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Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
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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
So here is my question, I should start with asking what Form does a Widow use to file an 1151 claim. I know Berta has mentioned she had to use a different form that I did for a claim. And here is the 2nd part.
A veteran goes in for a robotic procedure that's expected to take 3 hrs but it takes 6. Not a big deal, but when the Dr. comes out he tells the spouse and adult daughter that the Veterans heart stopped during the procedure (not related to the heart), but now everything is OK. Procedure went well.
10 days later the Veteran dies of Cardiac Arrest. So here is my question.
Can the widow file an 1151 for the Cardiac Arrest that the Dr. told her occurred during the surgery?
Can she and the adult daughter write a lay statement of what the Dr. told her happened?
The reason this is important to get on the record and have it rated is because 10 days later as I mentioned he died from Cardiac Arrest.
So If you are rated at 100% after having a heart attack, he would have died while being 100% disabled. Additionally he would have died as a result of the new service connected condition created during the surgery.
Is this how the process should be documented? Thanks for the help.
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Jan 9 2020
Jan 10 2020
Yes, very helpful. So the procedure was at a VA hospital, so there is one hurdle out of the way. He was not service connected for the heart, just some joint issues, and asthma. He was diagno
This is the form, as widow, that she needs to file: https://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21P-534EZ-ARE.pdf A form for accrued comes with it- But she could file an Intent to file first:
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