VA proposes to revise its medical regulations related to providing prosthetic and rehabilitative items as medical services to veterans. These revisions would reorganize and update the current regulations related to prosthetic and rehabilitative items, primarily to clarify eligibility for prosthetic and other rehabilitative items and services, and to define the types of items … [Read more...] about Prosthetic and Rehabilitative Items and Services
Question. Will submitting a NEXUS letter for PTSD, from my VA Psychologist help my NOD if I have already submitted a Nexus from my Private Psychologist for PTSD?PTSD RELATED TO FEAR OF HOSTILE MILITARY OR TERRORIST ACTIVITYA veteran who is diagnosed with PTSD that is related to fear of hostile military or terrorist activity does not need to provide stressor … [Read more...] about Will PTSD NEXUS letter, from VA Psychologist help my NOD-I already submitted a Nexus?
VA pays late, jeopardizing veterans health and credit. The VA "CHOICE' program, if the choice is more VA BS, then this is the program for you. If it's working for you congratulations, now they should make it work for everyone. Or, here's a novel idea, fix the problems that precipitated the creation of CHOICE. Read the full story at The Washington … [Read more...] about Late Veterans Affairs payments jeopardize veterans’ care – Virginia Lawmakers sound the alarm
"I don't know about you, but I have heard a lot of stories from veterans being cutoff their pain medication with little if any concern for their safety cutoff cold turkey with no warning from their doctors. Keep in min that it is the VA, that got the veterans hooked in the first place. Purdue Pharma gave $$$ to VA pain management team and turned them into the Purdue … [Read more...] about VA Plays Big Part in Opioid Crisis and It’s Killing Veterans.
So here we are again talking about a Dr who harmed veterans repeatedly before anything was done. VA did not report him national database that tracks problem doctors. They did let him retire, quietly ignoring the problems allowing him to move onto a private practice, then they failed for years to disclose to state regulators and patients who were harmed by … [Read more...] about Can we trust the VA? At the Togus VA Medical experts from the VA blamed one botched surgery after another on a lone podiatrist.
I have a C&P coming up in October for Neck/Back pains. While in Iraq in 2004, I fell off of a 916 semi-truck and have buddy statements to verify this. I also have medical proof that I went to the TMC in theater and it was considered a "sprain" and was given light duty for a few days. In my medical records from the field hospital in Iraq, it states that this the back injury … [Read more...] about Back and Cervical Pain – Bulging Disc and the C and P Exam ROM Test
Information is requested by this form under the authority of 38 U.S.C. 1503. Regulatory authority is found in 38 CFR 3.262, 3.271, and 3.272. A claimant's eligibility for pension is determined, in part, by countable family income and certain deductible expenses. VBA uses VA Form 21P-8416b to gather information that is necessary to determine eligibility for income-based … [Read more...] about Report of Medical, Legal, and Other Expenses Incident to Recovery for Injury or Death
It appears that cuts need to be made and we must all sacrifice, but only if you are disabled veteran. However, good news! If you're in the administration, there's enough money for European vacations. I can't help but notice that there is No Link to the VA site page showing the "uploaded itinerary since Jan 20th.?! Way to commit to transparency....considering the … [Read more...] about VA IG Reviewing Sec Shulkin’s Travel
Thank goodness they fixed the wait list scandal - oh wait. Clarksburg is still lying, flat out lying and using a directed process to keep the wait times low. I am disgusted, but not surprised. I am sure some veterans complained about the waits, but VA can point to its numbers and tell you black is white and white is black and there is not wait list problem. Incredibly … [Read more...] about The waitlist scandal makes a come back at Clarksburg VA.
VA Form 27-2008 is used for family members and/or next-of-kin to apply for a burial flag.Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the … [Read more...] about Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes