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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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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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