Sgt. Wilky

First Class Petty Officer
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About Sgt. Wilky

  • Rank
    E-5 Petty Officer 2nd Class
  • Birthday 09/14/1980

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  • Location
    Northern Colorado
  • Interests
    my family, coin collecting, my church, Shooting

Previous Fields

  • Service Connected Disability
    80%
  • Branch of Service
    Marines

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  1. Absolutely what Berta said; although, the VA fast letter meant absolutely nothing to the VA. But don't assume the VA will take care of you, because they'll find ways to not.
  2. Yes, file the claim. You'll have to go through the regular motions of getting denied, but if you show enough hearing loss, the VA will provide you with hearing aids, even if you don't meet the standard of compensable disability. There is financial compensation, but you have to show a compensable disability for it (at this moment, I don't know what it is). The VA denied me (after being in artillery for 8 years-surprised?) and I appealed and won based on a DRO review. The audiologist screwed me over. That particular experience is what led me to the conclusion that C&P exam doctors aren't there for you, but for the VA and that has been validated several times over. I would file the claim. My hearing aids help tremendously. I'm rated at 0% for hearing loss, but it helps get the tinnitus under control so I can hear myself think and hear those around me.
  3. After winning my case (after an 8 year battle) I too waited several months for my back pay. I got fed up and emailed the Secretary of Veteran Affairs @ robert.a.mcdonald@va.gov and kept the message short, simple, and sweet (don't be a jerk)! Within 3 weeks I had my back pay. Semper Fi Brother. Sgt. Wilky
  4. A whole crap load of back pay is posting to my account tomorrow!! Thanks Hadit.com veterans for all your encouragement and assistance!! Semper Fi, Sgt. Wilky
  5. Hey everyone, Just a quick update! After constantly checking Ebenefits with no update, I finally called the VA on Monday and asked them what was going on. They gave me some song and dance about this, that, and the other, but last night I logged in and it was updated to reflect my 80% SC rating, and just as importantly, my effective dates weren't messed with! All my grants were effective as of July of 2008! So, now I know for sure that my back pay is being worked on as I type and hopefully it won't be too long before my family and I have it in our hands! It should be large five figure sum of which we will put on our house and I will probably drop down to part time work! The eight year wait is almost over!! Semper Fi, Sgt. Wilky
  6. Exactly. The evidence was there all the time, they just chose to ignore it. Consequently, it'll still be another year and a half before the claimant is actually paid.
  7. It seems Ebenefits is back online now.
  8. So, I heard from a nice lady at the Denver RO just a bit ago. She said she received my "Dear Bob" email and she has someone working on it right now. She said I should hear something about my back pay next week. I also have to go in for another or couple C&P exam(s) to determine ratings. She also stated that she was glad I emailed them because my file had been sitting on a remand desk and they "missed" the partial grants. I think it'll be a little longer than a week, but at least I was able to force the ball to move! Semper Fi!
  9. Thanks guys, for all your responses. I haven't heard or seen anything yet. Still have my fingers crossed. Semper Fi!
  10. Just received an email from the office of the Secretary which stated that his office has received my email, and has forwarded my inquiry to VA Leadership for review and direct feedback to me. So...who knows what that means, but perhaps they'll call me after reviewing my file and tell me what is taking so long to get my back pay and implementation. I should be at 80%, not the current 60%.
  11. Thanks guys! I contacted his office yesterday afternoon via email and will let you all know how it goes! Semper Fi, Sgt. Wilky
  12. And I did too! Hopefully I'll have as much success as you did!
  13. I sent an IRIS request back in late January and received the typical canned response. I went ahead and emailed the Secretary yesterday afternoon.
  14. Hello All, Some of you may know, and I'm hoping for some advice... 5 months ago, I was granted SC for several issues with a minor remand for issues that reach back to my original filing date of 2008. I'm looking at tens of thousands in back pay. I've heard neither hide nor hair from the VA regarding my SC grants, back-pay, or anything for that matter since the original SOC from the BVA. I work with lady here who used to be pretty high up in the VBA and came to my place of employment after a stressful time at the VA. She told me that BVA cases should be implemented within three months and that my five month wait time is the apparent exception and NOT the rule. She has the Secretary's Chief-of-Staff's email address and she said he responds to help veterans. Has anyone else gone this route? Would I be digging my grave by doing this? She also said that she would go that route because she has, and to do it before going through my Senator/Congressperson's office. My County VSO told me to suck it up an continue to wait through years 9/10. I'm f#$%^&* tired of waiting. What's the consensus amongst Hadit? Semper Fi, Sgt. Wilky
  15. I would submit those files as additional evidence as soon as possible so they can review them!