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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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Top of the morning,   i just had 13 level fusion july 20, 2017 (Spinal). There are numerous factors in filing either a new claim or a rate for increase or reconsideration. i was recently granted 100% IU with no P&T. i have an appt. Oct 2018. My back rating was raised to 20% from 10%. The surgery i just had was new and after that rating. That rating was given in June 2017. This surgery was separate. New claim or increase? I start physical therapy tomorrow. 36 visits. Twice a week. I am not house bound, i guess? I do use a cane. My wife does help me around the home with my normal routine. This last claim i was given a 90% overall  from 80%. This past claim i was given 50% new depression anxiety. Hit it off well with the Psychologist. I plan on a increase for that as well. Things have worsened emotionally. Big time. All that goes into that claim symptoms have increased. I know this is alot of info and i have jumped around in circles. Apologies. I am trying to keep my thoughts clear and orderly. I could really use and appreciate some direction. My ultimate goal is P&T. I lost my job as a building inspector for the city i live in. no, right now i cannot work. Some day i will. I know the $$ is the same, minus SMC, But my wife and child have no more insurance. that was lost when i lost my job.

 

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