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    • How to get from SMC L to R2 in six months
      Hot Damn  way to go Kev & asknod ching chang ching chang all the way to the Bank    ................Buck
    • Sleep apnea denied
      3.400   General. Except as otherwise provided, the effective date of an evaluation and award of pension, compensation or dependency and indemnity compensation based on an original claim, a claim reopened after final disallowance, or a claim for increase will be the date of receipt of the claim or the date entitlement arose, whichever is the later. (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 5110(a)) (a) Unless specifically provided. On basis of facts found. (b) Disability benefits—(1) Disability pension (§3.3). An award of disability pension may not be effective prior to the date entitlement arose. (i) Claims received prior to October 1, 1984. Date of receipt of claim or date on which the veteran became permanently and totally disabled, if claim is filed within one year from such date, whichever is to the advantage of the veteran. (ii) Claims received on or after October 1, 1984. (A) Except as provided in paragraph (b)(1)(ii)(B) of this section, date of receipt of claim. (B) If, within one year from the date on which the veteran became permanently and totally disabled, the veteran files a claim for a retroactive award and establishes that a physical or mental disability, which was not the result of the veteran's own willful misconduct, was so incapacitating that it prevented him or her from filing a disability pension claim for at least the first 30 days immediately following the date on which the veteran became permanently and totally disabled, the disability pension award may be effective from the date of receipt of claim or the date on which the veteran became permanently and totally disabled, whichever is to the advantage of the veteran. While rating board judgment must be applied to the facts and circumstances of each case, extensive hospitalization will generally qualify as sufficiently incapacitating to have prevented the filing of a claim. For the purposes of this subparagraph, the presumptive provisions of §3.342(a) do not apply. (2) Disability compensation—(i) Direct service connection (§3.4(b)). Day following separation from active service or date entitlement arose if claim is received within 1 year after separation from service; otherwise, date of receipt of claim, or date entitlement arose, whichever is later. Separation from service means separation under conditions other than dishonorable from continuous active service which extended from the date the disability was incurred or aggravated.
    • Sleep apnea denied
      I was denied sleep apnea because i had no proof it occurred in service ( i was diagnosed with OSA 23 days after i ets'd thats not suffice time to develop sleep apnea) and the case was closed a year later since i didn't submit a appeal ( i was oblivious as to how appeals and everything worked). I tried once more and was denied because i had new evidence but nothing saying or showing it was in service. I was told a year after ets date is considered in service but vso's tell me that not true. Im researching cases online and iv'e seen people get sleep apnea four years after getting out and i also have buddy statements to send because i am appealing it. Any help i can get on this is greatly appreciated.
    • My Appeal in Atlanta
      j92mike, I had a C & P Exam done in Oct 2015, I'm still waiting a decision from Atlanta VARO
    • How to get from SMC L to R2 in six months
      As promised, I attach a big winner. I've never found so many CUEs under one rock. Kev's DRO reviewer called him up to tell him he knew more about SMC than she did. My name never came up fortunately. Redacted DRO for R2 for Kevin.pdf
    • Social Security disability
      Beware of the Federal Windfall Provision at where civil service employees who get SSDI lose half of their SSA and 60 percent of their retirement just because of a mistake by the congress. Even though the recipients pay into both systems. J
    • My Appeal in Atlanta
      A little on my timeline. My original claim was filed in June 2010 upon exit of the Army. In July 2012 I got 30% for TB and everything else was denied. At the time I was in a really bad place and hired a lawyer. He submitted an NOD and almost a year later my appeal was canceled because the NOD was written incorrectly. Before the deadline he had another one on the way which was accepted. I chose a review with a DRO someone I could meet with face to face.  That meeting came in September 2015. My lawyer wasn't notified and no letter was sent until after my hearing was already over. She my DRO Ms. Thomas seemed like a nice person. (I'm being treated at an outpatient patient clinic in Athens and maybe the smartest thing my lawyer has done was had my mental health provider rate my condition. I waited until the day of the DRO hearing to see what she marked....70%. I was a little sad by this but I know I have some things to work on.) At my original mental health C&P the doctor marked that I did have a mental health condition at the 10% level but the person rating still denied me and did not give a reason. Ms. Thomas said that I should have been rated on several other conditions coming right out of the military there was no way those conditions could have developed outside of service. Of course she mentioned this only after the hearing was over. It was in December 2015 when I was scheduled for additional C&P exams. At my original exams the Doctors did not have my records.  I am appealing Low back condition, neck condition, knees, anxiety and depression, elbow. I went to QTC and the doctor who did my physical seemed to be in a hurry she was almost half hr late and rushed through everything. She also made it seem like it was the size of my breasts that caused my issues. I really wanted to punch her in the face.  The Doctor that did my mental health exam was kinda laid back, I honestly was not expecting it. Because the Dr who did my first C&P seemed cold and heartless. I also got some xrays done which won't show anything cause I know I needed an MRI.  On February 3rd 2016 my case was officially ready to rate. Here I am three months later...waiting like Uncle Sam taught me to do.  I haven't been able to see my provider in a while and won't be able to for several months. So I came here. I'm a little more clear minded than I was a few years ago. I know pending case load and all the conditions I filed for will factor in how long it takes to get a decision back but sometimes I just feel like it hasn't been rated cause they set my file on fire. I feel forgotten to say the least but I know that I'm not the only one, and I know that there are people who have been waiting much longer than me. Anyway, can anyone speak on how long they've waited from being ready to rate to when they actually received a rating? Apparently that's the only thing Peggy doesn't have a timetable for.   -Natalie
    • IRS saying I owe them $$$
      Received a letter today from the IRS and they are stating that since my students loans were discharge/foregiven I now owe them some $$$ because I didn't add the student loans discharge as income to my 2014 taxes. My student loans were discharged because I became too disabled to work and I was awarded TDIU retro back to July 2013. What are my options? Should I go ahead and pay it or is there something like a benefit for disabled veterans so this should not be included as income?    
    • Will SSDI help TDIU go to P&T
      Thanks for the help, so what protection does P&T give you and is the same if you are TDIU P&T or Schedular P&T.

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Voc Rehab Is A Joke..

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Wow..I wish I had good news.

Went to my initial appointment in September. It's now mid April and I am still in limbo, even with repeated emails to my counselor. She is basically USELESS. I am so disgusted right now. Disgusted with these civilians getting paid a lot of money TO DO NOTHING. To string us along, hoping we'll just give up and go away.

Going to write my Senator. This is ridiculous and an embarrassment to the government and the VA.

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Don't give up after three years of trying Independent Living may come through big time for me. At least that is what I have been told they they are going to make my wishes come true.

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voc rehab is a good program I have a great counselor and she really got the ball moving real fast i applied in jan and started school in march

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Be strong, dont give up keep trying. I am in Voc Rehab and I now have a great cousleor who has whole heartedly helped me, gotten me extras and tryly wants me to succeed- even when I have had to withdraw this semester because of my SC pain went intense she is still supportive and wants me to succeed.

I have also had terrible counselors, never helped, rude, cold, bitchy but I requested 3 times and got a new great counselor! You have to just keep trying, you may have to submit things 2,3,4 times before you get what you want and MAY have to include their managers or as you said your senator but keep trying. I am proof of that- Yeah it's not easy, can suck at times, an make you stress out but with support on here or family, wife,friend,dog whatever keep trying my brother veteran. And good luck.

Sincerely,

Aquabear

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