Jump to content

Sponsored Ads



  • Latest Donations

  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    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 ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    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

Sponsored Ads

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
  • 0
jstone1950

Reopening Agent Orange Claim Due To Prostate Cancer

Question

I was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer (Dec 10) after 4 biopsies beginning approximately 5 yrs ago. I'm also service-connected at 0% for residuals of hepititus and alpecia areaota. I served in Vietnam 69 - 70. I also applied for other disabilities including PTSD approximately in 1994 and was denied. I was compensated by the chemical company that sprayed ao during that time and applied to VA for residuals of ao such and was denied. I would like to know with this diagnosis if it can be used to reopen the initial claim. Thanks for your help in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

5 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

You can open the AO Prostate cancer claim but you will only get compensation from the time it was diagnosed. I think you get a higher rating while being treated for the prostate cancer and then it drops to residual rating when it is cured. Do you have DX of PTSD from VA doctor? Why were you denied for PTSD back in the day? Was it a stressor verification problem?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ad

"I was compensated by the chemical company that sprayed ao during that time and applied to VA for residuals of ao such and was denied."

My husband and I were in that lawsuit and conpensated from the AO Settlement fund.

As I recall the only criteria was Vietnam incountry service and total disability.

What was your total disability at time of the lawsuit fund compensation?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also applied for PTSD and denied due to they say stressor related issues. I was diagnosed for PTSD by va. Can the agent orange be used to reopen the whole claim as new and material evidence

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

File for the prostate cancer. You will be 100% during treatment. After maximum improvement is reached, VA will rate you for any residuals such as impotentcy, incontinence etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure what you are asking or trying to get at but on The prostate claim if have it now you can claim it and it will be SC the date you file. Now if you can proof you had PC back when you first filed yes it would go back to the date of the old claim BUT you have to proof without a doubt that you had it then.

AO is not a claim of its own you don't claim AO you claim a medical condition you have that was caused by exposure to AO. I hope that is what you were asking.

As far as your old claims if you can proof you had a condition way back when the VA denied you then by all means file to reopen the claim but you have to proof it.

Claim your PC now and get that taken care of. Good Luck to you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Ads

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • OK so I had pancreatectomy in 2003 due to an impacted goldstone 2/3 of my  Pancreas was removed I am type one diabetes with very large scars continued diarrhea stomach problems Constant back and shoulder pain I recently received a Nexus letter from my  endocrinologist related to my service in the gulf war.  Any suggestions or advice from anyone
    • I would like to meet other Hadit members who live in Michigan.  We have at least two major VA Hospitals (Battle Creek, Ann Arbor).  Or maybe you go to the the John Dingell in Detroit.  

      I like Ann Arbor.  I like the fact that most of the doctors there are also at the UM Hospital.  I don't like how uickly they seem to turn over though.  
      • 2 replies
    • Really?
      I am confused.  A few days ago I spoke to a person at a VARO who said if I die from something other than service-connected my husband gets zero, zilch, squat.  Hmmmmmm, it seems the rules change willy-nilly...I have been rated 100% P & T for over 10 years, MS is static, and I am 56 years of age.

      Can a fellow Veteran shed a light on this?

      Thank you.
      • 15 replies
    • Fund raising for HadIt.com
      The site is supported through ads and ad free subscriptions, we are also asking for any support you would like to send our way. You can give a $1 or more it all helps. Keep in mind though that it is NOT tax deductible and we are NOT a non profit. As the site grows so do the costs and ads and subscription do not always keep pace with the costs. Any help is appreciated, but not required.
      • 11 replies
    • Carol Ozanecki- Blue Water vet Advocate called me with this news:

      https://www.stripes.com/news/lawmakers-launch-new-effort-to-provide-agent-orange-coverage-for-blue-water-navy-vets-1.525395

      Also there is a article in Pop Culture she sent to me----mentionig Blue Water vets buy I felt it was too political to post here. You can google it if you want to read it.

       

       
      • 10 replies
×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines