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  1. flore97 Incase you didn't know? IU is no longer consider a claim for increase or condition increase you must file a IU Form...as oppsed to them giving IU because of a claim for increase.
  2. flores97 is this about your recent claim? or an older claim that you Sent in a NOD? I am not sure what you mean about A DRO Hearing if they are going do deny? You need to request a DRO Hearing then they send you a letter letting you know the DRO Hearing was accepted and let you know when and where the hearing will be. .....>after a denial. DRO hearings are to help with a decision after NOD and you elect the hearing for the DRO To decide your claim, they use your existing evidence that you have, but either way if they deny or approve you can still disagree with their decision if you don't like it , this in when you get a SOC and the DRO is finished & the claim then goes to the BVA after filing the I-9 and you have got your SOC. then its out of the DRO Hands Have you heard anything about your recent claims? It seems to me from what I've read with your post recently it is reasonable to think or expect a grant on the IU....If you requested IU? some times they just combined the ratings and fail to inferred the IU, you need to ask for the IU with P&T...With all your medical evidence I can't see why they will deny you on any of your S.C. Conditions They should do the right thing and either rate your conditions above the 100% chronic to SMC'-S 1 H.B. or inferred the IU with P&T Plus give you the SMC-S 1 you have the medical evidence to prove you need these ratings. Hang in there!!! jmo
  3. Thank you Ms berta. Yes I understand about the veteran with new hearing aids, new modern technology is getting super better for the hearing impaired , my hearing aids are about 4 years old now and time to get new ones. Veterans can have their hearing aids replaced every 4 years via VA and should. I've had 5 new hearing aids over the last 20 or so years and it seems they are getting better and better, I have the kind that you can fine tune a box that comes with the aids hangs around my neck & bluetooth ready and can be programmed to the TV so I can watch TV and the sound comes through my aids directly ,but I can't set it up to the phone for some reason?...were working on that, the last time I had an audiologist to program my hearing aids she did it with her using her voice in another room and talked lowly & Louder until I could hear her ....I have a little machine devise hook up to the phone (home phone not Cell) that displays the incoming voice by message I just read it & that makes it a little eazier to talk on the phone with people...its how I talk to my 6 year old grand daughter, but it don't work with multi conversations....to confusing to keep up with. that has worked better with my hearing aids, even though I have them at the highest setting...without my aids I can't hear anything...well its all just mumbo jumbo to me. this profound hearing loss I have has really put a strain on my social life. I decided NOT to have the surgery for C' Implants...to many compilations for me and besides they cut the ears plum off and re attach them...I said heck no no one is cutting off my ears. eh! so I just learn to read lips the best I can and live with it. & having chronic PTSD don't make things any easier. One of my reason coming to hadit every day it gives me something to do and I read better than I can hear if that makes a lick of sense? and with hadit I'm not so lonesome.
  4. I agree with fierydomain call or email your congressman or The VA Under Secretary to see what they can do to help its ridiculous for a veteran claim to just sit and gather up dust until someone finally decides to help. we just need to put a fire under there butts and the upper big shots can do just that...we just got to let them know.
  5. yes I believe they rate the TBI's as to the severity of the damage caused the VA has a rating type criteria they use and I think its like Mild to moderate, Mild to severe and Severe to profound severity ... something like that especially when this event happens rather or not it knocks you out over a 30 minute period or longer because more damage is done the longer your knock out from the blast or from what ever the trauma that occurred at the time. It can be strange the way this works...like I had a good buddy of mine from Vietnam the VC had started their nightly harassment pounding down incoming mortar rounds on the compound, he was out of the bunker and a round hit just as he was diving into the Bunker and shrapnel went into the bottom of his feet through his boot sole into his feet and he has bad headaches from this still today but they say he don't have a TBI because he was not actually knock out. We never thought about TBI's back then we were all just glad he was a live. but I'm not exactly sure how to prov a TBI? & its severity I was reading about TBI's one day and my memory just ain't what it use to be anymore....so please do your research on this.
