-----Original Message-----
From: TERRY RICHARDS <vetsjustice@yahoo.com>
To: RUSTY <voiceforveterans@aol.com>; vpocv@hotmail.com; RUSS <dsgt2@aol.com>; GENE SIMES <OPERATIONFFE2008@rochester.rr.com>
Sent: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 12:04 pm
Subject: 38 UNITED STATES CODE SECTION 110 - PRESERVATION OF DISABILITY RATINGS CAN BE REDUCED FOR UP TO 20-YEARS SHOULD BE ABOLISHED BY CONGRESS AT THE SAME TIME THEY PASS MANDATORY FUNDING FOR VA HEALTH CARE BILL...

TITLE 38 > PART I > CHAPTER 1 > § 110

§ 110. Preservation of disability ratings

A rating of total disability or permanent total disability which has been made for compensation, pension, or insurance purposes under laws administered by the Secretary, and which has been continuously in force for twenty or more years, shall not be reduced thereafter, except upon a showing that such rating was based on fraud. A disability which has been continuously rated at or above evaluation for twenty or more years for compensation purposes under laws administered by the Secretary shall not thereafter be rated at less than such evaluation, except upon a showing that such rating was based on fraud. The mentioned period shall be computed from the date determined by the Secretary as the date on which the status commenced for rating purposes.

In layman’s terms this means that even though you might have been furnished with a letter from the VA that states your “disability” is “permanent total disability,” unless you’ve actually received permanent and total disability for 20-years or more, the VA can re-evaluate your claim at any time and reduce your percentage of VA disability compensation

LINK TO ABOVE UNITED STATES CODE

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/

Sincerely,
TERRY RICHARDS
Vietnam Era Veteran
Retired-Disabled
Veterans Rights Advocate
Main Website: www.VFVS.com/VeteransCorner.html
Mailing Address:P.O. Box 66202 - St. Petersburg, FL 33736-6202
TelePhone: 727-288-6129