Jump to content
  • 0

Tkr And Disability Info Needed


pattimelt

Question

At 35, I was told I would need to have my knee replaced by the VA when I turned 50. Well, they are finally doing it. After 16 years of pain and difficulties walking and moving like a normal person, they are fixing it.

I am looking at November for the surgery. I have my next appt with the surgeon on Sept 2, and I have to finish my season at work (I work for a professional baseball team that looks like they are going to the post season!!).

I have been told that I will get a temporary 100% rating due to this being part of my service connection, and having to be out of work. What is that procedure?? Does the surgeon(clinic) fill out paperwork to start that process, or is there something I have to do to fill it out and get it started?? How long does it take to actually start recieving payments?? With me out of work, my husband and I won't be able to pay bills if I don't have something coming in, and I can't get unemployment when I am out having surgery...

Any information would be appreciated, as I am absolutely clueless, but want to make sure I can keep a roof over my head..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Answers 3
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

3 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
  • HadIt.com Elder

Having never dealt w/this myself, I can't state w/absolute certainty but I believe it can take some months to process a convalescent rating. You should plan on not getting the actual increase until at least 6 months, or more, after the surgery, if that soon. You should budget accordingly. jmo

pr

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I had my knee replaced in February of this year by a private physician. I provided the VA with the OP report and have had a C&P exam for it. It still sits in the gathering of dust (ev idence) section and I have no hope for it being complleted anytime soon. On a good note they will owe me a nice chunk of change when it is all over, but that is not the point. The 100% is supposed to help while you are recovering, getting a big check a year or so later seems like the consolation prize.

A word of advice...stretch, stretch, stretch and do exercises before the surgery. Its not that bad but you have to be active afterwards, use the knee! Best of luck!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    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 ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    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

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines