Thanks for all of the replies and advice. I contacted Attig by filling out a consultation requests. I know they're busy, but I gave them a deadline to contact me. Did not even receive an acknowledgement from them. I did however, receive several emails telling me about how great their firm is and to buy their ebooks. I know firms are busy, it's frustrating enough for Veteran's having to wait years for the VA to respond, it's equally frustrating to feel like you're treated by some firms, the same way the VA treats us.
I will contact some other firms, who want my business and care about helping me above whether or not I'll be a cash cow for them... Nothings free, but everyone deserves to be treated with value...
I have a claim in with numerous things old and new. After having a 2 QTC's with same Dr for MH and TBI. My MH disabilities that I am claiming are now gone and now there is a new request for records and all that is left in my pending claims is TBI and my secondary injuries. Could the VA split my claim? or what do you think is happening?
When I go for C&P exam I gird my loins (David in the Bible) and prepare for war. "There will be blood" usually mine. These guys are not your friends and can smile in your face and be killing you. The VBA is just an uncaring organization whose only reason for being is to see how little they can hand out to disabled vets IMO. What Buck is saying is true. You act nice and they act nice, but it means nothing. Evidence is all. You should not have to submit IMO's but it is the easiest way to get a claim moving.
ok I got all my ducks in a row with it.. I take it to a legion rep, he says he will lose his job if he submitted it. and then my state rep says that is the last step if the nod doesn't go through.
I was also told if I submit a cue and it doesnt go through there is no appeals no nothing, I lose my benefits for it!? is this true!?
Yes, yes, yes, and again...yes. Not because you "need" to, they will tell you to your face that they have all the pertinent information on hand. I know because I was told this, said I will send anyway, reaffirmed that I don't need to...sent copies of SMR and such, claim was denied anyway. Examiner claimed on the C&P report that he DID NOT view my SMR. And so then, neither did the RO, who had the copied SMR entries filed as my evidence.
IF you don't send them, they will definitely not look at the electronic copy on hand to see what's what. And if you do send them, they may or may not look at them anyway. But then at least you will have covered all your bases.