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If I am housebound "S" why can't I get Fee Base regardless of how close I live to the VA hospital in my area? As it is I have to drive 20 miles to the local VA hospital just to get blood work. If I am HB why can't I get Fee Base just because I live within 100 miles of a VA hospital. Do others think I could get Fee Base since I am SMC "S"?

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I don't know bud, but you could be n worse shape. I have Tricare, VA and SSDI insurance, yet I have to drive 200-300 miles round trip just to go to the Dr. Since January I have had 50 appts, so if you do the math, I have spent a lot of painful hours in a car. Good luck and hope someone on here has the answer.

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I know your case is beyond belief and just torture I am sure. It must be costing the VA a fortune in mileage. They probably have statistics that project you will just stop going all together if you get too sick. Then they save it all. There probably is an answer in the regs about housebound and fee base. My wife can't drive me to my next C&P. I have to get there somehow or lose my claim. So I will drive myself. Does this mean I am not housebound?

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If you have Tricare and medicare why do you even bother to use the VA system? I use it just to get pills and to document my continuing disability. If I could accomplish these things without using the VA I would do it. I hardly use the VA as it is. I am P&T but I find VA vision and dental so poor I don't use them. They pulled the wrong tooth and then refused to do an implant to replace it. I don't want some unqualified geek doing something that affects my eyes or means mucho pain to my teeth. If they don't do cataract or implant surgery properly you could have major loss. I have very good insurance, but it cost me. It was part of my retirement benefit like Tricare is part of yours. My wife has ChampVA. I wish I had it. I could get rid of Blue Cross and $435 a month to pay for it. I am still lucky to have it since with medicare I pay almost nothing except for dental and vision and drugs.

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I am Housebound with S rating and have home based health care. It is wonderful they come to my house and now if I do have an appointment the VA sends someone out to pick me up and than to take me home. You should look into it

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