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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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MKAH

Severe PTSD and Air travel to VA treament center on the other side of the country

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Hello everyone.

This year. I have been getting treatment from inpatient VA psychiatric centers fairly close to my home so I was able to get a ride for the eight week treatment.

On November 6th, the VA us sending me to a more specialized facility, from California to Roanoke Virginia for a seven week MST program. 

I am extremely nervous and apprehensive about being on crowded airplanes from morning until night. 

When the travel department ordered the plane tickets, they said that I would not be able to select seats.  Something like..they don't do that anymore and I will get a seat when I get my boarding pass.

Has anyone ever called the airline well in advance of the flight date and asked for Aisle seating near an exit? 

I hope this does not sound ridiculous, but I am six weeks out and covered with perspiration as I type this.

Thank You



 
Mark
US ARMY Combat Medic
1/94th FA C Battery MLRS 1983 - 1986
SC - Bilateral Hearing Loss 50%
SC - Tinnitus 10%
PTSD-MST: Claim submitted 11/14/15
NOD / Appeal Submitted

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