I went to my C&P exams, Jul and August 2016. The first time (3 exams), I went, then they said I had to repeat (I repeated one). I went back and repeated. Now today. , late in the day on a Friday they call me and tell me, through a 3rd party service they said the VA uses, that I have to go the exams. I tried telling them I completed them a few months ago. it didn't help, they gave me phone numbers. I tried those numbers and were worthless! absolutely worthless! They must have lost my exams, double booked, I don't know and no one I try to talk to can help!
They are sending me new exam info via Fed-Ex. Has anyone gone through this much hell because of total incompetence!
They told me I am going back for the same exams I complete 2x.
Not counting spending 6 months as an inpatient at the VA. Where I had pancreatic surgery and major complications.
They need more info?
They want a better outcome for them?
Sax, if you didn't request a BVA Video Hearing or a Travel Board Hearing, I think your locked into the Washington Hearing.
Have you been using a VSO for claims and Appeals? Check with them, possibly might have the info your looking for.
If you haven't already done so, I'm too lazy to look, how about posting a Time-Line on your Award/Denial issues and appeal.
They made the statement was "you were treated with topical creams and humira ." humira is an immunosuppressive drug. We couldn't find the medical records, a release or evidence of the va trying to get them.
A final followup to my posts (the last was on 7 may 2015). The compensation I received in may 2015 did not include compensation for my children. However, the VA did send me the necessary forms to apply for this compensation. Although I had filled out these forms in 2005 when I started the case, and although these forms were a part of my record before the agency, I decided the best course of action was to fill out the forms a second time. Time passed and then one day I found a large deposit in my checking account, followed, a few days later, by an explanation of the amount. Since the amount was within $10 of my own calculations, I decided to put this to rest. The final settlement arrived 11 years 4 months after the case was initially filed.
Obviously, I am glad the case was settled in my favor, but I was disappointed that the court elected not to address the basic question in the case, namely the meaning of "properly notified" and "timely filed". Instead, the court directed the VA to pay me the compensation owed ($190,000) without having to admit their error. Of course, as someone once said, "You can't always get what you want, but if you try real hard sometimes you can get what you need."
This website was one of several sources of very, very useful information. My thanks.