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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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C & P For Migraine Headaches

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anyone know the reason for an examainer rubbing the side of your face and asking you to track a pen with your eyes during a c & p for migraine headaches..

also, can a VA doc force you into detox for alcohol abuse when you are being treated for PTSD???

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Don't know about the detox issue, but my neurologist uses the eye tracking to see if I'm taking my meds. She said during one session that if the furthest eye (pen going to your left = right eye) wavers at the most extreme left of the traking, it's an indicator that you're taking meds and other issues. That's all I really know - interesting question, though. I'll google and see what I can find.

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anyone know the reason for an examainer rubbing the side of your face and asking you to track a pen with your eyes during a c & p for migraine headaches..

also, can a VA doc force you into detox for alcohol abuse when you are being treated for PTSD???

1) The examiner rubbing the side of your face and asking you to track a pen with your eyes

was doing a neurological test.

2) A doc can not force you into detox but may Baker act you for up to 72 hours, if they feel you are a danger to yourself or others.

A doc may also withhold any medications for treatment if they know you are drinking on a regular basis.

They will probably do blood work and check your alcohol/ethanol levels.

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My first claim 15 years ago, was for headaches from Jet Fuel (JP-4), they sent me for a C&P, asked a few questions, felt my arms and granted me 50%..

anyone know the reason for an examainer rubbing the side of your face and asking you to track a pen with your eyes during a c & p for migraine headaches..

also, can a VA doc force you into detox for alcohol abuse when you are being treated for PTSD???

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Your posts/replies helped a lot...thx everyone...

also, I have been fighting for a rating for 6 yrs...Im at 40% now finally, but still working on some issues..this forum has truely helped me...I am more grateful to you

(the members) than any of you would think...

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retiredat44...you know the reason for the test with your arms???

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