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    • My husband died in motorcycle accident
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    • Ebenefits Claim Status????
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    • VSO
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Award Letter

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Veterans, I have a award letter from service ,dates of service are stated on award letter, the award letter states you service of us navy Is p&t for your term of service ,I have no listed medical In the award letter.to collect on any medical compensation the award letter just states you are p&t total. for your tetm of service, If I am right I shoud not be In the navy at all I served 8 years, and have proof of In hospital for 9 months, also on award It Is stated this award Is granted for no hospital or Injury or recuperation, now hospital daily records show the 9 months in hospital In the line of duty. I am trying to get award letter back to the date I went into navy until I was dicharged from navy, I would also like to ask,what Is the best way to go? also have copy of my navy discharge I was not present for medical exam for discharge, all this was found in my navy records, I think a legal cue, should bethe main issue the jag tried to get records from varo. they did not respond to his request, however the jag stated he did not need records and stated let me do my job, there Is a possibleably he his getting infromation from washington va thanks for your help and I am 100 % for what I have no Idea va never sent me a copy of what the 100% was for, just the award letter and full term of navy iS P&T

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maybe,someone will come along and help you because i don't have the least ideal what you are talking about.

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Veterans, I have a award letter from service ,dates of service are stated on award letter, the award letter states you service of us navy Is p&t for your term of service ,I have no listed medical In the award letter.to collect on any medical compensation the award letter just states you are p&t total. for your tetm of service, If I am right I shoud not be In the navy at all I served 8 years, and have proof of In hospital for 9 months, also on award It Is stated this award Is granted for no hospital or Injury or recuperation, now hospital daily records show the 9 months in hospital In the line of duty. I am trying to get award letter back to the date I went into navy until I was dicharged from navy, I would also like to ask,what Is the best way to go? also have copy of my navy discharge I was not present for medical exam for discharge, all this was found in my navy records, I think a legal cue, should bethe main issue the jag tried to get records from varo. they did not respond to his request, however the jag stated he did not need records and stated let me do my job, there Is a possibleably he his getting infromation from washington va thanks for your help and I am 100 % for what I have no Idea va never sent me a copy of what the 100% was for, just the award letter and full term of navy iS P&T

Johnson, let us do some digging and we will get back with you.

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Step 1: The VA takes your medical over the day after discharge.

There is no compensation for any disability while on active duty. They will pay you from the date of separation. Did you have the issue when you went into service? Help us to understand this question a little more.

Thanks

J

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my va disability was retroactive to the day after the end of my enlistment, i don't know that this has changed. i think the earliest retro date you can get is the day after the end of your enlistment but others chime in here

Step 1: The VA takes your medical over the day after discharge.

There is no compensation for any disability while on active duty. They will pay you from the date of separation. Did you have the issue when you went into service? Help us to understand this question a little more.

Thanks

J

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Original claim filed within one year from separation

will have effective date of day following separation.

carlie

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Step 1: The VA takes your medical over the day after discharge.

There is no compensation for any disability while on active duty. They will pay you from the date of separation. Did you have the issue when you went into service? Help us to understand this question a little more.

Thanks

J

no I did not have this condition when I went In to navy , however on smr It Is listed that I have hypertensive cardiovascular stated as old, and not found on entrance exam . have my c&p record the va doctor,states hypertensive cardiovacular the exam has heart ekg listed. I have the exam ,papers as stated stamped hand written on file pending this Is dated an stamped 12-3-93 on 1-3-94 I get a letter from va stating we are working on your claim , on the bottom of this letter It Is hand writted no new evidence needed desision already made, 0n 2-11 94 I get a letter from va stating we have denied your heart condition as this did not show you had this condition In navy. I have proof of my hospital stay 9 months,have copy of medical treatment for ear Infection,I do think the I nfection went into my heart, I got 3 shots of peniclllin every day for 9 months also a strange rash came on myface chest,arms, at this point I am placed In Isolation, on this medical report found In files , there Is no name no ss number , the doctor has stated If we cannot clear up this Infection you will get a medical discharge,I did not get a medical discharge, on report of chronolical record of medical care It clearly states honorable discharge not present for physical exam, this Is signed, and with that I am out of navy this Is why I question the award letter granted for you term of service for no hospital Injury or recouptation I did file a legal cue claim, va failed to accepted or open this claim however my papers come from va all signsd dated and stamper with va stamp this Is why I went to the jag on base, he can get papers we can,t get I guess they have a way of getting records, as I stated he did request records from va va did not send records jag stated I really don,t need records, see the jag on the 14 of nov.what does the navy or va think I was doing for 9 months knitting socks for the crew? thank you all for this needed help Johnson

