Buck, you are missing a point I have been making here lately---you mentioned me helping her three or four times in the same post ...guess what...others here will have to help her too..................
Everyone here with a spouse they love should try to get up to the DIC regulations and make sure they have that info available for their spouse. I get flashbacks of what VA did to my husband every time I get involved with these DIC claims, particularly DIC claims that could also hinge on malpractice too.
I am willing to make one more post here ,regarding about an hour of research I did, but that depends on Pdiddy's reply...and then all she needs to do is read over the DIC topic right under this one, and all the info on 38 Section 1151 claims.....and others can help her too if they read those topics.
I don't mean to sound abrupt but I am pressed for time, this time of the year, and would rather focus on any AO issues, TDIU, PTSD, or CUE claims so that others have chance to learn more about DIC....and 1151.
I get shocked when I read DIC denials at the BVA when I could see the survivor didn't have a clue, even when the denial clearly stated the veteran had a long relationship with VA as far as SC claims go, and most of them had no VSO or a lousy VSO....or maybe a very good VSO but they probably didnt take the advise to get an IMO when it was absolutely the only way they could succeed.
But also ...since I have been involved with 1151 claims for over 20 years the bad part is that there often is not basis for them.I saw a lot of that at the local VAMC when the vets there found out I had FTCAed this same VAMC.Many contacted me with stories that had no basis in documented medical fact.
If a claimant is unwilling to get an IMO, for 1151 issues, there is not much point in trying to help them (unless they succeed right away without an IMO/IME- possible but highly unusual) I only know of one vet I helped ( a friend of mine) and myself who did that. I think we might have some here too
who got 1151 awards with no IMO/IME but I dont know.
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