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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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Dee70

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I am new joining this site but I have been reading through the forums for some time now. I wish I had found it before I submitted my claim for compensation. There's a lot of valuable information on here.

I submitted a claim for hearing loss years ago and it was documented in my medical records. I was denied so I accepted that and moved on. Fast forward to present day and I still have problems with my hearing among other things.

I recently submitted a FDC for hearing loss. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in Jan. 2013. During treatment for the breast cancer I started having back pain and found that I had a abnormal uterus. I never connected that to my military service but when I was on active duty I was sent to Bethesda hospital for three months for medical complications. The Navy initially sent me to a civilian hospital but hurried and took me out of there because the civilian doctors felt that they had been negligent in treating me. I don't have all of my military medical records but was advised to submit a claim for all of my conditions so I did. After reading through this forum, I wonder if I was thorough enough in my submission.

I was approved for SSDI in August 2013 and have been seen at the VA Women Clinic. I am a bit hesitant to trust my care to the VA as they are already dragging their feet with some things. They were suppose to get me a compression garment for my left arm since October 9. After calling them and waiting on hold for over two hours and still not speaking to anyone, I posted a message on facebook about how long I was on hold. Low and behold when I got home from treatment the next day I had a message from Hanger Clinic to be fitted for a garment. Someone must have saw the message.

In any case, I am glad to be here.

God bless everyone!

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Welcome, Dee! :smile:

None of us knew we'd need to become lawyers to win in a System we thought cared about us, so denials are the norm.

I recommend medicare docs for your care.

We can be most helpful if you post the exact reasons for denials (deleting any personally identifiable info).

Learn all you can to make strong case for your ailments and file again!

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if you would post the results of your hearing test on your physical before you got out, that would help immensely on what action to take next.

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