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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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Yes, as long as the medication is for a SC condition ( I think) - you would file the new claim as secondary to your condition due to the medication. Proof is in the details of the documentation that comes with the medication. If you don't have it, you can usually look it up on the internet. Just remember: the more degrees of separation there are between the medication and the condition for which it's prescribed, the harder the nexus may be.

I'm still waiting for the results of two claims for conditions developed as a result of medications for SC conditions. The VA lumped them into one claim, but I'm OK with it. I sent in the doctor's notes from the treating physician along with a statement in support of claim for my particular side-effects and the clinical data and trials for the medications. We'll see if this works - I'm hoping and, of course, waiting...

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