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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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Commissary questions for service connected Veterans

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I was told that those who are rated at 100% qualify to shop at the Commisarry, however, I don't know how that works.  When I was on active duty you needed a military ID card, can a service connected veteran obtain an ID card?  If so, how is that process accomplished?  Lastly, I was also told that now I qualify for dental benefits.  It was a long road to finally get rated at 100% after years of fighting the bureaucracy of the VA system, thankfully I didn't give up but I almost did.  If it wasn't for other combat military service veterans that guided me and told me not to give up, I probably wouldn't of been here today.  I was rated at 90% for a loooooong time, finally 100% I thought this would never happen but it did...  Brothers and sisters never give up the fight, especially if you earned them!  

Any assistance, guidance will be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance~  

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I used Rapids system then went to base (my last duty staion) and she told me Coast Guard depot was closer but I didn't wait long. VA dental just billed my private insurance BY MISTAKE but a 3 way call got it straightened out! VA billing guy got smart with me didn't  believe I was IU P&T! I told him check my records just had a "free" dental implant!!!! Yes vets we must speak up for ourselves! I really enjoy using my ID at Lowes, Home Depot, Shades of Green (Universal tickets), hotels etc. 

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10 hours ago, Buck52 said:

Correction

what I am not sure of  is if the Veteran needs  to be P&T to qualify  for the DOD ID Card/Champ VA Insurance for spouse ....sorry!

Doesn't have to be P&T for ID card or champva  only need P&T for Chapter 35 Benefits

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I need to correct what you stated:

"CHAMPVA Eligibility

icon form with checkmarksTo be eligible for CHAMPVA, you cannot be eligible for TRICARE, and you must be in one of these categories:

  1. The spouse or child of a Veteran who has been rated permanently and totally disabled for a service-connected disability by a VA regional office.
  2. The surviving spouse or child of a Veteran who died from a VA-rated service-connected disability.
  3. The surviving spouse or child of a Veteran who was at the time death rated permanently and totally disabled from a service-connected disability.
  4. The surviving spouse or child of a military member who died in the line of duty, not due to misconduct (in most of these cases, these family members are eligible for TRICARE, not CHAMPVA).https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/dependents/champva/champva_eligibility.asp

I get CHAMPVA under # 1 and # 2.

The above site has the application form and more info on CHAMPVA.

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49 minutes ago, Berta said:

I need to correct what you stated:

"CHAMPVA Eligibility

icon form with checkmarksTo be eligible for CHAMPVA, you cannot be eligible for TRICARE, and you must be in one of these categories:

  1. The spouse or child of a Veteran who has been rated permanently and totally disabled for a service-connected disability by a VA regional office.
  2. The surviving spouse or child of a Veteran who died from a VA-rated service-connected disability.
  3. The surviving spouse or child of a Veteran who was at the time death rated permanently and totally disabled from a service-connected disability.
  4. The surviving spouse or child of a military member who died in the line of duty, not due to misconduct (in most of these cases, these family members are eligible for TRICARE, not CHAMPVA).https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/dependents/champva/champva_eligibility.asp

I get CHAMPVA under # 1 and # 2.

The above site has the application form and more info on CHAMPVA.

yes, my older children have Tricare until age 21 (their absent father is active duty and provides zero support) so they are then no longer eligible for Tricare but so far with the older two I have had to get DEERS involved to force him to take them off his DEERS in order to enroll them in Champva until they are 23 (they have been full time college students) .........absolute pain in the butt!!

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