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#334201 Fdc Complete Woohoo 100%

Posted by navy04 on 23 April 2014 - 09:23 AM

UPDATE 4/23!       WooHoo WooHoo WooHoo   100%   100%  100%

 

 

Thank you all so much on here, this whole process has been such a struggle over the last 7 months. In the last month God has been good to my family and I. Starting next month I will receive my 100% VA, SSDI, and my wife will be paid 2K a month to be my caretaker. I am so grateful to guys on here like USDART, 63Sierra, NavyWife, Carlie and Berta. God Bless each and every one of you. I am so emotional right now, and I feel like I am floating in the clouds. Thank you guys again and I hope that each and every one of you will post a Success Story on here very soon. Love Ya


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#321926 What To Do If Currently Employed And Not Doing Well At Work?

Posted by john999 on 27 November 2013 - 01:52 PM

Navy04

 

            The VA knows a 65 Vietnam vet is probably so sick when he gets 100% he will be dead in a few years.  The 65 year old RVN vet went 30 years with nothing but abuse and neglect and then when he is half dead gets 100%.  We RVN vets were 21 years old once, and felt just like you do about WWII vets who ruled the VSO's and ran the VA.  I remember one WWII vet telling me we RVN vets were cry babies.  Nobody ever told us we were the guys with white hats.  We were the official psychos and misfits for the media to feast on, so if we get benefits today we earned them.  I don't get my benefits any faster than younger vets to tell the truth. Case in point I have been waiting almost 8 years for one claim.

 

                          John


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#322743 Dismissing Every One Around Me

Posted by aggie54 on 07 December 2013 - 07:07 PM

Maset, Sorry to hear that you are having so many health problems along with family issues. One thing for sure is that I know you are a survivor, and I know with the faith you have, is all that's needed to get through these difficult times.

 

I've been there before my friend. I was injured while in the Military where I lost my left eye sight, plus so many other medical problems, after being in the Military well over 25 years I felt that my life was over and coming to an end, 

 

but, with the help of my wife, and me finding help from doctors all over, I knew that my life would change for the better. Well after struggling for over 3 years I found that my problems were only temporary, and thank God and many prayers 

 

later my life did change, of course I went to the VA and attended group counseling which was hard for me, because the other veterans had different issues, and a lot were just clowns, and I couldn't handle it, so I stop going. Shortly after I 

 

enrolled in college and began to meet new friends that didn't know my military pass. Now, I been there going on three years, of course I still take all my medications, but I found a way to deal with my issues, and I didn't make it 

 

 

obvious to my new friends that I suffered from my pass military issues. maset, all I can say buddy is this, if you feel that the VA is not helping you or you just don't feel comfortable with them, go out and seek another health provider and get 

 

the help you need. Remember this my friend, there were times while in the military when we had to make decisions without any other involved because we felt that it was our choice to make, so make it my friend, and do it for you, not

 

anyone else. Feel free to get back to many with any other questions you may have, and may the lord bless you with the health and peace of mind that you deserve. Thank you for your service to our beloved country.


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#341312 Got A New So

Posted by navy04 on 10 July 2014 - 09:05 AM

My hometown VSO is a very nice 30 year AF Veteran, but a blooming Idiot. He also has too much faith in the VA. I was medically retired last year and 80% SC. He said that it takes years to get 100%. Wrong, 7 months later I was granted 100% and SSDI approved in less than 10 weeks. I always tell Vets, that we need to learn as much as possible and not depend on those type of people that either don't want to help us, or try to screw us in the end. God Bless and good luck


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#337644 How To Review Your C&p Exams

Posted by john999 on 03 June 2014 - 11:39 AM

You can review your C&P exam but you can't change it except by showing gross flaws and demanding another exam.  Usually, the best course is to get IME/IMO to destroy a bad C&P exam.  I spent a couple of years trying to get a new C&P. I got a new one just as bad as the old one.  Then I got wise via Hadit and got private IME's and I won big.

Think of the money you spend on an IME as an investment that can pay off 1000% immediately.

 

 

                      John


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#337301 What Is Your Number One Complaint About The Va?

