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just finished updating the definitons page. it use to be called Acronymns but we found Definitons seems to work better. check it out http://www.hadit.com/definitions.html and let me know what you think.

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Could "contaminated items" be brought back stateside from the Persian Gulf area by US military personnel and possibly have affected family members or other soldiers/sailors/marines/airforce they may they have traded clothing/equipment with?

This is interesting because when I left for Kuwait I had 20/20 vision and when I came back after about a year I was wearing bifocals and see grey bodies floating to this day. I've tried to tell this eye doctor at the VA hospital and asked him why had my vision changed so quickly and what was causing all the symptoms I now have like cant see the line in the road at night cant see certain colors, He tried to tell me that it is my age and that these eye changes is a normally part of aging yet I am only 43. I never wore glasses up until I was pulled out of a hole returned home and medically boarded out. So I was just trying to make sense of my eye condition and changes in sight. My military entrance records all show I had 20/20 vision all throught out my 14 year career until I come out of that hole and sent back conus. I would wondered maybe I hit my head some sort of way going down and shook my eyeballs loose :lol: I didn't know what to make of it. Another doc at the VA when I mention it for reasoning all of this told me that this is impossible change and If I think I am going to pin that on the military that its a big jump. I wasn't even trying to do so simply was trying to get answers on what is going on with my sight. It is still gettinging increasingly worse and I am changing perscriptions yearly in the past 3 years. Just got a new one in Feb and was told my eyes had worsen. I can only see 3 feet in front of me with out my glasses. I still wonder what happen to my eyes. I had perfect vision before I left for the Gulf. I dont plan to file a claim or wasnt planning on it then when I was questioning those doctor but they acted like I was trying to get something and made a comment to that affect. I had to actually get their head out of their @#$# and say look I'm not trying to get anything can I get an answer to what you think is cause these problems with my vision. The answer they finally gave me is aging.

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It is funny I found this, My eye sight has gone from 20/15 to 20/40 in my right eye, and is 20/30 in left eye. I just turned 30, and my family eye doctor thought it was very strange that my eyesight changed that much in just 2 years.

I wonder if there is some truth to this article and something we used or was explosed to in Iraq has damaged our eyes.

I think I will call my eye doc back and talk with him about this.

Thanks

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http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPub...asp?pub_ID=1789

Department of Veterans Affairs

VHA DIRECTIVE 2008-070

Veterans Health Administration

Washington, DC 20420

October 28, 2008

PRESCRIBING HEARING AIDS AND EYEGLASSES

1. PURPOSE: This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Directive provides policy for uniform criteria necessary for prescribing hearing aids and eyeglasses (sensori-neural aids) to veteran patients.

2. BACKGROUND: Public Law 104-262, the Veterans Health Care Eligibility Reform Act of 1996, changed eligibility laws to allow VHA to furnish prosthetic appliances to veterans. However, that law further provided that VHA could not furnish sensori-neural aids (hearing aids and eyeglasses) except in accordance with guidelines that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) prescribes. Subsequently, the Department published regulations (Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),

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http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPub...asp?pub_ID=1641

Veterans Health Administration

Transmittal Sheet

Washington, DC 20420

May 17, 2007

CLOTHING ALLOWANCE BENEFIT

1. REASON FOR ISSUE. This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbook updates Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) procedures for governing the clothing allowance benefit to veteran beneficiaries.

2. SUMMARY OF CHANGES. This VHA Handbook revises the procedures for the issuance of clothing allowance benefit to veteran beneficiaries.

3. RELATED ISSUES. VHA Directive 1173 and VHA Handbooks 1173.01 through 1173.14.

4. RESPONSIBLE OFFICE. The Chief Prosthetic and Clinical Logistics Officer (10FP) is responsible for the contents of this VHA Handbook. Questions may be referred to

202-254-0440.

5. RESCISSIONS. VHA Handbook 1173.15, dated November 1, 2000, is rescinded.

6. RECERTIFICATION: This VHA Handbook is scheduled for recertification on or before the last working day of May 2012.

Michael J. Kussman, MD, MS, MACP

Acting Under Secretary for Health

DISTRIBUTION:

CO:

E-mailed 5/22/07

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M21-1MR, Part I, Chapter 4, Table of Contents

Chapter 4. Hearings

Table of Contents

1. General Information on Hearings 4-1

2. General Conduct for Hearings 4-5

3. Scheduling and Preparing for the Hearing 4-7

4. Conducting the Hearing 4-9

5. Additional Issues Raised During the Hearing 4-15

6. Transcribing the Hearing 4-16

7. Reviewing the Evidence of Record 4-18

Chapter 4. Hearings

1. General Information on Hearings

IntroductionThis topic contains information on

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Department of Veterans Affairs VHA DIRECTIVE 2008-071 Veterans Health Administration Washington, DC 20420

October 29, 2008

PROVISION OF MEDICAL STATEMENTS AND COMPLETION OF FORMS BY VA HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

1. PURPOSE: This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Directive establishes policy requiring VHA health care providers, when requested, to assist veteran patients in completing non-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical forms (with the exception of the completion of examination forms if a third party customarily pays health care practitioners for the examination, but does not pay VA) by providing the veteran patients with medical statements with respect to their medical condition(s) and functionality. NOTE: Attachment A identifies a process to assist VHA providers in honoring requests by veterans to complete those forms.

