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How to Get your VA C-File


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    • Fully Developed Cue
      "There are no in service treatment records of bipolar disorder.  My first hospitalization for it was 5 months after discharge." Sorry if I asked before but was that hospitalization at a VAMC?   "PTSD is the only way to service connection because of it being presumed."  "Direct SC for bipolar would be a hard fight indeed. " I sort of disagree. The chronic presumptives regs refer to psychosis but Bipolar unlike PTSD ( and anxiety disorder) might fall under those regs as a chronic presumptive.: https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/38/3.309#a "Direct SC for bipolar would be a hard fight indeed. " I had a bipolar vet friend . No one ( he had the DAV) ever suggested that he obtain his Personnel records in addition to his SMRS. He finally followed some of my suggestions. I went over the 201 file carefully to see what he got a Captain's Mast for.And why they threw him into the brig. We took the research to his VA shrink and the shrink wrote up a brief IMO.This had been a long standing claim and was at the BVA. His retro was almost 1.4 of a million. We couldn't  use the chronic presumptives, because he did not file a VA claim for many years . He certainly didn't have PTSD. These are two different MH issues.    
    • Mental Health C&P
      Andyman, I'm sorry you have had such a rough time with your VA claims.  I saw your other post too and you have just been running up against issue after issue.  Hopefully, I will get lucky and my ratings will reflect my exams.  All of my exams went really well from what I could determine but after reading so many horror stories here I am trying to refrain from setting my expectations too high.  I feel like I am being lulled into a sense of comfort and safety and am going to be attacked any minute  LOL.  It just seems like it's all a crapshoot.
    • Fully Developed Cue
      I like it, but suggest one thing.  Judges are very full of their own ego.  Always ASK them, never tell them.  But use leading questions, to be sure.   I would not use the term "undebatable fact".  While I agree this is likely accurate, the judge wants to decide if its undebatable and not you.  (no offense meant).   Its OK to say, "The RO decision does not dispute....." Or,  "The RO decision dated xx-mm-yy has already conceded that...."    I try to never put my opinion in there.  If you read the VBM, they often "undersell".  They dont say things like its an absolute undebatable fact that...._____" ...because then the lawyer can say..oh yes we debate that so called fact.   But use their own words against them.  The RO decision stated, "xx yy, facts a, b, c".  However, Dr. S, stated on 11-14-08, " not a, not b, not c".  There fore, the decision was in error in that it was in conflict with the medical evidence.   Its just a suggestion.  
       
    • Confused --- what am I covered for?
      Just my opinion but you can go to the VA rather or not you have private Insurance  they may ask you if you have private Insurance or not but you can still use the VA for medical treatment  As for as your % it don't matter if your 10% or 100% the medical part it does not matter what your rated they do have a small co-pay if your less than 30% I believe. However  only for Dental Treatment you need to be 100% if you have a myhealthvet account you can go to ebenefit's and check on your current ratings.
    • How does one continue ?
      Gastone the only thing about going to view your C&File  is how long it takes to go and read through every page. I viewed my C-file about 15 years ago at the Waco Tx RO...and they watched me like a hawk  made me nervous, every time I took out a page to read the guard as you will  came closer to see what page it was....it was nerve wracking and  kinda pissed me off. And after you read it they can make a copy but on that particular page I had it and didn't need a copy of that one...its just hard to view your C-File while they stand over you like he did with me. broncovet  good information from Att Chris Attig, but time is very important here, I think we will just file the claim without viewing the C-file If  he don't get it in time  before he has to file the ITF/ FDC Claim... it probably be denied...we were trying to prevent the NOD & Having to go to BVA....The reason for Requesting the  C-FILE over a year before filing.
    • Highly Perturbed Of C&P Exams
      Hey there pink kitty, sounds like your examiner was cut from the "deny Vets their just due benefits" cloth!  I've run into a few of them, and one was even a Vet himself! Semper Fi
    • DRO hearing
      " Did Dr Bash state any rationale in the IMO that should have warranted P & T for the 100%? " Yes he did. He explained that my condition would not get better but worse in many ways. He also explained and showed them proof of this with my 2nd EMG study I had which went from 1st EMG "Bilateral Radiculopathy" to 2nd EMG "Chronic Radiculopathy and now with Bilateral PolyNeuropathy". Yes my POA finally asked his supervisor and they both agreed with me in stating that this is in fact a CUE. What he is going to do is ask the Rater to CUE himself and I told him to at least try to make a deal with him about the P&T. The Rater told him the other day that if I did not get a new exam he would deny me no matter what. BS because this should have been rated back in 2013 whenever they decided on it in saying that it was no diagnosed. That was their reasoning. This is BS because Dr. Bash diagnosed it in 2012 only to have the VA in latter 2013 finally come out and say the bowel issues are related to my lumbar spine injury. That was pretty much it on their reasoning, nothing else. So this morning they did not have my hearing because the RO wants me to get a new C&P exam. Nope I refused and told my POA that this is a CUE and if the RATER doesn't want to admit its a CUE I will in fact appeal it straight to the BVA, no matter if I have to wait until 2018!!! I don't care I am not going to get low balled any longer, I've already let them low ball me on the ratings on my legs which I am still thinking about appealing.
    • C&P Exam Completed [Bad Vibe]
      My ebenefits says preparation for decision with a completion date of tomorrow the 27th. I feel that was very quick for a decision.  Anxiety has officially set in.
    • Mental Health C&P
      jlduty, Hmmm, your exam sounds like the nearly exact opposite of mine. Not only did my examiner come across as not interested in the real reason for the exam, he wanted me to tell my VA MH dr to refer me to a pill pusher, as he(the examiner)thought it would really help me.  I did not tell my doc that, since we had discussed that months earlier, and he said if he feels I need pills, he will refer me at that time.
    • Sleep Apnea Granted
      Something smells trollish...

