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      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.
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    • VA Training and Fast Letter Forum Index

      VA Training and Fast Letter Forum Index The following is the index with links to the various Training and Fast Letters plus a few miscellaneous. These letters are not necessarily in the original formatting. I have tried to present them in an easy-to-read form instead of some forms as originally presented. Some of the paragraphs were WAAAAYYY too long. lol - HadIt.com Member fanaticbooks Something to be aware.... Some of these letters may be rescinded, outdated, or otherwise no longer viable. I have still included them because sometimes they provide additional insight or just plain more information than the newest version. Use them wisely. The oldest letters will display at the bottom with the latest letters displayed at the top, all in sequential numbers. Coding of the letters... FL = Fast Letter TL = Training Letter First two numbers = last two digits of year of origin Training Letter http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40694-va-tl-00-07/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40693-va-tl-00-06/ Fast Letter Number Title http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/44262-va-fl-11-15/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/44260-va-fl-11-13/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/44261-va-fl-11-11/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/44310-va-fl-11-09/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/42151-va-fl-11-03/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40957-va-fl-10-49/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40958-va-fl-10-46/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40959-va-fl-10-45/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40960-va-fl-10-42/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40961-va-fl-10-39/ http://www.hadit.com/forums/index.php?/topic/40962-va-fl-10-35/ 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Compensation & Pension (C&p) Exams Aka Disability Worksheets

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Many who come into this Forum often ask,

"What is involved in my C&P?"

Well, usually the person can call the number in the notice and ask what the C&P is to cover. Once known, the following could be of help. They are the worksheets showing what the examiner should be covering for that specific exam. I have also included at the bottom a couple of sites on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that is not in the list, but might be of use to some.

Here is the link so if the list ever gets outdated, you can access the link for the latest: http://www.vba.va.go...exams/index.htm

Here is the list of the index (in link form) (with the addition of the MS note) to make it easy for you (I hope).

Acromegaly: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm01.pdf

Aid and Attendance or Housebound Examination: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm02.pdf

Arrhythmias: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm03.pdf

Arteries, Veins, and Miscellaneous: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm04.pdf

Audio (Changed October 10, 2008): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm05.pdf

Bones (Fractures and BoneDisease) (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm06.pdf

Brain and Spinal Cord: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm07.pdf

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm08.pdf

Cold Injury Protocol Examination: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm09.pdf

Cranial Nerves (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm10.pdf

Cushing's Syndrome (ChangedMay 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm11.pdf

Dental and Oral: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm12.pdf

Diabetes Mellitus (Changed September 22, 2008): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm13.pdf

Digestive Conditions, Miscellaneous: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm14.pdf

Ear Disease (Changed April 30, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm15.pdf

Eating Disorders (Mental Disorders) (Changed May 2, 2007): http://www.vba.va.go...ms/disexm16.htm http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm16.pdf

Endocrine Diseases, Miscellaneous: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm17.pdf

Epilepsy and Narcolepsy: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm18.pdf

Esophagus and Hiatal Hernia (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm19.pdf

Eye Examination Changed (January 16, 2009): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm20.pdf

Feet (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm21.pdf

Fibromyalgia (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm22.pdf

General Medical Examination: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm23.pdf

Genitourinary Examination (Changed April 23, 2008): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm24.pdf

Gulf War Guidelines: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm25.pdf

Gynecological Conditions and Disorders of the Breast: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm26.pdf

Hand, Thumb, and Fingers (Changed April 30, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm27.pdf

Heart: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm28.pdf

Hemic Disorders: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm29.pdf

HIV-Related Illness (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm30.pdf

Hypertension: NO LINK

Infectious, Immune, and Nutritional Disabilities: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm32.pdf

Initial Evaluation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Changed April 2, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm43.pdf

Intestines (Large and Small) (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm33.pdf

Joints (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hip, Knee, and Ankle) (Changed December 9, 2009): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm34.pdf

Liver, Gall Bladder, and Pancreas (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm35.pdf

Lymphatic Disorders (Changed May 2, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm36.pdf

Mental Disorders (Except Initial PTSD and Eating Disorders) (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm37.pdf

Mouth, Lips, and Tongue: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm38.pdf

Multiple Sclerosis: PLEASE SEE BELOW! THIS IS NOT IN THE LIST BUT I PUT IT IN HERE ALPHABETICALLY SO IT COULD BE FOUND EASILY!

