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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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Howdy everyone, I have a question and wondering if anyone or everyone could give me a straight answer? I'm 33 with a ICD.....yes it was service connect, my heart failure was getting worse and its was time for ICD to help me. I was wondering how much do the VA listern to C+P Doc, which the Doc told that I would be unable to work? Plus I'm afraid that the VA would declared that having a ICD improve my health, which won't make any sense to me.

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I wouldn't worry about it! That I believe is 100%.

As long as your evidence shows service connected you should be good to go.

I wouldn't waste any time filing your claim either!

Just curious, how long ago did you get the implant?

Any complaints with it?

The reason I ask, my brother in-law is thinking about getting one.

Coot

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Not to be nosey, but i had a ICD defib and pacemaker combined implanted on OCT /2005.

It has only gone off once,and has not bothered me at all.

The only thing i did do is instead of not being able to use my left arm for 6-8 weeks i used my jacuzzie and put the jets on my arm and shoulder joints ,and was able to come out of the sling and use my arm in just 1 1/2 weeks

the battery last from 5 to 7 years before replacement surgery

hope this helps

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Hi Doogie, Long time no see. Glad to see you post.

For this topic, an ICD is listed in the title 38 part 4 as a 100 percent disability. This means it is not individual unemployability and is considered a schedular rating so it does not matter if you are working or not.

The C and P examiner is correct.

Here is the criteria:

7011 Ventricular arrhythmias (sustained):

For indefinite period from date of hospital admission for initial evaluation and medical therapy for a sustained ventricular arrhythmia, or; for indefinite period from date of hospital admission for ventricular aneurysmectomy, or; with an automatic implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (AICD) in place 100

Hang in there.

J

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Welcome Aboard

I wouldn't worry about it! That I believe is 100%.

As long as your evidence shows service connected you should be good to go.

I wouldn't waste any time filing your claim either!

Just curious, how long ago did you get the implant?

Any complaints with it?

The reason I ask, my brother in-law is thinking about getting one.

Coot

I had my implanted in Dec 14 2010. I feel better, it corrected the problem for the time being. If you like to sleep on your left side, then it sucks....You can't raise your arm for about first 6 weeks, if you like golf or softball can't swing a bat. til 6 months.....I haven't played any sports yet, tried to swing and it hurt like hell. All in all I'm doing better, the DOC's at Shandi are doing a great job keep an eye on me.

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