Hey Jim, I am receiving a 2nd surgery for my meniscus and ACL tear. I was told by the surgeon/ortho Dr. that I would have my disability temporarily bumped to 100%. I'm trying to get the process of this situated prior to my surgery so everything can remain smooth. I was wondering what your opinion on this was and what steps Ii should take. Thanks.
That's correct...a surgery on a rated disability will bump your rate to 100% for a couple months while you recover, maybe more.
You can't file for the benefit before it happens. VA won't accept paperwork for an event that's supposed to happen but may not for any of 100 reasons.
As soon as you have had the surgery, file the claim. Good luck.