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Posted: 12/8/2001 1:37:07 PM EDT
Me, 0% cause I was to stupid to get rated early. My wife, 30% back & shoulders, Gulf war. My Grandfather, 10% gunshot wound, WW2
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 3:56:47 PM EDT
Got 10% from my medical board for a jump injury in both legs, Ive got a claim in with VA, and if they follow their own rules and regulations for what is in my medical record I should get another 25%. Waiting on an appointment to see if what I think is Malaria actually is that or some other dam tropical present that has decided to pick my body as its host
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 5:14:05 PM EDT
Do not ...I repeat do not let the VA adjudicate your claim (It is always in "their" best interest to deny or minimize your claim...join a service organization and let one of the National Service Officers represent you... I highly recommend DAV (Disabled American Veterans)..but there are many other fine organizations out there..VFW, AmVets,Purple Hearts, PVA (Paralzyed Veterans Association) Sorry if I missed any...but my point is...find your self a good NSO ....
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 5:35:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 5:35:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/8/2001 5:29:10 PM EDT by Happyshooter]
Ditto. American Legion got me 20% for a bad knee. Me vs the VA just out of the service? I would have gotten the finger. My knee hurts some, a lot when I climb a lot of stairs, but the tax free $200 a month is my wife's and my yearly all inclusive resort trip for a week to sandals in montego bay. That helps the pain.
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 5:32:15 PM EDT
I have some hearing loss, and knee/hip problems but they(the VA) gave me a 0%. Never pursued it any further, don't really know where to start. I've been out for almost ten years. AIRBORNE!!!
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 3:16:52 PM EDT
20% for back, 3 surgeries under my belt (no pun intended). U.S. Army (85-93). The VA has put me through 3 years of College for my Electrical Engineering degree, I will finish the last year out on my own. One day I may have the DAV try and up my % rating as I was given 20% after the first surgery. Glad to be a Veteran.
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 6:10:14 PM EDT
The key to it getting the disability, is making sure it is documented BEFORE you get out. Once you are out it is almost impossible to get them to help you. 30% 10% for a bad eye 10% for flat feet 10% for ringing in my ears Dave
Link Posted: 12/16/2001 9:17:10 PM EDT
Damn, ringing in the ears is worth 10%? I'll have to check into this. How about high blood pressure? I know they told me that after my discharge physical, and I didn't have it when I went in.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 6:50:55 AM EDT
just getting ready to start the process for 100%, been out for 25yrs, just found out i picked up a little "suprise" that has been eating me eversince. hepatitis c... i'm stage 4 cirrhosis of liver. fighting to stay off transplant list.. ALL PRE '89 VETS NEED TO BE TESTED FOR HEPATITIS C !!!!!!!!!!! 20%-33% are testing positive !!!!!!! it is killing 2x aids...#1 reason for liver transplant...
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 5:07:46 PM EDT
I am a newbie in here and this is my first post but I will admit to being 100 percent DAV Service connected..
Link Posted: 1/3/2002 1:22:26 PM EDT
100% service connected, paraplegic.
Link Posted: 1/5/2002 4:22:22 PM EDT
i messed up my shoulder and was rated 20%.but the VA said because i didn't apply for disability when i got out they would only say i have a service connectd disability with 0% rating.so my new years resolution is to get what my 20%.
Link Posted: 1/6/2002 10:46:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AFretired: The key to it getting the disability, is making sure it is documented BEFORE you get out. Once you are out it is almost impossible to get them to help you. 30% 10% for a bad eye 10% for flat feet 10% for ringing in my ears Dave
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I thought the military would instantly disqualify you from service because of flatfeet/ low arches.Did they allow you to get a waiver to join or do they not care anymore?
Link Posted: 1/6/2002 4:50:03 PM EDT
Vietnam '65-68, took 10 year fight with VA, service org. no help(ODVA). Finally learned the Code of Federal Regulations, and VA M21-6 and did it myself. PTSD 100% Permanent and Total...
Link Posted: 1/19/2002 8:28:40 PM EDT
10% for a gympy ankle that I broke. Doc told me it was just a bad sprian. I walked (limped) around on it for 2 months before I finally got fed up and saw a different doctor who correctly diagnosed it.
Link Posted: 3/31/2002 8:18:16 PM EDT
got 100% for PTSD
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 9:14:43 AM EDT
USN 1971-1980. Received "Fit for duty" from 2 Med Boards. Discharged Aug 1980 after 9 1/2 years as an E-6, joined DAV as a Life Member and went to VA using DAV as my voice. 20% Back 20% Neck 10% Nose 0% Left Ear Total combined = 40% Use the NSO's. That's what they are there for. "Thank a Vet" "Help a Vet"
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