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Old 11-11-2020, 06:03 PM   #11  
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Have 70% VA. Strangely they won't service connect my sleep apnea which I have a special issuance for.

Stuff I'm rated for is mostly orthopedic injuries. AME doesn't even ask since it's all PRNC.

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Old 11-12-2020, 10:05 AM   #12  
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They don’t care about the %. They care about the conditions you’ve claimed.
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Have 70% VA.

Stuff I'm rated for is mostly orthopedic injuries. AME doesn't even ask since it's all PRNC.
This is the same for me. Mine is all orthopedic, with the exception of my tinnitis. Reported it once after I was told my rating, and it hasn't come up since.
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Old 11-12-2020, 04:32 PM   #14  
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Did you guys applied directly with the VA or with some Veteran's organization? My case are tinnitus.

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DAV here.

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Old 11-12-2020, 05:32 PM   #16  
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Did you guys applied directly with the VA or with some Veteran's organization? My case are tinnitus.

Thanks for all the inputs, really appreciated!
Direct through VA using the BDD program-Benefits Distributed at Discharge. Its designed to expedite and ensure you begin to receive your compensation immediately upon separation. But like I said before...Rona...so its all jacked up. Good luck.
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Did you guys applied directly with the VA or with some Veteran's organization? My case are tinnitus.

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DAV. The BDD thing only works if you start the process prior to some cutoff (180 or 90 days prior to separation, I can't remember).

The DAV was awesome for me; literally just brought them my medical record (on CD), and they did everything. Only other thing I had to do was show up to the appointments that the VA made for me. In my case I went to the DAV and started the process about 30 days prior to separation, but then had to wait until after my separation for them to schedule the appointments.

If you're within the cutoff for the BDD, definitely do not go through the VA. Use a VSO for it.
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Did you guys applied directly with the VA or with some Veteran's organization? My case are tinnitus.

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A VSO will know what exactly is worth claiming. They will ask for your whole med record and they applied for things that I just considered "old aches and pains". In the end, you'd be amazed at what the FAA will let you fly with, as I've heard of pilots with one eye, hearing in one ear, etc. Bottom line, don't be afraid to list things that are wrong with the VA or the FAA as honesty will serve and protect you going forward.
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Important info here:

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/m...dictments.html

BLUFF: Don't hide anything from the FAA.
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Old 11-13-2020, 11:33 AM   #20  
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They don’t care about the %. They care about the conditions you’ve claimed.
This right here.

The rating is a metric for monetary benefits, has no bearing on your fitness to fly.
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