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Hello everyone, I should introduce myself. I retired from the army in 2004 after 26 years, 21 of which was active duty. I currently reside in Kentucky and have been given a 50% total rating (7 different things at 10%) My VA shrink told me that she had not seen someone with so many things wrong with such a low total compensation and that was as she was diagnosing me for depression and anxiety LOL.

Anyway, it is nice to be here and learn from all of you.

Tim

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Tim:

Welcome to Hadit. Looks like the VA has lowballed your ratings. If you are not able to work due to any service connected condition you should draw 100%. Hang in there this is the place to move your claim along.

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Hi Tim,

I am sure that the folks on this site will be of much benefit to you. You will really be surprised by their knowledge.

I appreciate your posting for me.

I notice that you have been diagnosed with anxiety and depression also.

Hang in there and you will receive your compensation.

Always and Welcome,

Josephine

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Tim

Are you a candidate for the concurrent receipt meaning your retirement pay and disability pay?

I think if you were 100% you would be. You are in the right place here.

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Thank you all for your welcomes.

I am indeed entitled to concurrent receipt and disbaled pay. You get that if you are retired and are awarded 50% compensation. I am also in the process of paying back a Special Separation Bonus I received in 1993. That will be paid off in July at the currnet amount they are collecting out of my retirement check, so I am trying hard to not mess that up too much. I have sent in a NOD on three of the things I was evaluated on, and I think the time is about right to file on the depression/anxiety. I know it sounds weird waiting, but I do like to have a plan for the future, plus it has allowed the VA psychiatrist and psychologist two appointments a piece to this point with a thrid scheduled for Wednesday. I wanted to establish some treatment before I filed.

Tim

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