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      All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

      Tips on posting on the forums.

      Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.


      Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.


      Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.


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      I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?



      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?

      I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?



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VA Nursing Care Information

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VA benefits provide for a range of long-term services which include, Nursing Home Care, Domiciliary Care, Adult Day Health Care, Geriatric Evaluation and Respite Care. Nursing home benefits may be provided if specific qualifications are met; those are: a veteran must be in need of such care and seeking nursing home care for a service-connected (SC) disability, OR is rated 60% SC and unemployable, OR is rated 60% SC and permanently and totally disabled (P&T) OR for any condition if the veteran has a combined SC disability rating of 70% or more. The care will be provided in a VA nursing home or contract nursing home. NSC and non-compensable zero percent SC veterans can apply for long term care in the VA but could be subject to long term care co-payments. Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability are exempt from long term care co-payments. NSC veterans applying for Extended Care or the Nursing Home Care Unit may be required to complete VA Form 10-10EC to determine the family's current income and assets. Veterans may be discharged from a VA Nursing Home Care Unit (NHCU) without consent when VA nursing home care is no longer needed; for example, if the veteran's needs can be met at home or in a private nursing home close to the family.

Veterans requiring nursing home care for a service-connected condition or a veteran rated 70% or more have mandatory eligibility for admission to Extended Care Services; and, those veterans are eligible to have indefinate care provided to them in the VA or in a VA contracted nursing home.

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Recap of 08.18.2010 SVRShow

Host: JerrelCook http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/user/1624-jerrel/

Guest: CongressmanFilner Website:http://www.house.gov/filner/

Contact:http://www.house.gov/filner/contact.htm

Panelist: Jbasserhttp://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/user/1690-jbasser/

Carliehttp://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/user/60-carlie/

Bertahttp://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/user/868-berta/

New Agent OrangePresumptive's

Quotedfrom VA Website as of 08.19.2010

"On October 13, 2009, the Secretaryof Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that three new conditions would be added tothe list of diseases presumptively associated with exposure to certainherbicide agents:

Hairycell and other B-cell leukemias

Parkinson'sdisease

ischemicheart disease.

Thisweb site was created to provide general information about filing claims forservice connection for these conditions.

Please note: The regulation that allows VA to paycompensation for these new conditions has not been finalized. VA will not bemaking decisions on these claims until the regulation is final and implemented.This site will be updated when that occurs.

The questions and information on this website willallow a Veteran or surviving family member to understand the generalrequirements and evidence needed to help you send VA a complete claim witheverything we need to make a decision. 

NOTE: You do not need to wait to submit a complete claim, aswe will process your claim with whatever evidence you provide us." Source: VA.gov http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/AO/claimherbicide.htm

VA'sGuide on Agent Orange Claims http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/Herbicide/AOno3.htm

FilingClaims for Presumptive Conditions Based On Herbicide Exposure http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/AO/claimherbicide.htm

Veteranswishing to file a claim for Agent Orange Exposurehttp://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/AO/veteranclaimherbicide1.htm

Survivorof Veterans wishing to file a claim for Agent Orange Exposurehttp://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/AO/survivorclaimherbicide7.htm

CompleteList of Veterans' diseases associated with Agent Orange as of 08.1.82010 http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/benefits.asp

Agent Orange: DiseasesAssociated with Agent Orange Exposure

VA has recognized certain cancers and other health problems asassociated with exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides during militaryservice or as associated with military service:

Veterans' Diseases Associated with Agent OrangeExposure

BirthDefects in Children of Vietnam Veterans

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Veterans' Diseases Associated with Agent OrangeExposure

Veterans may be eligible for disabilitycompensation and healthcare benefits for diseases that VA has recognized as associated with exposureto Agent Orange and other herbicides:

Acute and Subacute Peripheral NeuropathyAnervous system condition that causes numbness, tingling, and motor weakness.Under VA's rating regulations, it must be at least 10% disabling within 1 yearof exposure to Agent Orange and resolve within 2 years after the date it began.

ALAmyloidosisA rare disease caused when an abnormal protein,amyloid, enters tissues or organs.

Chloracne (or Similar Acneform Disease)Askin condition that occurs soon after exposure to chemicals and looks likecommon forms of acne seen in teenagers. Under VA's rating regulations,chloracne (or other acneform disease similar to chloracne) must be at least 10%disabling within 1 year of exposure to Agent Orange.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (Now Being Expanded to B Cell Leukemias)Atype of cancer which affects white blood cells. Currently, only chroniclymphocytic leukemia is a "presumptive" disease associated with AgentOrange exposure; however, on March 25, 2010, VA published a proposed regulationto establish B cell leukemias (includes chronic lymphocytic leukemia,hairy cell leukemia and others) as associated with Agent Orange exposure. Eligible Vietnam Veterans may receive disability compensation for other Bcell leukemias when the regulation is final.

Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2)Adisease characterized by high blood sugar levels resulting from the body

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      All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

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      Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.


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      I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?



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