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    • When i'm asked to do a C&P i call and make sure it's scheduled with a VA doc and not an outside contractor. I'm still young and healthy enough to not to need constant care. I don't use my Choice, because that isn't in the "system". I didn't serve long enough to qualify for Healthcare until after i received my 50% SC
    • ADodge, I am picturing you as the frog that choking the Heron that is trying to eat it! You just keep that death grip on the "Heron's" throat and don't let go!!! Semper Fi
    • Hi Everyone! First, thank you to everyone through March and April that helped me through the TKR and temp 100% process! At the advice of many here, my doctors, and my VSO I filed for 2 claims secondary to my right knee. I filed SC for my left knee because the doctors expressed concern over my left knee for a TKR before the right, at that time my right knee was the only condition that was SC'd so I did the right knee and currently I am on temp 100. At the end of April I filed for SC for my left knee and for my lower back, which are the conditions that have been noted by the VA doctor. I had my C&P at the end of May, my VSO says that the C&P notes are favorable to me (good news right)? Today I checked the claim to see where it was at and it says, Pending decision approval, and then in the information needed is says VA medical center by 8/29/16, I looked at upcoming appointments and it shows that there was one appointment requested today 7/30/16. There is no doubt that my left knee is connected to my right, I have compensated on my left for years due to the pain and awkward gait of my right to the point that I have a really bad gait on my left now, and very limited movement without alot of pain, which the examiner was very concerned about. My lower back, my back hurts in what I assume is due to walking so funny because of knees and limits my ability for bending and picking up items. I filed for my dependents to be added and that was completed in May, however at that time the didnt pay me for one month because my son (who's a college student) was on spring break, my VSO went back and forth and finally the rater agreed it should of been paid, so that does show as a pending disability. Could the pending decision approval be for that one month? Although when they were approved and added  as a dependents they were not a claim for disability it was a dependent claim and didnt really show up underclaims, and there wasnt away to see the status of that the way there is to see the claim for disability. SO there was no pending decision approval or notification status for dependents at all??? How can I possibly be at pending decision approval with another request for what I am assuming is a C&P? Does this mean that they have decided on one of the conditions and wants more info for another? Is it possible that it will stay in pending decision approval until they receive the 2nd C&P results? Or is it probably in approval for the 1 month they didnt pay me on my dependent?
    • ADodge, i am keeping you in my prayers!  I pray your cancer goes into remission permanently! what have you heard regarding your appeal for an earlier eed for asthma?      
    • Part of      M21-1, Part III, Subpart iii states: To create a new Block e with guidance for submitting requests to the Joint Services Records Research Center (JSRRC). To specify that follow-up requests to JSRRC must be completed by a Military Records Specialist (MRS).   This makes me think it might be their second request (follow up) or that they never requested the info in the first place. http://community.hadit.com/topic/48901-jsrrc-contact-info/   I strongly suggest that you contact JSRRC yourself and it might be possible to even contact the person who the VA sent the request to. I do not trust VA to properly make these JSRRC requests sometimes. I just read a BVA remand whereby the VA forgot to put the veteran's unit into the request, holding up that claim, AGAIN. "how can they deny my first claim of they didn't already review them?" If they didnt review them ( and they dont appear as Evidence on the denial,) there could possibly be a CUE in that denial , possibly ...the main problem is getting the pending claim resolved favorably first.                    

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Form 21-4192

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I just got a standard packet in the mail for my IU claim, and a request for evidence for two other things I had put in a claim for that are secondaries.

This packet had copies of 6 of these forms (21-4192). "Request for employment information in connection with disability benefits."

Is it up to the veteran to send these out to their former employers or is this some kind of error, and I wasn't suppoto get these. It looks to me like it is a form for the employer/VA to fill out.

Been on SSD since jan 08, and they have all that info.

I'm confuzzled.

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It would be in your best interest to take them to your former employers and get them filled out.

VA will not approve IU without these forms.


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Some of my former employers are no where to be found. (Bankrupt/moved) That's how the oilfield is, but my proof of employment is documented via SSD....I will have to do it throught the mail for most (multi-states/areas), and is all 6 of these required or back to a certain time frame?

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I would like to have copies of those that I am able to get, so maybe this is a good thing that they require the vet to do the leg work. Don't mind that at all if it means I have proof to shove down their throat later when they screw it up somehow. B)

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Oh man, I hope my last employer isn't going to be my trial and jury. It's a big trucking company that was just as screwed up as the VA, and just by sending this into HR to get completed wouldn't do me justice. They wouldn't know some of the details of the struggles I had doing that kind of work. Most of the time I just suffered through it just like when in the service, but had to refuse loads. Worked there 6 months.

Do I need to get buddy letters similar to the ones for stressors? LOL, Just kiddin'.

I got a letter from them saying that the reason for my not wanting to work there anymore was from my not liking that kind of work when I quit in july of 07.

Maybe I'm just stressing over details with this, but I don't want to give the VA any breathing room here.

Ya Larry each page is for one employer, and they sent me six pages.

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I'm going to tell you this, then I am going to have to back out of this conversation:

The VA cross-checks with the Social Security Administration. What data the SSA has, the VA has.

Beware what you tell the VA concerning your past employment.

'nuff said?

Yes I know this and am hoping that whoever is handling my claim will see it too. I've not lied to them about ANYTHING, but am learning that if whoever is handling this doesn't understand something they make presumtions that there is deception when there is NOT. I called them on this when dealing with the regional in wyoming. I flat out said If u have something from me that ties me directly into commiting fraud then why am I not in jail yet. Needless to say, I'm not in jail.

My anxiety has given me the curse of not taking anything lightly, and have to have every concieveable angle covered. If I see a slight angle that can be blown out of context or proportion...I address it with a large degree of obsession to make sure it's taken care of.

I appreciate ur efforts to help others here, and u have help me personally in this whole process (via reading ur other posts), but please do not mistake my anxiety for deception.

I worked jobs that did not require me to be around people much, and as a result, I can see there being less than accurate data to go off in these forms that are designed to make snap judgements. I got physically ill from the anxiety and was in the ER shortly before quitting my last job at this trucking company (july 07), and most of the time in my other line of work I used all PTO time, and would just come in to do the bare essentials and take off the rest of the day because of anxiety. I either separated myself or I would get nasty over the most trivial things if I wasn't able to get away from what was stimulating it. People that I were around were scared to ask me any questions about anything because I was constantly pissed off at life in general. I would shut off my cell phone and hide. Scheduled time off I would drink myself into oblivion, and even sometimes when I was supposto be at work. I was good at hiding it. This was not documented in the form of missing days as a result of my disablity. That's what I'm wondering about, even though there were incidents that would be favorable to my claim, but who the hell is gonna remember them besides me. Some pencil pushing geek in HR that was working somewhere else at the time isn't gonna. See my point? Perhaps I should submit a statement explaining it like I did here.

Found out 5 years worth of employers is what they want. 3 are in CA, 1 in Wyoming, and 2 is here in Co. (6 forms sent/6 employers in five years. One filed bankrupcy, and is no longer in business.)

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