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    • Miss Figured EED?
      Questions regarding EED? Vet gets denied claim for  SC 1997...Refiles claim, 1998 vet gets Service Connected  but 0% . Now in 2001 vet refiles claim and is increase to 50%...  (from 0% to 50%)  2003 vet files for increase and has C&P  after the c&p...c&p examiner sends VA letter saying this vet should not been S.C. because he never had any of this disability while in service  or any medical records showing documentation he was seen for it while in service.and furthermore vet was given an exit exam  from military service and was consider healthy and not what he is claiming .  I recommend this Veteran be reduced  at 0%compensation and with draw his Service connection Completely......Sign Dr  xxxxxxx  30 years experienced Medical Dr.  2003 Vet gets letter of Proposal to Reduce him, vet files NOD Request DRO Hearing at his RO, vet goes to his DRO Hearing  with new &material evidence, and letter  from Private qualified Dr receives a favorable  IMO  & letter from Voc rehab declaring this vet unfeasible to retrain because of his S.C. Disability, vet gets notarized lay statements from family and friends...and Veterans own statement! DRO Agrees with this Veteran and sees his disability in person, and initiates an expedition and ask VSO to file TDIU Claim for veteran and is awarded an 10% & 60%  increase to his disability  and with a 90%combined increase  using the  CFR Extra scheduler (b)  Vet is Awarded IU with P&T  and no future exams schedule this disability is of chronic and of nature  an increase is warranted and not  decrease  the examiner that proposed a decrease will not be warranted,  veteran has proved his SERVICE CONNECTED Disability  and  it goes on and state what te DRO used as evidence and with a rating specialist at his hearing  it is Obvious this Veterans disability is REAL. Question  they gave the Vet EED Back to when he filed for increase in 2001 the year he was Service connected? instead from the increase dating back to 1998 ??? After a S.C. is established  don't the EED begin at that date  even if a 0%?? ...Shouldn't they have went back to 1998  the date the vet was Service Connected?  
    • PTSD Denied NSC - Schizophrenia NSC
      Berta - Here is the rating decision.   We will accept the disabilities granted for his battle wounds, but disagreement is with the PTSD and Schizophrenia being declined as service connected.   They were completely mute on the Agent Orange symptoms we claimed.   The C&P exam performed in April was not included with the VA papers.   I don't know what the Examiner said about his physical and mental condition.   Need help on this: Do I indicate acceptance of the 40% SC ratings decided on his battle wounds and also indicate we're filing a NOD with the NSC decisions for PTSD and Schizophrenia on the same "Statement in Support of Claim"? I need to get an expert involved for our NOD and a new claim for Agent Orange since they completely overlooked that -- A rep at American Legion wants to take it on.   Do I go this route or go to an attorney? Will QTC give me a copy of his exam?  Or do I need to go through the Request for VA treatment records again through Saint Louis Records? I need to get him another dr exam to show evidence of his current Agent Orange symptoms.  Should i get an IMO ? I want to make sure I am chosen as his Fiduciary -  there is a form for this that I presume I send in on line. Rating Decision 5-16-16.pdf
    • C&P Examiner Pushed Me...FORCED
      understand totally i was treated the same way.  does anyone know anything about the c & p ortho doctors in san antonio tx
    • C&P Examiner Pushed Me...FORCED
      understand totally i was treated the same way.  does anyone know anything about the c & p ortho doctors in san antonio tx
    • Sleep Apnea Claim
      Original poster  the VA Should give you a C-PAP to use and all the equipment need to use distilled water. Anyone that has Sleep Apnea /OSA  needs to be using a C-Pap/Bi-Pap machine. For some  reasons the VA is turtle slow on getting VietNam Veterans their C-File....but some do get their C-File within 3 /4 months. I guess the C-file for us Vietnam Vets got lost in the mail room.  Next Month (June) will be a year for me and I requested it twice during this last year...and not a word from them..I do have the greencard receipts I need my C-file bad  I wonder if it has been didtized and on CD?  Could I make an Unexpected Visit to RO? And  ask for it that way? jmo ....Buck
    • Increase of MRSA from 0%-? unknown, having c&p exam on tuesday
      Do they go back to the date of the original claim? im just curious, ive had this infection, since i was in the army, and it was and is horrible, losing jobs, and such. thanks in advance
    • Osteoarthritis in right knee
