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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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Ocean

Newly appointed PT with employee insurance.

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I have Aetna through my employer, USAA, and have just been awarded 100% P/T. I read through the stuff on the VA website but am still confused.

Does CHAMPVA allow me to get treatment outside of the VA? I am not able to do the commotion of the medical centers and have been utilizing the private sector since 2012. Ideally, I want to keep my providers.

 

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No.  Your spouse has better coverage than you do, because dependents get coverage through Champva, but YOU (the Veteran) has to go to VA or pay dearly.  I really dont understand this, but the spouses of P and T Vets, who are eligible for Champva, have it much better than Vets do, as they can go almost anywhere for care, but Vets get to choose wether they go to an often overcrowded VA, or go without care.  

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25 minutes ago, Ocean said:

I have Aetna through my employer, USAA, and have just been awarded 100% P/T. I read through the stuff on the VA website but am still confused.

Does CHAMPVA allow me to get treatment outside of the VA? I am not able to do the commotion of the medical centers and have been utilizing the private sector since 2012. Ideally, I want to keep my providers.

 

yep, broncovet is absolutely right........our dependents get choices, we don't.   Someday, maybe????  I am not holding my breath, if I were still able to work and could have private health insurance even with the copays I would be happily paying for it and using it instead of the crappy va.

 

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