Jump to content
  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    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 ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    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

Sponsored Ads

  •  ad-free-subscription-002.jpeg     fund-the-site.jpg

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

Sign in to follow this  
Buck52

Report to VA when you sign up for medicare?

Recommended Posts

 Have a Question about reporting my MEDICARE PLAN I sign up with,....> to the VA

I have the Plan G  with Part (A) &Part (B) Medicare Card and also the Supplement card from United World Life from Mutual of Omaha. USA(Senior Care Network)

OK I was at the VA MH Clinic yesterday for an appointment with my therapist ,After I went to check out and presented these cards to the Clerk..he seems not to know what to do  I mention to him I am reporting that I have insurance now  via Medicare  due to me turning 65 on  July 5th

He put the card's into this small machine device on the counter and was typing...he handed me back my cards and said ok your in the system now.

Does this mean I will be paying  co-pays to the VA? And also does this effect my travel pay? or effect my VA Care in anyway? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ad

bump bump

Was this the right thing to do?

Where  or who else should I  report this to?

I never had insurance since I was working  ...20 years ago.

Now I am 50 lbs fatter (FAT BELLY)and no teeth and white silver hair  more silver and yellow than the presidents  eh!

I'm UGLY yep....>I'm U.G.L.Y.

Edited by Buck52

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did the same, within the past month or so.  It affected absolutely "nothing", at least as far as Im concerned.  

It MIGHT result in more money for VA to squander on useless or corrupt projects, such as parties for VA executives or VA  Exec bonuses.  Some of it may possibly even filter down to help Vets.   By the way, Im not oppossed to ALL VA employee bonuses.  Here is a great example:

Dr. "A" is a surgeon who makes 350,000 per year in private practice.  

VA tries to recruit him and offers the max of around 180k per year.  

He says...mmmm...no.  I like vets but Im not working for half salary, I have 1.2 million in student loans to pay off from going to medical school for 10 years.  Enter Bonus system:

Ok, how about if we get you 50,000 bonus, per year, pay all your medical, give you a retirment, and you will never have to pay medical malpractice insurance.  You see, VA needs to be able to compete with 

high paying doctors who are good at what they do.  

The bonuses Im angry about are the VA executive bonuses where he has no college degree, or maybe a bachelors, and "faked" the wait times to make it look like Vets are seen in 30 days, by instructing the people who make appointments to tell Vets to "call back next month" for an appointment and we will try to work you in, as "the computer" wont let us book an appointment past 30 days.

This is absolutely not true..its a lie and a secret waiting list to try to get bonuses for people who dont do much for their 140 grand salary, except figure out how to collect more bonuses.  

The doc deserves his...he has massive responsibilities for peoples life and a decade of education to pay off.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Been going to the VA FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS  & For the past 15 years I just been getting what the VA will give me  I've waited many  many times over 30 days for appointments  no matter how severe I am...don't matter to the VA, The only appointments I get weekly is MH to see the the LCSW Therapist for an hour.

I went to private  E.R. a few months ago because I could not hardley breath from  the flu it was pretty bad   anyway fighting with the VA For them to pay the E.R. Bill for a FLU  Swab & Diagnoses/Chest X-RAY and no treatment  seen  Bout 20 minutes and sent me home  but we called the VA before we left to the E.R. And VA Triage Nurse told us to go to the Private E.R. so thats what we did  its on records in myhealthvet notes.

but they ain't paid the darn bill yet.  makes me just sick of the VA 

We are damned if we do and damned if we don't  what a choice.  eh!

Edited by Buck52

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest L

Remember Buck 52 @ the VA - VA is primary ( Insurer) - Medicare is a secondary. NO copay

I typed mine into the kiosk - also if you have not initiated the notice of Medicare they would know anyway via the system because of your age. 

sorry about the bill - But hope you are better. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Ads

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • So I've been in a basic power chair (Q6 Edge) since 2015. Late 2016 was also fitted for a TiLite TRA manual (also keeping powerchair). 2017 was approved by Tampa VA for clothing allowance for lower. 

       

      Moved to Battle Creek VA late 2017. Since then was issued new basic powerchair (Quickie P222-SE) to replace broken Q6. Still use TiLite also now can lightly ambulate with Forearm crutches.

      Use crutches 50%, and both chairs 25% each.

      Was approved for 1 clothing allowance this year for forearms crutches for upper.

       

      Was denied 2nd for chair/lower that was awarded last year because Chief Prosthetic states "powerchair takes precedence, you were issued that so you are to use only the powerchair".

      Also powerchair has gap between seat and leg mounts where clothes do get caught and tear. Clinician was I'll put it back in but"power chairs dont get clothing allowances", and "any review or appeal will only come back to me"

      I was approved for powerchair/custom manual combo clothing allowance last year; How do I word an appeal for the lower clothing allowance this year?

      My local DAV rep at the VA has no clue on how to handle this.

       
      • 1 reply
    • Thank you.  I’m not exactly sure of how I will file it.  If it is secondary to TBI, would it be pyramiding?
    • I understand what you are saying. Does it sometimes take awhile to update the VA letters and disabilities info online after it closes.....in my case on a Saturday ? Some on other posts on here says no and some say yes so I'm just curious about the inconsistency regarding that if it is yes and no.
    • I understand what you are saying. Does it sometimes take awhile to update the VA letters and disabilities info online after it closes.....in my case on a Saturday ? Some on other posts on here says no and some say yes so I'm just curious about the inconsistency regarding that if it is yes and no.
    • Disability Calculator: Veterans Compensation Rate Calculator
      Disability Calculator: Veterans Compensation Rate Calculator

      10 + 50 = 50 and other VA math mysteries explained.

      VA Math It’s Not Your Mother’s Arithmetic “VA Math” is the way that the VA computes combined impairment ratings for multiple conditions in a Veteran’s compensation benefits claim – and it requires that you unlearn real math. When a Veteran has multiple medical conditions that are service connected, and the Veterans Affairs rates each at a different percentage, it would seem that they should just add up your percentages to get to a total body impairment rating. Continue Reading

      Use our Ratings Calculator to add your percentages
      • 0 replies
×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines