Dress myself..some days I do need some help putting on shoes and sock

What I can't do:


Clean house

Drive or take care of the vehicle

Manage money

Take care of my three kids

Be left alone to care for them

Maintain my house

Is this enough to get SMC?

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Probably but I believe you need a higher rating than 40%. Are you working?

40% sounds to low for the problems that you have.

Good Luck and welcome to Hadit

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I agree with Pete........your rating is kinda low in order to be awarded SMC! JMHO!



Welcome to Hadit!

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I filed a 1151 claim on them last year, they left a disc pushing into my spine causing cord damage at c5-c6, I WON this claim the exam doctor wrote "Your current disability is due to the Negligence and Carelessness on behalf of the VAMC"They gave me 20% last year for just the "Cervical Trauma" I am appealing that because the condition has been going down hill and they are not giving me anything on the spinal cord injury that is Secondary to the Cervical Trauma.

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You need to appeal the decision and get an attorney. Your injuries sound catastrophic.


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