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@  artlouis : (27 August 2014 - 11:36 AM) Code 7019
@  vet201060 : (26 August 2014 - 11:41 PM) Damn Post It Notes
@  vet201060 : (26 August 2014 - 11:41 PM) True That
@  Asiadaug : (26 August 2014 - 07:46 PM) I Have Yet To Deal With Any Piece Of Va That Isn't A Dysfunctional Mess...ebenefits, Claim Filing, Billing...and To Think Our Tax Dollars Are Used To Perpetuate That Calamity!
@  carlie : (26 August 2014 - 05:39 PM) notorious kelly - loved your shout ! ! !
@  GlassRose1500 : (26 August 2014 - 03:40 PM) Would Someone Add Smc Housbound Plus Smc A&a Regular And One Smc K For Me? I Can't Seem To Do That Math!
@  Notorious Kelly : (26 August 2014 - 03:12 PM) Ebenefits Is Not A Thermometer In The Rectum Of Your Claim; It Is A Post-It Note That May Or Not Be Updated Or Accurate. Try Not To Obsess ;)
@  mcassidy : (26 August 2014 - 01:25 PM) Osa
@  Jaluluah11B : (26 August 2014 - 10:05 AM) My Reconsideration Finally Showed Up On Ebenefits As A New Claim.  gathering Evidence.  [font=Arial][size=3]Automated 5103 Notice Response Needed. [/size][/font]
@  vet201060 : (26 August 2014 - 10:00 AM) Went From Pending Decision Approval To Review Of Evidence Today, I Need To Stop Looking At It. Drives You Crazy Waiting
@  GlassRose1500 : (25 August 2014 - 09:30 PM) @coriemboh I Get My Best Claim Advice Here, But My Dav Guy Gets The Best Intel Once The Claim Is Filed
@  coriemboh : (25 August 2014 - 08:57 PM) The Average Processing Time Is 9 Months More Or Less. Every Time I Call The 800#, I Get A Different Answer. Goe, Roe....make Up Your Mind!
@  coriemboh : (25 August 2014 - 08:56 PM) I Just Want To Know Ballpark Figure Of How Much Longer My Claim Will Take. The Bills Are Piling Up. Adds To My Anxiety And Depression. Sure Wish I Could Tell Bill Collectors The Same Things Va Tells Me!
@  coriemboh : (25 August 2014 - 08:54 PM) @glassrose1500-No, I Don't. I Put In For Representation A Few Days Ago, But I'm Sure That End Won't Pan Out Until The Claim Is Closed.
@  GlassRose1500 : (25 August 2014 - 12:11 PM) Would Appreciate Feedback On My Smc Draft - Posted In The Smc Section! Tkx!
@  GlassRose1500 : (25 August 2014 - 12:04 PM) @coriemboh - Do You Have A Service Rep You Can Call? They Usually Have More Info...
@  coriemboh : (25 August 2014 - 11:16 AM) Called The 800 # To Check Status Of Claim. Really Frustrated With The Lack Of Information.
@  vet201060 : (25 August 2014 - 10:12 AM) Just Checked Ebenefits And Claim Was Pending Decision Approval And Then Checked Few Minutes After That And Now Prep For Decision. Drives Me Crazy
@  coriemboh : (24 August 2014 - 10:00 PM) Anyone Else Having A Hard Time With Evet Updates? Mine Is Taking Forever!
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#1 rdnkjeeper

 
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:13 PM

But I finally got the letter saying that my appeal saying that they finally approved my request for a rating increase of my back. I was at 20% and requested 40%. After 4 years of fighting they finally realized that I was right. So now I am at a total or 80%! Just have to wait for the cash to hit the bank! :D :D :D

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:37 PM

"So now I am at a total or 80%!"
Did the VA consider TDIU?
If not, have you applied for it?

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:18 PM

Congrats!

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:33 PM

"So now I am at a total or 80%!"
Did the VA consider TDIU?
If not, have you applied for it?


Still working full time....Wish I could because work is getting tougher and tougher.....

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:47 PM

Congradulations rdnkjeeper.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:04 AM

Way to go!! What did it take to finally get approved? IME/IMO?


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Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:25 AM

Congrats, Jeeper - that money should hit soon! Posted Image

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:52 AM

This is Fabulous NEWS!!!!! Congrats!

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:02 AM

Way to go!! What did it take to finally get approved? IME/IMO?


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No I had 3 C&Ps and all of them showed the range of motion in the 40% range. I just kept appealing until they finally went WTH? Wish I could find someone for a IMO up where I am at.

#10 rdnkjeeper

 
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:04 AM

Thanks everyone!

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:02 AM

Congratulations on your win!

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:13 PM

Thanks everyone!


Congrats on getting compensated for the increase in your SC'd disability.

What's your breakdown for the 80 percent ?

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:36 PM

Congrats and when you no longer work usually a lot quicker to be upgraded.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:33 AM

well done...hope this takes off some stress too!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:41 PM

Congrats on getting compensated for the increase in your SC'd disability.

What's your breakdown for the 80 percent ?


40% Back (Lumbar muscle spasms) Many herniated discs
30% Chronic Pain Syndrome
10% Chronic Prostates
10% Right Knee PFS
10% Left Knee PFS
10% Sciatica
10% Neuropathy

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:11 PM

40% Back (Lumbar muscle spasms) Many herniated discs
30% Chronic Pain Syndrome
10% Chronic Prostates
10% Right Knee PFS
10% Left Knee PFS
10% Sciatica
10% Neuropathy


Congrats! I hope to get about the same.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:41 PM

Congratulations! Awesome news

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:20 AM

I don't know why this surprised me, but when the retro hit the bank it was less than half of what it was supposed to be. Called my VSO and they said my effective date is almost 2 years after I filed. So it looks like I am back in the appeal line to get my effective date fixed. I was so pissed that I mailed them a copy of the form that shows the date it was submitted and even called my Senator.

Why does the VA have to continue to mess with everyone?

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:18 AM

I don't know why this surprised me, but when the retro hit the bank it was less than half of what it was supposed to be. Called my VSO and they said my effective date is almost 2 years after I filed. So it looks like I am back in the appeal line to get my effective date fixed. I was so pissed that I mailed them a copy of the form that shows the date it was submitted and even called my Senator.

Why does the VA have to continue to mess with everyone?

I don't know why this surprised me, but when the retro hit the bank it was less than half of what it was supposed to be.
Called my VSO and they said my effective date is almost 2 years after I filed.


When you get the actual rating decision please post exactly what is stated.
Sounds like perhaps they used the date of an exam showing an increase,
as the effective date.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:09 AM

I got the statement of the case yesterday. They awarded it based on the date of the C&P. I am hoping that it is an easy fix. I am not holding my breath, but I am still hoping.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:29 AM

Good for you for looking at that! This is just another example that has been going on for ages. I believe this certain issue tops the charts for the most amount of screw-ups at the VA. This is the exact reason why we need to read these at least 2 or 3 times. A lot of times a vet will get the decision letter, and their so giddy about their award, everything else in the letter turns into a blank, until they settle down and read it again. I for one has done it too.

rdnkjeeper...That should be a fast and easy fix unless they found a problem with it. More than likely, the problem lies with them.


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Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:47 PM

Good Job way to hang in there.




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