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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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The Board just granted left and right sinus tarsi syndrome, osteoarthritis of ankles, and bilateral pes planus.

What are the sinus tarsi syndrome rating percentages?

Waiting on the decision letter.

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BroncoVet is correct; however think positive. The information to rate the claims is probably already present in the paperwork. Rejoice in the BVA grants and everything will work out. Co

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63Charlie Try diagnostic code 5284. It would be rated 30% for severe, 20 for moderate severe, and 10 for moderate

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And don't forget bilateral if both are affected.

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While the BVA has some discretion here, often they "chop up claims".  For example, BVA will order SERVICE CONNECTION, and leave it up to the VARO the disability percent and effective date.  

I hate that its that way.  The board should "render a decision", to include service connection, disability percentage AND effective date, so we dont have to appeal "each" of those issues over then next 15 years on a hamster wheel.  

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4 hours ago, broncovet said:

While the BVA has some discretion here, often they "chop up claims".  For example, BVA will order SERVICE CONNECTION, and leave it up to the VARO the disability percent and effective date.  

I hate that its that way.  The board should "render a decision", to include service connection, disability percentage AND effective date, so we dont have to appeal "each" of those issues over then next 15 years on a hamster wheel.  

i didnt know this! OMG im so nervous now bc i probably won my OSA claim that should be EED from 2008. I really dont want to have to appeal again to get my EED 😢 the judge acted like this was all over finally and so did my VSO and lawyer. this is very disheartening. i can only hope the VARO will do their job correctly i guess. 

thanks for the info though so i can prepare myself and not blow up when i see it!

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BroncoVet is correct; however think positive.

The information to rate the claims is probably already present in the paperwork.

Rejoice in the BVA grants and everything will work out.

Congrats..........

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