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A few weeks ago I was rated 100% P&T with no future exams scheduled plus Housebound for PTSD, but I also have Parkinson's Disease. I am a boots on the ground Vietnam Veteran, and have been S/C for PD already at only 30%. I do have an appeal in. I'm hopeing that I will never end up in a Wheel Chair, but that is a strong possibility,

I will need a house that has disability access, and the house that I currently live in is not, and can not be configured to be. With the new rating, I can afford a home to fit my needs, but what scares me is what happens if the VA one day decides to reduce or just stop payment all together? To be honest, I'm scared to spend any of the retro on anything.

Yes, I know, I'm a little odd.

Papa

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what scares me is what happens if the VA one day decides to reduce or just stop payment all together? To be honest, I'm scared to spend any of the retro on anything.

Yes, I know, I'm a little odd.

Papa

Papa,

I don't think it odd to have this concern.

Protection on SC disabilities doesn't kick in until 20 years

of maintaining the rating / barring a case of fraud -

certainly not implying any fraud, that's just part of the reg.

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A few weeks ago I was rated 100% P&T with no future exams scheduled plus Housebound for PTSD, but I also have Parkinson's Disease. I am a boots on the ground Vietnam Veteran, and have been S/C for PD already at only 30%. I do have an appeal in. I'm hopeing that I will never end up in a Wheel Chair, but that is a strong possibility,

I will need a house that has disability access, and the house that I currently live in is not, and can not be configured to be. With the new rating, I can afford a home to fit my needs, but what scares me is what happens if the VA one day decides to reduce or just stop payment all together? To be honest, I'm scared to spend any of the retro on anything.

Yes, I know, I'm a little odd.

Papa

Hey papa.

You would need to have a service connected condition that warrants an adapted housing grant.. It takes awhile to get a grant approved, and it takes another claim and a c/p exam in most cases... I do not know all of your disabilities but if they are only PTSD and parkinson you would not qualify.

The other thing that is available is the Hisa grant available from the VA Prosthetic Clinic, only after a doctor indicates that you need a roll in shower, ramp etc... woulod it be approved the grant is ( not sure) about $5000.00 but it is a one time thing..... so if you need it use it all...

Good Luck and hope you don't need it cause I know what life is like in a chair.....

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