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I just found your website and thank you very much, I found it helpful.
On the WEB I have been following the development on OSA and the VA seeking to change the disability rating, but don’t know when that will take effect. I have OSA and use a CPAP, diagnosed on AD three years ago. I have not had my VA exam yet but intend to retire next year. What do you hear about this topic and when might it be officially changed? Are they already denying new claims?
After waiting for 2 years for my husbands PTSD claim to be decided, we got a letter yesterday saying that it was "withdrawn" per our request.
We would never do such a thing, that's crazy! What we DID do is withdraw a dependency claim as we had separated but got back together. We called the 800 number and spoke with the rep who said that she had changed it and reopened the claim.
I have been my Husband's Caregiver for the past two years - he is currently rated at 60%.
"Mental Health Provider" number four decided to change the way my Husband was taking his (not pain related) medication which resulted in a number of awful things and eventually his first attempted suicide. I had called her repeatedly informing her of the negative side effects. She dismissed my concerns.
I am a vietnam vet, navy corpsman that served with the marines in 1968 until wounded.
My question is I am 100% for ptsd total and permanent. A lot of vets I know are 100% ptsd and are IE. What is difference between the two?
I have a question regarding filing a claim with Veteran Affairs. I currently receive 20 percent disability for left knee. I’m having surgery on August 12 to replace the knee for degenerative knee arthritis.
Will the VA approve for temporary 100 percent disability. And should I have the VA perform this or my Orthopedic Surgeon?
With regards to any benefits on getting an STD while in the service.
This will be a short story that shows truth is stranger than fiction. 1971 Phan Rang AFB Vietnam. Received penicilin shot for VD. Had an immediate negative reaction from the shot.
I came across your website and I have a question for you.
I was just recently awarded 100 percent service connection for PTSD with proposed financial incompetency and this really scares me because I don't quite know what they mean.
I was just awarded 100% and unemployable. The Va is proposing to find me incompetent and I am owed a retro pay of over $60,000.00.
This is from the letter from them and I quote "the examiner stated that you do not appear to exhibit any cognitive difficulties that would prevent your handling financial affairs during your evaluation, however you expressed no desire to handle your financial affairs. And that you reported that Social security found you unable to handle your financial affairs."