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

Recommended Posts

Ad

Guest L

@chrisp4995 In my mind their is a simple answer to your question -

I respectfully submit, you may not like my answer..... not a lecture, just my opinion.... Veteran to Veteran

1. Link for Texas guidelines to service animals: https://gov.texas.gov/organization/disabilities/assistance_animals

    Read for yourself the criteria and guidelines. - I suspect if this is a non-profit - they may have the RIGHT - to not allow you to stay - I would read the paperwork you signed upon entrance. 

2. If you are in a sober living situation and not in stable housing - and asking questions about other programs for your well being and mental health, the last thing you should consider is diverting your attention to a lawsuit. Not only could it take years - it will take your resources.

These  lawsuits appear on your background as people consider you for other things like jobs and housing. ( my degree is in Criminology - just attended an at risk housing seminar)

3. Stability in mental health is primary.  Military City, USA - VA has the BEST - Mental Health  / Homeless  programs research- google online 

I read you are in Texas - just in San Antonio alone is more than 135 Non-profit Veteran programs. .... seek out other local  resources. Substance abuse and housing options. 

http://bexar.tx.networkofcare.org/aging/services/subcategory.aspx?tax=PN-8100.4500-850

Edited by L
clarity

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Im not sure what you plan on suing them for.  Not allowing your dog?  Lots of places dont allow dogs.  

Are you suing them for kicking you out because you relapsed?  

I will tell you what a lawyer told me once.  

Quote

THE Law isnt going to solve all your problems.  

I dont think it will solve this one either.  Landlords choose whether or not to allow dogs.  And they can choose NOT to allow "a particular" dog.  For example, some places wont allow Pit Bulls.  If your dog is a problem (and Im not saying he is), then your landlord can evict him..and you.  Or, he could just raise your rent.  

You need to focus on getting yourself well, and going out and suing someone probably wont accomplish that for you.  

I would advise you to forget about lawsuits.  Focus instead, on more positive aspects.  Get a new hobby.  Make friends.  Go fishing.  Play chess.  Love deeper.  Go to church.  

I think you will spend a bunch of negative energy.  

In church, just yesterday, our pastor said we should "Learn to be content".  

He also suggested we "do the thing(s) right now that show the most love".  Of course, when I point the finger at you, 4 of those fingers point right back at me, so this advice is especially for me.  

I havent gotten justice in a court yet, except for Veterans benefits.  Its up to you.  

Yea, its a good thing to love your dog.  

Years ago, on a Twilight zone episode, and old man died when he and his dog went coon hunting and they fell into a pond.  

The person at the gate told him his dog wasnt allowed in heaven.  He said, then he didnt think he wanted to go then.  

It turned out to be the right decision, because the devil was tricking him, and it wasnt heaven at all.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest L
On 7/9/2018 at 2:02 PM, broncovet said:

Im not sure what you plan on suing them for.  Not allowing your dog?  Lots of places dont allow dogs.  

Are you suing them for kicking you out because you relapsed?  

I will tell you what a lawyer told me once.  

I dont think it will solve this one either.  Landlords choose whether or not to allow dogs.  And they can choose NOT to allow "a particular" dog.  For example, some places wont allow Pit Bulls.  If your dog is a problem (and Im not saying he is), then your landlord can evict him..and you.  Or, he could just raise your rent.  

You need to focus on getting yourself well, and going out and suing someone probably wont accomplish that for you.  

I would advise you to forget about lawsuits.  Focus instead, on more positive aspects.  Get a new hobby.  Make friends.  Go fishing.  Play chess.  Love deeper.  Go to church.  

I think you will spend a bunch of negative energy.  

In church, just yesterday, our pastor said we should "Learn to be content".  

He also suggested we "do the thing(s) right now that show the most love".  Of course, when I point the finger at you, 4 of those fingers point right back at me, so this advice is especially for me.  

I havent gotten justice in a court yet, except for Veterans benefits.  Its up to you.  

Yea, its a good thing to love your dog.  

Years ago, on a Twilight zone episode, and old man died when he and his dog went coon hunting and they fell into a pond.  

The person at the gate told him his dog wasnt allowed in heaven.  He said, then he didnt think he wanted to go then.  

It turned out to be the right decision, because the devil was tricking him, and it wasnt heaven at all.  

Excellent perspective and advice. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Learn to be content"---I like that.

H

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

  • 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