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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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Last year I was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis a neurological disorder that weakens muscles and other problems. I have had 9 hours of home health care every week since late April 2016. Recently I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands and have lost use to left hand. My VA {CP filled out paper work indicating I needed help with bathing, putting on clothes, securing meals and other daily requirements.

 

My question is it possible for me to get my S Rating increased. My Service Connection is 100% P&T and 30% Pes Planus with S rating. I don't really have a lot of energy to pursue a no win claim. 

 

I pay my son $ 400 dollars a month to help out with errands and to take me to Doctors. We also have a maid who we pay $ 650 a month to help with cleaning and othr household chores that my wife and I can't do anymore.

Any suggestions or advice is greatly appreciated.

 

PS  For those that know me I am getting better but much slower and harder than I expected.

 

 

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Pete!!! Long time no see!!!!!!

Is there any way that the carpal tunnel syndrome and/or the  myasthenia gravis

can be attributed to the 100% SC condition (s)?

I forget what you are SCed for. It sounds like you get SMC S for the housebound award.

 

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