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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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Sgt Schmidt

100% Disability Rating

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I'm not sure if this question has been answered else where in the forum. If so, excuse me.

I'm currently rated at 30% and have three claims pending for which I have already had my C&P exams. PN, IHD, and PTSD/Depression & Anxiety. I'm assuming that the IHD alone will push me over the 100% + mark rating but like alot of us, we are still waiting on that decision. Oh, by the way, I called the 1-800- number and was told they would make a final decision on my PN claim after my PTSD exam. What's does PN have to do with PTSD???

My question is, Will I qualify for medicare if my total disability rating reaches100%?

I filed for SSDI over a year ago on the advise of my cardiologist and was denied through all 4 steps because there was a debatable question if I still qualified for SSDI since I hadn't paid in to it for almost 10 years. My attorney of course turned out to be a flunky, didn't have the guts to take on the goverment, and like many others, I got screwed........ :blush:

Your input is appreciated.....

Jeff

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First and most important you need to make sure that Social Security is using the last date you worked and not going back from a current date. This can make all the difference.

Good Luck

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And that they (SSA) are using all of your Military service time too.

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getting SC at a 100% will not get you medicare you have to be disabled by SSD or get regular SS to get medicare if you get at least 50% SC then the VA will cover all of your medical care regardless if the issue is SC or not except for dental care that you have to be 100% for or have a SC dental issue

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getting SC at a 100% will not get you medicare you have to be disabled by SSD or get regular SS to get medicare if you get at least 50% SC then the VA will cover all of your medical care regardless if the issue is SC or not except for dental care that you have to be 100% for or have a SC dental issue

Thanks for the information. I have about 20 months before I can draw SSI. Guess I'll just have to wait a little longer. :wink:

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SSI is not the same as SSD. When you get SSD you have a two year wait to get medicare. Really, SSD, medicare and VA have little to do with each other. You get SSI if you are at poverty level and are disabled. You then get medicade.

Don't count on a 100% schedular rating unless the IHD is rated at 100% by itself.

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