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Hi all, hope this Tuesday finds you well!

I have a question about the temporary disability please...I have two conditions, my first is Hallux Limitus for both my feet. I already had surgery on one with a private doctor back in 96, but never had surgery on the other. My VA doctor has already said that they would do surgery on the other, and mentioned that I would get 100 temporary while I am recovering.

The other is my PTSD, (which I am still waiting on a rating for) and the C&P examiner already stated to me that she has no doubt I suffer from PTSD and depression because of the PTSD. She also recommended that I attend a six week inpatient treatment in Topeka for it. She also said that I would be rated, at least temporarily 100% during this time.

Does anyone have any idea how this process works? How long it takes to approve? Like all my other claims in the past, just at a loss of where to even start.

Thanks all.

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If your convalescence fits into the criteria VA uses (available here under a search),yes the VA will pay you for it..BUT

"My VA doctor has already said that they would do surgery on the other, and mentioned that I would get 100 temporary while I am recovering."

VA doctors really shouldn't be quoting regs they are not paid to opine on , although the doc sounds supportive.

One more thing, is he/she going to make a clear medical statement that the new foot disability should be service connected as due to the other foot SC disability...or is that what you get SC for now... a bilateral SC award?

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Hi Berta,

Thanks for responding. :)

Yes, it is bilateral, and I probably should have explained myself better...My VA doctor has already said that they wanted to do surgery to fix it. I had my right foot done before, and now they want to do the left. I do currently have 20% for the bilateral condition and it is SC.

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Good ...it is SC already..... here is the Temp Convalescence regs for anyone who needs:

http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/38/4.30

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