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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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John S1980

100% service connection with special monthly compensation based on ais and attendance.

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Can some one explain to me what amount will be paid to me. On 05 April 2017 I was granted service connection at 100 % for Shizophrenia w/bipolar disorder and polysubstance abuse effective 27 Jan 2009. Additinally they grantedspecial monthly compensation based on aid and attendance from 2 July 2012. and entitlement tp Ch. 35 Dependants Education Assistance effective 27 Jan 2009. 

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Approximately $7.5K per month is the amount now but that includes cola's.  You'll be getting the check very soon, based on our experience, I'm so sorry but remember you paid dearly for it...spend it wisely - God bless!

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I do not think 100% plus aid and attendance is 7.5k per month...........which SMC level were you granted?

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R1, husband has ALS, after thinking pay is approximately $7.4K, I as caregiver get no payment - thought I saw some where  that I could.  As I understand it, only those who enlisted after 9/11 qualify for that - seems unfair to me though...we older caregivers need it more than younger caregivers (LOL)!

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38 minutes ago, Colawoman said:

R1, husband has ALS, after thinking pay is approximately $7.4K, I as caregiver get no payment - thought I saw some where  that I could.  As I understand it, only those who enlisted after 9/11 qualify for that - seems unfair to me though...we older caregivers need it more than younger caregivers (LOL)!

yes those upper tiers are that much but def lower aid and attendance is not even close to that amount.   I am not going to even start about that post 9/11 caregiver bs,  my husband does it for free.  I will never understand the VA.

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