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    • Yesterday afternoon on what was a really bad physical day for me I got a call from my lawyer, asking me if I had received anything from the Dept of Veteran Affairs...I said no I hadn't checked my mail yet.  He had received a Summary of Case pertaining to my appeal. He said it stated I was rated at 70% for a mental health condition and it went on to say the total amount and the amount withheld for him my lawyer. He was very pleased. However, I was confused. I wasn't sure why it was only about one condition I assumed maybe all the other conditions were differed as I have heard has happened to other Veterans. I checked the mail box on my way out and read through everything in a parking lot and that same feeling from four years ago came back to me, I was denied on all of my physical conditions for a second time, after the Decision Review Officer pretty much told me my case seemed to be clear cut. With the SOC a form 9 was sent. For the denial each one stated that the examiner said my condition was less than likely caused by my time in service and that the condition should get better. My lawyer said he was going to review the SOC when he got a copy. I know I will need a really good IMO or IME that will show the problems I have still bother me and have not gotten better, I just I don't know. It feels like they gave me a large rating on their hiccup and decided to skip the rest. (For anxiety and depression my C&P examiner said I did have a mental health condition rated at 10% but I was denied in the end without being given a reason)  I know I should be happy about my win but it has been really difficult for me. My husband (also a Veteran) who has not supported me in my fight with the VA is beyond thrilled about all this. I tried to explain to him that it's not about the money it's about getting treated for my conditions that are service connected.  The summary of case I received says the decision was made on July 20th, I didn't get anything that says what my current rating will be but being already 30% I reckon I'll be bumped up to 80% Nothing on E Benefits has changed, it still shows that my appeal is open. Does that happen often?  Would anyone be able to tell me if I will be getting a new copy of my AB8 or is that something I'll have to call in for?  I haven't gotten any retro yet but I'm not worried about when that will happen what I would like some insight on is when I'll start receiving the new increase, if the award was decided on July 20th would that be early enough to begin getting the new increased award amount in August? Little Timeline Discharged in June 2010 claim filed previous month July 2012 denied all conditions approved for TB September 2012 NOD filed August 2013 VA deleted my NOD and a new one was immediately filed they claimed it was done wrong lawyer error September 2015 DRO face to face at ATL RO July 20th 2016 decision made Thanks for reading, Natalie
    • I personally would never correct a C&P examiner no matter how bad or incomplete I thought it was going.  I too, had a C&P where the examiner should have measured a scar, but didn't.  So, when they tried to rate, they couldn't and I had to go to a second C&P for measurement.   When I got my decision (a win), the second examiner added a claim for acne, which was service connected.  Which I never claimed, but he found in my med record. FWIW, the second examiner was better than the first, but you don't get to choose, and its a lottery, but, Telling someone how to do thier job, especially in the VA where your claim can go away for a long while, is probably not a good idea. But you can diss-agree (NOD) and thats fair game, because thats the way they play,  Or reopen with new evidence, as I have done. Hamslice  
    • Do some homework on your C&P examiner and find out all you can about him. Why some C&P Exams are not as good as others...  I hope the link comes out ok. My point is, find out all you can about who/what your Drs. are;  especially if the VA contracted your C&P to an outside firm.. The contractor  may or may not be looking out for the veteran.  Below is one of the firms contracted with the VA to do C&P's.   My first impression of this firm is that they may not have the "most experienced" DR's to preform the VA C&P.   Note I did not say they are not good DRs, only they might not have the knowledge of conducting a "VA PROPER"  C&P. One of my friends had a C&P done at this contractors facility and the DR. was not interested in any of the material he brought with him.  Basically my friend sat there in front of the DR while he entered/looked at a bunch of stuff on his computer..  Asked my friend a few questions, looked at his scars(did not measure them) and that was about it.  30mins later the exam was done. Oh yeah, he asked my friend if he had any pain..  This C&P was a result of a NOD he filed on his original claim denied for SLE (Lupus) . VA denied the claim without scheduling a C&P for him.  Will be interesting to see his results of the C&P Home About Us Services Our Clinics Physician Opportunities Employment MSLA News & Links Veterans  Call Us Today Toll Free 866.4.MSLACA MSLA Clinics Special Contracts Worker's Compensation Become a Veterans Affairs C&P Provider Become a Veterans Administration C&P Provider   Help Our Veterans by Becoming an MSLA C&P Provider Medical Support Los Angeles (MSLA), A Medical Company contracts with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct compensation and pension (C&P) evaluations in California, Nevada & Hawaii.   Current Opportunities  We are constantly recruiting independent examiners in all areas of specialty to join our provider network. Various work schedules are available, including evenings, weekends and part-time.  Our Medical Director and Quality Assurance staff will provide you with necessary training to become a registered and qualified C&P examiner.   What is a C&P examination? C&P examinations do not involve treatment and each evaluation consists of reviewing the veteran’s subjective complaints (history), followed by the examination.  The examiner completes the appropriate Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQ) that is utilized in the disability evaluation process.  DBQs contain check boxes and standardized language to streamline the process enabling providers to capture important information needed by VA to accurately evaluate and promptly decide Veterans' claims for benefits. Why Choose MSLA? No administrative burden or collection hassles. Industry standard payments of provider services that is promptly processed. Providers have independence to focus solely on conducting the highest quality examinations/evaluations. Our staff schedules all examination appointments; provides examination instructions/directions by letter to each Veteran; and each Veteran is assigned a caseworker to help them through the examination process.   We Look Forward to Working with You We would love for you to be part of the MSLA Team that aspires to take care of those who have so bravely served our country! If you or any of your colleagues are interested in serving our Veterans, please complete the provider contact form or contact our recruiting department at: XXX-XXX-XXXX. Help Our Veterans by Becoming an MSLA C&P Provider   Medical Support Los Angeles (MSLA), A Medical Company contracts with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct compensation and pension (C&P) evaluations in California, Nevada & Hawaii.  
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    • I've had a few C&P exams go in my favor that I really thought the doc either didn't care or was incompetent. I say that because they just asked me questions and I answered them.  I was honest in my answers, but they did no exam to confirm my statements. Off the top of my head, my deviated septum and BPH were rated without the doc doing any type of exam.  All they did was ask questions.   I agree with waiting until it shows up on the blue button.  