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Maurice

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Hello my Hadit.com Friends, Is it a lot easily to get benefits from SSA if you are a Disable Veteran rated 100%? I need help. Good Luck with your claims

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Our experience was that it was (100% schedular rated, not TDIU), however, just to tip the odds a bit more in our favor, we hired Binder and Binder to represent my husband. Applied in September 2007, got the award letter in March 2008 that benefits would begin in April 2008. Much of the information Binder requested was of its own making, their own forms, questionnaires, etc., for both my husband and his doctors, so we essentially answered a lot of questions before the SSA asked them. Also, we sent in copies of C & P exams from the VA, as well as documentation that my husband was rated 100% disabled.

So, although there are no guarantees, I would make sure the SSA was aware of your VA status, and vice versa (should the VA ever call you in for re-examinations).

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For some getting SSD is pretty easy, and for others it is very difficult. I believe that at present their is a large backlog of SSD claims just like the VA. It is common for people to have to get lawyers for SSD. You can apply and then if you are denied then get the lawyer for the appeals. Just remember the SSA will only approve you if they believe you cannot do any kind of work for at least one year. You have to wait 6 months from the time the SSA decides you became disabled to get paid if you are approved. Then two years after that you can get medicare part A and part B.

I got SSD in about 4 months without an exam. I was lucky I think.

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I would say yes. Apply, be sure to send them your VA approval showing your 100% approval....if you were granted IU; all the better. Just in my opinion, don't worry about an attorney the first go around, my SSDI was approved very quickly without any questions or even an exam but it is different for each case.

Good luck.

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Purple and John are both correct, you don't need an attorney and many applicants try it alone on the first go-around. In our case, we wanted to make the first attempt as strong a shot as possible. The attorney only wins when the applicant wins, and there's a cap on the fee. In our case, we didn't have any retro due, so we paid the fee out of our pockets after all was said and done, $1,000. I looked at it as an investment that paid off.

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Thanks you for all of your answers. Good luck with your claims.

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When I was awarded 100%, I hired a lawyer and applied for ss disability,I was 60 years old. The judge was a real bad guy. The vocational specialist they had said I was not able to hold a job. The judge denied it, called me a liar, said the va was wrong awarding me the 100%. We took it all the way but with what he judge wrote, we did not have a chance. The terrible thing is that the judge or whoever had all the info place on google and all the other search engines. When someone enters my name all this comes up including the part he calls me a liar, and that I should not have been awarded the 100%. He was the one that lied, he added some things that were not true. Just a bad guy. I am now 69 and this is still on the internet, I know of no way to get it taken off. I just hope my grand kids do not see it.

So be careful, if you get the wrong judge, this could happen to you. Good Luck!!!!

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Do you get SSA retirement now?

If so- this is probably the same amount the SSA for disability would have been.

There are lawyers who take on internet crap like this-

I had a problem like this myself-along with a few other people- the perpetrator was the same person- who in each case had gotten some info on us from Ancestry web site and then manipulated it into something else-unfortunately a former hadit member here got involved in this on the old board and suggested he would investigate me himself-for benefit of hadit- what a joke- I have been run thru the FBI 4 times-twice for jobs and twice for my daughters Top Secret clearance- no one needs to 'investigate' me.This was a former hadit member I had trusted to even come to my home-twice-

he never returned to hadit-when he realised he himself was a potential suspect too- but I found the actual perp before the detective did.

I hired a private detective- long story but it only took days to resolve my problem and never happened again in my case-

one of the people harmed I believe sued them in court and one of them, a Priest-didnt want to make waves-and did nothing about it.

If you are named directly in this internet stuff -it sounds like libel and slander.

Ironically after I resolved my problem months later a lawyer opened practice at

Letchworth where the beautiful state park is here in NY not far from me- and his sole focus is on internet crime.He can be googled.

Forget his name- you should not take this- the Judge should be reported to the Attorney General in your state and you should attempt to take legal action on this.

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Hi Bertha, I am scared to do anything, I sure do not want to stir things up and have my 100% taken away. I have had it 9 years and 4 months. I sure do thank you for you comment's. I will be 69 soon. Could not do with out it plus I have a wife who has had 4 strokes and I need to make it i believe to 10 years so that if I pass away, she will get it.

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Sorry Berta, I spelled you name wrong. I do get ss now and it is the same as it would have been. Thanks again.

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