Jump to content
VA Disability Claims Community Forums - HadIt.com Veterans
  • veterans-crisis-line.jpg
    The Veterans Crisis Line can help even if you’re not enrolled in VA benefits or health care.

    CHAT NOW

  • question-001.jpeg

    Have Questions? Get Answers.

    Tips on posting on the forums.

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery instead of ‘I have a question.
       
    2. Knowledgeable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title.
      I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
       
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story.
       
      Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph, there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.
     
    Leading too:

    exclamation-point.pngPost straightforward questions and then post background information.
     
     
    Examples:
     
    • Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
      • Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
    Rephrase the question: I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
     
    • Question B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
      • See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
    Rephrase the question: I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?
     
    This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial of your claim?”
     
    Note:
     
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. This process does not take long.
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. The review requirement will usually be removed by the 6th post. However, we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.
    • This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before hitting the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims, and this helps us do that.
  • 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

  • VA Watchdog

  • 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

  • 0

Ab8 Letter 100% P&t But No Chap 35?


Snake Eyes

Question

Looks like all my contentions except TDIU were denied (as far as I can tell from AB8 letter). I'll know more when I get the BBE.

For now, my question has to do with the new AB8 letter. It says outright that I am considered totally and permanently disabled at 90% but paid at 100% rate because of unemployability.

It is my understanding my dependents qualify for Chapter 35 at 100% P&T, but I can't find a letter that verifies this. Any suggestions? Is that something that only comes with the decision letter and is not available to print out from eBeneies (Inquiring college students want to know :-) )

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Congrats on the IU and 100%, and as far as the Chap 35, that should be in your official BBE packet that you will get here shortly. Just take a deep breath, and take the family out to Red Lobster when you get the Ole Retro. Good luck, God Bless and keep us posted!!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Funny, Navy.... when I got the AB8 letter I texted my wife to see if she wanted to celebrate. I probably WILL take the family to Dead Lobster :-)

Biggest concern is an article where Jim Strickland explained that different branches of the VA speak different languages... Hopefully, I won't have any surprises when I go to schedule a dental appointment or when my college kid applies for Chapter 35.

Updates forthcoming once I get the BBE.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I'm in the same boat as you Snake Eyes. 90% overall but 100% due to I/U. My Ab8 letter doesn't say, however, that I am considered total and permanent but I am waiting for the official packet to draw any reasonable conclusions, considering how horrible eBenefits has been lately. Congrats and good luck. I think I'll be buying an Apple Watch and the rest to the old savings account/moving fund!

Edited by bh1981 (see edit history)
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Congrats on the IU and 100%.

I just received TDIU 100% P&T last year. I have already started to receive Chapter 35 Benefits for my dependent child . My award was retroactive and has received benefits back to my retroactive date. It takes about 30-45 days to be approved. The VA Office for Chapter 35 is out of Buffalo NY. Once you complete the VA form 22-5490 VA Education Benefits send it to them, I'd also complete the VA form 21-0845 Authorization to Disclose Information to a Third Party. The 21-0845 will need to be signed by your dependent child. This form allows you to make phone calls to the Buffalo Office on their behalf, to ask questions. I believe the dependent has 41 months of benefits and till age 26 to use them, some other thinks can come into play to extent that, if I remember right.

Good Luck

Edited by foreveryoung (see edit history)
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Thanks for the info ForeverYoung. I believe it's 45 months now.

I have one son who was still in college during the date span (my retro goes back to August of 2012) so I'm wondering if he should apply. I've been told the retro only helps in establishing they started before age 26).

So the student submits the application and the vet submits the authorization to release to third party? I did a PDF of the AB8 letter and sent it to the kid who's in college now, which might make the authorization unnecessary.... but I don't want to give Murphy an opportunity to practice law here ;-)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I'm in the same boat as you Snake Eyes. 90% overall but 100% due to I/U. My Ab8 letter doesn't say, however, that I am considered total and permanent but I am waiting for the official packet to draw any reasonable conclusions, considering how horrible eBenefits has been lately. Congrats and good luck. I think I'll be buying an Apple Watch and the rest to the old savings account/moving fund!

I got the retro pay the other day -- based on amount, it looks like my IU is retro to August of 2012. out for pool & pizza to celebrate.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Good for you, glad you got it,

Yeah, my child filled out the Third Party form, so I could keep tabs on the retro payments while at college. Make sure you put the retro date on the Chapter 35 Benefits form, anyway that's what in did. They will send the retro payment to your sons bank account directly, it came in three different payments for us. Keep tabs on his account once it starts, so you know you have all your entitled to. It's just over $1000 a month now for a full time student. Also, the school your son is going to will need to complete a VA 1 form, I think that's the one. They send it to Buffalo NY. I think they can do it electronically, but it needs to have all the dates your son has attended school up to his completion date. He will need to go to the department at his school that handles Veterans issues to tell them to start the process.

You can also apply for State Education Benefits if you have them. They don't pay near what Chapter 35 does.

You can also put him on CHAMPVA as well, Their in Denver CO. They also have a Third Party form that can be completed. You can summit insurance copay payments you paid for your Spouse and any dependents back to your retro date and they will reimburse your copay. It also work for prescriptions too. You need to complete their form 10-7959a, along with UB-04 from any Hospital visits and your insurance Explanation of Benefits (EOB). This needs to be completed for each date of medical service. Once they receive their CHAMPVA card they show it at each visit and that medical center will summit a claim to CHAMPVA for their copay. I only wish the Veteran had that same opportunity to be seen by local providers too.

Edited by foreveryoung (see edit history)
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
  • Moderator

Congratulations Snake Eyes

Good Win Bud!

Save some back & Enjoy with your family!

..............Buck!

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.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines