I'm 100% disabled, P & T. I can't work and my VA disability payment is my only income. I'm in the middle of a divorce. The judge has told us that we have to list our income so that my child support and alimony obligations can be calculated. I don't have to list my VA disability pay on an income tax report with the IRS so why do I have to tell this judge? My VA disability pay is tax free. It can't be used to pay my alimony and child support, can it?more...
Posted on: Monday, April 7, 2014
So yes the VA is taking random pee tests. My question is why? Why was that info needed and what for? I asked the ex-patient advocate and his reply was, "You can get your Health Care else ware". Didn't the administration 2 or three years ago say, If Medical Marijuana is allowed in your state you could talk about it with your VA doctors? What gives?more...
Posted on: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I'm 68 years old and retired since age 62 by choice.  I have a 70% rating for years and years but now at this 68 year age and the progression of my condition I could not return to even to just supplement my income (VA & SS). I understand the age 70 condition but can I consider filing for TDIU?  This would allow me to go from 70% to 100%. 

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Posted on: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
I just filed for IHD agent orange. I have two “stent” procedures, one in 2001 and 2002. I have all my hosp and doctor records for this. I started going to the VA in 2008 and now have all my meds from them. I have had two stress tests with the VA, and because my stents are working fine they say I am ok now. I also have a desk job, because I can't really run around much without getting tired. Will they hold it against me for working? more...
Posted on: Monday, February 24, 2014
I went to school but can't do it because i can't be around people at all. My drug addictions led me to forging prescriptions so I have legal problems now and a felony. I haven't worked since getting out in 2006 and have been on SSDI since 2008. I am 29 years old. My question is I was looking at my ebenefits site and it said I have a reexam date of may 2017. If I cant work and I continue treatment at the VA every month and keep taking my meds can they reduce my 100 percent ptsd in May 2017?more...
Posted on: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dear Jim,

First, welcome home and thank you for your service.

I was awarded a 30% service connected compensation, in Oct. 2006.  In December 2013 I talked with an American Legion VSO about appealing my claim and requesting an increase to 50%.

He told me I should see the psychiatrist who is handling my treatment.

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Posted on: Monday, February 10, 2014
I was awarded a SAH GRANT, not a loan, a few years ago, that I didn't need at the time as my house was previously built ADA compliant for my SC disabilities. The local VA O.T. reviewed my plans and made some suggestions for things I hadn't thought about, and they were incorporated into our plans before building. I've been living in the house for 12 years now, with no accessibility problems due to our careful planning.more...
Posted on: Monday, February 3, 2014
I'm currently rated at 100% but not permanent and total. I've been at this rating for 3 years now. I'm 30% for actual injuries and 70% for ptsd. I know I will never be able to hold gainful employment again.more...
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Hi Jim,


First and foremost, thank you for your service and what you are doing now.

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Posted on: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
I'm afraid I may have made a mistake. I am rated as TDIU and I accepted employment. The employment is temporary and only lasts 2 months over the holiday season. It will end in January. Now a friend of a friend tells me that I'll probably lose the IU benefit since I worked. I don't know what to do. If I lose the full benefit, I'll probably lose everything. Can you help me? more...
Posted on: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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