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Hi, as some of you read my previous posts I was awarded 60%. My award has an effective date of Oct 5, 2005. Since then I have been seen by my private Dr. for the conditions awarded. I pay co-pays everytime I see the Dr. and co-pays for the perscriptions. Am I entitled to a refund for those? I'm not tring to be greedy but I feel that I told them I had these conditions/issues and they took so long for a rating? Can I be seen at a VA clinic now, how do I start that? THANK YOU SO MUCH! B) Oh also in my rating decision paperwork it has an application for vocational rehab. Why did they send that to me? Should I apply for it? Thanks for all your guys' help :)

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They should refund anything you paid for the SC conditions meds back to the retro date.

I forget where you send this request-hope others chime in-

What I did- years ago- was I got a print out from the VA of all of my husband's meds they owed Co-pay on.I sent that in with his 100% SC award letter- but I dont recall where I sent it.

I dont think it went to the RO. ?????

PS- Voc Rehab can be a two edged sword- if you do well in Voc Rehab they might well try to mess with your 60%- if you are not working- I wish they have sent you the TDIU form instead-

Are you employed- do your SC disabilties prevent you from working (to include the side affects of the SC meds)?

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Hi, as some of you read my previous posts I was awarded 60%. My award has an effective date of Oct 5, 2005. Since then I have been seen by my private Dr. for the conditions awarded. I pay co-pays everytime I see the Dr. and co-pays for the perscriptions. Am I entitled to a refund for those? I'm not tring to be greedy but I feel that I told them I had these conditions/issues and they took so long for a rating? Can I be seen at a VA clinic now, how do I start that? THANK YOU SO MUCH! B) Oh also in my rating decision paperwork it has an application for vocational rehab. Why did they send that to me? Should I apply for it? Thanks for all your guys' help :)

you should of got a pice of mail telling you that you are eligible for med treatment, either way go to the nearest va and go to where they make VA ID cards for service connected and get the card ask them where to go from there, most likley will start with sending you to see general medicine, and then any referals will come slowly.............

as far as reimbursement forget it, I would be rich if I could get reimbursed, the vocrehab letter is standard for someone gettting a rating, should you apply, well depends on your situation, something to think about

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Fill this out:

http://www.va.gov/1010ez.htm

Take it, mail it, etc., to you nearest VA Medical Center or to your nearest VA Community Clinic.

Or, Call VA’s Health Benefits Service Center, toll free at 877-222-VETS (8387), Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. eastern. They'll usually just take your info over the telephone and check their records that they have at your local RO (by computer, while you are talking with them).

from their web-site:

"VA will provide you priority access to care if you are a veteran who:

Needs care of a service-connected disability or

Are 50 percent service-connected or higher and need care for any condition.

In this case, VA will schedule you for a primary care evaluation within 30 days of desired date. If your outpatient appointment cannot be scheduled within this timeframe, VA will arrange to have you seen within 30 days at another VA health care facility or obtain the services on fee basis, under a sharing agreement or contract at VA expense."

G-d Bless.

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Go to the nearest V A and show them the award letter. You will be assigned to priority group 1 and you will only have to provide health insurance and demographic date. There will be no pharmacy co pays for you are above 50 percent.

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