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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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Also you're now at the step of being low balled. It happen to me, then reexam so they gave me a higher % but not the right percentage, so now my lawyer GloverLuck and I filed a NOD on it to get the correct percentage with a DRO review. 

First is to deny, Second is to delay the correct percentage called low balling, third is death so the VA doesn't have to pay you. 

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A few years ago I was granted TDIU then P&T...If the older posters here recall, I was the person Dr. Craig Bash did an exam on up at the airport in DC right in the middle of Starbucks and AskNod w

Congratulations! The VA should hire him to teach the VA examiners how to do their jobs right the first time

The VA medical is crap. It really is! They are supposed to be the experts in AO, Gulf war syndrome, and whatever new disease the warriors 20 years from now will unfortunately get from the South Americ

I'm on this just waiting for the RO letter that I have yet to receive. I usually receive the letter within days after it post on ebenefits but it's delayed this round. I was told that this is normal and they are mostly going to schedule another exam to properly rate it. Weird thing is I am P&T no future exams. 
Oh well I will wait a couple more weeks to see if I receive  the letter. I just can't believe the RO is doing this, mainly after 2 VA MDs diagnosed it already, one being a GI surgeon who in fact wanted to implant some kind of stimulator in my body. I asked the surgeon "Will this help the pain in my lumbar and sciatica and she says no", so I didn't see the point of bandaging a symptom but the VA not addressing the issue causing the problem. If you only knew how many times I was denied surgery that could have corrected all of this. I provided non-VA MRI reports that showed herniated discs but the VA thinks their medical care is the best they have their heads deep in their duffel bags. I even had the MRI reread and the same result was the same. 
I understand scar tissue and fail back surgery are problematic but three herniations in my cervical spine knowing now there is a surgery called MOBI-C that is a true disc replacement and it doesn't cause upper and lower level damage it's upsetting, very upsetting. The VA medical is crap. Think, how come they don't conduct own's body stem cell treatment? I met somebody who needed both knees replaced but he went to a stem cell clinic where they use one's own stem cells and now the guy has new knees!!!!! But the VA is suppose to have the most advanced medical in the world!! 

Sorry I had to vent. 

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The VA medical is crap. It really is! They are supposed to be the experts in AO, Gulf war syndrome, and whatever new disease the warriors 20 years from now will unfortunately get from the South America conflict. 

For those that are reading this--take the steps to GET OUT of the VA. Excuses, delays, and incompetence is everywhere in the VA system. I did and don't feel like a zombie anymore.

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