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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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      I was involved in 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?



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100% Disability rating (Permanent vs. non-permanent)

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I received my compensation letter notifying me that I am 100% disabled, but not permanent. I must have a review 5 years from the date of rating. Why would I get a non-permanent rating when my combined disability percentage equals 310, 280 of which are service connected? I am over 50 years old at the time the rating was given. Should I (How?) pursue getting the status changed to permanent or just wait until the five year period is over.

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It depends on what your disabilities are not the total percentage. Not all of them are permanent in that they can't improve, thats why the review and the non-permanent, most likely. Most guys that I have read in here wait a year or so and then ask for permanent status by filing a claim for it- its not always assumed or granted right at 100%. Make sure you are continuing treatment for whatever you have going on and you'll have more information for your claim asking for permanency. 

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you can request it and have request  you be given P&T based on your disability's meet the required criteria.

and just see what happens?

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VA in their all wise opinion feels/thinks that either you will get better or medical treatment will get better and treat your condition and or you will be cured in one way or another and it will save them (VA) money for now by not paying your dependents CH35 or CHAMPVA.

Your call if you decide to challenge the P & T or not P & T.  I have seen veterans challenge the P & T issue and some were granted, some were reduced, and some were found incompetent due to a mental health rating.

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3 minutes ago, pete992 said:

VA in their all wise opinion feels/thinks that either you will get better or medical treatment will get better and treat your condition and or you will be cured in one way or another and it will save them (VA) money for now by not paying your dependents CH35 or CHAMPVA.

Your call if you decide to challenge the P & T or not P & T.  I have seen veterans challenge the P & T issue and some were granted, some were reduced, and some were found incompetent due to a mental health rating.

 

10 minutes ago, Buck52 said:

you can request it and have request  you be given P&T based on your disability's meet the required criteria.

and just see what happens?

Is there a published list of disabilities considered permanent?

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Thats something a Dr needs to answer

There are a lot of disability's that keep a person from working and there are some disability's a person can work with  but usually the chronic pain keeps a person from working and the medications they take..we can't say:  were not Dr's  but we sure as hell can let them know we can't work with this disability pain all the time.

mental and phyiscal it depends how bad the disability is.

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