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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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Sleep Apnea/Asthma claim

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I'm currently at 90% rating current ratings are 50% TBI, 70% PTSD, 0% foot fungus, 10% Left wrist fracture.  8 months ago the VA diagnosed me with sleep apnea after a sleep study and I was issued a CPAP machine.  Back in the sandbox we were exposed to a huge burn pit 24/7 ever since leaving the service I developed some form of asthma, breathing problems requiring me to carry an inhaler.  Also, I have developed ED but when I filed a claim for ED I was not granted any ratings because they link it to my PTSD, etc. which I think it's bs!  

I should of filed an appealed for ED but I never did since the claims process is so damn complicated and frustrating, not sure why the VA makes this so incredibly hard for injured Veterans especially Veterans who have been seriously hurt by IED's and other combat related trauma.  I have to admit that trying to get 100% rating has been not only difficult but painful experience.  

I’ve been given medication for a continuous foot fungus issue that has never let up but I was only granted 0% for it.  So now Im considering asthma, sleep apnea, ED, and foot fungus.  Thoughts, recommendation or advice? 

 

Thank you~ 

 

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Do you have a 70% award solely for the PTSD?

If so are you employed?

If not, were you employed when they granted the 70% plus the TBI rating?

I agree with most of what you said- the service of men and women willing to fight for our country -created the VA-

none of you should ever have to fight again, on  the VA's paper/digital battlefield.

Have you signed up here:

https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/burnpits/registry.asp

Here is a winner:

"The opinion relating to his lung condition is based on his active duty records and during which time he was likely exposed to environmental airborne respiratory irritants."

"ORDER

Entitlement to service connection for COPD is granted.

Entitlement to service connection for sleep apnea is granted."

https://www.va.gov/vetapp12/files6/1242301.txt

Whe I read this decision I LOLledat something the BVA said about the C & P examiner-no one knows better then the BVA, how incompetent some of these examiners are.

I need to study this decision- COPD definitely was a burn pit grant- I think the SA had a SMR nexus- maybe unrelated to the burn pits.

The veteran claimed more than just fumes from the burn pits, and this is what he was exposed to;per BVA-

"environmental airborne respiratory irritants", the new lingo for dust, sand, burning trash and of course I guess burning 'shitters'  like they did in Vietnam.:unsure:

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just ask your question if it concerns the current topic, if it's a new topic please start a new conversation

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