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Will Pension Claim Slow Compensation Claim

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I have a new claim for SC PTSD that has been in the development phase for a couple of months now. I just learned about the VA Pension. If I file a claim for pension, will it slow my claim for compensation or does the pension claims go through a different route.

I ask because I don't want to see my compensation claim move into the decision phase then get moved back to development because I filed a pension claim.

Thanks in advance!!!

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http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/pension/vetpen.htm

http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/rates/pen01.htm

This website is the site for income thresholds. If your income is below that threshold you may have a chance. You can deduct recurring medical expenses ( ins/Medicare)/ not prescriptions ( you can trim those in yearly accumulative). Next is wartime svc. Must have one day of wartime svc. 90 days of svc before sept 1980 or two years active after 1980 or completion of required active duty ( if less than two years after 1980). If you are under 65 a rating needs to be made ( unless already in receipt of ssda). Net worth has to be under $80000. Other than that it wouldn't hurt to file.

NOTE: if married this includes wife income and expenses

Jmo

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Your profile show you are currently at 40 % SC - is this correct ?

That maybe enough to deny pension as pension is income limited.

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Carlie is right- if you have a solid SC PTSD claim, and sent them whatever they wanted in their VCAA letter to you- that would boost your comp anyhow.

They will use the new PTSD criteria (in our PTSD forum) for yur current PTSD claim.

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