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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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Went to roi to get treatment records for MH appts so I could file my claim. After an hour of sitting I was told that I would not get MH records that day. They have to Gi through MH first. Is there truth to this? Why do thru need to give the ok to release MY records to me?

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True, just didn't think sitting there for an hour and then finding that out was right. I know the varo can ppull the information from vamc, but I just wanted to seethe notes and see if it, the claim, was worth it. Thanks

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Went to roi to get treatment records for MH appts so I could file my claim. After an hour of sitting I was told that I would not get MH records that day.

They have to Gi through MH first. Is there truth to this? Why do thru need to give the ok to release MY records to me?

Many times MH records won't be released without having an OK from the MH provider first.

The logic is that a vet could get the MH records - go home and read them - wind up in a bad

state of mind from reading the records and there is no MH provider there to help them thru it.

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They do the same thing at my clinic too. It usually only takes an extra day or two to get it. My mental health clinic is not in the same building as ROI so I usually just stop by there on my way to the pharmacy and make the request for records. I go back in two or three days and its been approved. You are not alone I think its SOP for mental health.

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