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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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    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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    • This is the latest Compensation & Pension (C&P) Clinicians Guide dated 20180719. The only other one I've seen is dated 2002, including the one on this website and the VA website. I got this from my claims agent, who got it from the VA.

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    • The 5, 10, 20 year rules...



      Five Year Rule) If you have had the same rating for five or more years, the VA cannot reduce your rating unless your condition has improved on a sustained basis. All the medical evidence, not just the reexamination report, must support the conclusion that your improvement is more than temporary.



      Ten Year Rule) The 10 year rule is after 10 years, the service connection is protected from being dropped.



      Twenty Year Rule) If your disability has been continuously rated at or above a certain rating level for 20 or more years, the VA cannot reduce your rating unless it finds the rating was based on fraud. This is a very high standard and it's unlikely the rating would get reduced.



      If you are 100% for 20 years (Either 100% schedular or 100% TDIU - Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability or IU), you are automatically Permanent & Total (P&T). And, that after 20 years the total disability (100% or IU) is protected from reduction for the remainder of the person's life. "M-21-1-IX.ii.2.1.j. When a P&T Disability Exists"



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      1998 - Initially Service Connected @ 10%



      RESULT: Service Connection Protected in 2008



      RESULT: 10% Protected from reduction in 2018 (20 years)



      2020 - Service Connection Increased @ 30%



      RESULT: 30% is Protected from reduction in 2040 (20 years)
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The VAMC Hopital here in Louisville Kentucky is operating on Veterans to insert medi ports primarily for Chemotherapy patients whose veins are so damaged by the tratment that finding veins is near impossible and causes a great deal of pain. These ports were used not only for chemo treatmens but were accessed to allow dyes for Cat scans to be done in the Radiology Department.

Recently the VAMC received a new Phillips CT scan unit that utilizes a computerized high speed infusion method. This new infusion method does not allow the old ports presently used by Chemo Veterans at Louisville to be used with this new injection method. The radiology department did this change with no prior notice to Veterans (or for that matter even the AETC Chemo Therapy Department)with the Old Medi Ports forcing the nurses to have to go back to hunting for non existing veins to insert IV accesses into; which I can personally attest to is extremely painful. There is a new High speed infusion medi port but that entails removal of the old medi port and insertin of the new high speed infusion port. No problem you think? well my oncologist attending physician ordered his new port to be placed in my upper chest. Personnel in the Radilogy department stated there was just too much of a chance of infection andthey refused to do the procedure.

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The VAMC Hopital here in Louisville Kentucky is operating on Veterans to insert medi ports primarily for Chemotherapy patients whose veins are so damaged by the treatment that finding veins is near impossible and causes a great deal of pain. These ports were used not only for chemo treatmens but were accessed to allow dyes for CT scans to be done in the Radiology Department.

Recently the VAMC received a new Phillips CT scan unit that utilizes a computerized high speed infusion method. This new infusion method does not allow the old ports presently used by Chemo Veterans at Louisville to be used with this new injection method. The radiology department did this change with no prior notice to Veterans (or for that matter even the AETC Chemo Therapy Department)with the Old Medi Ports forcing the nurses to have to go back to hunting for non existant veins to insert IV accesses into; which I can personally attest to is extremely painful. There is a new High speed infusion medi port but that entails removal of the old medi port and insertion of the new high speed infusion port. No problem you think? well my oncologist attending physician ordered this new port to be placed in my upper chest. Personnel in the Radilogy department stated there was just too much of a chance of infection and they refused to do the procedure.

Can a Radiolgist Practitioner Assistant who is not a Doctor " Surgeon" insert medi ports ino Veteran Oncology patients? Local civilian regulating agencys in Louisville said absolutely not but of couse this is VA which they do not regulate; what is the regulating authority that allows a Radiologist Practitioner Assiatant to perform this surgical procedure?

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The VAMC Hopital here in Louisville Kentucky is operating on Veterans to insert medi ports primarily for Chemotherapy patients whose veins are so damaged by the tratment that finding veins is near impossible and causes a great deal of pain. These ports were used not only for chemo treatmens but were accessed to allow dyes for Cat scans to be done in the Radiology Department.

