Navy04

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Navy04 last won the day on December 20 2015

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  • Service Connected Disability
    100%
  • Branch of Service
    Navy

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  1. Glad to see the claim is moving. The biggest days for updates to Status are Mon and Fridays. You should be able to see by the weekend. Good luck and keep us posted. God Bless
  2. Sorry to hear of your issues bud. Did you serve in War or what are the issues to have caused your PTSD? Were you ever Diagnosed by the Military or VA DRs? What is your 50% SC For? How long were you in Service and What was your Jobs along with where you Served? Do you have VA Brain Scans or any other Hard Medical Evidence that can support your claims. Good luck and keep us posted. God Bless!!
  3. Update: I received the BBE last week. I was denied the Increase for PTSD and kept at 70%, but my VA MH Doc is completing the DBQ as we speak. The claim moved to fast to get that Completed in time. So I will see what the DBQ says and go from there As far as the A&A, weird thing is it was Denied due to it stating that I met the Guidelines but am currently listed as Having a VA Caregiver, which is my wife, and She is being paid at the Highest Tier. I am assuming that the VA is saying that they dont approve Both, either one or the other. I will look more into it. I am 100% Permanent, So I really submitted this Claim to challenge the VA and get them off my Back. They have been Reviewing the Hell out of me Since Last Year, again even though I am Permanent. So though the process and exams were brutal, I am glad to make it thru the Claim, and show the VA that I am not going to sit back and take the Crap!!! Hell I am having yet 2 more surgeries over the next 12 days!!! Thanks all for the support and God Bless
  4. Congrats on the claim bud, but please make sure that you are not using any form of illegal drugs. 1) In the long run is not good for you, can actually make your MH matters worse, 2) The VA has been known to use this against Veterans in a bad way. Good luck and keep us posted. God Bless!!!
  5. c&p

    No CUE bud, as stated above. I was 30% for scars for 3 years, then a few months ago the VA reduced me to 10%. and I have quite a few scars, from alot of surgeries. It is very hard to get over 10% for scars bud. I never go the Appeal route, takes too long in my opinion. If the medical evidence is there, I reopen the Denied Disabilities and all but one were Granted SC at High %s. I always tell Vets that nothing speaks louder at an Exam then Hard Physical Medical Evidence. Good luck and keep us posted. God Bless
  6. I have TBI and Migraines due to multiple Concussions while Active. I was diagnosed thru the VA with multiple Brain Scans. Since you did not receive a Diagnoses in service, you need a current VA Diagnoses and there are multiple kinds of tests that can be performed to verify the migraine issues. Nothing speaks more then Hard Medical evidence when it comes to the VA. Good luck and keep us posted bud. God Bless
  7. I am Post 9/11 and VA pays my wife on Highest Tier to be my Caregiver. The A&A is a totally separate pay and program bud. If you qualify for A&A that is what should be good for now. As far as the Caregiver program, I have talked to alot of people at the VA that believe the Program will not be available to the older Vets, due to the fact that most of them are of Age to Apply for SSDI and the SSA has a Caregiver Home Care program as well. Prior to the Recent Gulf War, Vets came home disabled at a Rate of less then 2 out of a 100 per VA Stats, and yet Gulf War Vets are coming home almost 4 per 100, thus more programs are being created for the OIF/OEF Vets. Sadly the VA is so Overwhelmed and behind the race, that the Govt can not even keep up. What is the status of your A&A? Have you had the Exams already? Wish you the best and keep us posted.
  8. Well my claim for PTSD increase and A&A completed today on Ebenefits but I see nothing. That whole process was quick, only a few months, but very stressful. I submitted a ton of Evidence and letters along with having to go thru 2 C&Ps. I hope that I receive the BWE next week with good news. Thanks for the support and all the info given by the positive folks on Hadit Hope you guys have a good weekend. God Bless
  9. Well my claim for PTSD increase and A&A completed today on Ebenefits but I see nothing. That whole process was quick, only a few months, but very stressful. I submitted a ton of Evidence and letters along with having to go thru 2 C&Ps. I hope that I receive the BWE next week with good news. Thanks for the support and all the info given by the positive folks on Hadit Hope you guys have a good weekend. God Bless
  10. Yes Sir, I have had multiple Reviews and Exams, even though I have multiple Mental Conditions they are all rated under PTSD. In the Mental Health world there is a big difference from MDD or Adjustment Disorder to PTSD. Just part of the Process bud. I have Submitted DBQs and a ton of Evidence, but the VA always makes me due C&Ps, and sometimes more then one for the same condition that I applied for.
  11. Great to hear you got the Good News Finally. Truly wish you the best. Keep us posted and God Bless my Friend!!!
  12. Well my claim moved to Prep for Decision this morning. All you guys have posted alot of Great Info. I just wish that I understood the SMCs like you guys. I talk to alot of Vets at the VAs and they always tell me to apply for this or that, I just dont understand it all. This whole process has been so stressful. Along with the fact that I am having Surgery on Friday this week to Have an Implant put in to make my Bladder work correctly. I am SC at 40% for the Bladder issues, so I guess I will put in for Temporary 100% and a New Claim for an Increase as well. Thanks alot guys for the Support. I Love all my Fellow Vets, and God Bless!!!
  13. Just hang in there bud. My current claim filed around same time as you, just went to Prep for Decision as well. Good luck and God Bless
  14. USMC, It is hard to tell at this point. My Current Claim just went to Prep for Decision as well. I have had over 10 claims by now, and some finish faster then others. Good luck and sorry to hear of your hardship. Keep us posted and God Bless
  15. The VA can complete one of your conditions and defer the other. Really hard to tell with Ebenefits. My claim is at Review of Evidence currently. Just try not to let the process wear you down. Good luck and keep us posted