Posted on Dec 27, 2017
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Lt Col John Christensen
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No way should anyone feel badly about getting disability. First the award is for service related, not combat related, injuries and second the percent of service members who have actually served in combat is relatively small when compared to the overall total of service members served by the VA. I could certainly go along with some percentage increase in compensation if injury is combat related, but if someone receives injuries that qualify him/her for disability while serving our country they deserve every bit of it and should never feel ashamed because of it.
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PO2 Danny Ward
PO2 Danny Ward
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Major problem: The VA has pencil pushers, not medical personnel to evaluate the degree of the problem. On top of that, they use "fuzzy math" to accumulate your disability level with multiple claims. If you add up each of the disabilities, to say 160% but you get about half of that, yes that is what I have accumulated. I was just awarded an additional 10% disability on each of my feet from 10% to 20% each. My level of disability is at 80% and 20% of the remaining 20% is nothing. The system is a major part of the problem.
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Lt Col John Christensen
Lt Col John Christensen
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PO2 Danny Ward Yes, you are right on there! If you had to look up bureaucracy in a dictionary, VA would be the definition. I've posted before that overcoming that is the key to making the VA more productive and efficient.
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SGT Ronald Audas
SGT Ronald Audas
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I have an associate that got drunk while on leave,wrecked his car, and now receives 100 percent disability. He now works full time,some requiring heavy labor.l have to hide my disappointment in him when I'm in his presence.Usually golfing or fishing.
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Lt Col John Christensen
Lt Col John Christensen
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SGT Ronald Audas And then there those like that!
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CPL Robert Ray
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I have noted an increasing amount of these kinds of questions since 9/11. Prior to that, at least in my time as an adult, there was no concern as long as the injury fit the definition of "Service-Connected." But since the War on Terror began, we have a whole generation of young servicemembers who don't remember the "Peacetime" Military. Many veterans who currently claim compensation are from that time of service known as The Cold War and have injuries accrued due to their service. Even the safest professions in the military carry a level of danger above that of a civilian career. People get hurt in "safe" environments. It only stands to reason that when you add guns, explosives and other military training to this that more (and more substantial) injuries will occur. Since the military does not have Workers Compensation, the VA's compensation is what's left. That's kinda what it's there for.
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Cpl Gregory Romeu
Cpl Gregory Romeu
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SP5 Ron Rowland - The VA's THREE D's... Deny, Deceive and Delay!
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SGT Glen Adkins
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CW4 Craig Urban
CW4 Craig Urban
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Think about pat tillman
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CW4 Craig Urban
CW4 Craig Urban
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American legion is shit
They owe me 25 dollars
VFW. Way to go.
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LTC Kevin B.
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Not at all. If the injury is service-connected, it's a legitimate disability.
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PFC Edgar Taylor
PFC Edgar Taylor
4 mo
I feel ya SFC Cross on what you stated. That's why I said what I said to let everyone knows that whoever signs that contract whether it's " Peacetime" or "Wartime" should be entitled to such benefits. I bet if the shoe was on the OTHER foot they would want the same thing!
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Cpl Gregory Romeu
Cpl Gregory Romeu
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SN Alice Deniro - STAY THE COURSE! The VA's Three D's - Deny, Deceive and Delay!
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SGT John Creager
SGT John Creager
3 mo
The ETS or retirement physical is the most important part. Do a 2404 on yourself from head to toe and finger tip to finger tip. List everything that has ever hurt. This is what the VA Dr. is going to look at for your C7P physical. Each will be rated by some mysterious person and awarded a score. Then added together and divided by a mythical number and this will be your rating percentage.

So list everything, broken fingers, sprained ankles, hurt back, shoulders, elbows head aches!!
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SGT Robert Chambers
SGT Robert Chambers
1 mo
What's a 2404, is that a form? I am new to these discussions
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