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  1. FloridaInjuredInCombat

    Driving home from drill, car accident, is that considered on duty for an LOD?

    Have a question for a Soldier. They were injured in a car accident driving home from a weekend drill status. Is their injury considered to be On Duty Status for the purposes of an LOD? Providing of course they were sober, and not driving in a negligent manner. Any idea where that would be shown...
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    VA Individual Unemployability after being determined "permanently unemployable" by VA Voc-Rehab?

    Anyone who’s gone through or has input about VA Individual Unemployability? A brief history… Given VA C&P exams in 2014, even though I have a LOT of pain and limitations due to a lumbar spinal injury and radiculopathy in both legs the VA Examiner wrote “no pain, no limitations, full range of...
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    Run around and forced to travel...

    Went to my local PCM to change my medications around as the Butrans patches I was on were making me puke for days on end and leaving rashes so bad they would scar the skin. Asked him for a referral to get a consult regarding a Spinal Stimulator trail, and at the time of the appointment we...
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    DFAS dragging their feet in Non-Complaince of INCAP / VA disability benefits policy...

    It was longstanding DOD and Army policy to deduct (offset) an VA Disability benefits from INCAP pay. But they were WRONG all along... VA Disability benefits are NOT "Earned Income", which EXHEMPTS them from being deducted (offset) from INCAP pay. This was stated in both the VA's and Army's...
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    INCAP recoupment of VA Disability benefits update...

    Many don't even know INCAP (Incapacitation Pay) exists, but for those lucky enough to have stumbled on that gem, the Army (National Guard) has a long standing policy of recouping or deducting any VA disability benefit from INCAP received for the same time frame. This is in accordance with AR...
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    Voc-Rehab on hold awaiting medical treatment...

    Question for those with Voc-Rehab experience. If I have to drop out of school awaiting needed medical treatment for my service connected injury, what is the likely response of the VA? Will I be allowed to continue if and when the pain is managed, and will I be slammed with having to pay back...
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    LOD appeal after discharge...

    I went through the IDES process, and after about 18 months was medically retired. Till that point I was a Guard Soldier. At the start of the IDES process the Office of the State Surgeon demanded I list all my LOD injuries, and among them I listed blast injuries (burns, permanent hearing loss...
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    Any help with homeowners or flood insurance for disabled Vets?

    I thought I'd post this question as it applies to many and I haven't found much information so far... The VA disability benefit and small military retirement are enough to live on, but covering down on all the bills that hit monthly is a balancing act at best. Do any of you know of any kind of...
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    Documents for Guard Medical Retirement?

    Hey all, I was medically retired for LOD injuries from the Guard in May of this year. The U.S. Army Physical Disability Agency (APDA) sent me the DA 199 (PEB Findings), copy of orders transferring me to the Permanent Disability Retired List (PDRL), and a memo explaining how to...
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    LOD "administratively closed" without a determination?

    Over a year and a half ago, when I was first entered into the IDES I was directed to list ALL service connected injuries. Among them I listed injuries (tinnitus, permanent hearing loss, flash burns, and concussion/mTBI) that I sustained as a result of an IED blast during a prior combat...
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    DFAS / VA overpayment options

    Up until my medical retirement (and a long and protracted battle to receive benefits due) I received INCAP pay through the Army National Guard. In November of last year I began to receive VA disability benefits, including a lump sum for back pay. I immediately and repeatedly notified the Guard...
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    Voc-Rehab and 9/11, robbing Peter to pay Paul...

    I've been tentatively OK'd by the Voc-Rehab counselor to start college in pursuit of a four year degree in Engineering. But according to the counselor since I transferred the 36 months of Post 9/11 educational benefits to my wife a couple years ago, I will only have 12 months of Voc-Rehab...
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    Voc-Rehab vocational testing login ??????

    Hey All, I was trying to do the pre-initial Voc-Rehab visit vocational testing as directed on the PPW I got from Voc-Rehab. Problem is I don't have a login identifier or password for it. It said to "contact your specialist", who might that be? I tried using the same...
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    After retirement will Tricare cover down on an LOD injury?

    I'm on the verge of transitioning to medically retired, with the intent of selecting Tricare Prime when the time comes. My question is, the LOD spinal injury up till now (after the fight to get the military to recognize their responsibility) been addressed through the military medical system...
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    Fully Developed Claim point in IDES system?

    Hey All, I initially filed a claim for my LOD spinal injury on the 25th of July, 2013. It was not considered a "fully developed claim" at the time, if I remember correctly because it was awaiting more medical records from the Army. If memory serves, I submitted the medical records...
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    Retirement Point "fuzzy math"

    I was surprised to see that my retirement orders had my credited service as calculated by my Guard retirement points at 9 years 9 months. Hmmm say I, I had just over 3600 points in early 2013, and did a year of drills and AT after that. Easy math says 3600 divided by 360 is 10 years flat, which...
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    IU as a way to Voc Rehab?????

    Hey All, Back in early January I applied through the local VSO for a Voc Rehab interview and with luck to be able to go back to school to gain the skills for a new type of employment since my 20 year career in construction is gone for good due to an LOD / VA rated spinal injury...
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    Retirement order, pop the champange or load the cannons?

    After over a year and a half of waiting, fighting, stressing, and praying, I FINALLY have my retirement orders. 60% PDRL, Combat Related Attached is a redacted copy of my Retirement Order, there's a few mistakes and a LOT of unanswered questions. Not sure if it's cause for celebration till I...
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    IED Blast in Combat NOT in the Line of Duty...

    ANY ADVICE OR INSIGHT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. In 2005, while on a combat patrol in Baghdad Iraq, I was standing in the open under an overpass on Route Irish (the main highway between two large bases), when an IED approximately 10 meters away, hidden under a burlap sack on the edge of the...
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    Were to find an explination of VA payments?

    Hey All, I received an extra VA payment to my checking account via direct deposit. I am trying to find the website where I can find and hopefully print out exactly what it is for. I believe it is VA disability pay for the time between when I first submitted the claim and...
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