      Never say never, but here is your dilemma. In order to get service connected you need either a presumptive condition, which osteoarthritis is not a presumptive condition.Or, you need the following: A service related event or condition, a bridge from that service related event or condition to a current diagnosis that is severe enough to be determined to be disabling. So, if you can get a private doctor to fill out a disability benefits questionnaire  VA FORM 21-0960M-9 then you might have a shot. It would be very helpful if the doctor inserted remarks that stated he believes the condition is directly related to your military service. Even then I wouldn't be surprised if it was denied. As you stated the osteoarthritis is mild. Mild is usually not considered disabling, but all they can say is no.  One other unrelated point, but one worth mentioning. You cannot receive compensation pay and retirement pay at the same time. For example, let's say you get $1100 a month in retirement pay, and $200 a month in compensation. Then you get $900 a month in retirement pay and $200 a month in comp for a total of $1100. The benefit being the $200 is tax free. Now, if you can get the $200 comp as CRDP or CRSC then you could get both the retirement pay and the comp at the same time for a total of $1300 a month.
    • My C&P Results and why i'm disturbed
      In 2012 I EAS from the USMC and began a career in Law Enforcement. Like many of us I started the process of VA disability claims where I had issues which nagged me. Shoulder, knee, and back. I had 2 shoulder surgeries while active on my left shoulder and have been babying my right shoulder due to inflammation issues and restricted ROM.    I met with the VA in Dec 2013 for my initial C&P examination where I explained the symptoms of my issues and conducted a ROM examination. I was provided with a 10% rating for Patello Femoral Syndrome in my Left and Right knee. 10% for my right shoulder and 10% for c-spine bulging disc. This is the minimum rating for pain.    I just recently started a new claim for an increase and was examined a couple of days ago. My initial exam was as follows Knee  Date 2013 a. Right knee flexion Select where flexion ends (normal endpoint is 140 degrees):  [X] 100 Select where objective evidence of painful motion begins: [ ] No objective evidence of painful motion  [X] 80 b. Right knee extension Select where extension ends: [X] 0 or any degree of hyperextension (check this box if there is no limitation of extension) Select where objective evidence of painful motion begins: [X] No objective evidence of painful motion No limitation of extension c. Left knee flexion Select where flexion ends  [X] 90 Select where objective evidence of painful motion begins: [ ] No objective evidence of painful motion [X] 90 No limitation of extension Shoulder a. Right shoulder flexion Select where flexion ends (normal endpoint is 180 degrees):[X] 60  b. Right shoulder abduction Select where abduction ends (normal endpoint is 180 degrees): [ ] 0 [X] 5 Based on the above, I should be at a higher rating for both shoulder and knee. But, I was provided the minimum of 10% for pain. My most recent exam is as follows.    Knee Date 2016 Left Knee --------- [ ] All normal [X] Abnormal or outside of normal range [ ] Unable to test (please explain) [ ] Not indicated (please explain) Flexion (0 to 140): 40 to 55 degrees Extension (140 to 0): 55 to 40 degrees   Shoulder  a. Initial range of motion Right Shoulder -------------- [ ] All Normal [X] Abnormal or outside of normal range [ ] Unable to test (please explain) [ ] Not indicated (please explain) Flexion (0 to 180): 0 to 70 degrees Abduction (0 to 180): 0 to 40 degrees External rotation   I don't know why I was provided the bare minimum. But it is extremely disturbing. I hope they make things right by increasing my percentage this time around. I may have to stop working because I am constantly out due to issues with my knees and shoulder.   
    • C&P Examiner Pushed Me...FORCED
      I can relate. I just recently went in for an increase for my S/C knee & shoulder issues. The examiner forces me to continue movement in my shoulder and knees after I told her I was in pain. She told me she would document the degree of movement where I felt pain and notate that the remaining movement was while in extreme pain. FALSE!. I reviewed my C&P exam and noticed she didn't document it and instead documented my ROM throughout the pain where I specifically told her I was in extreme pain. Now my shoulder is extremely inflamed and I cannot move at all. On top of that, they gave me the minimum rating for pain 4 years ago on my initial rating where my results showed the bare minimum for range of motion. I should've been compensated fairly, but I was instead provided the minimum.   best of luck to you

