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    • Footnote One Nehmer (A0)
      38 CFR 3.307 (a)(2) is thrown out the window. They treated me for malaria, but just like described in all medical journals, when a victim is already infected, they "will have a reaction to chloroquine". The VA is denying every reason for me being hospitalized for a month. i told them before I was even admitted as an inpatient that I was eaten alive by misquotes because I had no net the first night or two in the Delta. A month for a chloroquine reaction? Really? Who would believe that? An entire month? A few hours, even a day, but a month? No what! sorry Berta, but it is still just a cover up, hiding the facts, and denying a large retro pay. That is all it has ever been.  Whem my claim was denied, they said Agent Orange "DID NO DAMAGE", and there was "THERE IS NO CAUSAL RELATIONSHIP YET ESTABLISHED///stop there. "Yet established". My claim was denied because they knew in 1968 that the diseases in the Delta were rampant, to the point it was affecting military operations. So, in my denial they did not list a single presumptive condition that is now law. Not one. Nothing was coded.  Time to lawyer up it seems. The VA is wrong, and every last cent I have will be spent proving it, it looks like. Time for the media!
    • Question about NOD wait time after applying.
      II will add this  if your homeless and have or show good reason you need your claim adjudicated  for hardship  they are suppose to speed up/ Expedite   your claim within 30 days.  other than that  they will take there time... The process of changing over to the digitized world is what is slowing down all the claims now...hopefully next year the change over will be done.
    • Question about NOD wait time after applying.
      Wayne Usually after you send in your NOD Request  DRO Hearing  it depends on how many  hearings is ahead of you?...I was let known about my Hearing in 2 months  when an where and time it would be after I sent in my NOD requesting the DRO Hearing.  but it just depends on how busy they are...my last claim  Waco RO sent my claim to Salt Lake City to have a decision made...this was last Jan/Feb 2016 The only explanation I can give  is the rater that read what your C&P examiner wrote down  ''skip your evidence'' he must not have read it?, ...what was their reason for denying your claim the first time? Anyway this is why we Have the DRO Hearings  its better to get your claim decided at the RO Level than wait in line at the BVA.  So the DRO can sort through all this and read your evidence you have now & Listen to you. and its your chance to tell him what you had at your C&P Exam ''clear evidence was right in front of him/her'' why was I denied?? you mention/ show a DRO that and I'll guarantee you will walk out of there knowing that your going to win your claim or increase or what ever....evidence is the whole key to winning your claim. Usually if a DRO Says I'll let ya know in 60 days  after your hearing this is not a good sign  because there unsure of a decision...and it could take a year or two or three. if you don't hear from them in 60 days after your hearing  I'd bug the hell out of them. until I got results.  you can say you did your part now do your part and make a decision on my claim  so that other veterans can get there claims adjudicated as well. Thank you Sir. Its just that some raters & C&P Examiners choose not to read it. I ask a DRO at my hearing one time after the Hearing was over  I ask him why in the hell didn't the C&P Doc read all my evidence?  and by him not reading it obviously I was denied...I ask him what will happen to that examiner? will he get fired? he said probably not...I said well what about all the lies he stated at my exam  will those documents go into my C-FILE ? HE SAID UNFORTUNATELY Yes they will but will never be used against you in any claim you file as this has been adjudicated  once adjudicated they can't go back.
    • Question about NOD wait time after applying.
      Navy 4 Life.......I requested a DRO Hearing.......I read a lot of opinions on here saying DRO Hearing is the way to go so you can challenge the evidence eyeball to eyeball in person.  My question is if my EVIDENCE submitted to DRO is clearly evident that a disability increase has exceeded the criteria for an increase why would I even need to wait all that time on Waco backlog (12-24 mos) for a Hearing date when clear cut evidence sits right there in front of him/her right now?????  This is the question I am still trying to understand / seek out if clear evidence makes any difference time-wise on an NOD to be granted an increase, and thus a Hearing would no longer be necessary (I assume) unless they simply wish to be blind to the evidence and facts to play out the string until a Hearing is set Thanks Wayne. 
    • Is this a cue?
      Ok i'm 100% now as of septermber 2015 but i was wondering my original claim I won sleep apnea and lost depression and anxiety. I filed an apeal for anxiety and depression and also filed a new claim depression anxiety secondary to sleap apnea. well 9 months went by and then they just closed my claim i called they said i had an appeal in for the same thing. I canceled my appeal refiled sleap apnea and depression secondary to sleap apnea and won. I took a break because all this has taken a toll on. me and i had been a 4 year battle because claims use to take 2 years. I think i should of won my original claim, is there anything I can do about this. thanks for all the advice
    • Question about NOD wait time after applying.
      Right now I think the hold up is them getting all documents digitized. The VA was suppose to get the wait time down to 125 days at the end of 2015..they missed that goal and now it looks like at the end of 2016. VBMS is a web-based, electronic claims processing solution complemented by improved business processes. It will assist in eliminating the existing claims backlog and serve as the technology platform for quicker, more accurate claims processing.  .........Buck
    • Question about NOD wait time after applying.
      I filed my NOD November 2014 and I inquired through IRIS and Under Secretary for Benefits in January 2016.  I got a hearing February 2016 with WACO.  I had the DRO hearing and I think it went well BUT now I am awaiting the decision for over 3 months. WACO is about 12-24 months for a DRO hearing. Did you request a DRO hearing in your NOD?
    • PTSD-MST Treatment(s)
      Yes - please utilize the above link- I had to write the statement for the Parole Board to assist in denying the parole for this inmate.  I made a lot of mistakes with my claim but self education has been essential and being proactive. God Bless.
    • PTSD-MST Treatment(s)
      mkah - check out this article  How to Write a Stressor Statement for a PTSD Claim for Veterans Disability Compensation

