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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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    • How to get your questions answered...


      All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

      Tips on posting on the forums.

      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’.


      Knowledgable 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.


      Use paragraphs instead of one huge, 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.


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      Post clear questions and then give background info on them.

      Examples:

      A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?


      I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?



      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?

      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?



      This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.

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Viet Nam 1970, A battery 2/35 artillery

So it has been a couple years since my 100% award and I have a few problems that I did not expect.


I am covered by my employer at a cost of $753 a month solely that my wife has health ins too.


I am retired and over65 and now also have Medicare etc.


so I am triple insured? Yes


None of the Docs here will take VA as insurance. nether will the Hospitals.
The VA here cannot even stitch up a cut finger. All they do is blood work and psych stuff.

The Doctor simply refers you to a local Doc or Hospital and there I am told they do NOT accept VA as insurance.

So why would I keep the VA as my Health provider? It is also over a 1/4 mile walk to get into the Federal Building and this is not possible for me.

Where or what can we do to report the  Hospitals and Doctors for not accepting Veterans with VA Cards?

I am over 60 miles from a VA facility that does actual Sick calls and more than refferals.

 

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Just because the VA agrees to pay, doesn't mean the Private Dr will accept you as a patient.

I might have a yr or 2 on you, but I've carried both Medicare A & B, with a very high Deductible, up until about a yr ago. Needed a Heart Cath, and had always planned on using Private Specialist & Surgeons for anything possibly life Threatening. ARRP United Health costs 150.00 per mos for no deductible or copay's for full boat B coverage.

I've been getting all my other Med & RX's from VA. Same with my wife, even though she has CHAMPVA since 2014. Uses her Private Dr and Hospital for all her med needs.

If you really want to use the VA still, try the Vet Choice program, not the best but they'll locate a Dr that will accept VA Payment. Distance might still be a problem,but there's ways to do a work around on that also.

Semper Fi

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Choice Card is still viable.  If the VA cannot give you an appointment w/in 30 days, or you live to far from a VA provider, then the VA must authorize you to use the Choice Card.

They get the referral from VA to Health Net in 2-3 day then contact you.  When they call, they ask how far you can go, then they try to find a local provider for you to see.  Once they have located one, they make an appointment for you, and then call you back.  (this is Health Net in Florida, not sure who they use in Michigan)

You can also find a local provider, and get them to sign up with the VA people.  I got my spine surgeon to do that, and the VA Health Net has sent 2 or 3 more guys that way.  Even though it only pays on par with Medicare, a lot of specialists will sign up because its a sure thing like insurance.  If you have trouble w/Choice Card, go to your local Veterans Patient Advocate that is usually appointed as the Choice Card rep.  Its like the rest of the VA System, sometimes you have to fight to get what you need, but the resources are there.

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    • How to get your questions answered...


      All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

      Tips on posting on the forums.

      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’.


      Knowledgable 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.


      Use paragraphs instead of one huge, 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.


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      Post clear questions and then give background info on them.

      Examples:

      A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?


      I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?



      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?

      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?



      This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.

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      This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before they hit the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims and this helps us do that.
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