Posted by Berta on 31 May 2014 - 06:45 AM

"If the VA fabricated numbers to cover medical appointments they more likely than not fabricated numbers to cover claim backlogs. "

 

Of course they did. I brought that up recently to the IG.

 

There are other 'secret ' lists in a addition to the waiting lists at Pheonix and other VAMCS......

 

I already mentioned the one at OGC ( violation of the NPDB mandate ) meaning.... know one knows ( except the OGC just how many vets deaths under FTCA has occurred)

 

 

 

The other list is the one at the ROs....These are the wrongful death 1151 awards to surviving spouses.

 

Not to mention the regular 1151 awards, by which the malpractice didn't cause the death of the vet, it caused additional disability that,in some cases could become the cause of their death.

 

One major reason the Interim IG report is so devastating is because long ago, VA manipulated their malpractice stats and got away with it.

 

Knowing they would have no accountability on that, it must have been easy for them to refuse timely care (which the Phoenix scandal, now involving  other VAMCS ( I think Fox said 40 so far) is all about

 

 

No one really knows how many vets have died at the hands of VA for failure to timely and properly treat them.

 

Or will, in the future. die directly due to VA health care.

 

My prime goal, as an advocate, after reading this horrendous IG report, is to have those secret lists revealed to the H VAC.


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#337108 Time To Speak Out (From Charles Kelley)

Posted by Berta on 29 May 2014 - 09:52 AM

Many of you know what a relentless advocate for veterans Charles Kelley has been.

Here is his statement:

from:
http://www.2ndbattal...as/SpeakOut.htm

 

Time to for YOU (Veterans and Widows and Damaged Offspring)

to speak out!

I finally heard on FOX news some issues with not only the VA health care but the claims process as well. I hope my hard copy submittals had something to do with this.

However, FOX said they were taking a film crew and reporters over to the HVAC today and find out what in the world is going on with VA claims.

I hope they have enough knowledge to ask the appropriate questions especially when it comes to number of days to process in the context it was asked. Not some response that is a bogus as the number of days for health care.

It seems the media wants to put this issue on middle management and probably rightfully so at some level. However as you know with evidence we have said this is from the top down including the Executive Branch at the highest levels. No not just this one. Going on since our WW2 mustard gas as well as nuclear radiation issues. The historical facts are clear and this criminal activity continues to this day.

As you also know we have made sound logical common sense recommendations to solve this issue and put some integrity back into the claims process. To include fraudulently denied claims for presumptive issues and the Board of Veterans Appeals.

To ask a question on a claim or to add evidence you uncovered and VA’s reply is this will take add extra one to two years to your claim is totally unacceptable and indeed I would consider criminal.

BVA taking over two years to decide a claim and then taking another two years to decide the exact same claim except for the docket number. None of it makes legal nor common sense except government budget control to deny and stall; and fat cat government jobs.

Unless the higher ups, including Congress, are willing to have these meetings for those that have gone through the meat grinder for benefits earned and are willing to listen to the known fraud at VA in many issues including presumptive issues and geographical locations as well as equipment exposures then there is nothing that can be done. It will be just be stalled until the media frenzy goes away. Why would they start now and continue after 50 plus years of known abuse.

No one has even mentioned that if the claims process was valid and had some kind of integrity; “gee how long would the Service Connected medical care lines be now.” Just add about 450,000 minimum Veterans to the Service Connected Health Care roles.

So yes, VA should be investigated after our recommendations. Not only that in my opinion the IOM should be Congressionally investigated as to their role in assisting the government/VA in denying many presumptive disorders that lead to lack of treatment and death or disability.  Do not stakeholders have the absolute right to question their government appointed medical jury as to processes and procedures and demand explanations as to how biologically their decisions make any sense at all?  It seems they are allowed as VA to sit behind closed doors and are answerable to no one except maybe the Office of Public Health out of the Executive Branch.

Now Miller will do nothing and I am sure Sanders will do nothing nor the VA enablers in Congress. However, now is the time to send in your claims horror stories to Fox News. So far they are the only ones that have said anything regarding this issue of claims.

