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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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toothpick

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After going thru what I would describe as a very long bad dream I decided to file a claim for TBI. It took nearly 15 years to realize what was wrong, another 5 or 10 believing that it would go away, and obviously it hasn't. I started seeing a VA shrink in the early 90's and have been doing so off and on since for all the symptoms that go with a TBI (anx.,depres.,mood dis., social dis.,) and anything else that goes with it. Meds have been increasing the whole time and are maxed out doses now. At least I hope so, any more and I would be a zombie!

After going thru the C&P exams, Neuro and Physc, both were positive for TBI w/ facial nerve damage and Ptsd from the TBI (hope that made sense?), and now it's up to the review board and God, which ever has the higher authority to make a decision. My claim was filed 10 months ago and I'm still standing in line like everyone else. It's hard for a soldier to ask for help, but if anyone knows a young soldier coming back please make sure they get it and don't wait like I did.

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Like you I waited 21 years to ask for help. The only reason I went to VA 20 years ago was I was out of options.

You earned your benefits through your service.

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tp,

I sure hope this gets adjudicated as SC'd.

Did you have a documented head injury on AD ?

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tp,

I sure hope this gets adjudicated as SC'd.

Did you have a documented head injury on AD ?

Hi Carlie,

Sure, it's all well documented. The date and even time of accident, evac orders to base hospital, 3 days in our MASH, and 21 more days of dazed and confused bed rest (if you can call a cot bed rest!) Just in case it wasn't I had copies made at the time of injury and have kept them safe w/me for almost 30 years. Not that the military would lose or misplace someones records. Between that and the Hadit forums, I hope I have it covered. Thank you Hadit members!!!!

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When and where did you serve ?

When '79-'87 (peace time) I don't think sitting on a tarmac for 2 days waiting to go to Grenada counts.

Where Korea, Germany, 2 stateside units. Injured at NTC (Ft. Erwin, Calif.) in '82

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