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  2. If this guy charged you 10k for an IMO.... That's way too much money for an IMO. Something's not right.
  3. 63charlie, My claim was filed in 2009, rejected in 2011 (filed NOD then requesting DRO review), went to DRO in 2014 where I got a partial grant. Filed Form 9 Appeal to BVA then in 2014, got BVA decision August 7, 2018. Kelly, I hate that it is taking so long on yours, it's getting ridiculous now. I hope you'll get some positive action soon! I guess after nearly 10 years since filing, I'm used to waiting. Reminder to all of us: DON'T give up 5 minutes before the miracle!
  4. I used Dr. Anaise for a fourth (4th) IMO on an unexpected secondary condition. I won again. Thanks you, Dr. Anaise.
  5. The only thing I can think of the request below is for my PTSD records and the vet center, because the VA could not help me. This was on the Remand also. I hate when they combine things and give very little information. For the request below I already submitted this back in june when the remand came out. also it is not on the conditions they have now added below. I am assuming I should submit it here again? current request Request 1 Due Date: 04/24/2019 Status: Needed On your application, you indicated that you received treatment from <provdr_nm of no 4142>. Complete and return the enclosed VA Form 21-4142, Authorization to Disclose Information and VA Form 21-4142a, General Release for Medical Provider Information, so that we can obtain treatment records on your behalf. You may want to obtain and send us the records yourself, if possible. Please complete both of the attached forms in order for us to assist with obtaining your records. Next: tension headaches (Increase), sleep apnea (related to: PTSD - Combat) (Reopen), Dercum Disease (Lipomatosis Dolorosa) for exam purposes only/per deferral (Increase), fibromyalgia (for exam purposes only) (Increase) They just added the Dercum's and the fybro to my open claim. I am assuming the Dercum's is for the remand from the bva. The fybro is for the headaches, which I now have a Migraine DBQ with LHI (I did one of these in January).
  6. Question Vet Dog and wife 3 Posted February 18 Need Help Would anyone be willing to look over my husband’s new report and DBQs concerning separate ratings for TBI/PTSD A&A Headaches? we allso posted a lot of his VA claim docs too. Dear Berta, Asknod , doc25, Tbird, Dajoker, Buck52, broncovet, vetquest, Oceanbound, Vync, Hamslice, paulstrgn, john999, Jbasser, retiredat44, ToddG, Jfrei and other hadit members. You have all helped me so much with my Husbands (The Marine Boxer) claim in the past. I finally got my husband’s final reports and DBQs. could some of you hadit members please look them over and give your opinions? I am getting ready to send all or this to my husband’s VSA to be submitted to the VA. As recommended here on hadit, we are trying to get separate ratings for his TBI and PTSD, get his headache service connected to his TBI, and get A&A. we need help. This VA stuff is way over our heads. We have a great service officer that really cares, but any advice we could get on hadit would help. It is due to hadit that we made it this far. My husband's deceased wife got help around 1998 from several hadit members. everything is posted above in my previous posts Thank you all very much for all your prior advice. you have helped my husband so much and we truly appreciate all your help.
  7. With fertility, you need the same basic things as with all claims: The Caluza elements of: 1. Current diagnosis (infertilitiy) 2. In service event or aggravation. 3. Nexus or doc opinion that your infertilitiy was at least as likely as not caused by your in service event. However, "loss of use of a reproductive organ" would USUALLY be tied with some other service connected injury. SMC K (loss of use of a reproductive organ) is about 104.00 per month, unless you have something else with it that is Sc.
  8. You have been spending "too much time" on ebenefits..with the expected result: Worry. I suggest worrying about something else..like your house falling into a sinkhole this evening. Or, you could just try not worrying at all. Ebenefits, plus $10 will get you a cup of coffee at almost any place in town. Or, you can get coffee for $5 or less in most places without Ebenefits. Sometimes VA removes dependents. The reason is they think all Vets will abandon their kids and spouse after they get on drugs and alcohol if they have not already done so. If VA removes your dependents, send back in the form again, so VA can lose it again. Every time I go to VA they ask me if I drink, smoke, take drugs, etc. and my answer is consitently no. Of course, they dont beleive me, because everyone knows all Vets drink, take drugs, and abandon their spouse and kids, right? For me, they are 0 out of 4 correct.
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  10. Note: Although I want to welcome you to hadit,and please ask questions as many as you like or need. Please know that they are some other great members as well other than the ones bronocovet mention, this site has a boo-coo's of great members that volunteer their time/research help Veterans ,taking away time from their family's to help all Veterans with claims or VA Related Issues all our help advise /infor is free. just to mention a few members that I personally think does a great job Are Tbird, Vetquets, Vync, Hamslice, doc 25,, paulstrgn, Oceanbound, john999, Jbasser, retiredat44, ToddG, Jfrei jfrei (is a TBI Veteran also) so we have some great folks here to help out and were glad they devote their time here. You may find some information Ms T bird as posted on the side of the postings...you may find something there that you may need for your claim. use this site to help you and your family win your claim. Again Welcome to Hadit and don't be a stranger. Regards Buck52
  11. Since there wasn't a lot of people posting their experiences, I went ahead and just paid the $150 to see what it was like, since I can afford it and a lot of other vets can't. So this just shows anyone on the fence that this place is a complete waste of time and is a rip off. I am working on a couple better ways to get the nexus letter I need. I still have plenty of time to file my NOD yet and I'm in no rush. I just wanted to see how their service worked and give them a chance to see if they really were worth it. They are not worth it at all.
  12. Ok. As always, you need the 3 Caluza elements for service connection. Get these, and you get SC, without any one of them, you get a denial. (You may get a denial even with them, but that should be overturned on appeal). 1. Current diagnosis of PTSD/MST etc. This must be made by a VA doc, neither your sister nor your mother can diagnose you unless they have a medical degree. 2. In service event. This could be documented with the records you indicated..that the offender went to jail. 3. Nexus, or doctors opinion that your current diagnosis is "at least as likely as not" related to "the event in service". Focus on these, most of the rest of the stuff is "noise". After you get sc, then you need documentation of "symptoms" for a rating. These are your current and past symptoms. The VA does not compensate you for the trauma you experienced, but rather, the symptoms you experience. A PTSD diagnosis is very important. Check your records for that.
  13. This cannot hurt you to do this. I kept a pain log for six months and turned it over to the VA.
  14. Favorable that a decision is on its way. As long as it take the VA to render a correct decision I would say that's emergency enough.
  15. As long as you were in country where the herbicide A.O. was sprayed Vietnam but I am not sure about The Gulf Wars? however as broncovet mention ''If VA failed to rate you for Lupus and you qualify with the requisite service (VN, gulf war, etc), then its clear error for VA to not consider your presumptive.''
  16. Well I made it to 62 years of age! Still dealing with and waiting on things to happen with my OTH Discharge! Decades an decades time flies by and my service connected conditions get worse and worse.. I find it Ironic how anyone I mean anyone in this country being a citizen or not get hurt on a job and they get Compensation coverage for their injuries.. I believe service members whom fall under Administrative discharges that can receive MEDICAL for their service connected conditions should be able to collect Compensation.. But will it ever happen? They are just now starting to help OTH with PTSD... How about us that jumped through those years of Hoops and finally get service connected for PTSD and like some of us that are so fuked up with service connected conditions that we cant work and live the mental physical pain everyday!? When do we who suffer everyday get some sort of relief? I see it with Felon's who did their time getting new breaks like The federal government will no longer ask job applicants whether they have a criminal record, under a new policy..federal employment applications comes as part of a broader package of criminal-justice reforms. Will VA Disability Compensation stop if to prison?No. Your VA disability compensation payments will be REDUCED if you are convicted of a felony or misdemeanor and imprisoned for OVER 60 days (61+). Veterans rated 20 percent or more disabled are limited to the 10 percent disability rate during that time. If the vet's disability rating is 10 percent, the payment is reduced by one-half. Once released from jail/prison, the veteran's compensation payments may be reinstated based upon the severity of the service-connected disability or disabilities at that time. We all know its about the Money!! The VA picks and chooses depending on the $$COST$$ what we service disabled can get.. We with Loss of use can get Lower extremity orthotic devices.. We can get just so much the $$BUCK$$ stops at handicapped-accessible vehicle!!!.. see that cost lots $$$MONEY$$ who cares if we struggle everyday. We as a country seen to care about everyone's struggles who are severely disabled but NOT US OTH disabled.. we also get NO grants for our service-connected disabilities to adapt or purchase a home to accommodate the disability. I see in the VA system special consideration for severely disabled service connected BUT (NOT) for us with the same conditions with a OTH discharge.. I would like to know is their anyone out there in Hadit world that can tell me if with my OTH I can get a scooter and one of those lifts that attach to trailer hitch from the VA..?? I was issued a Manual wheel chair over a decade ago and a Medical electric hospital bed at the same time.. I really don't want to waste my time going into the VA and go through their BS if I cant get issued these. I called and sure enough I have to get a primary doctor.. Blah,,blah..blah.. just to get braces.. and see about getting a scooter,,ect and CPAP Supplies and medications for my service connected conditions.. May have to start PTSD treatment and my CO Payment has gotten so high I cant afford it ..sad because I have been with same Therapist for many many years in the private sector.. I relly need transport for a scooter as I cant do manual wheelchair..as my arms and hands to weak to do,,.. My wife can now no longer do as her hands arm are now to weak and she has only one hand because on was run over as a child be a lawn mower.. Anyways does anyone know if I have a chance of at least getting an Electric Power Chair Scooter Lift Carrier ?
  17. I am not a VSO or a VA employee, just a disabled vet. I was recently approved (by BVA) for OSA as secondary to my lumbar spine disability, due chiefly to several medications I take for my back. Without seeing the Decision Letter and your Nexus Letter, it is impossible to do more than guess, but the problem might be in the wording of your doctor's opinion linking OSA to PTSD. If the doctor is simply saying something like "Patient's OSA is caused by his PTSD", the VA isn't likely to grant SC. Even if the doctor says the problem is more than likely caused by your PTSD meds, that still isn't quite enough. The doctor needs to explain WHY he finds that your PTSD (or treatments for it) is the cause of your OSA, and cite studies or acceptable medical rationale that backs up that opinion. Even then, some sort of medical evidence that supports such an opinion should be printed and attached to support his opinion, if you want to be thorough. As far as saying that OSA causes/aggravates your PTSD, that does nothing whatsoever to help your cause when the OSA is not Service Connected,. Also, the C&P examiners have to consider other possible causes of your OSA. Are you overweight or obese? Do you smoke? Are there any non-SC problems with your sinuses or airways or anything that might cause or contribute to OSA? If any of those conditions exist, your doctor may want to explain why he ruled them out as possible causes. A C&P examiner usually will not look at paperwork that you bring. The examiner's job is to look at the evidence in your VA records and your C-file, not at stuff you haven't yet submitted to the VA to put into your VA records or C-file. And, remember, the VA is asking for the C&P examiner's opinion, not your opinion or your other doctors' opinions. Your evidence should be submitted to the VA to support your claim. The rater is going to look at the C&P examiner's opinion AND at your evidence, it isn't so much the C&P examiner's job to consider other opinions than his/her own. I used to think that the VA should surely be able to easily understand why all of my claimed conditions were logically connected to my service. I was wrong. Their jobs are not to weigh a few facts and make an educated guess that supports my opinion. They're supposed to weigh all credible evidence and make a correct decision that is fully supported by the facts they used, whether they grant or deny. Bury them in facts and evidence, don't assume that they'll grant based on common sense. We need to seek out and supply every possible fact or piece of evidence that will support our claims. Good luck with getting your claim approved. It can be done, it just takes using the proper words, and it may take time, but you can prevail. Regarding the argument over whether the C-PAP is "necessary" to treat your OSA; ask the person who prescribed the C-PAP for a "Certificate of Medical Necessity". They'll know what that is. It's just like when a doc writes a scrip for some expensive med, the insurance company still wants the doctor to give them a "Prior Authorization" before they'll cover the drug. A simple, signed and dated note from the doctor saying "Patient has OSA, and use of a C-PAP for proper treatment is medically necessary" should do the trick, unless I'm badly mistaken. It sounds like you've got that covered,; I'm assuming you submitted it to the VA as evidence? Maybe they just overlooked it, so I would make sure to re-submit a copy of it with your appeal evidence.
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