Here are some E-mails that I think are valid.

You may have someone else or use face book or twitter or whatever those new fangled things are you want to post your story.

Although, I would not bother with Bill  O'rielly since he knows better when Sanders tried to tell him years ago how horrible the government treated its Veterans.  Oh that is not true he says as if he had some personal knowledge over a member or the HVAC.  Take a hike Bill you did not know and do not know obviously.

Heck copy all of them if sending in E-mail.

kelly@foxnews.com,
americasnewsroom@foxnews.com,
bullsandbears@foxnews.com,
cash@foxnews.com,
cavuto@foxnews.com,
forbes@foxnews.com,
friends@foxnews.com,
fncspecials@foxnews.com,
fns@foxnews.com,
foxreport@foxnews.com,
atlarge@foxnews.com,
hannity@foxnews.com,
happeningnow@foxnews.com,
huckmail@foxnews.com,
ontherecord@foxnews.com,
redeye@foxnews.com,
special@foxnews.com,
studiob@foxnews.com,
oreilly@foxnews.com,
cavuto@foxnews.com

In our case it has taken over 40 years to get this attention from the media. This window will close fast given the attention span of the media no matter how abusive the government. If you do not act then there is not much else I or anyone else can do.

I have also had a request from a reporter I trust for information on how long VA Executives have been gaming the system.

“To my valued and trusted sources in the veteran community, I'm working on a story today that takes a look at a history of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In that story we are looking at just how long VA executives have been "gaming the system" and manipulating veteran wait times and other data.


There's much discussion right now about when this all began. It appears to be much earlier than when most news organizations are saying it started. But if that is the case, we need evidence, we need examples. Can you help us on this? Do you have any information that shows this has been going on as far back as 2004 or before?

 
I'm on a deadline and would  like to get your input on this if any of you have examples and/or comments on or off the record.  Please reply via email if that is possible for you, or call me.”


Thanks very much.

Jamie Reno International Business Times -

Newsweek

858-467-1070

jreno@san.rr.com

PLEASE: This is not about individual claims as I understand his request.  So please do not send in problems with individual claims. Mr. Reno cannot help with that. We know the processes are adversarial and intentionally designed to stall any request for benefits earned using any methods they, VA, choose.

Only Congress can put an end to the stalling, denials, VA and Government Scientific Misconduct used to deny presumptive claims, Redundant BVA Reviews to increase stalling, redundant requests for information at regional levels, or five years to even work a remanded claim by VA, etc.

If you have information on VA officials gaming the system, including the Secretaries we have had, then please; it is time to speak up. I would expect Mr. Reno would also honor any requests for anonymous submittals if so stated.

Gaming the system is systemic in nature and subject.  This can cross into the whole line of VA as an entire agency itself gaming the system from the top down.

You cannot have VA destroying radiation evidence they had regarding our WW2 era Veterans as even reported in the New York Times in 1987. Probably the most liberal media publication in the world along with big government can do no wrong protectionism and we need more and more government in our lives and then say this agency has had much integrity from the top down.

1987 shredding of Veterans files - New York Times

http://www.nytimes.c...oying-data.html

Even WW2 Radiation Veterans were a target of VA corruption.

Is not destroying evidence in a court case criminal?  Apparently not when it comes to Veterans.  If so can anyone tell us who in VA was charged and the punishment.

You cannot have the CDC clearly stating that those that served in Vietnam had a higher death rate than those that did not serve in Vietnam then have VA ignore it.  Then have the IOM come out with another study that says just the opposite.   Then say this agency has had much integrity from the top down.

You cannot have VA's own study conclude that Marines in I Corps had a higher death rate after service then just ignore the government causations and rational. Then say this agency has had much integrity from the top down.

A must read for you Veterans and Widows is the American Legion article “Agent Orange the Haze of Deception.”

http://archive.legio.../2554?show=full

Located in .PDF file at the bottom.

Read that and tell me this federal agency has or had any integrity what-so-ever to include the government.

You cannot have Shredder Gate and conclude this agency has had much integrity from the top down.

