Originally posted by Lou Abbott
Not sure if this is the same thing, but I was refused any medical evaluation (for a base line) by the VA when I retired. Said I made too much money to be admitted. (over $25K). Seems like we made too many veterans over the years and the country can't afford to treat them all. Our elected officials in DC at it again. Wish I could take a few of them back to Viet Nam and see if they change their minds.
I think some newbie got it all wrong on you. Way I understand it, the ONLY thing they use income reportage for at the VA is when deciding whether you have to make copayments or not when you visit the VA hospital. It does not affect your disability percentage rating at all, nor the benefits deriving from that rating.
Here is a list of <a href="http://amvets.org/HTML/what_we_do/NSO.html">state AMVETS NSOs</a>. They can steer you to the one closest you. No matter how long you have waited, if you have the documentation you are good to go.
As a friend of mine told me when he retired, almost anyone who has done 20 will have enough stuff in their record to get them 10% even if they feel fine. That doesn't sound like a whole lot, especially since DoD keeps the 10% the VA gives you, but that 10% the VA gives you is non-taxable. For the average retiree, that works out to an extra $50 cash a month for the rest of their life. It all adds up.