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      How to get your questions answered. A few observations, and requests of all members. All folks who come here are volunteers who do this on their own time and their own dime.To avoid burning out our best contributors please follow these guidelinesf you are reading a post and it reminds you of a question you want to ask, start a new topic, if you place your question in someone thread it will be difficult to distinguish your question from the original poster, you will get better results posting a new topic with your question. 1. Before Posting please do a search and see if your question has already been answered. If you find the answer print it out and put it in a file to use as a reference file, I find this helpful myself. 2. If you can not find the answer and you do post a question, please print out those answers and refer to them to avoid duplicate questions. 3. Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions4. Duplicate questions will come up from time to time but the keeping them to the minimum will lighten the load on the regular volunteers.5. Respect folks privacy do not request their personal phone numbers for claims help, it is inappropriate and not why they are here.6. Keep the topics focused on veterans issues, in closing Search first Search ... Ask second.it may save a lot of time or at the very least enlighten you.
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    • A bit about Tbird and HadIt.com for those who've asked...

      The following is on my About page, but some have been asking how this all happened. So here is my little story. Tbird US Navy 1983 – 1990 E-6 HadIt.com the website domain registered Jan 20, 1997 the domain is registered and paid for through Jan 21, 2023 at which time I plan to register it for another 15 years Lord willing and the creek don't rise. I guess the best place to start is Jan 1991; I had gotten out of the navy Dec 1990. At my separation seminar, there was a DAV rep Jim Milton he told us to bring our medical records in and he would look through them for us and let us know if we should file a claim with the VA. Well, bless his heart, he opened my medical file, reads the first insert, looks me straight in the eye, and says you will be 50% for the rest of your life and he would file the claim for me. 50% was for surgery I had in the service. True to his word he met with me and talked with me for a long time filled out my paper work and urged me to file for PTSD. I would not file the PTSD claim, nor even discuss it. By Feb 1991 I had moved to the San Francisco bay area and was staying at a friends apartment and pretty much I was just a puddle. In desperation one night I called suicide hot line, I had no job, no idea about going to the VA. They talked with me for a long time and explained to me that I could go to the local VA hospital even if I did not have insurance. Now, I know what you are thinking if I was 50% why didn't I just go to the VA in the first place, two reasons 1, this was Feb 1991 and the 50% didn't come till May and 2, even if it had come through it is unlikely that I would have had the mental acuity at the time to put the two together. I relate this here because it is where so many of our brothers and sisters are coming from, perhaps where you started. Fuzzy and unsure, in pain and sometimes homeless they come to the VA hospital for help. And that is where I ended up. Up to the pysch ward I went, blah, blah, blah, a few days later I was released with a promise of a call from the out patient program, which I would soon be entering. Blah, blah, blah, after many missed communications, and no call backs I was at the Day Hospital everyday M-F. And this brothers and sisters is where I began to learn and formulate my plan for HadIt.com. Veterans, veterans everywhere…I spent a year in the day hospital and about another year at a sheltered workshop before I got back on my feet. So I just talked to veterans everyday waiting for appointments, waiting for prescriptions, waiting for a vet rep and I started to learn the system. While in the navy I was data analyst and had to learn a 5 volume manual and just about anything you were suppose to do was in that manual. So I figured there must be a manual on how to do a VA claim or at the very least regulations. So I found out about the Code of Federal Regulations, United States Code, Veterans Affairs Manuals and so on and so forth. Of course this was 1991/1992 I was living in a tiny studio apartment in a particularly bad neighborhood, working in a sheltered workshop making a nickel per envelope I stuffed throw in PTSD and you will see that it was a difficult task for me to get somewhere where they had copies of these, let alone that they would let me look at. And there was so much knowledge around me, it was like the gold rush in those days, I could just sit on a bench a veteran would sit down next to me a little conversation later I had another nugget, I made copious notes. Phone numbers to call, ask for this guy or that guy he'll give you the straight scoop and they'd slip me a piece of paper with a number on it. You want to read this regulation or that one and another slip of paper into my hand. I spent a lot of time on those benches watching the squirrels they gathered their nuts and I gathered mine :) So I'm thinking I could put a little handbook together print it out and hand it out at the VA. Or perhaps fliers. Still formulating, time goes by, 1994/1995 I am being treated for PTSD regularly and doing and feeling much better and I go to work for a company as a marketing systems analyst and I discover the internet. Well let me tell you that was perhaps one of the most significant life changing events I have ever experienced. And I might add finally a positive one :) It seemed only natural to me that surely there must be a website that contained all the knowledge I wanted, well as it turned out not so much, lots of stuff but I wanted to get straight to the claims information and there was a lot of stuff to wade through to get to it. So taking my lesson from the squirrels earlier I started to gather, gather, gather…and learn HTML and work as a marketing systems analyst and work my claim. 1996/1997 major PTSD cork blows and unemployed. Working my claim, working the website. 20 Jan 1997 register HadIt.com domain name right after getting off the phone with the VA and saying I've had it with this. As fate would have it the old DAV board goes down just as mine opens up and folks start to wander in. So HadIt.com has two main components the website which supports the discussion board with links, articles, research resources etc. The website starts to grow, I can't tell you how many times I had to switch servers for space and features. I continue on a downward trend and in 1998 ended up back home in St Louis living in my sisters basement in therapy and working it, I swear I would have swung a dead chicken around my head at midnight naked if I thought it would have helped. The website continued to do great during this time, I just stayed in the basement bought new software, new books, and learned how to make things work and I continued to use this knowledge to make HadIt.com better. My 100% finally came through from the VA and I had a friend who is an advocate who helped me thru my SSDI claim, he was literally at my side thru the entire process and that came through for me. My therapist and sister continued to try and get me to leave the basement, but to no avail. At some point in 1998 or 1999 I put a counter on the website and was shocked to discover how many visitors we were getting. Time goes by my sister gets married and I move from the basement to the upstairs, there is much celebration that Aunt T is living in the light again. More time goes by and I settle into my life in St Louis and spend more time on the site trying new things, finding more information. 2003 I buy my own home VA loan. For years now I have just considered HadIt.com my job and I get up every morning go to the office and work for several hours, take an afternoon break and see where the rest of day takes me. I have a place in the office to use the computer and a comfortable to place to read journals and articles and take notes. Blah, blah, blah so that is my story and HadIt.com's intertwined.
    • HadIt.com Pass It On Cards