HR 101-672 House Report on the Executive Branch not just VA gaming the system to include evidence the White House had decided secretly not to support Veterans. To include found evidence of minimizing health effects.  This minimization still takes place today within VA at the highest levels.

D. “The White House compromised the independence of the CDC and undermined the study by controlling crucial decisions and guiding the course of research at the same time it had secretly taken a legal position to resist demands to compensate victims of Agent Orange Exposure…”

E. “The Federal Government has suppressed or minimized findings of ill health effects among Vietnam Veterans that could be linked to Agent Orange Exposure…”

VA Taints or Stalls or suddenly has lost Evidence in order to Deny and Lie…. public article plus testimony:

http://www.theameric...vets-illnesses/

http://veterans.hous...even-s-coughlin

Quality audits demonstrate BVA remands wait for five years before anyone in VA even touch’s them.  Even though the remand clearly states by some procedures the remand is to be handled "expeditiously."  I doubt even Congress can justify five years as "expeditiously."

And on and on an on with Congress doing nothing to stop it.

This is a government issue in total and not just VA.  VA has been the government instrument of denial, stalling, delays, disability, and death.

The latest IG report now confirms the secret list at Phoenix and all Congressman Miller can do is say Shinseki should resign and the Judicial Branch should act.  If anyone has not realized yet the Judicial Branch with Holder as the Attorney General is not going to investigate anything in this administration.  Even though this administration has done nothing to help; this goes back to the Johnson Administration on up.

As we also know some of it in all phases has been at the direction of the White Houses we have had; and no not just this one.

As most of you know my opinion is that since Derwinski; VA in its entirety has been gaming the system to include some previous secretaries lining their financial pockets with VA “sole source contracts.” Nice reward for collusion at the highest levels. How do they sleep at night?????????????  Probably in some big expensive bed.

This QTC as well deserves an investigation on tests run that are not needed as well as tests run before the claim is even approved by VA. That makes no sense except milking the system when the evaluation is run for rating and then the claim is denied.  Make any sense to you?  If nothing else is should have been a 0% rating but the issue would be approved not denied.

Again I see these same exact same issues being found out and the methods of stalling the exact same methods in many different regional offices in different states. I do not believe in pure coincidences in the these issues to a point. If it is ever found out this is actually coming from DC then we not only have VA criminals but organized government crime as well.

Does anyone really believe Holder will investigate any of this?

Time to speak out if you have any information.

Yes, time to hold not only VA accountable but also those in the Executive Branch who demanded it and those in the Congress who knew about it and let it go on for decades.   And yes the media is covering a small portion of the issues NOW but they also have been negligent in telling the truth for decades.

Let them hear your voice.

Yes Hurray!  I finally heard some congress members talking about Veterans Health care and some options for opting out of VA medical care for civilian care for all the reasons I pointed out in 2000 with Congressman Linder.  Finally some sanity.

VA Medical or VA Benefits will not go quietly into the night and they will protect their tainted bureaucracy; you can count on that.

Thanks,

Kelley

Sorry folks I want our pound of flesh for forty plus years of nothing but government run around, corruption, and lies from the top down. Never will get it; but it does not stop me from wanting it and I am sure others wanting the truth and some form of miniscule justice for those that did serve, their widows, and damaged offspring.

It sickens me to these House and Senate members act sooooo surprised as if they had not been told time and time again.  They are right up there with the Gone with the Wind and the academy award winning actress Vivian Lee.   All of them should at least be nominated for their performance.

Since at least 2007 Congressional members have stated that VA comes to Congress and lies and there is nothing they can do.  If it was a Veteran coming before Congress and lying; would the same thing happen.  Is not lying to Congress a criminal offense. Do you not take the oath to tell the truth under penalty of law.  Then go after these criminals at all levels and give them what the law allows and what they have earned and deserve.

Also the independent audit of Veterans at El Paso VA did not come close to what the VA audit touted; if anyone caught that as well.  Just more distortions by VA.

