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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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Probably redundant if so I apologize
 I just received a rating of IHD 10%, PC 40%.= 50%. 
My question is what benefits am I entitled to with a 50% rating. Have not been to a VA doctor so I am confused as to my next step to see a VA doctor. I am enrolled and have seen a eye doctor. Will they only treat my disabilities? Want all I am entitled to but no more.
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Hey Ron72

50% gives you free medical w/no deductible. No Dental. You get glasses if you need them. No Copays on Prescriptions. You get monthly compensation as well.

If your SC disability prevents you from doing your regular job, sign up for VR&E. Chapter 31 is for disabled vets who cant work, need vocational rehab. They will send you to college for 48 months, and pay for everything. They also give you a monthly stipend (around 750/mo) or you can opt to use you post 9-11 benefits and get BHA at E5 rate (one or the other, not both).

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