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  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

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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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I am looking for some guesstimates of what to expect for a rating. I have no idea and it seems you guys are very knowledgeable. My claim had: tinnitus in both ears, hearing loss (USMC issued me hearing aids) but I understand it's likely 0%, instability and joint pain in both knees, instability and joint pain in both ankles and retinal holes noticed at my military PRK surgery. Also during the general medical the doc noticed my shoulder is painful and limited in motion but my DAV rep hadn't put that in there as I've never officially been seen for it. Any ideas at % rating?

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Thanks for the insight. I would imagine my tinnitus and HL will be SC'd just based on the VA/military issuing me hearing aids. For knees/ankles is it bilateral at 10% or do they combine the two to create 10%? Sorry for all the questions I'm very new to this process.

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Thanks for the insight. I would imagine my tinnitus and HL will be SC'd just based on the VA/military issuing me hearing aids. For knees/ankles is it bilateral at 10% or do they combine the two to create 10%? Sorry for all the questions I'm very new to this process.

Who first "issued" you hearing aids -

1) DOD - on active duty

or

2) VAMC - to you, the veteran ?

Are you in receipt of any VBA disability compensation at this time ?

If yes, for what conditions and at what percentage evaluations for each,

or your combined percentage ?

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The hearing aids were issued by the DOD while on active duty. However, they were issued through the Department of Veterans Affairs, I have the warranty paperwork and receipt of issue from the VA, and watched my Audiologist go into the VA medical system to pull the information for me. I am not in receipt of disability at time, I EAS'd a month ago.

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The hearing aids were issued by the DOD while on active duty. However, they were issued through the Department of Veterans Affairs,

The above is confusing - are you saying that while under DOD ownership - DOD tested your hearing and determined that you needed

hearing aid/s, then you were separated and a VAMC supplied you with hearing aid/s ?

I have the warranty paperwork and receipt of issue from the VA, and watched my Audiologist go into the VA medical system to pull the information for me. I am not in receipt of disability at time, I EAS'd a month ago.

What process did you utilize to submit your claim issues to the VBA.

Did you submit your claim issues under the FDC process ?

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