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    • Should I file a CUE or leave NOD in place?
      The YouTube link should be on this thread.
    • My husband died in motorcycle accident
      The 10% could have been appealed by the spouse but it wasn't. The only factual info here is that he died at 10% SC for PTSD and that he died in a motorcycle accident. I see no way the 10% can be raised. This is one of the most difficult DIC claims I have seen in over 20 years.Actually THE most difficult. It is way too soon to even suggest that she will succeed on this claim. I am concerned that reckless behavior due to PTSD can also be deemed as willful misconduct...just search DIC  misconduct at the BVA to find our what I mean. Search DIC Insanity as well....DIC has been awarded due to insanity in PTSD vets because that is what caused their demise. If he had a documented History of flashbacks,and visual hallucinations solely due to PTSD, like my husband did,  that would be different.   We don't even know if the VA will extend the time frame for her.    
    • Just got my C&P letter, what to expect?
      So Im going to my C&P, it came really quickly, and I don't have much time to prepare. What should I expect, what should I do? Its not with the VA, but an approved VA examiner. Also do they drug test, if its positive would that effect anything? 
    • Should I file a CUE or leave NOD in place?
      ROF LMFAO  Thanks I needed that laugh!!!! 
    • ratings
      YOu can put them in the disabilty rating calculator yourself, to see if your rating is correct: http://vvaarizona.org/combined_disability.php
    • My husband died in motorcycle accident
      page1006 Just speaking humm Unoffically here..K & Just my Opinion Everything looks like to me your claim will be approved, there's only couple of things I  that think will possibly hurt your claim  one is proving his  10%S.C.PTSD behavior was the cause of his death proving something happen seconds before an issue Happen (Accident) will be hard to prove  and the other is the statements from witnesses, the only chance I would think you have at all is if the Attorney can prove he had appeal the 10% and was asking for that to be increased based on a Phyistrist treatment statements and  added Mental medications. Also statements from a license PTSD Therapist  if he was in treatment at the time of his death? & Dependent on the Autopsy statements? '' Witnesses reported observing the motorcycle being operated in a reckless manner. He was riding on the rear wheel only prior to the intersection. He was wearing a helmet but the helmet was not properly fastened. The investigation indicated that excessive speed and reckless driving on my husband's part contributed to the crash. There was no alcohol or drugs found in his system.'' So proving his  10% SC PTSD (& your hubby had filled an Appeal for increase) this alone would be evidence & the reason for his death because of his uncontrollable factor   if that has been Noted as of record? So without his claim increase before his death  who's to say he would/could  have been rated at the 100% rate?  per speculation but it does raise the questions as to the cause of his death. The Specialist needs to say something in this manner After reading Mr Veteran Joe Brown records ''I believe his uncontrollable behavior  is 100% aggravated  by his SC 10%PTSD was the reason of his Motorcycle Accident  & Resulted in his Death on Date   **-**-****  This is why you may need an IMO and have  a SPECIALIST(Phyistrist) to state so in his/her professional opinion. I know you have the Attorney to help you  I just want to make sure you know all of this...sometimes you may have to lite a ''Fire''under the Attorney ''Assperalo''  then I think you will win your case. If you win you and your children should all get benefits Available  & if your disabled you can get special compensation with your DIC  or have a hardship in rasing your children. So lets all pray you got some good/great Attorneys and the don't let nothing slip by them. If you get denied read the the ''What we decided '' Reason and bases of the decision & put on here on hadit (cover name and claim #)  so we can help you MORE. I believe you can Appeal the decision & take to this up to the big boys up in Washington. I got my Fingers crossed for ya  I realize this is tough for you to go through and my heart goes out to you and your family. ....................Buck   ....................Buck
    • Veterans First Act
      This is not a done deal yet. We can still fight this! Contact your representative and let him or her know that this bill needs to be inclusive of all veterans. Let your service organization leadership  know about this as well. Please get the word out there people as time is wasting. My objective is to get veterans together on issues like this. I feel it's wrong to exclude any group of American veterans from benefits. We all served with the goal of providing defense for the USA. Thanks for putting in your two cents everyone. 
    • Mental Health C&P
      I just got the results/ratings back from a C&P exam where I felt heard. My person (who was contracted) also emphasized that it was not a therapy session and also made a referral.   my exam was for depression with eating disorder not otherwise specified. I think mine are linked together as there is so much overlap it would be difficult to differentiate.   my results were favorable in the sense that they reflected the medical concerns and impact I have felt the past five years. I haven't discussed it on here yet - as letters have not updated and I have not received my packet (disabilities on e-bennies has updated), but wanted you to know that sometimes YES they do hear you.
    • Awaiting BVA Remand for R-2
      Asknod...  Was that a yes??
    • Fully Developed Cue
      My current rating is 100% P&T for "PTSD with Bipolar Disorder, agorophobia, and alcoholism in sustained remission" I was initially 70%  PTSD with Bipolar Disorder, TDIU P&T but developed liver issues (cirrhosis).  I am almost 9 years sober today, but wanted the liver connected in case I don't make it the 10 years for my wife to get DIC. I got my treatment notes in order at my CBOC and rolled the dice with LARO, filing a new claim for "alcoholism with liver damage secondary to PTSD with Bipolar disorder".  I also went back and service connected all the contentions from the 2003 rating that I was never notified properly of, i.e. left ankle, lower back, migraines, GERD and also combined the CUE claim.  All contentions were awarded except GERD and CUE. This opened the door to appealing for an EED instead of appealing the CUE denial itself. My first malady is PTSD, various psychiatrists and I agree it was my stressor event that kicked off the bipolar disorder. I was so short in the army when the bad behavior started.  There just wasn't enough time to get caught before discharge. First hospital stay was in Germany at a German hospital, 5 months after discharge for attempted suicide.  It went downhill from there.  Many inpatient stays over the next 8 years were VAMC after I returned to the States fresh off a divorce.   I was not diagnosed with PTSD till 2011, fifteen years after my bipolar diagnosis.  

