paulcolrain

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  1. ive always looked at the Date of appeals that the BVA is working on that is posted to the customer service website for the BVA. then you look at your Docket number. so if working on November of 2013 and we are in march 2017 thats another 2 years Before they start working on 2015 appeals... just my view
  2. I ALSO GOT TO SAY,,,, DIDNT THE BVA COME OUT WITH A FAST LETTER DIRECTING THE RO TO CHANGE THIS? LIKE I REMEMBER AT SOME POINT READING THAT,,, IF THE DOCTOR OR THE C+P CANT PROVE THAT IT DOESNT CAUSE A SECONDARY THAN THE 50% RULE GOES TO VET... IN OTHER WORDS FLIP WHAT Dr. SAID. SO ITS NOT THE CAUSE BECAUSE IT ONLY CAUSES HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE FOR A MOMENT OF PAIN... WELL THEN,,,, ISNT THAT A CAUSATION OF SECONDARY THAT GIVES TO VET? I MIGHT LOOK INTO MY OWN CLAIM NOW.... LOL...
  3. THINK OF THIS ONE.... IF THE BOARD OF VETERANS APPEALS TELLS THE REGIONAL OFFICE THAT THEY MADE A MISTAKE THEN THE APPEALS TEM WITHIN THE REGIONAL OFFICE GETS BUT HURT BECAUSE THERE SUCCESS RATE GOES DOWN AND THEY DONT GET A BONUS! SO LETS PUT IT THE OTHER WAY. DRO INSIDE THE REGIONAL OFFICE IS IN FACT ALLIGNED WITH THE RO SO IF THEY STATE THEY ARE WRONG THEY ARE TAKING BONUSES AWAY FROM THERE OWN PEOPLE THE PROBABLY DRIVE SHARE WITH.
  4. I am beginning to believe that the entire VSO-vet rep POA idea is a crock. IVE BEEN TRYING TO START A THREAD ON THIS BUT I KEEP GETTING SHUT SOWN.. IM SO CONFUSED ON HOW THEY WORK FOR US IF THERE MONEY COMES FROM OUR ACTUAL WAITING AND THERE NUMBERS. ANOTHER WORDS,, IF VETS DIDNT WAIT THEN THERE NUMBERS WOULD BE LOW THEN THERE PAY WOULD BE LOW AND THERE INFLUENCE WOULD BE LOW
  5. i believe you im just realy stunned because IVE NEVER HEARD OF A DRO MAKING A DECISION ON THE DAY OF A HEARING ??? COULD BE WRONG BUT NEVER HEAR OF IT!
  6. so i started this because i was trying to show that if you go for a DRO review you miss the Date for a BVA hearing Docet Number. now of course if you get a good response from the DRO review than cool but if not your 2 years behind the 8 ball now as i see it. IM DOING THE MATH AND,,, if you req in 2015 got in 2017 and still wondering... lets say you didnt do DRO. so in 2015 you would have requested a BVA hearing with all the same evidence. now we are in 2017 so you would be only like 1 year away from an adjudication or remand. now that being said,, if you dont like the dro hearing answer you still have to get i9 certified by BVA as the date you sign it after your DRO hearing so you will have an additional 4 years to wait. all need to remember.. just because you appeal that does NOT MEAN YOUR APPEAL DATE WITH THE BVA IS YOUR DOCKET DATE. YOUR DOCKET DATE IS THE DATE AFTER YOU CERTIFY YOUR I9/ SO YOU COULD APPEAL AT THE RO FOR 10 YEARS BUT WHEN YOU BRING IT TO THE BVA YOU ARE BRAND NEW.
  7. https://iris.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3033/kw/3033/index.htm THIS IS A LINK FOR VETS LIVING OUTSIDE US. IT HAS ANSWERS. I DONT THINK IT MATTERS WHICH ONE YOU CHOSE. YOUR HEARING DATE SHOULD HAVE HAD A TIME AND PLACE?
  8. i have similar back issues. DJD and nerve. i did try this as well. i put in for hypertention due to pain and i got a denial. the denial stated from Doctor ( wich i dont believe) said, all medical dictionaries state that chronic hypertention is not a secondary due to pain its only a brief of high blood pressure. in other words,,, they said that hypertension needs a reason and pain is not the absolute cause. you will need an IMO directing that it is due to pain for you.
  9. now the bva customer service site today is stating... Currently, the Board is generally distributing cases to Veterans Law Judges for adjudication with docket dates up to November 2012.
  10. this is today's customer service site statement Currently, the Board is generally distributing cases to Veterans Law Judges for adjudication with docket dates up to November 2012.
  11. id sugesst same. also find a way to get an MRI of spine... make sure the Dr. are using Tool to get true degrees of flexion not just eyes or perception. also read up on radiculopathy online and see if you have any of the symptoms.
  12. Bronco, i understand remands but again when you read the citation you see the entire case. anotherwords,,, if this was a remand than the remand happend after 2014. if the backlog now on the website states january of 2013???? again how did this happen and many like it.
  13. The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs reviews veterans' programs, examines current laws, and reports bills and amendments to strengthen existing laws concerning veterans and the BVA https://veterans.house.gov/ twitter is,, @HouseVetAffairs all the congress persons who are on the comity are listed and the twitter accounts are there to.
  14. whats strange is,, fiscal year end 2015 report for BVA was submitted to Congress. same for 2016.... but No one noticed??? like why is there absolutely no news on this issue?
  15. a complete circus. it was almost designed to do before they met with congress... i noticed this a month back as well. its absolutely crazy. now the va is blaming congress isntead of just doing the job they get paid to do.