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#1 Jim MAC

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 09:38 AM

Well as some of you know I have been fighting with the VA over my zero percent skin cancer after 5 operations. Well got SSOC yesterday and retro check yesterday.

Rated 100 percent from Jan 18th 08 thru Feb 1st 08 due to 6 months after last operation. Then 30 percent on Feb 1st 08. Six months after last operation. I really beleive it was the picture I sent in that did the trick. Even with the 30 percent I will still be rated only 80 percent because we all know 50 + 30 + 30 + 10 +10 + 10 + 10 = 80 still one more DRO appeal for the low ball of my back and sinuitis,

Thanks all

Jim

#2 carlie

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 09:42 AM

Jim,
A big CONGRATS and an even more, Merry Christmas !
carlie

#3 purple

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 09:47 AM

Congrats!!!!!

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 10:22 AM

Yes, isnt it sad, that, after we get back from fighting the enemy, we have to fight the VA even harder to get what is coming to us. Sometimes I think the VARO should be moved to Iraq and "take care" of their Veterans and get them to commit suicide, like they do our Veterans by frustrating us in poverty all these years.

#5 danang_1969

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 10:29 AM

Well as some of you know I have been fighting with the VA over my zero percent skin cancer after 5 operations. Well got SSOC yesterday and retro check yesterday.

Rated 100 percent from Jan 18th 08 thru Feb 1st 08 due to 6 months after last operation. Then 30 percent on Feb 1st 08. Six months after last operation. I really beleive it was the picture I sent in that did the trick. Even with the 30 percent I will still be rated only 80 percent because we all know 50 + 30 + 30 + 10 +10 + 10 + 10 = 80 still one more DRO appeal for the low ball of my back and sinuitis,

Thanks all

Jim


I great feeling to know you or anyone has finally overcome the uncalled for stalling by the VA system of a deserving vet in an sc'd condition. Congrats!

#6 Josephine

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 11:18 AM

Congratulations,

As Ts said to me, " Miracles do happen at Christmas Time".

Always,

Betty


#7 Tayo

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 01:09 PM

Congratulations,

You deserve it and everything else you present to the VA.

Tayo

#8 poolguy11550

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 04:13 PM

Congratulations.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 05:55 PM

Well as some of you know I have been fighting with the VA over my zero percent skin cancer after 5 operations. Well got SSOC yesterday and retro check yesterday.

Rated 100 percent from Jan 18th 08 thru Feb 1st 08 due to 6 months after last operation. Then 30 percent on Feb 1st 08. Six months after last operation. I really beleive it was the picture I sent in that did the trick. Even with the 30 percent I will still be rated only 80 percent because we all know 50 + 30 + 30 + 10 +10 + 10 + 10 = 80 still one more DRO appeal for the low ball of my back and sinuitis,

Thanks all

Jim




Good for you!! You fought hard for that SC!! Tell me how you got SC foor skin cancer; was that direct or secondary? What are you gonna buy yourself ;-) ~Wings

#10 MRRRR5

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 07:27 PM

Congrats Jim.

#11 john999

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 07:52 PM

A win proves it can be done!

#12 Jim MAC

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 09:48 PM

Good for you!! You fought hard for that SC!! Tell me how you got SC foor skin cancer; was that direct or secondary? What are you gonna buy yourself ;-) ~Wings

Wings it was direct I had my first skin cancer operation 6 months after discharge. I got 30 percent for disfigurment. Bought my wife a nice ring today for christmass going to stash the rest for a little while

Jim

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 10:56 PM

Hey Jim. Great Job. Way to hang in there. I remember when times were real tough but you stood toe to toe with them.
J

Edited by jbasser, 14 December 2008 - 10:57 PM.


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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:45 AM

Jim Mac:

Congrats its always nice to see a Hadit Member win.

#15 hmcquade

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:50 AM

Jim, congradulations.

Best,

Hugh

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:59 AM

Congrats!!! I love success stories. :rolleyes:

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:03 AM

Jim,

Great to hear!!! Was it a Denovo Review? Still waiting on mine to get done.

Norm

#18 Jim MAC

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:08 AM

Jim,

Great to hear!!! Was it a Denovo Review? Still waiting on mine to get done.

Norm

Boats was a Denovo Review Filed May 18th 08 Descion made Dec 7 08. Got statment of case but not descion letter yet. I am happy with the rateing think the VA did me fair. Just got a few more items to appeal going to due the DRO letter today. They turned me down for a few items on increase. How long have you been waiting?

Jim

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:31 AM

Put DRO in Feb 08, just called and said partial grant was made Saturday the 13th percentage still the same in the system though.

#20 Wings

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:22 PM

Wings it was direct I had my first skin cancer operation 6 months after discharge. I got 30 percent for disfigurment. Bought my wife a nice ring today for christmass going to stash the rest for a little while

Jim



Jim, Congratulations, well done!! A ring for Christmas sounds very nice ;-)

~Wings


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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:25 PM

Alright, Jim Mac.

#22 Berta

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:20 AM

WOW_ great news!!!!!!

Persistence pays off-photos do too-

I sent in two photos of my husband to the AMC that I feel were fairly good evidence to support the other stuff I sent in.They were to support his rapid weight gain due to undiagnosed and untreated diabetes.This was not the strongest evidence I had but the VA examiner had to look at him staring at the camera-it put a face on the claim.

#23 Testvet

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 01:49 PM

Congrats always good to see a veteran win what they are due it makes it a little better at Xmas time see there is a Santa Claus lol

#24 cowgirl

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 01:52 AM

Way to go Jim Mac, you got whats due! Amen and Hallelujah! Wishing you all the best and more,

Cg'and family!

#25 Jim MAC

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 08:57 PM

Thanks all for your kind words
Going to take a month to rexlax than go for A DRO hearing think they screwed me on about a years retro

Jim\\PS stll have not got the descion letter supposed to be dated Dec 9th 08 GOT THE MONEY THOU LOL

#26 Boats

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 05:02 AM

Jim,

recieved my SOC last week also, 100% Temp for stroke (did not say how long assuming 6 months), increased migraines to 30%, all others denied with exception of neck says it is continued whatever that is. So here I have 210% combined to 90%(94 rounded down) just missing that 10% for 100%....lol Looks like the BVA it will go.

#27 MikeR

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 06:36 AM

Congrats. Truly a bright note to the Holiday season!