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SSR 80-3c: SECTION 218(:)(5), (d) and (g)(1) (42 U.S.C. 418((5), (d) AND (g)(1)) STATE AND LOCAL COVERAGE -- COVERAGE OF POLICEMEN AND FIREMEN -- ILLINOIS -- CONSTITUTIONALITY 20 CFR 404.1201 et seq. SSR 80-3c VILLAGE OF PALATINE V. CALIFANO, Civ. No. 77 C 2285 (N.D. ILL. June 28, 1979). The State of Illinois and the Social Security Administration extended Social Security coverage under an agreement entered into under section 218 of the Social Security Act to employees of the plaintiffs, three villages in Illinois, who were serving in positions that were and covered under a retirement system at the time the coverage was extended. At the time the coverage was …0 votes0 answers
Well I was just strung along by the local University hospital and had to stay overnite there. It was a miserable stay, I was told I "had to be there at 0730" I got up at 0300 hours drove the 100 miles and showed up early I was told the Doctor has an emergency and it would be a little while longer, being reasonable, hungry, tired I put up with this "ACT" or dog and pony show. I was going to go home by 1100 hours till they cajolled me into staying, At 1400 hours they did the proceedure and gave me so many blood thinners I was forced to stay overnite. :D When we got home and checked the mail, the Hospital had sent me a "demand letter" for $917.00 for the medicare copay. …0 votes9 answers
When I became 100% T&P I was told that the VA would take care of all of my health care. Well, I have finally gotten the SSA to agree that I am disabled and have been granted SSD. Then I get a notice that I will have to pay $78/month premium for Part B+deductibles+co-pays. If the VA is responsible for providing me with complete healthcare, why should I have to pay a monthly premium for Medicare? Doesn't that represent an unfair tax burden on disabled veterans? And, if I seek treatment outside the VA and have to pay deductibles, and co-pays and a claim is filed with Medicare, doesn't that just transfer costs that are the VA's responsibility thus hidding the t…0 votes4 answers
Flip asked me to post this- he might attend- Online National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives Countdown to Orlando - November 2005 Get ready for NOSSCR’s Orlando Conference, November 16-19, 2005: How long exactly until the Orlando Conference in November? Click Here For information, call NOSSCR at (800) 431-2804 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here is the schedule of upcoming NOSSCR national conferences: Orlando, FL - November 16-19, 2005 Hotel: Grande Lakes Orlando Boston, MA - April 5-8, 2006 Hotel: Boston Marriott Copley Place Phoenix, AZ - October 11-14…0 votes0 answers
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I have a friend , non vet and non disabled, who gets a small SSA check as he took the early retirement amount. He is 65 in January and asked me how he applies for Medicare -but he is waiting until in December- I kind of think he should apply now- SSA told me that in 2006 they will switch me to my other husband's account- and they said call 4 months before my birthday- I think he should start the Medicare app process now (I dont think he is even eligible-long story there) Should he- to at least find out if he is eligible? He only paid into SSA for a few years I think- I still havent figured out how to delete- answered my own question- Medicare web site DUH- …0 votes4 answers
I know the VA gives you a percentage for your disability, does the SS do the same for SSDI? I have some non service connected disabilities that combined with what I hope to be service connected, make me TDIU as far as SS is concerned. Does the SS give a percentage for each area or part of the body that is affected by a disability or do they just make a total assessment of the disability? In my award letter from SS, they only listed what was sufficient for award purposes, they didn't go into detail and list every item I listed, as the cause of my unemployability and the perminance of their effects. Also I am curous if the VARO must consider TDIU even if not found…0 votes4 answers
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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