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    1 USA
    2 US Marine Corps, 0331,0323
    3 SCI not SC because I didn't report first injury do have other service connected injuries though
    4 Now having this I feel less of a person kind of like a pos that can't do anything
    The American flag does not fly because the wind moves past it-The American flag flies from the last breath of each ,military member who has died protecting it

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      USA
      US Army 71-76, Various
      Spinal Stroke T11 Complete. I'm Category 4 100% Syracuse NY VA
      Service in my day was not today.

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        Thanks for your service Firemedic82 & Broken1, welcome.

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          Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
          Actually that is not correct related to health care (not pension, etc.). Even with a high income, if you have a SCI that results in a "catastrophic disability" you should qualify as a Catagory 4 non-service connected, but you need to work with either an SCI Coordinator (SW) or PVA NSO who knows how to submit the paperwork to get this rating. It is one page and easy to submit and process once it is done. We get that done in one day usually where I work.

          (KLD)
          What svcs are included with Category 4 non-service connected. I worked with a PVA service officer and due to income appeared not to be eligible for anything. I was most interested in the supplemental payments in case we ever needed to enter senior housing. I would also be interested in accessing some sci services through Ann Arbor VA Hospital.

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            Call the service officer back. Unless your SCI/D is extremely incomplete, you should qualify as Category 4 for medical care (VHA benefits). This includes both inpatient and outpatient care without co-payments, except for meds unrelated to your SCI/D. A SCI/D physician has to sign off on your Category 4 application...it is easy (1 page) but they will need to either examine you or get medical records for you in order to do this.

            This has nothing to do with your other veteran's benefits such as pension or compensation (which fall under the VBA division).

            Ann Arbor is not a SCI Center (they are a spoke clinic for the Cleveland VA SCI Center, where you should be going for your annual evaluation), but they should have an outpatient SCI clinic. The Social Worker there, according to my sources, can be contacted at:
            (734) 845-3821. This person is also responsible to be sure your eligibility is set up correctly, and that you get referred to Cleveland for your annual evaluation.

            (KLD)
            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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              Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
              Call the service officer back. Unless your SCI/D is extremely incomplete, you should qualify as Category 4 for medical care (VHA benefits). This includes both inpatient and outpatient care without co-payments, except for meds unrelated to your SCI/D. A SCI/D physician has to sign off on your Category 4 application...it is easy (1 page) but they will need to either examine you or get medical records for you in order to do this.

              This has nothing to do with your other veteran's benefits such as pension or compensation (which fall under the VBA division).

              Ann Arbor is not a SCI Center (they are a spoke clinic for the Cleveland VA SCI Center, where you should be going for your annual evaluation), but they should have an outpatient SCI clinic. The Social Worker there, according to my sources, can be contacted at:
              (734) 845-3821. This person is also responsible to be sure your eligibility is set up correctly, and that you get referred to Cleveland for your annual evaluation.

              (KLD)
              Thank you. I will consider doing this. I am complete at T-10 since 1970.

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                Thank you all for your service. USN SK2 (Supply). 86-90, 91-2004. Wife in a wheelchair from polio as a child from injected vacine. Work with several Vets as a volunteer. It is challenging to understand the terms. Hopefully another volunteer will share a ring binder with the cheat sheets.

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                  United States
                  Army
                  Vietnam 1969
                  100% Service connected
                  Retired now. Started a business in 1983/2003
                  Married and enjoying life.
                  Landmine then car wreck while in the hospital.

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