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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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All,

Not for me, but my wife. She was denied today for her Social Security Disability Claim. I'm sure she has a claim and could win with the right lawyer. I did read how they are compensated, so I understand that part.

Her initial claim was for Chronic Pain Syndrome from bialteral knee surgery, for which she is diagnosed with, however, not on the Social Security list of maledies. She had many more complications and medical issues and we could have proceeded in the wrong direction with the (1st/initial) claim.

Anyway, we (she) has 60 days to request an appeal.

Any help would be appreciated,

Thanks,

Hamslice

Actually going to Mayo Clinic in Rochester today. She is having 2 minor (but compicated) surgeries tomorrow.

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I recommend contacting the National Org of Social Security Claimants Representatives at http://nosscr.org for a referral in your area. The one I had referred from them won me 7 yrs retro. jmo

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All,

Not for me, but my wife. She was denied today for her Social Security Disability Claim. I'm sure she has a claim and could win with the right lawyer. I did read how they are compensated, so I understand that part.

Her initial claim was for Chronic Pain Syndrome from bialteral knee surgery, for which she is diagnosed with, however, not on the Social Security list of maledies. She had many more complications and medical issues and we could have proceeded in the wrong direction with the (1st/initial) claim.

Anyway, we (she) has 60 days to request an appeal.

Any help would be appreciated,

Thanks,

Hamslice

Actually going to Mayo Clinic in Rochester today. She is having 2 minor (but compicated) surgeries tomorrow.

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All,

We did our own reconsideration, by ourselves as she recieved 2 additional diagnosis's for two new maladies shortly after the denile. Then two months ago she was ultimatly diagnossed with Progresive MS. She talked to the local SS office when she recieved that news and they had her send in those doctor reports. Also, when at her Neurologist last week, the doc said that she had been contacted by SS and that she had sent her stuff to them and also the second opinion that she had sent my wife to, to confirm the Progresive MS. Her Neurologist stated that the SS usually wants a second opinion and that should suffice. She, the neurologist, offered this up and we did not ask for it, so maybe they are working on my wifes case.

Anyway, I have been reading some of the other SS posts and have a question:

My wife stopped working 11/2011 and initially filed 11/2012. If awarded SSDI, would it go back to when she filled or to when she stopped working? Minus the six months, etc...

Thanks,

Hamslice

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They will probably go back to 11/2011, however they may also decide to go w/the date of the MS onset, as it's a new disability and from what I gather you haven't appealed their initial denial. jmo

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