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In 2001 i was awarded 140% disability–the key rating came from chronic high blood pressure that resulted in 4 strokes that left quarter size deadspots (VA called it a vascular brain event). I applied for 100% rating on the stroke conditions that left me with one arm slightly paralyzed and some cognition issues–this was 18 years ago–the va awarded 100% but also rated me as incompetent–i was a little slow but definitely not incompetent to manage my financial matters–but rather than rock the boat for 18 years now my wife has been my fiduciary–but i have actually jointly managed financial items more than her–but i have never violated using the fiduciary account–she has made the purchases out of the fiduciary account and always signed the checks–my other money management which does not fall under the restrictions of the incompetency rating of the VA is monthly $2500 Social security, plus $550 federal retirement from 10 years employment, and a $75 annuity. So I have been managing over $3000 dollars for 18 years. Now my wife is dying and i have no one to replace her–how do i prove that i can manage my va compensation–my credit scores from all 3 credit agencies is over 800-and i have accumulated substantial savings in my accounts–ever since my wife has been disabled for 6 months i have also managed the VA comp account-just managed not obligated compensation funds–for the first time in 18 years i have accumulated clear balance of $1800 in the compensation account in these 6 months——-i have only $2500 personal credit card debt-i am not incompetent!!! but how do i approach this with the va–i know for sure i cannot pass all the memory tests–but the memory tests are not an accurate indicator that i am incompetent–also i have bought 2 cars and i have a current drivers license–i drive everyday-no tickets either!!
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In 2001 i was awarded 140% disability--the key rating came from chronic high blood pressure that resulted in 4 strokes that left quarter size deadspots (VA called it a vascular brain event). I applied for 100% rating on the stroke conditions that left me with one arm slightly paralyzed and some c...