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Old 04-21-2014, 12:46 PM   #21
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At 10% disabled, you get $130.94 every month, tax-free, with COLA, for the rest of your life.

You get access to the VA Medical care, if you need it. Free. $8 per month prescriptions, free hearing aids.

The VA health care meets the Obama care requirements, so you do not have to buy more, if you can make sure the VA is the only place you will ever go. Of you can go with a higher deductible policy for emergencies only.

With the Veteran's health care card (VIC), you also get 10% off at Home Depot and Lowes. Other discounts are available as well.
Thanks, Senator.

I guess I should look into it. The 10% off is enticing all by itself. It will be a good winter project.
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:51 AM   #22
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Help for Tinnitus

Thank you all for your responses. It's good to know I am not alone. I have been told tinnitus is due to kidney yin deficiency according to TCM. I will be taking some herbs and will follow up.
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Thank you all for your responses. It's good to know I am not alone. I have been told tinnitus is due to kidney yin deficiency according to TCM. I will be taking some herbs and will follow up.
TCM works an amazing amount of time for us for minor ailments, and there doesn't appear to be any harm in favoring one group of healthy foods for a time compared to just a random American diet. I am always surprised more people do not investigate these inexpensive, benign types of options. There are a variety of used TCM books on Amazon for a penny plus shipping.

I have a book I've bought but not read yet that reviews many of the TCM remedies that have been validated by Western research studies.

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At 10% disabled, you get $130.94 every month, tax-free, with COLA, for the rest of your life.

You get access to the VA Medical care, if you need it. Free. $8 per month prescriptions, free hearing aids.

The VA health care meets the Obama care requirements, so you do not have to buy more, if you can make sure the VA is the only place you will ever go. Of you can go with a higher deductible policy for emergencies only.

With the Veteran's health care card (VIC), you also get 10% off at Home Depot and Lowes. Other discounts are available as well.
+1~ Even free scripts
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When I was in the Air Force, over 40 years ago, my hearing went down quite a bit every year. I listened to too many jet engines during that time. I have had tinnitus all these years since. I have never considered it to be a disability. I am now getting to the point where it is frustrating to have to ask people to repeat themselves. What would be the benefit of being declared 10% disabled by the VA to someone who is retired and drawing a pension and SS?
Hermit:

I'm in the same camp as you (I think). Lost a lot of hearing around jet engines in the Air Force between 1964 and 1968. Now collecting SS and never filed a claim with the VA.

Is there any age limit on filing a claim?
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Ginkgo Biloba is also being looked at ---

Researchers have studied ginkgo for many other conditions, including ADHD, depression and other psychological conditions, multiple sclerosis, and tinnitus from a vascular origin. Some people are also using ginkgo to prevent high altitude sickness, though studies have not yet established that itís effective for that. Many uses of ginkgo show promise, but more research needs to be done.

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My hearing was damaged in 1967 on a .45 pistol range @ Ft Benning. I filed the VA claim about 4 years ago. It was approved last March.
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My hearing was damaged in 1967 on a .45 pistol range @ Ft Benning. I filed the VA claim about 4 years ago. It was approved last March.
Every time I had a hearing test, they said they were establishing a new baseline. I doubt if they can find any records now if they couldn't find them back then. Like I said, it will be interesting. 4 years - Ya gotta love the goverment efficiency!
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