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no I did not have this condition when I went In to navy , however on smr It Is listed that I have hypertensive cardiovascular stated as old, and not found on entrance exam . have my c&p record the va doctor,states hypertensive cardiovacular the exam has heart ekg listed. I have the exam ,papers as stated stamped hand written on file pending this Is dated an stamped 12-3-93 on 1-3-94 I get a letter from va stating we are working on your claim , on the bottom of this letter It Is hand writted no new evidence needed desision already made, 0n 2-11 94 I get a letter from va stating we have denied your heart condition as this did not show you had this condition In navy. I have proof of my hospital stay 9 months,have copy of medical treatment for ear Infection,I do think the I nfection went into my heart, I got 3 shots of peniclllin every day for 9 months also a strange rash came on myface chest,arms, at this point I am placed In Isolation, on this medical report found In files , there Is no name no ss number , the doctor has stated If we cannot clear up this Infection you will get a medical discharge,I did not get a medical discharge, on report of chronolical record of medical care It clearly states honorable discharge not present for physical exam, this Is signed, and with that I am out of navy this Is why I question the award letter granted for you term of service for no hospital Injury or recouptation I did file a legal cue claim, va failed to accepted or open this claim however my papers come from va all signsd dated and stamper with va stamp this Is why I went to the jag on base, he can get papers we can,t get I guess they have a way of getting records, as I stated he did request records from va va did not send records jag stated I really don,t need records, see the jag on the 14 of nov.what does the navy or va think I was doing for 9 months knitting socks for the crew? thank you all for this needed help Johnson

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Original claim filed within one year from separation

will have effective date of day following separation.

carlie

I do have the original claim , filed within the 1 year,this Is signed however va would not sent me my records, over the years I sent my letters to request recored, I have the qrignal claim ,va wrote NO RECORDS FOUND, I have proof of what I fax, I did not get 100% until 2004,, The correct date should be 1993-or-1994, doctot report of c&p Is dater 12-11-93. the letter dated no new evidence needed Is dated 1-2-1994, on 2-11-1994 Iam denied for my heart Jonson

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Johnson, you are currently 100 percent.

It appears to me you were paid from the day after separation from the Navy.

Do you know what the 100 percent rating is for?

If you have other issues that can be attributed to service, then you may be able to pursue additional benefits like Special monthly compensation for serious disabilities.

You should get your records and also get an Idependant medical opinion for the Heart issue. Sone infections are known to lead to heart diseases.

You can directly ask for them from Saint Louis and bypass the VA.

Hope this helps.

J

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Johnson, let us do some digging and we will get back with you.
THANK YOU ALL JOHNSON

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Johnson, you are currently 100 percent.

It appears to me you were paid from the day after separation from the Navy.

Do you know what the 100 percent rating is for?

If you have other issues that can be attributed to service, then you may be able to pursue additional benefits like Special monthly compensation for serious disabilities.

You should get your records and also get an Idependant medical opinion for the Heart issue. Sone infections are known to lead to heart diseases.

You can directly ask for them from Saint Louis and bypass the VA.

Hope this helps.

J

I did get In touch with St Louis, my navy files are missing, St Louis stated the were loned out ,and never returned they stated we are looking for them as soon as we find file, we will sent them to you this was over 2 years ago, and I have no Idea of what my 100% Is, the award letter only states the va finds you are total & permanent for you service and the dates of enter In to navy to discharge full 8 yeard, P&t no I did not receive any compensation from date of discharge the on original claim I have found In records, not receiver until 2003, states no records found, I did have a P&t done at the va, In 2003, the Doctor report of 2003 comfirms heart condition, and does agree with the va p&t of 1993. to this day va will not respond to my questions of the awaer letter terms Johnson

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johnson i find your posts confusing, i think you may be best served discussing this with your poa since you have one and you seem to have your a lot going on.

I did get In touch with St Louis, my navy files are missing, St Louis stated the were loned out ,and never returned they stated we are looking for them as soon as we find file, we will sent them to you this was over 2 years ago, and I have no Idea of what my 100% Is, the award letter only states the va finds you are total & permanent for you service and the dates of enter In to navy to discharge full 8 yeard, P&t no I did not receive any compensation from date of discharge the on original claim I have found In records, not receiver until 2003, states no records found, I did have a P&t done at the va, In 2003, the Doctor report of 2003 comfirms heart condition, and does agree with the va p&t of 1993. to this day va will not respond to my questions of the awaer letter terms Johnson

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johnson i find your posts confusing, i think you may be best served discussing this with your poa since you have one and you seem to have your a lot going on.
Thank you T-bird,for your fairness to understand,I am trying very hare to get my lawyer to file a 38,cfr 5109a ,thank you and all veterans for your service, to our great counthy, Johnson

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