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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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Sarg1316

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Hello all,

I just recently separated from the service with a medical retirement, and I received a call from the VA that they want to do a PFT. My concern is that every time I get a PFT they say everything is normal, however, I still use inhalers daily for my exercise induced asthma as well as when my allergies get bad. Will I run the risk of having my ratings reduced? I recently requested referrals to pain management and to the allergy clinic to see if I can raise my percentage since I feel that my C&P exam was somewhat unfair. And the best part about it is that my medical records from Iraq is either nonexistent or the Chinese and Russians have it, just like my SSN:dry:

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Nothing you can do but go in there and do the test. I was Medically Retired 3 yrs ago, not because of Asthma but it is SC. I have had to do the PFT test atleast once a year since. If your Asthma is what it is, then you should be fine. Every time I do the test I breathe ok before inhaler, and after better which verifies the Asthma. I have it bad, yet the VA only granted my 10%, it was due to Scar Tissue on my lungs from Exposure to the Poop fires in OIF/OEF. You stated that you want to put in for an increase, nothing speaks louder then Physical Medical Evidence like Tests, MRIs, and X Rays, the VA cant argue with hard evidence in front of them. Just go in there be honest, do the Test, and let the results speak for it self. We are all scared, and tired of looking over our shoulders. I am 100% P&T, yet 2 weeks ago VA made me go in to have my 40% SC Reviewed, and Claimed I put in for an Increase, which was not true. I drove the 300 miles round trip, did the 20 min exam, and Thats That. Good luck and keep us posted. God Bless

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That’s crazy far I was scheduled for something like that before I went to the RO and demanded something in a 50 mile radius which they then outsourced my exam to one that was 10 miles away for my sTBI. Not saying miss it but ask your RO first the outsourcing companies generally perform better exams as far as my last 5 have gone with VES (veteran evaluation services)

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