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Want to know how the Veterans Affairs does it's math? Baser will explain it and some other interesting things that the veteran can do.
VA Service Connected Ratings Disability Calculator
Combined Ratings Source: Veterans Affairs
If VA finds that a Veteran has multiple disabilities, VA uses the Combined Ratings Table to calculate a combined disability rating. Disability ratings are not additive, meaning that if a Veteran has one disability rated 60% and a second disability 20%, the combined rating is not 80%. This is because subsequent disability ratings are applied to an already disabled Veteran, so the 20% disability is applied to a Veteran who is already 60% disabled. Below you will find the steps VA takes to combine ratings for more than one disability and examples using the Combined Ratings Table to illustrate how combined ratings are calculated. Read Full Article
Today is the 4th of July in the United States, and as such, Wake Da Fuq Up radio is observing the national holiday and will be re-airing the previous weeks episode regarding the Veterans Affairs scandal. We here at Wake Da Fuq Up radio think that the information that was conveyed in said episode would be of benefit to a wider audience than the show received last week, so without further ado, Wake Da Fuq Up Radio is proud to present, this encore presentation of Episode 8, the Veterans Affairs scandal: The stories you haven't heard.
"There are failures of government, failures of bureaucracy, failures of communication and failures to care for our veterans – who of course deserve far better. But at its core I’d argue that this medical train wreck is, above all, a failure of management" - Forbes
The VA Scandal is a significant one. Tonight we have one of the main whistleblowers from 2008 long before the Phoenix VA was exposed, as well as many other veterans, veterans advocates and their stories.
Secretary Eric Shinseki has stepped down as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs. We'll talk about what went wrong.
Jay Carney is leaving as White House Press Secretary.
And, it's Friday. Your calls.
Topics for today- Can the Department of Veterans Affairs be saved? Ending the show with music from Lara James.
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We interview the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs "Bob Filner" (D) - California
Proposed Cuts to the VA 2015
Restrict VA's Individual Unemployability Benefits to Disabled Veterans Who Are Younger Than the Full Retirement Age for Social Security
More than 3.4 million veterans with medical conditions or injuries that were incurred or worsened during active-duty service are receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Narrow Eligibility for Veterans' Disability Compensation by Excluding Certain Disabilities Unrelated to Military Duties
Veterans may receive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for medical conditions or injuries that occurred or worsened during active-duty military service (excluding those resulting from willful misconduct). Disabilities that are deemed to be connected to military service in that sense range widely in severity and type, from the loss of limbs to migraines and treatable hypertension.
In February, the new secretary, Robert A. McDonald, asserted in a nationally televised interview that the department had fired 60 people involved in manipulating wait times to make it appear that veterans were receiving care faster than they were. In fact, the department quickly clarified after that interview, only 14 people had been removed from their jobs, while about 60 others had received lesser punishmentsNow, new internal documents show that the real number of people removed from their jobs is much smaller still: at most, three.New York Times