      Hi I've updated our HadIt.com Pass It On Cards. They are in a PDF format you can print them out cut them there are 12 to a page. If you have found HadIt.com helpful and would like to pass it on to other veterans this is an easy way to do it.I hope you find them helpful, feel free to leave a few anywhere veterans gather, veterans centers, veterans hospitals, public libraries, be creative. Please make sure though, that if you want to leave some at any business you ask permission first.Here you go http://www.hadit.com...it_on_cards.pdf


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  1. RSG added an answer to a question Cue Won As O F03/27/15   


    Not at this time, did it have anything to do with this particular CUE...I have, however done all the research on the Island and what was there, as well as where the majority of the toxic wastes were found and removed from.. I have a binder an 1 1/2 thick with everything you might need.. If you find you need more, I will help you research it..I was there as well and came up with Diabetes when I was 30..As well as other issues that could very well be attributed to the toxic wastes and such, found there... So If you need something ask me, I may have it already and it may save you some time... and you are very welcome...RSG
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  2. RSG added an answer to a question Va Reimbursal For Service Connected Disabilities   

    2. ok, the VA did not include this in my retro..Thank you.
    3. In my original paperwork the VA and the navy denied any benefits of going to the VAMC for anything...In black and white..I did not know any better t the time, that they could not do this..So I was originally fighting for that.. until I found out that they could not do that..Did not find out until 2002..
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  3. RSG added a question in (VA Claims Research) Veterans Affairs Claims and Benefits Research   

    Va Reimbursal For Service Connected Disabilities
    1: va reimbursal for service connected disabilities back to earlier effective dates? true or not true, read a few cfr's that say yes.
    2: Does va have to pay disability at a different rate if spouse and children are included in the retro figures and in evidence on file?
    3: Does VA have to reimburse for all medications from non va when the disability is Sc'd?
    4: does VA consider physical ailments as secondary to PTSd/depression, such as diabetes and spinal degeneration..

    I think VA has missed a few dollars in my retro On the CUE claim I was granted....RSG
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  4. RSG added an answer to a question Memory Loss Due To Exposure To Jp5 And Av Gas.   

    NPRC-MRC St Louis Missouri You may find all records here,
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  5. RSG added an answer to a question Memory Loss Due To Exposure To Jp5 And Av Gas.   

    Do you have any medical records from the navy, as well as all his duty station records (military? etc.), All of his doctors present med records and such? I have seen info about JP4/5 on the internet and it's toxic effects.. Might want to go there first...I did read that the airline stewardess union is filing a lawsuit against Boeing Aircraft for Toxic fumes from jet engines doing this identical thing, as well.. all the fumes leak into the airliners cabins..
    Never a waste of time to ask questions in aid of a Vet, or yourself....Your and your spouses (VET) well being is important to us as well..
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  6. RSG added an answer to a question Denial Of Any Benefits By The Navy Or The Va.   