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I checked around and did not see anything posted about myhealthvet. Hopefull it is ok to post this here

About My HealtheVet

My HealtheVet (MHV) is the gateway to veteran health benefits and services. It provides access to trusted health information, links to Federal and VA benefits and resources, the Personal Health Journal, and now online VA prescription refill. In the future, MHV registrants will be able to view appointments, copay balances, and key portions of their VA medical records online, and much more! My HealtheVet is a powerful tool to help you better understand and manage your health.

Personal Health Journal

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    • Wallet ID Card – Print your personal information on a handy, pre-formatted wallet card for convenient reference. It also has open spaces for you to list allergies and other critical medical conditions.
    • Military Health History – Record important events from your military service, exposures you think you may have experienced, and assignments related to your health history.
    • Medications, over-the-counter drugs, herbals and supplements – Record the name, starting and ending date, prescription number, and dosage.
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I checked around and did not see anything posted about myhealthvet. Hopefull it is ok to post this here

https://www.myhealth.va.gov

so why did u post this?

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so why did u post this?

Initially I was hoping that posting about myhealthvet would be informative to Veterans who are not aware of this site. As with my post what the site is all about is posted and self explanatory, I use it and find it helpful.

As this site indicates 'Veteran to Veteran" but if that means no posting of informational information then forgive me, delete the post if you wish.

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Ouch LOL

You made the mistake of not complaining before you posted I guess

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SSGMike.Ivy,

Welcome to this site. Any information for veterans is appreciated. I signed up for myhealthevet at the VFW National Conv. a couple yrs ago (SLC), but have not yet looked into the available services it provides.

Yes, this is a VETERAN TO VETERAN site and any one can use or not use any info provided here.

Welcome, and I thank you for your service to our country.

Ed

Edited by Toposurveyor

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Welcome,

Your first post was good. There are vets that don't know about that site,

there are vets who have forgotten about myhealthevet, and there are vets that don't play well with others, if they are in a certain mood.

Hope you stick around.

jmho,

carlie

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