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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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    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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Knee Pain

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I heard if you are 10% for your knee and then you have surgery, after that the VA will take the 10% away.

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It would depend on residual disability.

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I heard if you are 10% for your knee and then you have surgery, after that the VA will take the 10% away.

It also depends on which type surgery were talking about. i.e. TKR Total Knee Replacement would be automatic 30%, and like John said, any residuals could bump it up to 60%. This is how it started with me after I was rated 10% for my knee.

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