    Guess what I am asking, is that if everything is in my c-file that shows all the things I am referring to, it seems that the VA should have read all the hospital and doctors reports showing all of the stuff including the hospital and the drugs and treatment before they ever made a 10% retro decision on my CUE claim..
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  7. RSG added an answer to a question Denial Of Any Benefits By The Navy Or The Va.   

    Yes, Berta, the VA has had all that info from day one....No The POA has not talked with me about this yet...Hmmm, did not know you could file a CUE on A CUE....
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  8. RSG added a question in (VA Claims Research) Veterans Affairs Claims and Benefits Research   

    Denial Of Any Benefits By The Navy Or The Va.
    I was reviewing my first copy of my C-file..There is documentation showing that I was denied any benefits whatsoever from the VA.. When I was discharged with an honorable, I was told I had no rights to go to the VA for treatment...I did file 3 different claims in the period from 69, until 2004, when I started going to the VET centers and found that it was illegal for the VA or the NAVY to deny these benefits in writing.. Is there any way to call the VA on the carpet for this?

    The other issue I have is I was awarded only 10% on my retro back to 69...What I do not understand about this, is that the NAVY kept me in the hospital for 4 solid months and one month in solitary, for PTSD/Major Depressive issues,(even though I never did anything wrong, and always followed orders), The NAVY even made me take 400 Mg of Thorazine everyday for the period of incarceration.. The normal dose was 25 mg.. What the heck was that for, if there was not some kind of a serious disability was then discharged and not given any access to care.. So I want to know if this incarceration for four months qualifies for a higher rating than 10% at discharge?

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  9. RSG added an answer to a question Help Hadit Help You   

    Well, I appreciate this site...Since things with the VA are not working out as well as I would like, I guess I will not be able to make any substantial donations to the other veterans homes that I wanted to and I have done in the past...So I guess I will just have to make one for HAd it.. Within the next few days...Just very frustrating putting 47 years into this crap and they still try to screw ya over...Sorry folks, wish it could be more of a donation to all you here on Had it....RSG
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  10. RSG added an answer to a question Question About Retro Decision From Varo.   

    Thanks for these pages...I know I found from 72 on before, the others are here on had it.. except for one in the 80's and one in the 90's...Guess I can guesitmate those missing.. Thanks again....RSG
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  11. RSG added an answer to a question Tbi Exams -Experience- Is Mri/ct Part Of The Process?   

    I have not been diagnosed for TBI.But yes, your description of the MRI device is accurate..I have been thru many of them...They are extremely noisy, and claustrophobic.., and if you are getting a full body scan, your entire body will move in and out of the tube inside the MRI....Your head only, will bee much easier to deal with, only your head and neck will go in the machine..The CT scans, not the same..If the VA does this, you can request sedative prior too the MRI..I understand your problem, but it will be a necessity to do the MRI if you want to win your claim.....
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  12. RSG added an answer to a question Question About Retro Decision From Varo.   

    Thank you, I will look at these tomorrow!
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  13. RSG added an answer to a question Question About Retro Decision From Varo.   

    All these things are floating around in the gray matter, requires more thought organization......LOL.. VA has ignored everything I sent them until 08 BVA decision, prior to then, constant denials since 69, for no valid reason for ever denying me benefits, that is why I won CUE with EED of 5/7/69....I hate the guys behind me being cheated, and myself as well...No matter what the attorney gets 20%, and is paid by the VA directly to him.. If it is determined I do not wish to use this attorney any longer, I will fire him and renegotiate a better percentage or try to do this myself.......I need to wait and see what this attorney says when he receives the letter.....RSG
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  14. RSG added an answer to a question Question About Retro Decision From Varo.   

    Hey Pete992, I have the evidence, it has just been disregarded, in B&W from day one.. Showing everything including dates of hospitalization medications the works...And they have had it since the day I filed for my claim within 30 days of my discharge....RSG
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  15. RSG added a post in a topic Non Agent Orange Source Of Dioxin/polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins   

    Well if this is the case with the PCB's/dioxins causing diabetes...I have found that Treasure Island in San Francisco was a Toxic waste dump on the north side of the island..The Navy removed 750 cubic tons of contaminated material and all the schools, and Barracks wee built right on top of that dump...I have documentation proving it was there as well.. A 3 ring binder full and approx. 1 1/2" thick.. RSG
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