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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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landend

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Hello everyone.

This is not meant towards anyone but only a thought from someone that feels a lot like the lady on Obesity Secondary to PTSD.

I have asked many questions and I felt attacked right off the bat, I still had no answers.However I think that some of you old-timers, not age but experience forget what it's like for the entry level members, It is already quite a feat to try and get your four year bachelors degree in Veterans affairs in a couple of months, it a all confusing expedition to try to accomplish this when you are depressed, confused, troubled with worry about family, money, house, eating and you get to a point where you realize that (my situation) your old, fat, broke, no relationships that you can use to mediate your feelings with, and nothing fun in your life, you feel like you have lost out and there is no way to go back, So for me,

To feel vindicated is my expedition to try and accomplish.I looked in a mirror about 5 years ago and now What happen to the last 40 years. someone stole them !When some of us start this asinine endeavor the government has established, just plain simple answers is all we want, or just where to look for them,

After all Most of you are on here to learn or just help someone else and this tells me you are also needing something in your life to satisfy your void.

Just my thoughts nothing more.

So think if the shoes were on the other foot.

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Hello everyone.

This is not meant towards anyone but only a thought from someone that feels a lot like the lady on Obesity Secondary to PTSD.

I have asked many questions and I felt attacked right off the bat, I still had no answers. However I think that some of you old-timers, not age but experience forget what it's like for the entry level members, It is already quite a feat to try and get your four year bachelors degree in Veterans affairs in a couple of months, it a all confusing expedition to try to accomplish this when you are depressed, confused, troubled with worry about family, money, house, eating and you get to a point where you realize that (my situation) your old, fat, broke, no relationships that you can use to mediate your feelings with, and nothing fun in your life, you feel like you have lost out and there is no way to go back, So for me,

To feel vindicated is my expedition to try and accomplish.I looked in a mirror about 5 years ago and now What happen to the last 40 years. someone stole them !When some of us start this asinine endeavor the government has established, just plain simple answers is all we want, or just where to look for them,

After all Most of you are on here to learn or just help someone else and this tells me you are also needing something in your life to satisfy your void.

Just my thoughts nothing more.

So think if the shoes were on the other foot.

You started one topic, wrote 9 posts, and recieved good information. Here

Go back and read it again --and continue to ask questions.

If you don't understand something, ask the questions again. We can break it down into smaller doses --we understand it is overwhelming. Hang in there. ~Wings

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landend,

I agree with Wings. Also, I know just how you feel. The "system" can be confusing, especially when your fighting a demon disguised as PTSD. Hang in there. Best wishes coming your way.

Gardener

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Where are you now with your claim? Have you heard anything on your OTH discharge.

For us to help you along we need to know?

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Landend if you meet the requirements belol you are eligible for va compesation.

What Is VA Disability Compensation?

Disability compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service. It is also paid to certain veterans disabled from VA health care. The benefits are tax-free.

Who Is Eligible?

You may be eligible for disability compensation if you have a service-related disability and you were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions

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Landsend was discharged with a LTH discharge but he can still get VA benefits. He needs to apply for benefits and let the VA decide if they will grant the benefit. That is step one to force the VA to make a determination about his right to benefits. To go through process of officially getting his discharge reviewed by BCMR is a hell of a process. After 40 years they have to make a determination as to if it will advance justice to make an exception and disregard the 15 year rule. Then a bunch of lifers will review his discharge. What do you think the outcome will be? They did not do this in my case and I was asking for a change in my discharge from honorable to medical. They took my appeal and kicked it so far it has not landed yet and I was a war veteran who was also a disabled veteran. They laughed at me because I did not have a lawyer. If I win my CUE I will have a lawyer next time.

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