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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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My Marine neighbor has been 100% for  the last three years of his ten year fight with prostate cancer. He was diagnosed by and continues to be treated on the civilian side. He was ill treated  at Milwaukee VA when he was sent home injured from Vietnam and like myself cut ties with all things military.  My wife and I got him going back to the Zablocki where she worked and I was a patient. He still does not trust the VA with his cancer. The medicine he is on now is very expensive and he was able to get a grant for it for a while but that has lapsed. We live five miles from the VA so there is no difficulty in getting there. In addition he was on a new prostate cancer medicine (civilian side) last fall that was given directly  through a port or stent to his heart and during the last weeks of the treatment he developed a bad infection they have been trying to contain since. He has had two surgeries to excise it and has a huge hole in his back that is only now healing up. The VA helps with the infection medicine to fight an infection that they did not cause, why not the medicine for the cancer they agree is service connected? He has been basically house bound for over a year with tubes and pumps and wound care three times a week just for the infection. Shouldn't he be compensated at a different rate? Has he missed the boat or is he still eligible for help? thanks

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Yes, if he is housebound he should be at 100% plus SMC S.  The Smc S part is another 354 per month.  He should apply

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