Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each … [Read more...] about Agency Information Collection Activity: Statement of Disappearance
VA Math It's Not Your Mother's Arithmetic "VA Math" is the way that the VA computes combined impairment ratings for multiple conditions in a Veteran's compensation benefits claim – and it requires that you unlearn real math. When a Veteran has multiple medical conditions that are service connected, and the Veterans Affairs rates each at a different … [Read more...] about
DOES ANYONE KNOW THE STATUS OF GEORGE A.K.A. HADIT MEMBER GASTONE? I AM WORRIED ABOUT HIM … [Read more...] about MEMBER (GASTONE)
Hello, My RAMP HLR claim was closed out on December 21st and I received a denial for 2 of my claims via the RAMP HLR; however I didn't receive any information on the other two issues that I had. My rep told me that I was to receive C&P exams for these two issues on December 18th. I have tried to phone my rep twice and sent 2 emails but am being ignored by my rep. In the … [Read more...] about Inquiry question
I requested a complete copy of my claims file three years ago. The CD version the VA provided indicates it is my claims file (redacted). I looked at some of my service treatment records, and I see medical records that have been erased, but can still faintly see where there was once handwritten records.. There is always a black X across these pages/partial pages … [Read more...] about What does REDACTED indicate?
Thank you all for your service and help! I was a 88M Combat truck driver, E-5 in the Army. I did 2 tours to Iraq June 2006-Oct 2007 with 10,000 miles. Then got called up IRR and deployed again to Iraq April-2009-May-2010 and drove ANOTHER 10,000 miles. Because I was too busy on missions and had a million other things to worry about like IED's, I didn't complain about my wrist. … [Read more...] about less likely than not incurred in or caused by her service???
Newbie! So i had 3 C&P exams on Janurary 18th, back to back. General, audiology, and mental health. Yesterday I went to get copies of each one and my general wasn't available. After a few different phone calls I am being told that the doctor hasn't finished the notes of the exam and it is still being drafted. Mean while my exams for the other 2 have already been … [Read more...] about C&P exam still in draft??!
Hi Everyone. Rec'd approval for prostate cancer due to service connection with Herbicide exposure. They gave me 20% after my C&P exam. I told them I have go get up at night to use the bathroom 3-4 times and have to use bathroom during daytime every 2-3 hours. They stated I would have gotten a bigger increase if I used the bathroom 5 times at night and every hour during … [Read more...] about prostate approved
Newbie here!!!!! Thanks to fellow Veterans I finally filed a disability claim 15 years after I retired from USMC with 20 years of active duty service. Of course initial claim was denied(Jan 2015), not enough evidence to service connect. Thanks again to fellow veterans and this forum did not homework and filed an appeal Dec 2015. Opted into RAMP on July 2018, C&P exam a … [Read more...] about RAMP C&P Exam-Thoughts?
I have been debating on posting my first entry into the forum for about a week now. I had previously just been scanning and reading everyone’s posts, but hadn’t created a profile. So here we go. I joined the army in 2003(National Guard to be truthful) and did 1 tour in Iraq in 2007-2008 providing convoy security. Without going into too much detail,(not needed … [Read more...] about CUE for Denied claim?