  6. I listen to the show last night Ms berta , I had a hard time understanding a lot of it even though I had my New Bose headphones on my hearing words is just not any good these days,I sure was wanting to call in and talk with you guys but I know its frustrating having repete everything twice, I Enjoyed the show and was supprised at the statistics from Texas, & Waco Tx is my R.O. i mention to my son Ms T mention him and me on the show , he was supprised she remembers him and said to tell Ms T hello and any time she needs some help with Hadit web site just let me know He loves what Ms Tbird is doing for all the veterans with Hadit and hadit should be a top notch Training site for all veterans recognized by the VA. Matter of Fact every time I go to my VAMC i have to pass the VBA office and I pass out Ms Tbirds Hadit cards and tell the veterans to go to this site they can help you with your claim if your having problems, I don't get into a big discussion with them because of my profound hearing loss I read lips mostly but I do pass out the hadit .com cards I printed off. I enjoy John & jerrel too they give out some great information, I just wish more and more veterans on hadit would call in and just to visit or say hi if nothing else....its good to let you guys know what a great job and the help you all give the veterans and to be notice for it or a pat on the back goes a long ways....the information is priceless...and very badly needed. I don't know what I'd done if it was not from Hadit.com and people like you and Ms Tbird John & Jerrel and some of he other Hadit members. I miss a lot of the old ones you guys mention last night on the show too. Me Carlie and Stretch just to mention a few. Great show last night I had a few laughs with you guys last night...especially when John mention he was going bald he knows because all his friends are starting to call him kojack...LOL that was a good one he he eh Thanks to Everyone!!!
  7. Get your VR&E Counselor to write you a letter stating its not feasible at this time to retrain this veteran due to his S.C. Disability's.....> that will help you get the IU. 21-8940 Apply for IU SOON AS POSSIBLE AND ASK FOR P&T BE GIVEN TO YOU. CHECK HERE ON HADT FOR THE INFORMATION USING THE TDIU FAST LETTER AND WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. https://asknod.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/fast-letter-13-013-001.pdf I Believe you will be Awarded this benefit.
  8. Just based on my QTC experience getting your C&P Exam, I ask the QTC Examiner when can I get her report ? she said it will take a week for QTC to get the exam results back to the VA then they will make a decision & after a decision is made your Rep or who ever is Representing you will send out a letter to let you know of the unofficial decision , it is at this time you can check with the VBA for a copy of the exam. My Rep was the DAV. I did just that. Eve though a decision was made, if a denial I have the exam to see why! but this is not much help at this stage, when you get your denial they explain why in the Reasons & Basis of What We Decided'' So Actually if you get a QTC C&P Exam your going to have to wait to get your copy of the Exam.
  9. This will be a very special show,please call in and give your story how hadit.com has helped you, also you can ask Ms T Bird questions and if you ever wondered how she got the Name T Bird...just ask her..she will let ya know there's a story behind her Name so call in and find out. Jerrel &John will take your call after you call the callin # just hit 1
  10. SAXMAN You can check with the VBA (Veterans Benefits Administration) office at your local VAMC & Request a copy of your last C&P Exam from QTC. (After your decision)...this helps you with your NOD.
  11. http://www.qtcm.com/Pages/home.aspx
  12. Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs from a sudden blow or jolt to the head. Brain injury often occurs during some type of trauma, such as an accident, blast, or a fall. Often when people refer to TBI, they are mistakenly talking about the symptoms that occur following a TBI. Actually, a TBI is the injury, not the symptoms. How serious is my injury? A TBI is basically the same thing as a concussion. A TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe. These terms tell you the nature of the injury itself. They do not tell you what symptoms you may have or how severe the symptoms will be. A TBI can occur even when there is no direct contact to the head. For example, when a person suffers whiplash, the brain may be shaken within the skull. This damage can cause bleeding between the brain and skull. Bruises can form where the brain hits the skull. Like bruises on other parts of the body, for mild injuries these will heal with time. About 80% of all TBI's in civilians are mild (mTBI). Most people who have a mTBI will be back to normal by three months without any special treatment. Even patients with moderate or severe TBI can make remarkable recoveries. The length of time that a person is unconscious (knocked out) is one way to measure how severe the injury was. If you weren't knocked out at all or if you were out for less than 30 minutes, your TBI was most likely minor or mild. If you were knocked out for more than 30 minutes but less than six hours, your TBI was most likely moderate. What are the common symptoms following a TBI? Symptoms that result from TBI are known as post-concussion syndrome (PCS). Few people will have all of the symptoms, but even one or two of the symptoms can be unpleasant. PCS makes it hard to work, get along at home, or relax. In the days, weeks, and months following a TBI the most common symptoms are: Physical Headache Feeling dizzy Being tired
  13. you need to send them any medical evidence you have VA or Private. if you used the VA for health care go to the FOI Office at your VAMC and request all your medical records, anything that pertains to your claim send that if not send the records anyway, same for private records send those in too. Send them any information that will help substantiate your claim, you can do this on e benefits upload your Documents and push send, or you can send in by snail mail with return receipt.
  14. I agree with Gastone also when the clinician makes wrong statements in the MHV Notes or does not mention them the Veteran can call them on it via secured messages...the clinician usually makes an Addendum useing *** to clear things up example: Yes I failed to put that in my notes I made a Addendum*** I do think that Mr Veterans injury was incurred in military*** or what ever the case maybe. jmo