During the hearing did anyone catch that 50% of the medical directors bonus rating comes from wait times and meeting wait times.  Then it was disclosed that any director had the authority to issue vouchers for outside treatment.  Then the question came up as to why VA was not doing it already.  Not one... not a single member ask the question.  If the VA hospital director authorizes outside medical care because of wait times does he or she now see their bonuses going out the widow?

I doubt anyone could conclude the hospital met the wait times required for bonuses if they allow Veterans outside medical treatment.

Just a guess......but I bet a good one!

If so; there you have the rational for this debacle and VA scheming.

Oh I was wrong.  The Congressman from TN brought up that question but of course no one on the panel had an answer.  VA is supposed to get that for him but I sure would like to know...wouldn't you?

Congressman Miller hit it right for once when he said you will not get the truth from VA.

I still stand with Colonel Hunt who on National Television stated; "Nothing will change within VA until some VA folks are walked out in handcuffs."

AMEN Colonel AMEN!

Not sure at this point how I feel about removing Shinseki as some are calling for.  I am sure there are varied opinions among Veterans and Widows. I just think he has been listening to the wrong folks. Plus the fact he was given command of a sinking ship to begin with.

He could be a real Veterans hero if he would just listen.

Glenda said it is about time for at least some local demonstrations by Veterans and Widows and get this system fixed once and for all.

By the way I had no idea Congress had reports on this very same issue going back to at least 2005.  But I am not surprised nothing was done.

Thanks Bob


http://www.2ndbattal...as/SpeakOut.htm


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#336078 Ok!

Posted by doogie on 16 May 2014 - 12:15 PM

Today 1 day after getting the bank deposit i recieved the big brown envelope.

100% schedular  was the final grant and chapter 35 , CHAMPVA FOR THE WIFE,AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT COMES WITH

 

WAY TO GO HADIT! YOU GUYS NEVER LET ME QUIT.


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#335947 Awarded Tdui

Posted by robvaner on 15 May 2014 - 07:34 AM

Good morning everyone. I happen to check ebenefits yesterday and sure enough my claim went from 80% and was raised to 90% with an award of TDUI. It took a total of 10 months for claim to be decided. Yes I am very happy with the outcome! Still trying to take it all in.
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#333598 30% For Ptsd And Why Not 50%

Posted by john999 on 14 April 2014 - 07:47 AM

You need an IME/IMO! You will never get anywhere with the VA.  Since you do have a rating for PTSD you can get an IME to say you are much worse than just 30%.  This is the way the VA often does it. You have to work your way up to 70%-100%.


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#332908 Cant Believe It!

Posted by WaStvet on 04 April 2014 - 05:14 PM

Okay I just want to start out by sayig thanks to the few people who had input when I started in thia site which has barely been since late February. I started my claim in May last year and ebennefits said it wasnt started til June but whatever. Anyway I didn't know about ebennefits until I hear about it in this site.. curious as to wjere my claim was I made an account. So in February I saw my claim in Gathering Evidence-phase.. not a shocker I was told could take years.. so then after my C&P for bilateral hearing loss and ptsd in February and after sending in personal stressor stories. I found out my claim was at (evidence under review) then mid march after checking almost every three days I saw it move to prep for decision. Then yesterday I looked and couldn't believe it had jumped again to pending decision approval. So today like an hour ago I looked again (could it be my lucky day I thoight to myself. .) And you wpnt believe it but my claim was complete. 60%. Expecting the BBE (mythical big brown envelope I always read about) hopefully next week! Goodluck everyone.

One more thing.. Office was in Seattle in case anyone was wondering. Have a great weekend super excited vet here 3X iraq tour + combat tested.
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#331386 Big Brown Envelope

Posted by usdart on 14 March 2014 - 06:33 PM

Just got my envelope.

 

100% PTSD

30% Sinusitis

0% Hearing loss (previously denied) Due to my MOS as Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

10% Tinitus

 

I read someone stating to get 100% PTSD you have to be nearly a basket case.

 

call me Mr Case!

 

It looks like the 'Buddie Statements' carried most of the weight. They went so far as to mention the names of the folks who wrote on my behalf. That and the proof of Combat in the form of After Action Reports and newspaper articles did the trick.