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Crsc Claim Denied

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I just received the denied letter from the Air Force for CRSC. I am 30% disabled from VA as the result of spinal injury/surgery. There was not one distinct event that caused my problems, but the hours of combat flying in a tight cockpit, the constant vibration, the pulling of G's, the hard landings, etc. are suspect. Anyone have any advice for success for an aviator to receive an approved claim? I appreciate your help.

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CRSC is for retirees with 20 years of service or have been retired prior to 20 years directly due to service combat - related disability-

that was

1.attributed to any service injury with receipt of the Purple Heart-

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2.resulting from armed conflict or

3.resulting from performance under conditions simulating warfare or

4. occuring through an instrumentality of war.

This program gets a little more involved than that and I have posted more info here available under a search at hadit-or go to www.defenselink.mil/prhome/mppcrsc.html

If you gain an eventual 50% SC (by re-opening or Nodding the 30% if you still have time- with qualifying period of retirement service you could then possibly be eligible for CRDP and not CRSC.

Did DOD give you appellate rights and is there some documentation in your SMRs or personnel records that would put you into the combat criteria?

Such as-did you fly sorties in direct support of combat grounds ops----

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I just received the denied letter from the Air Force for CRSC. I am 30% disabled from VA as the result of spinal injury/surgery. There was not one distinct event that caused my problems, but the hours of combat flying in a tight cockpit, the constant vibration, the pulling of G's, the hard landings, etc. are suspect. Anyone have any advice for success for an aviator to receive an approved claim? I appreciate your help.

I would resubmit I think it was last weeks AF times that talked about all the back injuried to pilots due to the same situation you describe. Go to Air force Times on line print the article out and send it to them, this is the AF Drs saying this use there own words against them good luck

jim

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ava8r

I thin Berta hit the nail on the head ".resulting from performance under conditions simulating warfare" any type of fighter training sorties always are simulating war unless you are just surging to put numbers on the board ( I am an old pro super we all know that game.) I did some more research for you and found the article I was talking about it is in the May 18th Air Force times on page 19 and it quotes Flight surgeon Lt. Col Brian Pinkston who is chief of operational medicine for the Air Force Medical support agency. If you need the article PM me with your snail mail addy I still have the paper

Good Luck and god bless

Jim

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Thanks for the help and suggestions. I did send documentation supporting the performance under conditions simulating warfare as well as the number of actual combat hours I flew. I flew 119 Combat Sorties and 20 Combat Support Sorties. I'm searching the Air Force Times now to find the article. I'll let you know if I have trouble accessing. Thanks again for your help!

ava8r

I thin Berta hit the nail on the head ".resulting from performance under conditions simulating warfare" any type of fighter training sorties always are simulating war unless you are just surging to put numbers on the board ( I am an old pro super we all know that game.) I did some more research for you and found the article I was talking about it is in the May 18th Air Force times on page 19 and it quotes Flight surgeon Lt. Col Brian Pinkston who is chief of operational medicine for the Air Force Medical support agency. If you need the article PM me with your snail mail addy I still have the paper

Good Luck and god bless

Jim

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What was the nexus (cause) that the VA used to service connect your back condition?

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Just that it occurred while I was Active Duty on Flying Status. Surgery was done at the VA Hospital in Augusta, GA in 1996. I've had residual problems ever since that are documented throughout my medical files. I've also filed a NOD seeking an increase in my disability. The VA examiner indicated no muscle atrophy and my left calf measures 2.5 cm LESS than my right. Where do they get their info from? VA examiner also indicated a normal gait. The first thing my Podiatrist said was "I've never seen anyone walk like you." referring to my limp.

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Sent you that article by snail mail today, keep it in your records incase you come across someone else needs it

Jim

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Jim, thanks so much for taking the time to send the article. I appreciate it. I'll keep it so I can pay it forward.

Tim

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