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Smc Housebound & Va Appointments

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Hi all:

Is there a VA regulation that states that keeping your VA appointments is not a reason to deny SMC Housebound benefits?

Thanks

MikeS

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  • HadIt.com Elder

Making medical appointments is ok and should not be counted. Maybe we should ask VA to make House Calls?

Veterans deserve real choice for their health care.

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Missing a C & P exam will surely prompt them to deny.

Other types of appointments -I would think- can be re-scheduled for good cause.

Too many missed appointments doesn't look good.

How did VA state this -if they used this as a basis to deny your claim?

GRADUATE ! Nov 2nd 2007 American Military University !

When thousands of Americans faced annihilation in the 1800s Chief

Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

Sameo to us -They (VA) have 38 CFR ,38 USC, and M21-1- but so do we.

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  • HadIt.com Elder

I get housebound and I go to VA appointments. They deny me for fee base for things I ask for, so what is my alternative using their reasoning?

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I was awarded SMC by effective Jan 1, 2007. To paraphrase my decision it stated that a Doctor had stated that I could make appointments with help from wife or son but that I had panic attacks when outside the home and I had symptoms of panic including high blood pressure. Although I can physically leave my house mentally I cannot without assistance. There fore SMC is warranted.

If you can get a Doctor to confirm that even though you can make medical appointmets it is a problem I think you can beat this.

What really screwed me was I had agoraphobia much worse when I was awarded 100% but the dumkoff continues to ignore my diagnosis

Veterans deserve real choice for their health care.

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Missing a C & P exam will surely prompt them to deny.

Other types of appointments -I would think- can be re-scheduled for good cause.

Too many missed appointments doesn't look good.

How did VA state this -if they used this as a basis to deny your claim?

Berta:

I did not miss any appointments. They denied SMC Housebound because I "do" make my doctor's appointments.

Is that legal??

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Mike S.

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