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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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Hello members, Just wanted to introduce myself. I put the cart before the horse so to speak by asking a claims question on here before actually introducing myself. Afterwards I thought well that was not the right way to go about it so here I am. (LOL) I joined the Navy in February 1980 (6 months before I graduated High School) I was in Naval Aviation (as a mechanic) a total of 24 years. the first 4 years as a Reservist stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) New Orleans at VP-94 (P-3 aircraft) . In 1984 I went Active Duty (TAR Program) and went to VF-101 (F-14 aircraft) NAS Oceania in Virginia Beach VA for 4 years. Then from 1988 till my 2003 retirement I was stationed again in the New Orleans Metro area. 1st NAS New Orleans at VA-204 A-7 aircraft for 3 years then transitioned to F/A-18 aircraft for the other 1 year. 2nd Naval Support Activity (NSA) New Orleans as an Instructor at Naval Reserve Management School for 4 years. 3rd NAS New Orleans (Reserve Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Department "RAIMD" Nondestructive Inspection Technician for 4 years and 4th NAS New Orleans at VR-54 (C-130 aircraft) as Squadron Safety Petty Officer for 3 years. So yeah I am what is known as a Homesteader!  Joined local Volunteer Fire Department as a Rookie and was able to advance up to Lieutenant of 1st out pumper. When I retired I myself and a VSO put in for my Sleep Apnea for which I had been sleeping on a CPAP for over 10 years at that time. For some reason I did not put in for the other items I was eligible for. 😯 Was granted 50% disability for Sleep Apnea and never thought to put in for the other items that I should have. Fast forward 15 years and now a lot of those other items have caught up with me and have caused other medical/health problems. Have now decided to go back and put in for all this other stuff along with secondary items associated with them. Thing sure have changed in 15 years as far as applying for VA Disability. I even asked a question on here "Use a company or Muddle through the process" to which I have gotten a few good reply's and am looking for more ideas. I think as I look over this Forum there is a lot of good information so I believe I will be around for a while and if I can help anyone in any way please let me know. Look forward to meeting and communicating with everyone. Thanks,

David Fellows

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In  New England, the big thing, but expensive, is lobster. 9 of 10 people would order it if somebody else was picking up the tab. Not me. I have a friend who works for the state dept of enviornmental

Geeky, I realize you are 100%, but do you have a rating for stomach disorder? Sounds like something to go after with all that weird stuff you eat!

welcome @dfellows_5 I knew i liked you from your other post. Old Navy (AT) Chief here. career in Special Projects of the sneaky and violent kind. Last outfit was VA 72 in Cecil. Last A7-E Ou

welcome @dfellows_5 I knew i liked you from your other post.

Old Navy (AT) Chief here. career in Special Projects of the sneaky and violent kind.

Last outfit was VA 72 in Cecil. Last A7-E Outfit in the Fleet. Can't tell you the rest.

Moved to NOLA 10 days before Katrina...stayed until 2018.

VAMC New Orleans has a habit of losing documents. I am still fighting them to this day over lost exams.

I do miss my morning beignets  and chicory coffee. I make a great roue and have gator shipped up here from old friends. overnight, iced by Fedex....I did a crawfish boil up here for friends....I now have a fan club for food I am allergic to.

my life is so weird. 

There are a ton of things I don't miss about NOLA or SELA. Living among people who tried to elect David Duke to Congress just creeped me the F out, not to mention Governor Piyush Jindal. yeeechhh to both of them. 

Welcome and keep posting

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Geeky, I realize you are 100%, but do you have a rating for stomach disorder? Sounds like something to go after with all that weird stuff you eat!

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11 hours ago, GeekySquid said:

have gator shipped up here

I guess gator tastes better than it sounds...I am sure it tastes like chicken...haha

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