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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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Well got my decision of 40%. Pretty happy with it bummer that my state the majority of benefits are at 50%

Congrats on getting some positive adjudication !

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I did the Gulf War Registry that how I found out about persumstive illness. I checked Ebenefit and it said I was on preparing for decision . I'm 70 now

Would the Gulf War Registry apply to OIF vets like myself or just Desert Storm guys?

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To answer your question:
http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/benefits/registry-exam.asp

The VA Burn pit registry has been delayed per this receny VA info:

http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/burnpits/action-plan.asp
Hiowever.....


In essense all OEF and OND vets are also Gulf War vets except for OIF vets.

The Gulf War limiting date for claims in December 2016 but I expect that to be changed.

I did a SVR show here on the 9 nine presumoptives, in 2010 or 2011 available in our hadit Radio show archives.

There are many oterh shows on GWV issues in the archives as well.



"Va to Cover New Illnesses for OEF/OIF and gulf war Veterans
a new Va regulation now makes it easier for Veterans to
obtain disability compensation for certain diseases associated
with service in iraq and afghanistan, as well as the gulf War.
the final regulation, announced in September 2010, establishes
presumptive service-connection for nine specific infectious
diseases associated with military service in Southwest asia during
the gulf War and other conflicts in iraq from august 2, 1990 to
the present; and in afghanistan on or after September 19, 2001.
“this is part of historic changes in how Va considers gu....etc"


http://www.publichealth.va.gov/docs/oefoif/oefoif-newsletter-dec2010.pdf



"More than 650,000 Service members served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm from August 2, 1990 to July 31, 1991. For VA benefits eligibility purposes, the Gulf War period is still in effect. This means that anyone who served on active duty from August 2, 1990, to present is considered a Gulf War Veteran. For example, the Veterans Pension benefit requires service during a wartime period. Therefore, any Veteran who served on active military service for any period from August 2, 1990, to the present meets the wartime service requirement."

http://www.benefits.va.gov/persona/veteran-gulfwar.asp

"PERSIAN GULF - 2 Aug. 1990 to [be established]

OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM: 7 Oct. 2001 to [be established]

OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM: 19 Mar. 2003 to 17 Feb. 2010

OPERATION NEW DAWN: 17 Feb. 2010 to [be established]"

http://www.vetcenter.va.gov/Eligibility.asp

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