 

I could not have done this on my own..thanks to everyone here for having my back. You can aleays count on a fellow soldier when you need someone.


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#330983 Unbelievable!

Posted by usdart on 10 March 2014 - 05:11 PM

Include the information in this row You have one or more service-connected disabilities: Yes Include the information in this row Your combined service-connected evaluation is: 100% Include the information in this row and the one below it Your current monthly award amount is: $2858.24   The effective date of the last change to your current award was: December 01, 2013 Include the information in this row You are considered to be totally and permanently disabled due to your service-connected disabilities: Yes

If this is not success, I don't know what is!

 

Thanks to everyone here, I could NOT have done it alone. I had NO VSO and went by the recomendations on this site by people who know!

 

Thanks, Thanks Thanks..


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#326704 Life After 100% Service Connection

Posted by Loose Cannon on 21 January 2014 - 04:47 PM

See what I mean? It's so difficult for others to get it. No disrespect intended to Carlie as she 's simply trying to help.
But many suffering with PTSD just don't feel much like visiting others, going to malls, the zoo, or much of anything for that matter.
At the risk of other's taking my opinion the wrong way (happens often so @&$ it!), I'm gonna press "post" anyway.
LC
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#323602 Maybe This Is Thier Problem

Posted by 63SIERRA on 18 December 2013 - 06:17 PM

Local news in central texas reported tonight that 21 out of 26 federal VA buildings in WACO tested positive for Legionares disease. I looked up the symptoms and tired and confused is common.

 

Patients with Legionnaires' disease usually have fever, chills, and a cough, which may be dry or may produce sputum. Some patients also have muscle aches, headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, loss of coordination (ataxia), and occasionally diarrhea and vomiting. Confusion and impaired cognition may also occur,[

 

They cant decide claims correctly, because they are, tired , confused. and have the shidz all day/

Maybe I can get a reopen based on the fact that THEY are sick,, lol


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#343454 Va Temporary Total Disability And Your Employer

Posted by Philip Rogers on Yesterday, 05:17 PM

Not unless you tell him.  One should have nothing to do w/the other, anyway.  Unless it's a worker comp claim?

 

pr


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#343153 100% T/p But Not Iu

Posted by pete992 on 28 July 2014 - 02:48 PM

General Rating Formula for Mental Disorders:

 

Total occupational and social impairment, due to such symptoms as: gross impairment in thought processes or communication; persistent delusions or hallucinations; grossly inappropriate behavior; persistent danger of hurting self or others; intermittent inability to perform activities of daily living (including maintenance of minimal personal hygiene); disorientation to time or place; memory loss for names of close relatives, own occupation, or own name

100

 
With the 100% rating, if you go back to work you may risk a VA reduction.  If it is income you need you may want to consider filing for SSDI. If it is being stuck in the house most of the time you may want to find a hobby.  You may want to look into filing for SSDI anyway.

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#342864 Success? Still Scared Poopless.

Posted by boomer2 on 25 July 2014 - 05:10 PM

My advice is file for SSDI as soon as you get the BBE and then quit work and enjoy yourselves.


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#342537 Vso Or Not

Posted by georgiapapa on 23 July 2014 - 07:52 AM

My preference is handling the claims myself without a VSO. However, before you file a claim you need to gather as much information as you can about how the VA disability claims system works. Everything you need to know about how to file a VA disability claim can be found on the hadit website. My successful claims have been the result of assistance provided by information on this website, other hadit members and doing a lot of reading and research on my own. Gather your own medical records, don't depend on the VA. You are your own best advocate. Don't depend on a VSO or the VA doing the work for you. The only time I would recommend using a VSO is if you just don't feel confident and/or capable of filing the claim yourself.

Good luck to you.
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#341589 Claim Closed Nofification Sent

Posted by eagle1012004 on 13 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

 If you have access,Check your MyHealthevet, your medical records will have any updated SC%. Also check "Letters", at ebenefits, or download letters, it will reflect your current updated rating in the "Summary of Benefits" letter. All of this updated for me the same day they closed the claim.

 

Just a thought.  Good Luck, I hope you received the decision you wanted.


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