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Talked to a female veteran whom was discharged from the National Guard, basic training, after fracturing her hip.

She says she still has problems from the hip fracture 7 years later.

She wasn't aware of VA disability.

I forwarded numbers to the American Legion and DAV to ask questions.

She said, since I wasn't in for 180 days, I thought I didn't qualify for any benefits.

The veteran currently doesn't have health insurance, but most municipalities have a indigent care fund for the uninsured.

Any suggestions on veterans short of 180 day criteria?

Any other benefits veteran might qualify for besides VA housing certificate?

If she is service connected, will a basic minimum rating qualify for VA healthcare?

 

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Yeah, mine did that, too. The important thing is that she doesn't even have to have the records in her possession. When we pull her OMPF and STRs it will be in there, along with any counseling actions

Any service connected disability is covered by VA health Care, with NSC stuff covered with Co pays and priority levels until 50% rated, then NSC stuff is covered full as well. An injury in training qu

Brokensoldier is spot on. This 180 days stuff scares away a lot of veterans. It just isn't true. She just has to prove out s-c, like everyone else. If she was md boarded out or discharged for the inju

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This is an easy one.

First, grab your DD214, to prove your dates of service.

Second, fill out a statement of claim, what happened and when, as close as you can, i.e., "I fractured my hip the third week of basic training"

Third, take both of those to your CVSO, County Veterans Service Officer, at your local court house.

Have him or her submit your initial claim. They will have you pick a service organization.  Pick one.

That's it.

Get in the system,

Get the ball rolling,

Hamslice

Some of these claims are slam dunk, and we don't need to try and outthink the VA.  A fractured hip is not a rash on an elbow.  There will be med records and the VA will find them.

 

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