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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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Ok I know the hearing thing has been knocked around a bunch. I have read many posts and still can't figure out my next move. I just had a hearing test yesterday at Mass Eye and Ear (the top dogs around here). All my hearing appts are done down there at the request of the VA because i've been diagnosed with bilateral Menieres. I am SC 20% for bilateral hearing loss. My test shows a word recognition of 16% in my right ear and 54% in my left ear. I have severe hearing loss in my left ear and profound in my right ear. I am going for a Cochlear Implant eval as soon as they make my appointment and then i'll schedule surgery and figure out all those other issues with healing and relearning how to hear in that ear.  My question is should i file for an increase now or wait until after surgery? The chart they gave me i really don't know how to read to put in the hearing test calculator. Thanks for any thoughts. 

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This brings up another point we fail to promote. There are good plumbers and then there are bad plumbers, good lawyers and not so good lawyers, and good vso's and not so competent vso's. But when you get a good one and they do a great job for you, I mean,  they really know their stuff, spread the word. Tell you buddies; I have a great one and I promote  veterans to reach out to her all the time. Disability claims is a tricky path to go on, especially when you have never done it before. Give them a shout out when they do good by you. And one more thing, ever wonder why some vso's are really back logged, and other are not. More likely than not I'm betting on the busy one; they are taking the time to find every angle they can for you, not just moving paper.

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Thats Great!!

get what you deserve don't let them low-ball you on your hearing loss.

 

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Thanks I plan too. He also had a backup if they come in low and other claims to work on since my vestibular issue is so complex. He said we have different angles and unfortunately it takes time. He said if we claim all of them some cancel others out and it'll stall in the system for a long time. I have multiple diagnosis that stem from the same problem so its a matrix of ways to maximize my rating. He layed out a timeline of steps. I was impressed. Not like going to someone that doesn't open your email/file for an appointment until you are sitting right in front of them. 

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Thats Right GB Army...its hard to find a good VSO now days.

well one that knows what he/she is doing.

This is why I love Hadit 

  The experience and expertise  of the  hadit members   such as yourself is better than you can get anywhere else in my opinion...>  if a veteran  wants to work his/her claim them self.

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