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The following is the index with links to the various Training and Fast Letters plus a few miscellaneous. These letters are not necessarily in the original formatting. I have tried to present them in an easy-to-read form instead of some forms as originally presented. Some of the paragraphs were WAAAAYYY too long. lol - HadIt.com Member fanaticbooks Something to be aware....Some of these letters may be rescinded, outdated, or otherwise no longer viable. I have still included them because sometimes they provide additional insight or just plain more information than the newest version. Use them wisely. The oldest letters will display at the bottom with the latest letters disp…
NOTE: Cam Regulation 40-5 Army Hearing Program.pdf Note from FB: Normally I leave the page numbers out of these documents. However, since this document seems to hold a LOT of good STUFF, I will leave the page numbers in so you can find things easier. I have still taken formatting license with this document. Also Appendix C was a table that would not translate, so I re-typed it in order for it to not be lost. Same information, just different form If you wish to access the original link, just do a search and the site easily shows ************************************************************************ This regulation supersedes CAM Regulation 40-5 da…
(Note from FB: I am using the initials for the Noise Exposure Scale since this is easier for me to type. The actual information is correct. I am just submitting it in a different format.) Duty MOS Noise Exposure List.pdf NOTE: ARMY ENLISTED MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALITIES All entries were approved by the Service Department, And all entries in Red were provided by the Service Department MOS/JOB TITLE/ Highly Probable (HP), Moderate (M), Low (L)
NOTE: Auditory - Noise - Fsh Regulation No 40-7.pdf MOS Titles Involving Routine Exposures to Hazardous Noise The following list of MOS was taken from two sources. The main source of information is: DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY HEADQUARTERS, FIFTH U.S. ARMY AND FORT SAM HOUSTON Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234-5000 FSH Regulation No. 40-7 15 Oct 93 Medical Services FORT SAM HOUSTON HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM The second source shows its insertions with brackets around the insertions [ ]. These are taken from: STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS Office of the Adjutant General St. Francis B…
What is the best claim reference material these days? I have not filed a claim in a few years. I have an old vet benefits manual. What has changed in the last five years?
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NOTE: Best Practice Manual PTSD.pdf I have kept all information in this manual. The Table of Contents page numbers are not valid for this version since I have eliminated all of them. They interfered in the actual information for this version. I have also altered some paragraphs to make them easier to read. Some tables have also been remade since I could not make the actual tables. If you are wishing to quote, be aware. You might want to find the link and quote direct from the document. If the link disappears, this will, hopefully, still be here. Department of Veterans Affairs Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (P…
Hi All, Have a couple of questions regarding chapter 35 benefits for my spouse. I as awarded P&T Disability by the VA back in May of 2021 due to Unemployability. My wife had already been in Nursing school for approximately 1 year. So she chose the date to start her eligibility to begin when she started school. No problem, the VA reimbursed her for the monthly payment that she was due from when she began class, approximately $1,200.00 for each month for about 12 months. My question is does VA only pay this $1,200.00 per month or do they also pay for tuition costs? I have read online that they do also pay the tuition and read different posts that say VA d…
Just throwing this link out there for any of you veterans needing to see a specialist Dr For any reasons be sure to read this link. VA Choice Programs Run out Aug 2017 http://www.va.gov/opa/choiceact/documents/FactSheets/Fact-Sheet-For-VACAA-Providers.pdf
Is there guidance or regulations that govern employer discrimination specific towards employees with service disabilities?
I am currently TDUI and have not received a form to fill out. I guess it's the 21-4140 Employment Questionnaire. Is it necessary to fill out...this is my first year. Also where do I mail it to. If it helps I live in TN...
Doctor's Letter Head Date: Subject: Medical history of Mr. Veteran Reference: C-File # and/or Social Security Number To the Department of Veterans Affairs: I am the primary care provider for Mr. Veteran. In my capacity as a primary care provider, I have cared for Mr. Veteran since 01/07/20xx. While I've provided care for Mr. Veteran, I've become familiar with his active duty medical history from 07/24/19xx to 08/07/19xx and from VA medical records from 19xx to present, past and present ailments and I've reviewed pertinent parts of his military record that document his injury, disease and clinical conditions related to …
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Just curious if FL-10-35 is still in effect. I have not seen any recent comment and just wanted to make sure if I reference it, I won't get slapped by the VA for using outdated info. Thanks in Advance
Coordinator said I'd find out at the orientation. Seemed odd to me. edit: researched it. it says the career counselor makes the determination if youre in the VR/E or if they refer you to other services. any advice is great.
http://www.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?pub=1&order=desc&orderby=pub_Number I hope someone can use them ...I did.. after 45 yrs being a DAV......and last 23 yrs under SSDI, I finally open a claim again, maybe this time I will win, but I fear my NSO, may not be up to it, she didn't even know what a IMO, was......
Letter came in to me today , annual enrollment in va health care coverage requirement. It has a form 1095-b I do not understand what I am suppose to do with it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Hello, I was hoping someone could help me find the law, regulation or official policy and guidance regarding retroactive backpay. Specifically I'm looking for the official written rules regarding the calculation of back pay using the various rates of each year. Basically I want the rules that say why they don't pay your backpay at the going rate and use the rates from all the years they didn't pay.
