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  1. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!! Enjoy your family & Friends and don't eat to much. I am Thankful to all you guys and hope everyone gets some good news after this Holiday. I am Thankful for what I do have. family and friends and I am still alive. Thankful to Ms TBIRD AND SHE IS A WONDERFUL BOSS AND LADY.& GOOD FRIEND Buck52
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  2. Tbird I think several of us regular contributors all drank the same cool aid. Once you get the bug and help your brothers and sisters, it's kinda hard to stop. We not only help the individual veteran or advocate with advise, but many, many others also read it and can relate to a same or similar problem and learn from it. I for one can't thank you enough Tbird for having the insight and perseverance ro keep at it all these years. Many thanks!
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  3. I will mention this as to prayers when we have our church Zoom prayer meeting tomorrow Tbird, and will begin praying for all of you and anyone here who has been affected by the Covid..and praising God for all who have not been affected by it. I am in the Prayer Warrior group at my church. God hears every prayer! ( And He gave me the wisdom to succeed in my VA claims) The VA is developing a plan for disbursement of the vaccine, when they get it . When I get more info on that I will post it.
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  4. Hello Tbird! I just finished praying for you and your family. You are going to be just fine. I know this for a fact because Isaiah 54:17 states that "No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper." Keep the faith! Myself, and many other veterans are here to support you!!!
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  5. This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities (``VASRD'' or ``rating schedule'') by revising the portion of the rating schedule that addresses the musculoskeletal system. The purpose of this revision is to ensure that this portion of the rating schedule uses current medical terminology and provides detailed and updated criteria for the evaluation of musculoskeletal disabilities. View the full article
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  6. This is a "must read" for anyone with musculoskeletal disabilities that will be applying for for claims or for increases. Note that it goes into effect in 3 months, 2-7-21.
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  7. Congratulations on your win! Pacmanx is correct. I will add here that, altho I have not reviewed your file, its possible or even likely for you to win an eed, tho that would depend on what your records show. My advice is you should take your cfile to a NOVA attorney, and ask him if he sees grounds for an eed. https://www.vetadvocates.org/cpages/sustaining-members-directory Before you grab your CUE stick, understand that YOU can be snookered! First, see if 38 CFR 3.156 b or 3.156 c applies if you are representing yourself. For example, if there was evidence in your mil
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  8. When did VA make this Rating Decision? Did you locate these records and are they in your possession? IMHO (IN MY HUMBLE OPINION). If you are going after an EED (EARLIER EFFECTIVE DATE) it is best to submit these records along with your claim and explanation as evidence. If your rating decision is less than 1 (one) year, less than 365 days then file a TIMELY NOD (NOTICE OF DISAGREEMENT). If your decision is beyond 1 (one) year more than 365 days, then you can file a re-open claim. Yes, you can file a CUE Claim, but CUE Claims are harder to win but are not impossible. 38 CFR 3.156
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  9. I was in Bahrain in the early 80s and some other sandpits was hospitalized 24 months later for GERD and diarrhea, that was in 1987. I hurt everywhere as time clicked by. My Gi doc 5 months ago found out that I had picked up Helicobacter pylori the damage done of the years can not be fixed but not being anemic and finally up taking fat soluble vitamins like K, D and calcium sure make you feel just a little more alive. They did not test for this until after two docs got the nobel prize in 2005 and the treatment is the same as amtrax it sucks but worth it.
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  10. All of my claims have been examined by a NP. I have never had a doctor for a C&P exam. I have won all of my claims except for the ones that were not well thought out on my part to begin with. If you have (had) a condition that resolved itself, with or without meds, and you have no residuals, then it will get denied. Which my denials were. I learned. All of my increases and secondary claims were examined by a NP. I was successful in all of those. Those were easy as I had new evidence from a doctor that showed worsening of my original service connected condition, or the the new c
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  11. I would have gone to the exams. Then: 1) If the exam is favorable, you are good to go. 2) If, however the exam is unfavorable then you challenge the competency of the examiner.