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teejay53

Tricare Supplemental Insurance

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hi all;

i have been looking for an insurance to supplement my tricare standard. so far, i found out i am not eligible for moaa, usaa or mba.

does anyone have any other thoughts for a good supplemental insurance?

i like tricare prime, but the doctor i have been seeing for over 2 years is not on the primary care list and i do not wish to change to a doctor on the list. so i am going to wait before i change to tricare prime.

i found asi (issued by hartford insurance), but it is expensive and has a big deductible, so i am going to look a little longer.

thank you for your help.

have a great day.

teejay

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hi all;

i found a supplemental insurance that i think will help with the costs from a medical bill after tricare standard pays it's portion (i believe 75% is paid by tricare standard) .

it is a supplement insurance offered by hartford. the link is below if you would like to visit.

http://www.asicorporation.com/tri_standard.html

i think i am going to get this, the deductible is $250 and the premiums are not that expensive for the coverage it provides after tricare pays.

hope this helps someone.

teejay

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AMRA (American Military Retirees Association) offers a supplemental insurance that picks up all that Tricare/CHAMPVA does not pay. ALL.

It costs me around $20 a month (not bad when you have a diabetic as a dependent..........that Lizard-spit costs around $450 a month....................not to mention all the other stuff, like insulin pens, testing strips, etc., etc.).

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thank you for your help.

teejay

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Thanks to both of you. This is some good information. I hadn't considered a supplement before. :)

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Yes, I ahve used the AMRA supplement for years. I agree we have worked with the folks at http://www.tricaresupplement.us They have several of the plans that AMRA offers. The rates have always been very good and their plans are available regardless of rank or service.

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Do you have to be a retiree from military to get any of these Ins?

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You can also join AMRA if you are 100% Service-Connected Permanent & Total.

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I belive for retired military, active duty dependents, CHAMPVA beneficaries

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I belive for retired military, active duty dependents, CHAMPVA beneficaries

Correct.

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Geeez, just my luck

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i found i was eligible for tricare prime for $19 a month and it pays almost everything, very little left to pay. i do not think it has eye care benefits (exams, glasses, etc).

here is the link for the explanation of the military tricare plans available:

http://www.humana-military.com/south/bene/tricare-plans.asp

happy holidays to all.

teejay

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i found i was eligible for tricare prime for $19 a month and it pays almost everything, very little left to pay. i do not think it has eye care benefits (exams, glasses, etc).

here is the link for the explanation of the military tricare plans available:

http://www.humana-mi...icare-plans.asp

happy holidays to all.

teejay

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Prime is great if you have access to a good network. There re several Prime Supplements that pay 100% oc copyays http://www.tricaresupplement.us/champva-tricare-supplement.php

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i researched tricare and tricare covers the eye exam (i exam every 2 years) but not the glasses.

happy holidays,

teejay

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