I just received a letter, dated March 08/2018, stating the following word for word;
Our records indicate that the information used to establish your benefits for VA Health care have recently changed and that you are now enrolled in Priority Group 1 effective 02/21/2018. Your unique eligibility factors are:
- 100% Service-connected
- Determined to be a Vietnam-era herbacide-exposed Veteran
Your new copay, if applicable, and benefits information are provided on the reverse of this letter.
Basic Medical Benefits Package–Yes
Dental——————————————Yes then a note that Veterans paid at 100% rate based on a temporary ratiing, etc etc, are not eligible for comprehensive outpatient dental services. (I have just completed a 6 month temporary rating for prostate cancer and protastectomy surgery completely removing my prostate). Thought this would be important to include.
VA Community Living Centers—-Yes
Medically Related Travel Benefoits-Yes
Automobile Adaptive Equipment-under certain conditions
Home Improvement——————__under certain conditions
Clothing Allowance Benefit______under certain conditions
Emergency Care for non-service connected condition–under certain conditions
Foreign Medical Care——————Yes for service connected disabilities
I should include that I just received my last payment for the 6 month temporary 100% disability for the prostate surgery on the 1st of the month. Then this letter showed up in today’s mail.
Does this not sound like they have gone ahead and given me a permanent 100% Priority Group 1 disability? Or is this a standard letter showing only the record of the temporary 100% rating from October 2017?
I spent a year from December of 1968 to December of 1969, effectively all of 1969 in Camp Frenzell-Jones 199th LIB.
If I’ve left any info out that would help you help me make a determination please just let me know. And yes of course I will follow up by calling Comp & Pen next week.
Thank you for reading