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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.

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

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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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.


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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.



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Well, I'm never in the mood to "play well with others".... so I just sit behind this keyboard & monitor and cause havoc across the internet...

(Um joking!.............. Kinda.)



I just signed up for MyHealtheVet a few weeks ago.... and I can say this about it... it's not fully automatically updated (YET), but I do appreciate the services it DOES provide...

Hey the "emergency card" along was worth signing up for it in my eyes.

Plus it's a great way to refill prescriptions vice going into the Pharmacy.

I def. rec' registering for the website.

Good post.


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SSG Mike:

Thanks for the post for some it will be the first time they learn about it. As more Vets use it it may get better. Being able to refill prescriptions and keep vital stats handy is worth the cost of registering :angry: Just kidding its free but you have to watch a short film and get the people who control patients records to ok you getting into the system.

Evidentially they are supposed to make your clinic tests and appointments available. It was due out early this year but you know the VA.

Maybe we could talk about some uses and benefits on Hadit so that we can all learn more.


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Isn't "Myhealthvet" an oxymoron?:-)

No more that MyHealtheVet is.

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I have been using it to order my meds for over a year now, it makes it easier to order them calling the numbers in was a pain in the @@@ I have 41 prescriptions clicking the check mark is a whole lot easier instead of taking over an hour to order my meds every month it takes about 2-3 minutes now.. maybe I should sign that thing and take it to the hospital so they will post the names of the drugs instead of just the script numbers lol one thing at a time

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Sgt Mike

Also enroll in "In Person Authentication"

Go to

scroll dn to myhealthevet click on it and once there,then click on "In Person Authentication" watch a 10min video w/Bo Derek, dnld VA Form 10-5345a-MHV fill it out. On your next visit to the VAMC go to ROI (release of information) office and have them put you into the system. You must first join myhealtevet in order to enroll in In person Authentication.Eventualy the VA will have most of your info on line at this site along w/the pharmacy prescriptions for refills on line.

P.S. You gave good info Sgt Mike...

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I do view this in a somewhat positive light, but my main concerns are privacy and security. As we all know the VA has had several episodes of personal data breaches.

If the site is hacked, all personal medical data is there along with our DOB, SS#, address, Phones numbers, and our first born red headed child.

The positive is that I think it will help the VA be more efficient is some way, I.E. RX’s

PS, I have no problems with red headed people.

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Monday I tried all day to access myhealthe to download my bloop pressure and glucose readings for my Doc appointment on Tuesday. I was online at 9 AM and than I was kicked off and the site was down the entire day. I sent an email and here is the response I got. It was a complaint by the way.

I apologize for the problems that you experienced with the website.

When we take the site down for scheduled maintenance, we do post a

message on the home page, both before and during the maintenance, however on

Monday the site went down unexpectedly due to firewall problems at the

department that hosts our site. We were not aware of the problem until

later that day, as the site was still accessible within the VA

network. This was a very uncommon occurrence and we do not expect it to

happen again.


Message from user: Peter J. Sawyer

Reply to email address: Reply to phone number: xxx Subject of this Contact: Other [DOB not required]


Yesterday the site went down when I was trying to access to input

information which I print to take to the Doctor. It went out at 9 AM Dallas

time and was not back up all day.

Is there anyway you could give a heads up when you are going to take it

down? This is not the first time it has not been available.

Its really no good to me if it is not more reliable.


Your experience with the My HealtheVet web site is important to us. We

would appreciate a few minutes of your time to complete this brief,

confidential survey

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Yesterday I saw a news segment that talked about how the Brits 'look down' on people who have red hair, including a member of the Royal Family.


Since I'm not banned from the VA, online stuff anymore the prescription refill is very convenient.

But, the VA still refuses to prescribe anything that I really need.

Paid another 45 dollar co-pay at the local pharmacy today.

Just the co-pays will run me several thousand this year, up from 2 last year.

Gotta love that VA for the best medical care.


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