oh hamslice you are something - below is what I found on the RACC
1Only sensitive files belonging to current and former VBA employees, relatives of VBA employees, Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs), and high government officials should be transferred to the RACC. Sensitive files belonging to Veterans Health Administration (VHA) employees, National Cemetery Administration (NCA) employees, attorney fee cases, and cases deemed sensitive due to media issues should be maintained at the local ROJ.
2The St. Paul Regional Office is the primary RACC; Milwaukee and Philadelphia Regional Offices serve as RACCs as well.
Ok, I got a partial decision last week. Along with the decision letter, I got the usual stuff, the 4107 (your rights to appeal our decision), 21-0958 (instructions) and the "Where to send your written correspondence" piece of paper.
Also, I got a piece of paper that says, NOTICE St. Paul Restricted Access Claim Center, cover letter.
Apparently, if I send a appeal or nod, I'm supposed to use this cover letter? I think? Not sure?
First, that (St Paul) doesn't jive with the where to send paper.
And second, am I special, or something? Probably something,
The only bad thing about all the different kinds of insurance is, esp. the VA, they are going to ask for that information every time. I bet they can slow the whole insurance industry down too, including your timely payments which may make you delinquent in your payments.
Being over insured is stupid, but the paperwork aspect is a huge cost that I never see considered, esp. with the VA. If there was something backed by USAA (auto insurance), that would make it easy for me and I'd pick them. The VA may not actually be bad for primary care, except you need physician training, lol, and emergency care would not yield even to those who had physician training.
A huge problem with the VA healthcare is they hear, see, or speak no evil; and that ultimately may cut their usefulness completely out of the picture (100%) once SSDI is obtained. That is definitely one BIG problem with VA healthcare and why you see so many Sad Sacks in the VA Hospital.
well I heard through the grapevine
that SSA change some guidelines for 100% veterans in 2008 and use the VA Evidence to approve the SSDI Claim...how true that is I don't know??
but back in 2003 when I got TDIU P&T I filed for SSDI and was denied twice....they said my evidence did NOT Qualify to SSA guidelines to be totally disabled and denied me...so I waited until I turn 62 and applied for early SS Retirement and get 957.00 month
but here lately I been thinking about refiling for SSDI b/c I'll be 65 on my next Birthday..if I live that long?
I may hire a Good Experience SSDI Attorney...still just thinking about it...I know I need to do something pretty fast...I would like the medicare Insurance for outside health care and second opinions rather than count on the VAMC.
Good Luck to you Reiredat44