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VA Math It’s Not Your Mother’s Arithmetic. “VA Math” is how the VA computes combined impairment ratings for multiple conditions in a liability compensation claim. As Chris Attig, Founder of Veterans Law Blog, writes here, it requires that you unlearn real math… 90% plus 10% won’t get you to 100%, and other VA math mysteries explained.
All states have some veterans benefits, some better than others. One benefit that can be a big help to veterans is a Property Tax Exemption. Check here to see where your state stands on this valuable benefit …
Dental treatment is a benefit available for 100% disabled veteran benefits. If you reach 100% P and T, there are more benefits available to you. This is by no means an extensive list, and we recommend calling the Veterans Affairs at 1-800-827-1000 with any questions about the following benefits.
This is written from a VA C&P Examiners’ perspective relating to psychiatric exams. It is a good guideline for all exams. He only did psych exams. The VA has examined him for multiple problems, and this is his format when he goes to a C&P. A little common sense and clarity go a long way…
Disability payment benefits for a particular month are paid the first business day of the following month. When the first business day of the month falls on a non-business day or a holiday, VA benefits will be paid on the last business day of the month. Also this year 2022 we will receive the largest COLA in nearly 40 years, a 5.9% for us on Social Security and VA Disability pay.
VA Claims Folders, the infamous C-File We can not stress enough how important it is to: View your VA Claims Folder at the Veterans Affairs regional office (find your Regional VA Office here) Call the VA at 1-800-827-1000 and request an appointment to view your C-File (VA Claims Folder). Ensure that all the records in your VA …
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…
A doctor’s opinion can’t change what is or is not. It’s just another piece in the puzzle of proof. And the C&P Exam is just another piece in that puzzle. It is not the only piece – but if we view it as such, we often make our claims harder than they have to be. And we certainly make them more stressful… Reprinted here with permission from Veterans Law Blog
Do not pursue a rating % as your goal in your VA Claims and Appeals …. instead, seek to service connect every disability that resulted from your military service.
When you have achieved that goal – all conditions that can be service-connected are, all impairment ratings are properly assessed, and all effective dates are properly selected – that is when I say a Veteran should stop fighting for the VA Benefits to which they are entitled…
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My claim is scheduled to close tomorrow for my back pay. Does anyone know if it does close how long till the backpay hits the bank? Also, does information only get updated on our claims whenever the site is down?
My claim status on eBenefits is Preparation for Notification. The decision is to be mailed between March 17-19. Does eBenefits have a section that reveals the outcome or will I just get mail notification? Thanks
I am trying to understand how I will be tested for tinnitus by the VA. I have a pending compensation claim for hearing loss and tinnitus (and a couple of other things) that is in stage 5 (preparation for decision). I am now awaiting a C&P exam
12 hours ago, Johhny_Drama said: So the day yours closed on e-benefits your rating increase changed too. My appeal closed today and my rating remained the same so I guess my appeal was denied: no increase in rating. your mileage may vary