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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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If I win the 1151 claim-getting 100% for lung cancer- then I would have 200% - I'am now at, I believe at 110-120% service connected already.My addition correct or all screwed up???

So would I be able to get A&A- on top of that?? If so how much would that end up being per month?? Single.

Just have to much time on my hands, and nothing to do right now! Ha!

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A Successful 1151 claimant can also be awarded SMC at any level the medical evidence warrants- regarding the 1151 disability.

However one must keep in mind that VA will offset any 1151 comp by the full amount (unless negotiated differently with the OGC as in my case- it doesn't happen often) against the entire 1151 compensation award.

There is plenty of SMC info here -to include A & A benefits) under that forum.

The historic rate charts at the main VA web site show what the VA pays for every level of SMC.

The SMC regs here have the criteria for every type of SMC.

The odd thing about FTCA and 1151 claims is that they are both separate entities.

If one succeeds first it can be used to support the other claim.If the time frame allows that regarding the FTCA claim.

My local vet friend got his 1151 award in mere months and yet did not want to file FTCA and still had plenty of SOL time.His rationale was that he felt more comfortable with the 100% and SMC check coming every month then getting a lump FTCA sum and perhaps spending it fast.I know him very well and he did the right thing.He spent 8 thousand retro from another claim in one single week.

His 1151 was based on misdiagnosed cancer.

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