Additional Benefits Available For Service Connected Disabled Veterans

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  1. rainvet

    rainvet New Member

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    ADDITIONAL BENEFITS AVAILABLE FOR SERVICE CONNECTED DISABLED VETERANS

    EVALUATION BENEFITS
    0% To 20%
    • Certification of Eligibility for home loan guaranty.
    • Home loan guaranty fee exemption.
    • VA Priority medical treatment card.
    • Vocational Rehabilitation and Counseling under title
    38 USC Chapter 31 (must be at least 10%)
    • Service Disabled Veterans insurance (Maximum of $10,000 coverage) must file within 2 years from date of new
    service connection.
    • 10 point Civil Service Preference (10 points added to
    Civil Service test score).
    • Clothing allowances for veterans who use or wear a
    prosthetic or orthopedic appliance (artificial limb, braces, or
    wheelchair) or use prescribed medications for skin condition,
    which tend to wear, tear or soil clothing.
    • Temporary total evaluation (100%) based on hospitalization for a service connected disability in excess of
    21 days; or surgical treatment for a service connected
    disability necessitating at least 1 month of convalescence or immobilization by cast, without surgery of more major joints.

    30% In addition to the above:
    • Additional allowances for dependent(s) [spouse, child
    (ren), step child(ren), helpless child(ren), full-time students
    between the ages 18 to 23, and parent(s)]
    • Additional allowances for a spouse who is a patient
    in a nursing home or helpless or blind or so nearly helpless or
    blind as to require the aid and attendance of another person.

    40% In addition to the above:
    • Automobile grant and/or special adaptive equipment
    for an automobile provided there is loss or permanent loss of
    use of one or both feet, loss or permanent loss of one or
    both hands or permanent impaired vision of both eyes with
    central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in better eye.
    • Special adaptive equipment may also be applied for
    if there is ankylosis of one or both knees or one or both hips.

    50% In addition to the above:
    • VA Medical outpatient treatment for any condition
    except dental.
    • Preventive health care services.
    • Hospital care and medical services in non-VA
    facilities under an authorized fee basis agreement.

    60% In addition to the above:
    • Increased compensation (100%) based on individual
    Unemployability (applies to veterans who are unable to
    obtain or maintain substantially gainful employment due to
    service connected disability)

    100% In addition to the above:
    • Dental treatment.
    • Department of Defense Commissary privileges.
    • Veteran’s employment preference for spouse.
    • Waiver of National Service Life Insurance premiums.
    • National Service Life insurance total disability
    income provisions.
    • Specially adapted housing for veterans who have
    loss or permanent loss of use of both lower extremities or
    the loss or blindness in both eyes having light perception
    only plus loss or permanent loss of one lower extremity or
    the loss or permanent loss of use of one lower extremity
    with loss or permanent loss of use of one upper extremity or
    the loss or permanent loss of use of one extremity together
    with an organic disease which affects the function of
    balance and propulsion as to preclude locomotion without
    the aid of braces, crutches, canes or wheelchair.
    • Special home adaptation Grant (for veterans who
    don’t qualify for Specially Adapted Housing) may be applied
    for if the veteran is permanently and totally disabled due to
    blindness in both eyes with visual acuity or 5/200 or less or
    loss of or permanent loss of use of both hands.

    100% (Permanent and Total) in addition to the above:
    • Civilian Health and Medical Program for dependents
    and survivors (CHaMPVA)
    • Survivors and dependents education assistance
    under Title 38 USC Chapter 35.
  2. TobiB

    TobiB New Member

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    C and P Appointments

    Hi,

    I have been unemployable for 18 years, and on Soc. Sec. Dis. Ins. for the same amount of time, the VA has my 8 inch file from Soc. Sec. to confirm my unemployability, and due to the fact that I have several service connected disabilities, my C&P was moved up from the end of this month to this Saturday (ever heard of C&P taking place on Saturday?), do I have a chance of obtaining my 100% disability soon? :p

    I have heard that some Vets have had 3 or more C&Ps. Why so many?

    After one has a C&P appointment, how many days does the VA have to contact you wether or not you have a rating or need another C&P appointment?

    Thank you for the information and your time,
    TobiB
  3. TinCanMan

    TinCanMan Active Member

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    You might have a C&P exam for every condition you claim?

    Do you understand the claims process? Are you working with a Service Officer (SO) from one of the Veterans Service Organizations (VSO's) to help you prepare and process your claims?
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    TobiB New Member

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    C&P Appointments

    I had been already been asked to see C&P doctors for some of my claims, and this is my first C&P this Saturday from the main VA office. So, I can expect more C&P appointments from the main VA office?

    Please explain the C&P process. How long after the last C&P appointment can one expect their rating?

    Thank you for your help.
    TobiB.
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    TobiB New Member

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    Service Officer

    Hi,

    I have been doing this process on my own. No one has offered to help me in any way. Nor, has anyone even suggested a Service Officer or VSO.

    Is it too late to find someone?

    Thank you for your help,
    TobiB
  6. TinCanMan

    TinCanMan Active Member

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    No, it's never too late. Understand, not all SO's are cut from the same cloth. Some aren't worth a crap and others are pure gold. There is no rhyme or reason to it. Find one you feel comfortable with and has time to talk with you. Talk with other vets in your area and see who they're happy with. I have seen situations where the vet has to take over their claim and work it themselves because no one is suitable. In that case you simply have to educate yourself on the process and the law. In any event, it is always the responsibility of the vet to stay on top of things but a SO can keep you from wasting precious time by submitting a good claim from the start

    Read the existing threads on this forum and take what you can from them. As questions when you don't know. Make sure your claim meets the requirements for success.
  7. TobiB

    TobiB New Member

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    Thank you.

    TobiB.
  8. Lobo

    Lobo New Member

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    Excellent info rainvet, thank you.


    Though, if you are a retiree, your dependents fall under Tricare.
  9. TacomaSmoke

    TacomaSmoke New Member

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    Let me put it this way had my C&P 2005, GOT THE RATING DECISION AND RESULTS 2008. VA is bck logged

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