Recently the VAMC received a new Phillips CT scan unit that utilizes a computerized high speed infusion method. This new infusion method does not allow the old ports presently used by Chemo Veterans at Louisville to be used with this new injection method. The radiology department did this change with no prior notice to Veterans (or for that matter even the AETC Chemo Therapy Department)with the Old Medi Ports forcing the nurses to have to go back to hunting for non existing veins to insert IV accesses into; which I can personally attest to is extremely painful. There is a new High speed infusion medi port but that entails removal of the old medi port and insertin of the new high speed infusion port. No problem you think? well my oncologist attending physician ordered his new port to be placed in my upper chest. Personnel in the Radilogy department stated there was just too much of a chance of infection andthey refused to do the procedure.

If you are asking what to do..... then I would say....If they don't want to do the procedure then perhaps you need to talk to your doctor and get this resolved.

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The only way I have to resolve this problem in order safe guard my health is to have a private Surgeon remove the old port and place a new high speed port into my chest. They indeed are aware of the problem. Big question is can they use a non-surgeon to do this procedure?

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What IS a Radiologists Practitioners Assistant?

I've never heard of such an animal. Not saying that there isn't one, just saying I've never heard of one.

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    • This is the latest Compensation & Pension (C&P) Clinicians Guide dated 20180719. The only other one I've seen is dated 2002, including the one on this website and the VA website. I got this from my claims agent, who got it from the VA.

      VA Compensation & Pension (C&P) Clinicians Guide 2 Final Corrected 20180719.pdf
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    • I don’t say thank you enough to all of you...
      You, yes you, are the reason HadIt.com has remained a resource-rich resource. Thousands come each month to read, ask questions, or to feel a sense of community.

      Last month June 2020, we over 50k visitors they viewed over 160k pages. Veterans and their advocates, spouses, children, and friends of veterans come looking for answers. Because we have posts dating back 15 years and articles on the home page, they usually can find an answer or at least get pointed in the right direction.

      You all made that possible. Thank you.
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    • VA has a special where we can ask questions TODAY, at 3:00 to "people that matter?"  Someone should ask why we can not ask them questions EVERY day, why today only? (This is a big problem with VA..the 800 number often does not give specific answers).  We should have people in VA who "solve Vets problems" like Allison Hickey did a few years ago. 
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    • The 5, 10, 20 year rules...



      Five Year Rule) If you have had the same rating for five or more years, the VA cannot reduce your rating unless your condition has improved on a sustained basis. All the medical evidence, not just the reexamination report, must support the conclusion that your improvement is more than temporary.



      Ten Year Rule) The 10 year rule is after 10 years, the service connection is protected from being dropped.



      Twenty Year Rule) If your disability has been continuously rated at or above a certain rating level for 20 or more years, the VA cannot reduce your rating unless it finds the rating was based on fraud. This is a very high standard and it's unlikely the rating would get reduced.



      If you are 100% for 20 years (Either 100% schedular or 100% TDIU - Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability or IU), you are automatically Permanent & Total (P&T). And, that after 20 years the total disability (100% or IU) is protected from reduction for the remainder of the person's life. "M-21-1-IX.ii.2.1.j. When a P&T Disability Exists"



      At 55, P&T (Permanent & Total) or a few other reasons the VBA will not initiate a review. Here is the graphic below for that. However if the Veteran files a new compensation claim or files for an increase, then it is YOU that initiated to possible review.



      NOTE: Until a percentage is in place for 10 years, the service connection can be removed. After that, the service connection is protected.



      ------



      Example for 2020 using the same disability rating



      1998 - Initially Service Connected @ 10%



      RESULT: Service Connection Protected in 2008



      RESULT: 10% Protected from reduction in 2018 (20 years)



      2020 - Service Connection Increased @ 30%



      RESULT: 30% is Protected from reduction in 2040 (20 years)
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