2. BACKGROUND: VHA strives to be the provider of choice for all enrolled veterans. Completion of medical forms by health care professionals based on an examination or knowledge of the veteran

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DATE: 02-13-91



CITATION: VAOPGCPREC 04-91

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But the VARO tapes Hearings and at same time denies the Veteran the right to record our exams. At first I thought that it may have ruled other way but it was a typical VA set up to close the door at the end. They were right the whole thing is tainted.

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If vets were allowed to tape or have counsel at these exams most of the exams would be found to be inadequate just on the basis of what was said and what was witnessed. I mean we all have had the ten minute exam from the hostile doctor. You know you are being screwed and disrepected in the first three minutes.

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Maybe times/laws have changed? ~Wings

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M21-1MR - still shows veteran has no right to attorney being present

or recording device at C&P examination.

carlie

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Here is the link to the SVR Radio Show.

SVR is now affiliated with Hadit.com.

We provide open communications involving Veterans issues.

Jerrel Cook is the Host, Berta Simmons, Carlie and Pete53 and J Basser are the CO hosts.

Show times are 6:30 to 7:30'EDT 5:30 to 6:30 CDT,4:30 to 5:30 MDT,3:30 to 4:30 PDT.

Please join us each and Every Wednesday.

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Board of Veteran's Appeals http://www.fatwallet.com/redirect/bounce.p...va.gov/vbs/bva/

CARES Commission http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/

Center for Minority Veterans http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/

Center for Women Veterans http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/

Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm

Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page http://www.va.gov/

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view

Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/

Environmental Agents http://www1.va.gov/environagents/

Environmental Agents M10 http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPub...asp?pub_ID=10...

EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR GULF WAR AND IRAQI FREEDOM VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO

DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC and http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPub...asp?pub_ID=11...

See also, Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.doc

EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR NON-GULF WAR VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC

Forms and Records Request http://www.va.gov/vaforms/

Geriatrics and Extended Care http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/

Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm

Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf

Gulf War Subject Index http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&a...in&letter=A

Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses Q&As http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf

Hearings

http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc

Homeless Veterans http://www1.va.gov/homeless/

HSR&D Home http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/

Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htm

Ionizing Radiation http://www1.va.gov/irad/

Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA http://www.vba.va.gov/EFIF/

M 10 for spouses and children < http://www1..va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPu....asp?pub_ID=1...

M10 Part III Change 1 http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPub...asp?pub_ID=10...

M21-1 Table of Contents http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html

Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOO...ART4/S4_130.DOC

Mental Health Program Guidelines http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPub...asp?pub_ID=10...

Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers http://www.mirecc.med.va.gov/

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp

My Health e Vet http://www.myhealth.va.gov/

NASDVA.COM http://nasdva.com/

National Association of State Directors http://www.nasdva.com/

National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention http://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp

Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/boo...4/s4%5F124a.doc

OMI (Office of Medical Inspector) http://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/

Online VA Form 10-10EZ https://www.1010ez..med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/

Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders http://www1.va.gov/resdev/funding/solicita...s/parkinsons....

and, http://www1.va.gov/padrecc/

Peacetime Disability Compensation http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/ge...dbname=browse...

Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/p...pter15_subcha... and, http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/p...pter15_subcha...

and, http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/p...pter15_subcha...

Persian Gulf Registry http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPub...asp?pub_ID=10...

This program is now referred to as Gulf War Registry Program (to include Operation Iraqi Freedom) as of March 7, 2005: http://www1..va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPu....asp?pub_ID=1...

Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPub...asp?pub_ID=10...

Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Ve...llnesses_Appe... Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses

Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf

Phase I PGR http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPub...asp?pub_ID=10...

Phase II PGR http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPub...asp?pub_ID=10...

Policy Manual Index http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm

Power of Attorney http://www.warms.vba..va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.doc Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) http://www1.va.gov/shad/

Prosthetics Eligibility http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPub...asp?pub_ID=33...

Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/

Public Health/SARS http://www..publichealth.va.gov/SARS/

Publications Manuals http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4

Publications and Reports http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individ...ebpage=gulf_w...

