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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Jake View Post
    and the good news is your first check will be retro to the date (month) you filed.
    What would really be great and I know it will not would be for it to be retro to the date that I filed the first time. This was a reopening of the claim that I first opened. With only the change that my hearing loss is now severe.
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    its retro to the month you filed the paperwork for disabity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Jake View Post
    its retro to the month you filed the paperwork for disabity.
    Yep 20% disability, dating back to the First of this year. Not much money but every little bit helps. And I was surprised to get 20% I figured on only 10% for the ringing in my ears.
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    Got my paperwork and the result of my VA claim for my disability in the mail today. My Hearing has gotten worse mostly in my right ear, speech discrimination is even worse that it was when tested less that a year ago. And what is scaring me is that they expect my right hear to be profound loss within a year to 18 months. that more than likely will raise my disability at that time again. Not sure how they can say that unless they are looking at the rate my hearing as gone down over the last few years.
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    I have been to the Walking Clinic this year about 5 times. I have been trying to get my aids the best that I can for my hearing problems. I have seen 4 different Audis and I have to say the VA clinic has 4 great ones. While they each have different personalities they are all wonderful people. So willing to help and always listening and even asking questions that can help me get my aids correct. I believe that I have finally gotten my aids to the best fitting that I can for my hearing issues, and I am so very happy with my aids, my VA clinic, and also with the decision that the VA disability board came to for my disability. I am also very happy and surprised that the VA has come through with my back pay so fast. I was approved on 4/29/2015 and I had my back pay on 5/6/2015. I truly believe the VA is trying to get better.

    On another note while at the VA yesterday I noticed that the Clinic was very busy a lot more so than I have seen it before. Every one was still smiling and I did not hear any Vet complaining about slow service. Also this is a very new Clinic and very open air and clean place with plenty of windows. Even as busy as the Clinic was there were enough places to sat and be comfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cvkemp View Post
    I have been to the Walking Clinic this year about 5 times. I have been trying to get my aids the best that I can for my hearing problems. I have seen 4 different Audis and I have to say the VA clinic has 4 great ones. While they each have different personalities they are all wonderful people. So willing to help and always listening and even asking questions that can help me get my aids correct. I believe that I have finally gotten my aids to the best fitting that I can for my hearing issues, and I am so very happy with my aids, my VA clinic, and also with the decision that the VA disability board came to for my disability. I am also very happy and surprised that the VA has come through with my back pay so fast. I was approved on 4/29/2015 and I had my back pay on 5/6/2015. I truly believe the VA is trying to get better.

    On another note while at the VA yesterday I noticed that the Clinic was very busy a lot more so than I have seen it before. Every one was still smiling and I did not hear any Vet complaining about slow service. Also this is a very new Clinic and very open air and clean place with plenty of windows. Even as busy as the Clinic was there were enough places to sat and be comfortable.
    my mother in law thinks the VA in Roanoke is moms apple pie. she told me they have always been great.
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