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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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P&T from IU yes or no?



I was just granted P&T IU at 90% overall. I have not filed for an increase from a 20% DDD. I had 13 level spinal fusion after the 20% was granted. Yes my wife and son now have a chance at champva, yes chapter 35 as well. its been 17 months since surgery and everything seems to be falling apart. upcoming surgery for right and left hip impingement...not yet rated. Lost all hearing in right ear and now 50% in other,...10% hearing loss and 10% tinnitus existing. Chronic pain syndrome well documented in my file..not yet rated. 19" scar down my back painful as heck...not rated......I can use some experienced advice please??

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I did not throw a tantrum.  I merely pointed out that there is no regulation that precludes both.  As for my questioning my comprehension you have stepped over the line little man.

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25 minutes ago, vetquest said:

did not throw a tantrum. 

i disagree. demanding people agree with you is a tantrum. demanding people "show you" even after they already have shown you, is a tantrum...and that laughable impotent insult in your last line is a tantrum.

25 minutes ago, vetquest said:

I merely pointed out that there is no regulation that precludes both

i gave you the law and the MR21 regulation for adjudication. That you don't comprehend what they mean is not my doing.

The baseline condition in the law to get IU that your schedular rating does not reach TOTAL a.k.a. 100%.

if you are 100% schedular, IU is not even considered or possible to be considered,.

25 minutes ago, vetquest said:

As for my questioning my comprehension you have stepped over the line little man.

1) when you demonstrate you don't comprehend then your comprehension is in question.

2) you attempt at bullying and insulting me is laughable. writing that line is completely out of line and is a continuation of your bad behavior and the tantrum you claim you are not having.



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Well Not meaning you can work as a benefit   eh!   your right a 100%scheduler vet can work and make so much  when an IU Veteran can't.

but thinking working is  benefit that never entered my mind  its nice to have that extra income but most veterans on IU can't work if they were allowed to.

I don't think its fair that an IU veteran can't work when a 100% veteran can..


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I don't think it is either, and having the separate classification just confuses people anyway. VA can classify 100% by their definition but if I can get paid to make paper dolls then so be it. It's not up to the working world to fill every employment niche, but if a veteran can fill one of his own and on a scale that he or she can maintain at their own pace then good for them.

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