Records Center and Vault Homepage http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html

Records Center and Vault Site Map http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html

REQUEST FOR AND CONSENT TO RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM CLAIMANT'S RECORDS http://www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/g...ness.asp?form...

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002 http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses

http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Reportand...ations_2004.p...

Research and Development http://www.appc1.va.gov/resdev/programs/all_programs.cfm

Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/p...chapter35_.html

Title 38 Index Parts 0-17

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-...b0c269b510d31...

Part 18

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-...b0c269b510d31...

Title 38 Part 3 Adjudication Subpart A "Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-...p;sid=1b0c269...

Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief (also

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I am quite sure the VA has people assigned to this and other webpages in an effort to root out "scammers". If only the VA put as much effort into rooting out scammers within its own ranks, we might actually make some progress. It says right on the back of my buisness cards that I never charge a fee for any service rendered, so what do they hope to accomplish?

On one of my recent trips to the Roanoke VARO, I had a person show up in the lobby about 15 minutes after I did. He was complaining bitterly about the guy that was handling his claim very poorly. Turns out this agent was also MY agent some off years ago, and the VA knew I was deeply dissatisfied with his performance. Could have had something to do with this agent taking $4000 from me, then dissapearing off the map. Regardless, this angry person was loudly proclaiming he was going to get a gun and shoot our mutal agent dead. I immediately knew this was a VA employee or confidential informant trying to entrap me into a murder conspiracy rap, if for no other reason than you dont walk into a federal building screaming that you are going to murder someone without the marshalls cuffing and stuffing you.

It is amazing to think the VA will go to such lenghts to get at people that are actually trying to do good.

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And, of course, we all know that by law an "individual" can "represent" a veteran only once in their lifetime (by "represent" I mean to act as the veteran's "agent"). After that one time representation, then the person that was acting as the veteran's agent must become a "registered agent or attorney" by taking the courses prescribed by the VA, passing these courses, and being accredited by the Office of General Counsel of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

Right?

Right!

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I have had suspicious veterans ask me what I charged etc for advice and help with their claim. It's kinda hard to believe that some veterans will work one on one with others for free, but some of us do, or have. I did for years, but vets are so slammed by the VA that often they are suspicious of anyone. However no can associate Hadit with anything like a charge or fee for services. If someone represents so, they are lying. What you get from Hadit is free. Donations are accepted, but hadit.com is not a not-for-profit site. Tbird spends a huge amount of money and time on this and I remember a big fuss years ago by a certain individual who tried to write off their donation to Hadit as a charity on their taxes. Hadit is NOT a charity. With that said, Tbird isn't buying a Mercedes or even a Yugo on what she makes. It goes to cover costs. Being a not-for-profit means a huge amount of accounting though and Tbird just cannot do that and run the site. At some point common sense has to enter the picture, and with Tbird and Hadit I think it has.

Bob Smith

I just searched and can't find out how to donate to Hadit.

If there's a way, please let me know.

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Tbird has quit taking donations. I think that the few adds embedded and allowed by her are sufficient to support Hadit. Thanks for offering I am sure that she appreciates your inquiry.

If Tbird ever needed help I am sure she would ask. By the way Tbird when she took donations always asked Veterans who had not gotten their benefits or were waiting or had a hard time not making it month to month not to donate.

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I saw a quote from one of our Founding Fathers a few years ago. He was asked a question as to the definition of what single situation defines the beginning of tyranny. He thought about it and replied "When those that make and enforce the rules, exempt themselves from those rules, you have passed into tyranny".

So, the VA records anything they want, for whatever reason they want, yet we the veteran can record nothing. So, I wonder what we have here.

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thanks for offering to donate, really appreciate it! haven't taken donations in quite a long time, went through a rough patch and with those that did donate it helped us sustain. but we are fine now, donate your time to the board or even helping other veterans locally, if you do that you are giving back in a way that warms my heart.

you take care of you and yours, that is the most important thing!

I just searched and can't find out how to donate to Hadit.

If there's a way, please let me know.

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Updated 06.29.2010 by Tbird

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Check your yellow pages and look for the local spy gear shop. You'll be surprised when you see the selection of tiny hidden recording devices you can buy.

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Check your yellow pages and look for the local spy gear shop. You'll be surprised when you see the selection of tiny hidden recording devices you can buy.

That may be true, but what good would that money you just spent do you? You certainly don't dare try using the "secret" recordings during any kind of appeal process involving the VA, unless you wish to become more familiar with the Office of General Counsel, DeptofThe VA..........

just sayin................

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Yeah, for purposes of legality you have to check locally.

I believe in Portland/Oregon you can record telephone conversations where only one party is aware of the recording, but in-person conversations may not be secretly recorded.

Of course- everyone obeys The Law subjectively & might find reason to have a recording that won't be admissible in court, but could convince others in The Process.

Your call ;)

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