Hi, Sorry if this is the wrong area to post. Mods, please move if needed. Hubby got the grant for SAH a few years back. Now, it appears he also qualifies for the other grant of around 15k, for loss of use of hands. Plus the initial grant has increased. We had to go in debt to abide by the VA regs. Since then, have noticed a few things done literally backwards, like the doors opening the wrong way and making it harder to navigate. Has anyone used both grants since this is a new thing, at least to me? If so, any help on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated. The one time we tried to use the grant increase it turned into an 18 month saga. He simply doesn't have that m…
I put in a FOIA request for my C-file back in March 2015. I expected to get a box or large envelope of documents. Instead this is what I received Friday. The CD is PDF and searchable, which I like. However, I am still missing service records from Desert Storm so maybe VA doesn't have them. Can anyone tell me another route to get them?
Protected Work Environment (AKA Sheltered Work Environment) for TDIU: What does it actually mean? If you are TDIU (Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability or IU), you are limited in how much income you can have from employment. That limit is called "marginal employment" and is the Federal Poverty Level for a single person and is currently $13,300/yr or $1,118/mo GROSS. Marginal employment comes into play when a veteran is seeking TDIU, a VA disability benefit available to veterans whose service-connected disabilities make them unable to work. TDIU compensates veterans at the 100% disability rating amount and benefits, even if their total combined …
If any of you need definitive evidence for VA claims concerning Hepatitis C and the possibility of infection via a jetgun, I received rather damning evidence useful to your claim submission. https://asknod.wordpress.com/2015/11/28/jetguns-dont-kill-people-but-just-in-case/ Happy Thanksgiving to you all and thank you for being so selfless as to be willing to serve your country. Many hear the call. Some listen. 3% sign the line and raise their hand. I salute you. Alex sends
Tbird posted an answer to a question,Further Reading from VA.gov
How do I upload evidence online to support my disability claim?
If you’ve filed a claim for disability compensation, you can continue uploading more evidence for up to one year to support your claim. Evidence may include supporting documents like medical test results, doctor’s reports, and other records. Upload your evidence online now.
If you’re waiting for a decision on your disability claim, you can upload evidence to support that claim using our claim status tool.
Upload evidence using our claim status tool
Note: For any other type of document you’d like to submit online to us, please use the QuickSubmit tool through AccessVA.
If I filed a standard disability claim, when should I upload evidence?
Upload your evidence as soon as you can.
You can continue uploading documents for up to 1 year from the date we receive your claim. But, if you don’t provide any evidence or give us the information we need to help you get evidence within 30 days, we may make a decision on your claim earlier.
If we decide your claim early, you’ll still have the rest of the 1-year period to provide more information or evidence.
What happens if I upload more evidence after I’ve submitted a fully developed claim?
We’ll remove your disability claim from the Fully Developed Claims program and process it as a standard claim.
If we decide your claim earlier than 1 year from the date we received the claim, you’ll still have the rest of the year to provide any additional information or evidence.
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broncovet posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research Forum,Let's begin with the regulation on CUE:
https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/38/20.1403#:~:text=Clear and unmistakable error is,different but for the error.
The Cue error, therefore, needs to be all these things:
2. Outcome determinative.
3. Based on the records VA has in their possession at the time of the decision. If VA was/is missing critical evidence, consider filing a 38 CFR 3.156 (new evidence) instead of CUE.
4. May be filed at any time, such as after the one year appeal period expired.
What CUE is NOT:
Rattler posted an answer to a question,Let me give you some guidance. But first I have to ask some questions.
Did you file an "intent to file" with the VA. What this means is you filed with the VA saying I want to file a claim for XX. An "intent to file" claim basically says you are going to provide the VA with more information with in one years time. (Service Medical Records, Doctors Reports outside of the VA Etc.)
If you did not do an "intent to file" you filed a direct claim and you have started the claims process. Each can be time sensitive.
Hopefully I can give you a step by step on how to do this.
1. If you have not done so you will need to get your military records including you military medical records.
You need to do this now. You military records can take 1 to 3 Mo.
Your VA records can take 8 to 9 Mo.
Without them you are kind of shooting in the dark.
You need to sign-up with the VA at https://www.va.gov/?next=loginModal .
I recommend you use Login.gov to get your login above the others as it seems to work better than the others
This way you can track you claims, apply for other VA benefits'.
2. Go to the Non-VA doctors that have diagnosed you with XXX and get there medical records. Go through the records and pull out ONLY the ones that say you have XXX and submit ONLY THE RECORS THAT PROVE YOUR CLAIM. I can not stress this enough. The VA people who review your claim do not have the time to read through 500 pages of your medical history to pick out the 2 pages that says you have XXX. This will hopefully speed up your claim.
3. The quickest way to submit stuff to the VA is at this address. https://eauth.va.gov/accessva/#forVeterans . This is why you need to get the VA access through Login.gov.
Use the Quick Submit button and follow the instructions.
This should get you going in the right direction.
Two words to the wise.
1. Do not rely on Youtube or other videos on the internet. There is a lot of misinformation out there. There is a lot of old information that doesn't work in today's VA.
2. When seeking a VSO with a veterans service veterans service organization the first words out of your mouth should be, "Do you have VBMS access." VBMS access is real time access to your VA claims file. There are a lot veterans service organization that have suto VSO that kind of only do intake for veterans service organization. What I mean by this is they are not "VA Certified Claims Agents." they are only trained by the veterans service organization to fill out forms and submit them via fax or mail. Only "VA Certified Claims Agents" have VBMS access.
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