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Cherie33

What Should I Do To Receive P&t Benefits?

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Hello Fellow Veterans,

Ok, I when I was awarded "Individual Unemployability", my letter also stated that I would have a future exam scheduled for April 2010. However, I haven't received any future exam schedules as of yet. I would like to be able to qualify for my States Benefits, but I would need to be P & T. I would also want the Chapter 31 benefits, example; being able to shop on base, insurance for my dependent, etc.) What should I do in order to get this done?

Thanks,

Cherie33

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Ask for it. If you are over 55 they pretty much will give it to you. If you are not get a Doc to say you are permanent.

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Ask for it. If you are over 55 they pretty much will give it to you. If you are not get a Doc to say you are permanent.

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Hi Pete53,

It's good to be back. I've been sick and in and out of the hospital. Anyway, my VA doc has written in my file that "I am permanent and that I will not get better". Once I find the paper, I'll give you the specifics. Anyway, would that suffice? Oh and another thing, it took me so long to get "IU" and Social Security Disability, I don't want to open up another can of worms. Will me asking for P&T prompt the VA to give me an exam or something?

Thanks,

Cherie33

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If I was you I would get my own private pay doctor to write me a report saying I am P&T. Have him do it up right and not just a note in your file.

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Hi Pete53,

It's good to be back. I've been sick and in and out of the hospital. Anyway, my VA doc has written in my file that "I am permanent and that I will not get better". Once I find the paper, I'll give you the specifics. Anyway, would that suffice? Oh and another thing, it took me so long to get "IU" and Social Security Disability, I don't want to open up another can of worms. Will me asking for P&T prompt the VA to give me an exam or something?

Thanks,

Cherie33

I assume that the VA doc has written this up in one of your Progress Notes, but, regardless, take this missive from your doctor, take a VA form 21-4138 and simply state that you are requesting to be granted P&T status. It will not open up a can of worms. It will, most likely get you P&T. This will make you eligible for Chap THIRTY-FIVE benefits. You'll get paperwork that will explain all that stuff.

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Hello Fellow Veterans,

Ok, I when I was awarded "Individual Unemployability", my letter also stated that I would have a future exam scheduled for April 2010. However, I haven't received any future exam schedules as of yet.

Thanks,

Cherie33

Cherie,

When you contact the VA - even with a doc stating your disabilities are static in nature, permanent and total,

a decision maker at the VA is going to in fact, order the exam that should have been scheduled in April 2010.

This exam itself could also end up bringing your IU to a P&T status.

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