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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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LauraB

VBMS Appeals in E-bennies

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I received the dreaded denial letter earlier this month for Left knee condition secondary to Right knee S/C condition. I have been trying to get the left knee covered due to overuse and severe limp, due to 6 Right knee surgeries, one of which was a TKR. My Primary doc at the VA wrote an awesome Nexus letter and I gave it to my VSO at the DAV...she submitted it with a reconsideration request, stating new material. I have been looking daily on e-benefits to check the status but it hasn't shown up on my Dashboard..so I decided to check the Disabilities tab and there was this: Pending Disabilities: Vbms/appeals  and Left knee condition secondary to right (due to compensation). both had the exact date...can someone tell me what this means? I didn't fill out a NOD on the claim, but we only filed the reconsideration paperwork.. Anyone else have anything like this?

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I guess my VSO sent in a written disagreement with an election of DRO process...so now I guess now I am in the wait and see phase of the process..anyone have an ETA on these type of things? I got the letter from the VA stating that they received it and what is supposed to happen from here on out...fingers crossed that the awesome Nexus letter that my doc wrote will be enough for the DRO to make a new decision!

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