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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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stillhere

Another New Website From The Va!

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From another board this is way cool if it works!

http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/AO/fasttrack.htm

You are supposed to be able to check your claims for the 3 new presumptive but you can not sign up until Oct. 29th which is Friday I think so not that big of a wait.

Mods meant to put this in the Agent Orange forum and posted in general first. Please delete from there if you do not want it twice!

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I wonder if you can check your status if you filed the old fashioned way or if you can only check it if you submitted it through this site. Thanks for sharing the info to the site!

Bob

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Prolly will work like all the other VA web sites

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I could easily be wrong, but it's my understanding from what I've read elsewhere that this new VA claims processing system is only for those who are using it to file for the first time which, if true, wouldn't help me because my claim has been pending since August of 2009. I expect a decision, hopefully, by end of November since mine involves hairy cell leukemia as well as prostate cancer. I've been very patient, but in the meantime, I continue to send documents to the VA in support of my claim. I suspect they are getting tired of filing the documents I send them on a regular basis. I worked with electronic claims processing systems during the 35 years I worked for SSA so I know what can go wrong with a new system such as this VA system. I fully expect them to have problems with it as is always the case with a new electronic system. I'm not even sure which VA office has my file because Detroit VA Regional office transferred it to Togus VA in Maine October of last year to do the development. I hope it;'s not lost because by now, it must be 6 inches thick and weighs 10 pounds, but I have copies of everything I've mailed them. I'm trying hard to be patient.

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The VA just posted a Press Release today titled "New Medical Forms Will Streamline Veterans Claims Process"

http://www1.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=1987

These will help because the ones making a determination on our claims are not doctors. Lets hope they can at least read and comprehend what our doctors put down??

I wonder if these will be used by VA doctors also??

Thanks for posting!

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