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    • They haven't ever given me anything but Lyrica, and that was a fight.  Tricare is the same or worse.  When the "rich kids" started OD'ing on Mommy's pills 10-15 years ago, they started this war.  As usual, the first casualties are those of us that can't afford to go to someone else.
    • Update -9/28/16  I had 26 months of backpay hit the bank, I think it was more exciting  to hear the "IU grant". Life is not fair but it may feel like justice as I "save" that money. 
    • I think one big reason why valid claims get to the BVA is that RO claims employees often do not have the ability and/or the willingness to read. If we could file our claims directly with the BVA , a BVA that is bolstered by new hires of more BVA attorneys paid by eliminating the salaries of nationwide RO workers with proven track records that they make errors on claims,  (their initials appear on every decision) it would be a Wonderful World. The BVA can read. Just about every single claims decision I have received from VA for over 20 years was erroneous. The fact that I overcame those errors they used to deny, as Many of you here have done, shows to me that the system is rigged against us the very minute they give us a C file number. My first sentence here goes for Vep reps and VS0s too. The good SOs and reps are too overwhelmed to be completely thorough with their advice on every claim they have. Luckily us claimants usually only have one claim or maybe a few separate VA issues to deal with.
    • Sounds more like a cluster f--k than your very diplomatic and funny description ." I have all of my documentation ready and now I wait. I was going to send in the quick claim but I dont want them to not get my full SSA record before making the decision." That is an excellent idea in my opinion if----and only if the SSA award is solely for your SC disabilities. I have been working on a legal issue myself and in going over 20  years plus of VAOLA, again I am reminded that my husband's TDIU claim could have been awarded in his lifetime....except VA never sent SSA a request or his authorization form.(proof of mailing and  in the C file) I still have the letters they sent to our state Senators and Congressman saying SSA refused to release his records. It was a LIE. The VA finally awarded 100% SC P & T instead of TDIU for his PTSD.Since he had been dead by then for almost 3 years I guess his death rendered the TDIU claim moot . That claim is still in the C file too. What a great way for VA to deny TDIU when SSA awards solely for SC....just dont attempt to get the records.....and then lie about it....I bet that happens more then we know. Did VA Voc Rehab ever turn you down solely due to your SCs? That too is excellent evidence for TDIU. If one is un-vocrehabable, one is also unemployable.  
    • Thanks Flores.  I received a call today from the VA Secretary office and was told that the appeal was invalid because I did not check a box on the form. It took them well over two years to tell me that! Smh....still very ridiculous and I  definitely going to fight this. Also waiting on results of the most recent tdiu claim. We shall see what happens. So much  of a mess. 





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We got the brown envelope. However, we get the benefits but not the money. They are holding it until they find a fiduciary to manage the money. ALL OF IT. They claim he is incompetent. Includes the 70% he was already getting. We will have to ask for every penny.

I appreciate the insurance so very much because I have not had any of my meds since December. ChampVa is the answer to a prayer.

K already got his free hunting/fishing license today. The hunting part is a hoot 'cause he is blind. Blind Rifle Association!

We're not desperate for money at all but the plan had been to pay off everything we owe with the retro. K is afraid to object as he fears they will take it all back. His claim was for TDIU but they gave him 100% P/T instead. Whats the difference?

HADIT information has been wonderful. Berta told me about Watchdogtoday.org and I read everything I could find there on fiduciary assignment. OMG, what happened to Democracy? Good intentions gone terribly wrong.

Overall, I am so glad this is finally over. Or is it? Nobody wants some stranger to have their nose in their business. Oh yes, the fiduciary gets 3% per month out of the pension. Not much except for the retro which was about $12,000. All these years I have managed K's money for nothing! I coulda made 3% too. LOL

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Or is it? Nobody wants some stranger to have their nose in their business.

Oh yes, the fiduciary gets 3% per month out of the pension. Not much except for the retro which was about $12,000. All these years I have managed K's money for nothing! I coulda made 3% too. LOL

Omg,

Can't you be appointed the fiduciary ?

Also, please clarify, is he getting VA pension (which is income limited) or VA disability compensation?

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Omg,

Can't you be appointed the fiduciary ?

Also, please clarify, is he getting VA pension (which is income limited) or VA disability compensation?

Hi Carlie, K is getting disability comp & filed for TDIU to make 100%. He did ask by letter for me to be the fiduciary just today.

VAWatchdogtoday.org has some disturbing experiences related by vets on this subject.

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Congrats on the award, but this really cooks my chaps.

They are holding it until they find a fiduciary to manage the money. ALL OF IT. They claim he is incompetent. Includes the 70% he was already getting. We will have to ask for every penny.

Omg,

I would like to know this also. Did a social worker come to visit

as you stated in your other post. If so, did you tell them that you

wanted to be fiduciary?

I'm very interested in this, because I think I may be headed down

this same road. I will be eligible for over 4 yrs of retro if approved.

There has to be a way to keep these vultures out of our pockets. There

has been too much corruption in this fiduciary fiasco, and I will not

stand by and allow someone to control the rest of the little time that I have here.

Omg,

Can't you be appointed the fiduciary ?

Also, please clarify, is he getting VA pension (which is income limited) or VA disability compensation?

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does anyone think maybe power of attorney for a spouse would be a good quick fix to this type of problem? until the vet gets their retro..

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A POA only allows someone else to act "as you, for you" but doesn't remove your ability to act for yourself. A fiduciary removes your ability to legally act for yourself and names a responsible party to act for you. Usually the VA doesn't want you to urinate your money away, due to drugs or alcohol, and requires a fiduciary to prevent this. Personally, I would fight it but the spouse can be named, if you desire. jmo

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does anyone think maybe power of attorney for a spouse would be a good quick fix to this type of problem? until the vet gets their retro..

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