Muscles: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm39.pdf

Neurological Disorders, Miscellaneous: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm40.pdf

Nose, Sinus, Larynx, and Pharynx (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm41.pdf

Peripheral Nerves: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm42.pdf

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: See Initial, Review and Mental: no links, just refers to other exams in this index listing

Prisoner of War ProtocolExamination (Changed January 18, 2005): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm44.pdf

Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Mycobacterial Diseases: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm45.pdf

Rectum and Anus (Changed May 2, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm46.pdf

Residuals of Amputations: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm47.pdf

Respiratory (Obstructive,Restrictive, and Interstitial): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm48.pdf

Respiratory Diseases, Miscellaneous (PVD, Neoplasms, Bacterial Infections, Mycotic Lung Disease, Sarcoidosis, and Sleep Apnea): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm49.pdf

Review Examination for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Changed April 2, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm56.pdf

Scars (Changed February 27,2009): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm50.pdf

Sense of Smell and Taste: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm51.pdf

Skin Diseases (Other thanScars): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm52.pdf

Social and Industrial Survey (Added July 23, 2004): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm57.pdf

Spine (Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar) (Changed November 12, 2003): NO LINK

Stomach, Duodenum, and Peritoneal Adhesions (Changed May 1, 2007): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm54.pdf

Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm55.pdf

Traumatic Brain Injury (Updated October 29, 2008): http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/disexm58.pdf

VA Reviewed/Updated Date:December 9, 2009

VA Reviewed/Updated Date: November 3, 2010

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Link Information ConcerningMultiple Sclerosis:

Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis:http://www4.va.gov/M...s-diagnosis.asp

Cognitive dysfunction inmultiple sclerosis: Assessment, imaging, and risk factors: http://www.rehab.res.../pdf/page63.pdf

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Hope this helps your journey through the "undiscover'd country."

Fanaticbooks

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PREPARING FOR AN EXAM:

You might take your med records with you so you can answer any questions about previous info. It helped my hubby when I went with him with the records. Could answer without the doctor looking through and trying to find it.

Also take a list of concerns with you that might be pertinent so in the stress of the moment you won't have to try to think what you wanted to discuss or ask.

You might also call the appointment number and ask if you need to fast or if other lab work is necessary. Many times with my hubby those are set up elsewhere for a different time, usually tying in with going to see doctors.

You might want to take your copy of your medical records (if they can be carried) with you so you may refer to them if asked questions about previous exams.

You might want to make a list of items to mention or ask questions regarding this aspect of disability. Don't bother with other disabilities since the doctor will be focussed on the specific area of exam.

Make sure you take a list of all medications, including over the counter, since you will probably be asked.

Be sure to be prepared to mention how it is affecting your life, what you used to do as opposed to what you can now do. How is it affecting relationships? Stuff like that. If you are prepared in advance than if that type of question is brought up you can answer without a lot of stress since you have already had time to figure it out.

Don't forget any little details that might be pertinent such as bending over to tie shoes or trying to open a sealed jar (not that I know if they are pertinent, but just examples).

fanaticbooks

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Papa brought to our attention an article found on the main page of this forum. It seems very pertinent and can be considered for whatever exam, not just PTSD.

Thanks, Papa, for mentioning.

Here is the link for others to click on.

Establishing Service Connection for Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation

title of article on this page is:

Things to do at your VA C and P exam (Compensation and Pension Exam Do's and Don'ts)<br style="font-size: 10px; ">

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My husband has had a 20% disability rating for his left arm and hand for over 10 years. Last year he had a huge stroke and almost died. He is age 72 and has been retired for many years. The stroke was at home, not service related. I care for him at home. He cannot speak, his whole right side of body is paralysed. After his stroke tho, his left arm/hand has gotten so bad, he can hardly even lift a spoon to eat meals. He cannot survive without help, period. He is totally helpless. Nest week, , we go in for his first rating of his left arm/hand, after his stroke suffered in april 2009. This is NOT the side that was paralysed, by the stroke. How tho, do they calculate a rating now, that he is totally helpless, cannot walk speak etc...but this stroke was not service realted? Stressed here to say the least. Thanks for your help

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sammy104,

Welcome to Hadit.com.

Please either copy & paste or re-post your information and questions

as a new topic under the forum it deals with.

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Just to let everyone know.. ..

I was informed on VBN that VA updated the links. The specific ones at this time, do not work.

I will be correcting that very soon.

Will let you know when the individual exams are working again.

In the meantime, as noted in the original post, here is the original VA site to access the exam worksheet:

Index of Disability Examination Worksheets (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

Anyway, just thought I would give a headsup.

fanaticbooks

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Testing posting problems.

Testing editing posts.

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It looks as if we have updated the original post to show the link changes. It went from htm? to pdf. Hopefully they will now work.

:)

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The links no longer work and I can't seem to figure out where to go on the VA website, anybody have a link to where these have been moved to?

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The links no longer work and I can't seem to figure out where to go on the VA website, anybody have a link to where these have been moved to?

http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/dbq_ListByDBQFormName.asp

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Cold injury DBQ, transcribed from a C&P exam.

This is one the VA does not post online.

Cold injury DBQ.pdf

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