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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SFC Robert Walton
SFC Robert Walton
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Lt Col John Christensen Awesome Response Sir.
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SFC Barbara Layman
SFC Barbara Layman
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SGT Ronald Audas - The disability is based on the MOS in which the member served at the time of the injury. The rating does not necessarily indicate that the individual is unable to do any form of work, only that SM no longer has the physical ability to perform ALL of the required tasks of his MOS. Some members have been retrained, depending upon their scores, some are retested and reclassified accordingly. Those who cannot be reclassified for whatever reason, would be deemed disabled based on their physical ability to perform.
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SP5 Joe Haggerty
SP5 Joe Haggerty
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Thank sir
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SPC Manuel Arriaga
SPC Manuel Arriaga
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We all served to protect this country in anyway our leaders propose, getting injured while on duty is a sacrifice we all sworn to do with out a second thought. So all of us service members should not have to feel anyway but appreciated and welcomed to the benefits we deserve without question or concern.
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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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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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Cpl Gregory Romeu - Don't forget LIE. That's all they did to me until I stopped going after telling each and every one of my doctors what useless assholes they are just collecting a paycheck.
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SFC Robert Walton
SFC Robert Walton
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CPL Robert Ray Well said.
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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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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
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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
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What's a 2404, is that a form? I am new to these discussions
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SFC Mario Rodriquez
SFC Mario Rodriquez
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It is sad to see such jaded comments from Veterans and former military members. Very sad. The VA Compensation program is based on the simple premise that when you joined the military you were 100% healthy, physically and mentally. If you leave the military and you are not 100% healthy, you will be compensated for it, IF it is service connected. It has nothing to do with combat, nothing to do with MOS, nothing to do with stupid stuff you have done. To say the VA uses the "Three D's" means you are uninformed and do not have an advocate fighting your claim. IF YOUR CLAIM IS LEGITIMATE! I have the American Legion AND the DAV on my side and my claim was resolved and I am very satisfied with my disability rating. If you have a legitimate claim then fight for it! There are not secrets or mysterious people running around the VA trying to screw you out of your claim. Have your stuff together before you make a claim and you will be better prepared to defend your claim. Get an Advocate on your side. Most of all, STOP YOUR WHINING! The world is not against you. You can look up the VA's Claims process online or go to your advocate and they can explain it. Seek professional assistance and you will get professional answers. Now stop feeling sorry for yourself and get your act together. For those of you who take offense to my post, move on, it's a new day! Stay Strong!
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