Posted 11/10/2006 1:48 PM (GMT -6)
nice to hear from someone who has been through the whole process of this VA disability. A question for you. When you say it is retroactive to time of receipt, does that mean you get the three-four months of disability back to the time of acceptance of application?
We just got our letter dated Nov. 6th, will contact if need more information, etc. So let's assume it takes four months (seems to be that long from what I have read on here), would you get the whole compensation for the four back months as a back payment and then monthly payments starting from there?
Also, I am sooo confused about the various treatments affecting compensation (not that we want to make the decision based on compensation, but may factor in among alternative effective treatments). If you for instance, do surgery and all the cancer is removed, does some monthly compensation continue after the surgery?
Sounds like you have quite a bit of experience, so thought I would see if you know. (or anyone else out there)
Signficant Other diagnosed: 10/30/06 (age 63)
PSA: 3.7 (up from 3.4 prior year)
Biopsy: 1/10 positive, 5% cancerous, right apex.