Jump to content
  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Advertisemnt

  • Trouble Remembering? This helped me.

    I have memory problems and as some of you may know I highly recommend Evernote and have for years. Though I've found that writing helps me remember more. I ran across Tom's videos on youtube, I'm a bit geeky and I also use an IPad so if you take notes on your IPad or you are thinking of going paperless check it out. I'm really happy with it, I use it with a program called Noteshelf 2.

    Click here to purchase your digital journal. HadIt.com receives a commission on each purchase.

  • 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

  • VA Watchdog

  • 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

Sign in to follow this  
USNDW

Va Primary Care Doc States A&a Needed

Recommended Posts

After the Caretaker denial I scheduled an exam with my new, (5th in 2 years) VA PCP. He is actually a NP but whatever. Anyway I began asking asking about his communication with the Caretaker rep. and as some of you know, because I posted it somewhere else, he said he never spoke with them, sent them an email, or even commented on whether or not I needed a Caretaker. He actually showed me the email he got from the social worker who stated in her email I was not qualified because I was not bedridden?

Anyway, I had found an A&A form that just says Form 10, and asks questions about the Veterans daily living activities and if they needed assistance or not. I gave him a blank one and asked him to please fill it out based on my current medical condition. During the visit he seemed to make comments about getting me back in the work force?? I guess he has never looked at my file, or at least hadn't until after we spoke. So a few days ago I still hadn't received it, so I called and asked the nurse to request he send me a copy or fill it out and mail it.

I got it in the mail Friday afternoon and was very surprised, he stated correctly that I did need assistance with dressing, medication refills, transferring, and that I was essentially housebound. I sent this form into the VARO. Anyone think SMC will fly with this docs letter? Or will they more likely than not schedule a C&P as well??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"will they more likely than not schedule a C&P as well??"

A potential problem is that the PCP is an NP. It would be better to have had a doctor sign the form.

That aside, if you can get a copy of the email from the social worker showing the "have to be bedridden" do so. (That's the "old" VA thinking.)

There may be enough evidence to obtain an earlier date for A&A payments.

A treating doctor's opinion can be useful as well. The NP has a supervising doctor that might be willing to write something useful.

The last C&P I was given was by an NP, not a doctor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I assume this was the form?

http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-2680-ARE.pdf

"I got it in the mail Friday afternoon and was very surprised, he stated correctly that I did need assistance with dressing, medication refills, transferring, and that I was essentially housebound"

There is some A & A discussions here under a search.

I asked for A & A determination for my AO IHD claim regarding my deceased husband.

I was not familiar with the A & A criteria at all but after reading the A & A regs I saw that I could state why he was eligible and then directly refer to his med recs and other documents (he was in VA day treatment and went there by VA van as his mobility and sight was impaired and he could no longer drive.)

In some respects he could do things for himself which I told VA of but a vet does not have to fulfill the entire A & A criteria to get A & A.

I have no idea if the VA will even grant this part of the AO claim I have pending.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am pretty sure that you will have a C&P hopefully from a Doc who understands what is expected.

Good Luck

The VA estimates that only 4% of Veterans that should have A&A have it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was not, but a form very similar to that. I am not even sure where I found it, but I initially printed it out to just give to him and fill out so I could send it to the Caretaker rep, but when I went there I figured I might as well get one for the VARO as well. My Private doc also wrote a short letter stating very clearly that I needed assistance with several daily living activities and the VARO has that too. I would hope after 3 letters from 3 different doctors stating I need assistance, they could forego the C&P exam. My last couple of exams have not been very well performed, in fact the examiners were pretty dishonest, and were conflicting in their own reports.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Ads

  • Our picks

    • Need your support - T-shirts Available - Please buy a mug or a membership
      if you have been thinking about subscribing to an ad-free forum or buying a mug now would a very helpful time to do that.

      Thank you for your support
      • 16 replies
    • OK everyone thanks for all the advice I need your help I called VSO complained about length of time on Wednesday of this week today I checked my E benefits and my ratings are in for my ankles that they were denying me 10% for each bilateral which makes 21% I was originally 80% now they’re still saying I’m 80% 

      I’m 50% pes planus 30% migraine headaches 20% lumbar 10% tinnitus and now bilateral 21% so 10% left and right ankle Can someone else please do the math because I come up with 86% which makes me 90 what am I missing please help and thank you
    • I was denied SC for IBS and GERD IN 2011. In 2019 I was awarded SC for GERD. This CUE  is for 2011, both GERD and IBS. There are some odd aspects regarding the 2011 decision, the way it was written and the C&P report and the way it was written. I've tried to present this as clearly as I can. Note: the decision contradicts itself. the decision also contradicts the C&P Report. Honestly, I think the rater just got confused because the C&P was so poorly written. *THIS CUE HAS NOT YET BEEN SUBMITTED*Please let me know what you think. Appreciate all comments and suggestions. Thanks.

       

      VA RATING DECISION MARCH 23 2011 GERD IBS.pdf C P REPORT 7312010 GERD IBS.pdf GERD IBS CUE 2011(1).pdf

      C P ADDENDUM REQUEST RE DIAGNOSIS 7232010.pdf
      • 56 replies
    • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims
      When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a Veterans Affairs 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 when it comes to filing Veterans Affairs Disability Claims. [Reprinted here with permission from Veterans Law Blog]
      • 0 replies
    • Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemptions by State
      Alabama 
      A disabled veteran in Alabama may receive a full property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as a result of service and has a net annual income of $12,000 or less.
      • 0 replies
  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines