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dennis318
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I had radiation to thraot 35 times and chemo 3, after  going on 4 years out, i have lost 2 back teeth to radiation and had them removed, now I have 4 upper and a lower same area that the top of the tooth is decaying deeply, I am full dissability, but I heard that my medicare part b might help if they can prove that it was the radiation from the cancer...IS THIS TRUE????...I struggle working 2 days, all I can do and give out, and live for full time dissability, My wife became unfaithful to me and left me hanging from almost dying at home, yes it happens, I made it due to a good friend and god on my shoulder...please any adivce would be grateful. my teeth look like crap after i hade them fixed and alot of money invested earlier in my life. Thanks Dennis

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Skiffin16
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Wanted to say hello, can't offer any advice on the medicare question..., but can definitely let you know you are on my prayer list... and what a raw deal from your wife...

JG

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fishmanpa
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Dennis,

I believe in one of the dental threads (there are a few recently) there is a post that provides a link about Medicare. I believe it had to do with how they'd cover it based on a medical issue as opposed to a dental issue. 

"T"

MarineE5
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This may be the one you are thinking of in your original thread.

http://www.medicareinteractive.org/page2.php?topic=counselor&page=script&slide_id=1591

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fishmanpa
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I am indeed! :)

Thank you!

"T"

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jim and i
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I went to that link and as far as I can tell they only cover it prior to treatment. Jim is having a problem with his teeth breaking of and crumbling. We have no dental insurance and can't afford a specialist dentist. Does anyone know if the VA covers this for Korean Veterans?

Debbie

MarineE5
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Debbie,

If Jim has a 100% disability rating with the VA, Dental is covered as far as I know. He would have to be either, Unemployable or Total and Permanent. That puts him in the Priority 1 rank.

My Best to Both of You and Everyone Here

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dennis318
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Joined: Feb 2010

Thanks everyone, I called my dentist...AND EXPLAINED, now if this isn't a business trying to make a buck. I told them I was tight buck bound, well come in and we will clean your teeth and xray them and send off a pre evaluation , Hello, is there stupid cancer victom on my head...LOL....Thanks Dental people

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