What are the VA benifits for diabetes?
What are the VA benifits for diabetes?
According to my approved disability.the award for compensation goes as high as 60% depending on blood sugar reading and problems. They have a compensation table at www.va.gov.
You are then eligible for treatment at a VA facility for your diabetes and all medications.
Obviously if you have kidney problems then your award will vary.
I also acquired high blood pressure because my kidneys are acting up.
At 80%, my compensation is $1221 a month. As a Retired marine that portion of my retirement is now tax free. We can't draw double benefits.
Go and Apply. If you are not retired you will be taken care of. What is the cost of your medical insurance?
MSGT USMC RETIRED
Only 5 or 6 years ago health insurance premiums seemed very affordable with fantastic coverage to match. Well check how all insurance companies price at http://www.insurancepaylite.com , if you're an individual or family who pays for health insurance today chances are you're literally getting punched in the pocket book, and it hurts.Originally Posted by Mario Aguirre
Last edited by blaire576; 09-22-2006 at 02:49.
Originally Posted by Mario Aguirre
As a military retiree you are drawing CDRP. Retired pay will be restored by 10% each year with full restoration of retired pay by 2014. This is for those rated at 50% or more.
If you are diagnosed with type II diabetes and were in Nam where agent orange was used you will receive disability.
Correction: You are entitled to double benefits if you qualify for Combat Related Service Connected disability. I am retired also, and am at 70% with diabetes and related other problems. I recently applied for CRSC and was awarded compensation with two months. Search the web for CRSC and it will lead you to the Navy/Marine site. All you need to do is follow the simple instructions. One thing that is a little misleading is they say send all your medical records. If you were already VA diagnosed and have your ratings you may not need those. I didn't, and a fellow Marine retiree friend didn't either. They utilize the records on file. You do not go to a VSO for this, forms can be downloaded, and comleted and printed locally. Good Luck, Let me know if you need further assistance. by the way the Army site has some very good data also, it is worth the read.
I applied for VA Compensation in 2003, it took 3 months and 2 physicals at Dallas Tx VA. Was awarded 40%. It got worse with Peripheral Neuropathy in hands and feet. I reapplied in 2005, took 6 months and was evaluated at 60%. I worked with my county VA rep. Va at Dallas was very caring.
John M Bell
1st Maw, HML-167, MWSG-17, VMGR-152
USAF 1974-1976 TSGT
US Army 1977-1988
Now retired and pushing an 18 Wheeler for Werner Enterprises.
Your rating on the diabetes, was yours diagnosed while you were on active duty or after you retired? I went to the address to view the chart but could not find it. I have diabetes diagnosed while on active duty and I am dependent on an insulin pump. I am also treated for high blood pressure and in 1999 I had a stent implanted in my heart. I have been several place to ask what rating I should expect, but never got a good answer.
Can you help?
I was diagnosed with this crap about ten years ago and was taken care of by my private Dr. for most of that time. About two years ago I heard about the VA picking this up as a disability if you were in Viet Nam. I applied and 16 months later and quite abit of help from my County VA rep. I was given a 20% rating. My Crap ( Diadetes) is pretty well under control since I lost 50 pounds and cut way down on the beer so I only take one pill a day. The VA said that if I became insulin dependent they would raise it to 40%. One thing that is important is to try to get to 30% so you can recieve additional benefits for any dependants you may have.
If you always do what you've always done, you always get what you always got!
There are many things you can do to control diabetes. Itís very important to get your diabetes under control.
Your health care professional can help you find the best way to take care of your diabetes. Together you can make a diabetes care plan.
Parts of the plan may be:
* Healthy eating: Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods and balancing the amount of different kinds of foods in your diet. Your eating plan will depend on your goals for managing your condition.
* Exercise or activity: An exercise plan that is right for you can improve your health.
* Medicines, such as insulin or
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides health care for diabetes. If you prefer to use your own health care provider, the VA may provide your medication and supplies without cost to you.
Common symptoms of diabeties are poor eyesight, poor memory, cuts/woulds not healing, frequent hunger, weakness in the body.
Like already mentioned above, to bring diabeties under control, a person along with medication should eat healthy like taking enought green vegetables, no junk food, regular exercise/walking, taking sufficient amout of sleep.
Last edited by jaxter; 12-23-2012 at 14:31.
Jaxter, the va said I was border line, but was eating a lot of pasta. Since, have stopped, and am on a better no fat diet. I'll go to someone I trust like my Family Dr., and let her tell me wether I have diabetis. Can't afford anything else, or long travels. Semper Fi, and READY-APP.
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