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@  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!
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@  GlassRose1500 : (25 August 2014 - 12:04 PM) @coriemboh - Do You Have A Service Rep You Can Call? They Usually Have More Info...
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Letter From Dav Vso Today.....


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#1 StreetWalker

 
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:40 PM

Got a letter from my VSO today. Currently at 30%, increased to 70%.

Back rating went from 20% to 40%.

20% each for radiculitis and radiculopathy for lower left leg.

10% for GERD

added to my existing 10% for tinnitus.

Nothing showing on eBenefits yet. Figure it takes higher level approval due to the retro amount which is right around $14k

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:49 PM

Got a letter from my VSO today. Currently at 30%, increased to 70%.

Back rating went from 20% to 40%.

20% each for radiculitis and radiculopathy for lower left leg.

10% for GERD

added to my existing 10% for tinnitus.

Nothing showing on eBenefits yet. Figure it takes higher level approval due to the retro amount which is right around $14k

Hello StreetWalker,
That's one hell of an uplifting letter. My letter from my vso came one day after
my decision letter, which was par for the course with her
Congrats & enjoy,
Bob K
Congrats & Enjoy.
Thanks for your service.
Bob K

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:49 AM

Great news, congrats!

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:55 AM

Got a letter from my VSO today. Currently at 30%, increased to 70%.

Back rating went from 20% to 40%.

20% each for radiculitis and radiculopathy for lower left leg.

10% for GERD

added to my existing 10% for tinnitus.

Nothing showing on eBenefits yet. Figure it takes higher level approval due to the retro amount which is right around $14k


Congrats.14K retro will not need a second signature.

#5 usmc89

 
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:08 PM

Congrats on the award !!!

#6 StreetWalker

 
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:12 PM

Nice to know it doesn't take a second signature.

Still showing "Pending Decision Approval". Been stuck there for two weeks. VSO had to have seen it Tuesday or Wednesday.

Guess I'll have to wait till Monday now.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:27 AM

Congrats, StreetWalker! Posted Image

#8 StreetWalker

 
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:17 AM

Thanks everyone.

My status on eBenefits changed sometime Saturday.

It's official. My letters show the correct amount.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:01 PM

Congrats on the increase. What is your VRO?

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:15 PM

Great News for you - Congrats!

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:11 PM

Congrats!

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:24 PM

Congrats on the increase. What is your VRO?


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Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:03 PM

Oh, Yeah! Congratulations, and I am sure the retro will really help. Way to go!

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:16 AM

way to go Street...keep pluggin

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:28 PM

Congrats and if you are not working you should ask them to consider TDIU.

#16 StreetWalker

 
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:01 PM

Still working. But for how long is the question. It's getting harder and harder to go to work each day. I've got a fairly strenuous job. I'm a letter carrier with a walking route that's about 10 miles long and has over 3000 steps to climb and descend. Had to come home early today due to the pain.

Being a hardheaded Marine I'm going to work as long as I can. When the pain gets too bad or the meds to control the pain start to affect me in a negative way I'll call it quits.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:19 PM

You need a Doc to take you off of work. If not you will be spinning your wheels.

J

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:21 PM

When the pain gets too bad or the meds to control the pain start to affect me in a negative way I'll call it quits.


Always better to ask your doc's first and see if they suggest/agree with this,
as it will add support for an increase.
JMHO

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:58 PM

Oh I'll be sure to have at least one Doctor recommend that I quit working when that time comes. I don't need a DUII for driving while stoned on pain meds.

I'll need the documentation for OPM medical retirement, SSDI and application for IU.

I'm hoping that the PO will tell me I'm medically unfit to fulfill the requirements of the job. That would make life a lot easier.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:43 PM

Got the brown envelope today. It's official. Just waiting for the retro now.

Went down and filed for depression and ED this afternoon. Guess I just can't have enough fun.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:47 PM

Got the brown envelope today. It's official. Just waiting for the retro now.

Went down and filed for depression and ED this afternoon. Guess I just can't have enough fun.


Personally I would have let the most current decision and receipt of compensation
completely finish prior to submitting claims for additional issues.
Perhaps this has to do with my trust issues : - )

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:12 PM

You do know that anytime you ask the VA for something that they review your claim even stuff you have had for years.

#23 StreetWalker

 
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:48 PM

You do know that anytime you ask the VA for something that they review your claim even stuff you have had for years.


I do know that. The depression is noted in my records for the past 18 months. I need the treatment or I will end up killing myself.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:53 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:14 PM

Awesome!! open a extra savings acct for the $ : )

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:33 AM

It's a funny thing. Got the retro. $12,999. But according to eBenefits the payment deposited today is still the $435 and not the $1380. Guess I'll have to go to the credit union and find out.

The retro pay is in the bank.

I filed for SSDI yesterday as part of filing for disability retirement from OPM. I'll be filing for TDIU soon.

The pain in my back and legs has gotten to the point I can no longer do the job I've had for 20 years.

I am/was a letter carrier with a walking route. Pills and guts can only get one so far. I've gone beyond that point and now I'm done.

Thanks everyone.




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