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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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I have a very complex case as I was diagnosed with Schizophrenic Reaction Paranoid type back in 1981-1982. I had fallen off my double-bunk bed a few days before complete with my ear gashed, I was e-vaced to a psych-ward and given mass amounts of anti-psychotic drugs Haldol & Cogentin just to name a few in my C-File my observing doctors could not come up with a prognosis either subdural Hematoma (brain-Injury) or psychosis. In my C-File it was decided that in view of suspicion if head injury continued observation of focal neurological sings was recommended but the psychotic diagnosis remained . My point is I feel that I was misdiagnosed & I have stated this in my claim. I have multiple symptoms indicative of PTSD, Depression, Anger, Sleep-Apnea, Apathy, grinding my teeth extreme fatigue. I have a TBI screening coming up pending the outcome I am hoping for a rating, I also have no explaination why or how I missed my last evaluation in 1984. I was pretty messed up then like I am now and possibly denial which is a symptom of TBI...bu

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Did you ever claim the schizophrenia?

Any psychosis that manifests itself in service or is at least at 10% disabling within one year of service (by medical evidence)is fully service connectable under the Chronic Presumptive regs.

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Yes, I have all symptoms listed. In my C-file it shows i was given 10% but i missed an appointment i honestly do not know why but in my file shows i was in complete denial but my wife kept telling me to submit a claim which I finally did after almist 30 years. I spent most of yesterday going over my file again man ehat a nightmare being in psych wards for months i start shaking thinking about it no words no words...Haldol, Cogentin, OMG somebody shake me from that nightmare...I have my TBI thing this friday i am scared cannot explain just too horrific...

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