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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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3 weeks ago I received a phone call from the VRO asking if I was still in danger of becoming homeless or if I was homeless already. After telling him that i was still in imminent danger of becoming homeless he informed me that they were finding in favor of my claim and i should hear within a week, two days went by and ebenefits changed from waiting on decision approval to gathering evidence. I received another phone call and I was scheduled for a cnp exam for secondary claims that I had been seen for before about 8 months ago. The next week my claim went to pending approval again then closed 4 days ago. Ebenefits shows no rating increase for my PTSD and all of the secondaries show not service related on ebenefits, no clue anywhere if IU was granted or not including on the AB8 or if I open a new claim it still shows me at 70% combined for Ptsd, fibro, and degenerative disk... Does this sound like a senior vro turned it down or is it just ebenefits not updated. I'm not sure why he would make that statement since I didn't ask if it wasn't a done deal.

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Did they give you the C & P exams for the secondaries before they put the 'Not SC designation' in ebenefits?

I am assuming you had filed a formal 21-8940 for TDIU.

Many here have gotten info from ebenefits site  that is difficult to comprehend....or not updated.

What gets me when R0s call us as that usually ,even if we got the person's  name who called us, the number on our call box ,if we call back,will not get us access to them.

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Once the decision was made then ebenefits showed not sc. Yes on the TDIU form and all of my secondaries except one should have been presumptive for gulf war. 

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