Thanks for your time guys. I currently have a claim in and have all of my C&P exams on 16 September. I claimed sleep apnea secondary to ptsd but they didn't order a c&p for it. Is this good or bad? I went to my private sleep specialist and had him fill out the dbq and he provided a nexus statement and I submitted that in the claim. I sort of feel like they already want to deny it and that's why there's no exam.
I claimed tinnitus, left knee condition, ptsd and SA second to ptsd. C&P's for all the others except SA is scaring me. I had to have surgery on my knee and when. I woke up in recovery the orthopedic surgeon had diagnosed me with presumptive sleep apnea and told me to get to the doc for it. I submitted that paperwork too as well as buddy statements about the symptoms and onset from my roomies and one from my wife (a nurse). Are there any chances of an award here?! Thanks!
A Good Friend of mine of 45 years wants me to help him & his daughter file his first ever claim he is 80 years old.
and never ever filed a claim for anything from the VA, His son is no help at all and I was going to help his son file a claim but he told me the hell with the VA..They got him some(the son) hearing aids and they didn't help so he through them in the lake..I stopped have conversation with him when he said that. I know that kind. come to find out his son never served...wtf?
I told them I would help there Dad but he will need to go to a Dr...for IMO & NEXUS I'm not sure what he wants to claim but he has high blood pressure and being treated for aneurysms , he has other aliments too and one I tihnk is PTSD he stays in his bedroom and won't go any where these last ten years and is very unsociable.
I mention to his wife he seems to have PTSD Symptoms , he was not in any conflict I believe he was in Germany and I don't know what his MOS was but he has hearing problems and never been tested..I will look at his STR's and request his C-File, he supposably has his military records & DD 214.
I can help this veteran get anything or at least S.C. I will do all I can...his daughter ask me for the help...I told her your Dad will need to see a Dr..and read most of his military records...she ask me if the VA hAS limit on to how long a veteran can file for a claim I said no I sure don't think they do...if he was hurt or had a disease while he was in the military..we can file a claim for it..we just need to prove it happen during his Military service and I am hoping his records has some thing in them that will help us/him..I think he served in 1959 to 1962..so its been over 50 years now..I told him if a WAR WAR 11 VET can file I don't see why he can't.
This veteran is in real bad health and he may not last if it takes a while for them to award him anything....
I maybe asking for help...I will be getting his records in about 2 weeks.
I have a few hours of video taken while I was doing street patrols overseas. I can cut parts of the video out where the cameraman points at me and mentions my name. Should I add that to my VA claim? My MOS was a 14S combat MOS but wasn't infantry. I was made to do infantry duty most of the time. I'm concerned that the VA might think I was mostly on the base due to my MOS. I have a PTSD claim. I already have the video on a disk they can put into the drive on their computer and watch it. The video is date stamped too.
Thanks for the response L and broncovet. I do have a copy of my C-file but it's from 2 years ago and I have filed a few claims since then. The VA has the evidence but just didn't look at it. It's the same from my other claim and that's why I didn't send it in again. I just figure they would look at what they have and then decide the claim.
Always a good idea to file a FOIA request for your C-File, just "Pack a Lunch," could and will probably be 10 - 14 months before you receive it in the mail, on CD hopefully.
Now this worked for me recently and probably deserves some consideration by you. I filed a "Formal Request for CUE Review," (1) month after 04/16 Award letter. Just got the additional Retro Deposit and Award Letter last week, mid 05 to 08/25, not bad, think. I attached everything, about (12) or so MHV Med Records, that supported my EED Claim.
Your still waiting for the Award/Denial Letter, so your NOD clock is just starting to run. Appears from your post, all your supporting Med Records are already "Evidence of Record." I'd make copies from your personal files of everything supporting your SC Claim, complete a "Sworn Affidavit" or a Sworn SISOC addressing each piece of Evidence, then attach it to your "CUE Review Request."
At your current 80% SC, you need a significant bump % wise, to get to 90%. If Awarded, what's your conservative expectation? If you don't get a "CUE Review" determination within 6-8 months, you still have your NOD locked & Cocked, ready to file.
I didn't see a MH SC listed in your post, that probably takes an IU claim off the table.