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  12. Lighthouse It may have been a good move, but you will never know. If the two exams resulted in favorable exams, you would have won. The favorable decision is the desired result here; you're not interested in receiving medical treatment. You just want to win. Maybe they would have, maybe not. Getting rescheduled to a VA examiner will certainly be a delay in your claim, but it also could result in a unfavorable result. You will find that out. I'm not dumping on you but some might say you took an option off the table. If the outside examiners gave a unfavorable, you could then have the option to
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  13. Hi Berta, Perhaps we crossed paths in Da Nang. More likely we were getting some of their supplies to them. I was aboard the USS Calvert APA-32 and we were station ship in Da Nang harbor from approx oct 65 to late Jan 66. We were charged with offloading the merchant marine ships that arrived in the harbor with supplies. As the ranking P.O. I had to keep the fleet of boats running to perform our mission. All I remember is very little sleep and a whole lot of work. I got out in April 66 and I can truthfully say that I was never informed of or given any info on the VA, Like him I just w
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  14. Re-read your decision letter, pay close attention to the evidence used and the Reason and Bases sections. The evidence does not have to be new; they can be material, pertinent or relevant. It is evidence that was in your file but never associated with your decision which would warrant an EED. If the evidence and the Reason and Bases section does not discuss/address your hospitalization, them it was not considered in that decision. As I stated my evidence was always in my record but my record was about 3000 pages at the time of my rating decision and I knew that there was no way in hell that t
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  15. That's right we are almost at a quarter of century of service to our brothers and sisters. it continues to be a labor of love for me. I can't thank you all enough for all your support.
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  16. Congratulations on your win! The coveted 100 percent P and T is NOT easy to get, and entitles you to a whole slew of benefits, too. For example: 1. Did you know you get 10,000 free life insurance? 2. Many states, too have benefits such as free or reduced cost property insurance. 3. Your spouse should get Champva. 4. Your kids should get DEA chapter 35. (To go to school). Its hard not to be happy when you get 100 percent! "If" you have an additional 60 percent, separate and distinct, you can get 'statuatory" housebound (SMC S). You can still get SMC S,
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  17. You do that too Broncovet! I used to tell vets here years ago after they filed their claims, to be patient and pray that the VA claims people can READ!!!! But I think that could have offended some here-hope not- We had a Thanksgiving service last Wednesday evening- many showed up at our church meeting using the Covid guidelines-masks, seating etc....and I ,with a few others , were on ZOOM and our Pastor could put us Zoomers all on the overhead screen so every at church could see and hear us. He had asked us to make a list of what we are tha
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  18. Awesome that you are negative! And, thank you Berta, for your prayers. Our pastor told us that for 21 days, every day, we need to write down "What we are thankful for". Apparently, when you do something for 21 days in a row, it becomes a habit. I try to write 3 things Im thankful for each day. I have about a week to go, and noticed I am thinking up things to be thankful for the next day. Sometimes I get 3, sometimes more, sometimes less. I try not to repeat them, tho. Im thankful for hadit, and for Berta. Berta gives her time tirelessly, to others.
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  19. I have two service connected disabilities that each have two additional secondary's related to them. All of my secondary ratings state "associated with" the original service connected disability. None are associated with the secondary condition even though that is what caused it. I don't believe they will connect the disability to the secondary disability, but they will to the service connected disability that the secondary is connected to. But, it really doesn't matter. Just claim the disability and that it is/was caused by either your connected or your secondary condition.
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  20. Those that do get it the recovery is 99.4% https://sentinelksmo.org/covid-survival-rate-up-to-98-9-in-kansas/
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  21. The max rotator cuff for major is like 30 percent. The VA connected my left Minor at 20 percent just a month or so ago. Read the regs and range of motion carefully.
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  22. Keep the faith. It will work out. We will keep you in our prayers.
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  23. Going to post a full fledged timeline of my claim and HLR in a new post. Hopefully it will help others and put the process into a better picture.
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  24. Prayers sent your way Ms Tbird I wanted to let you know my son was tested positive for covid he was laid off his job (with pay) and had to go into quarantine for 14 days and then retested , tests came back negative and he was allowed to go back to work. he said he felt fine all those days but was not allowed to go outside his home. As for as closing the title company should let you know what to do on closing.? I know we are going to sit in the car and the girl will come out have us sign all the papers and give them our closing cost check... (hopefully everything goes ok) ...
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  25. Only you know whether you think this was a lowball, and it sounds like you were denied others. However, besides denials and delays, lowball is a favorite of VA. If you think you deserve higher, then appeal. It sounds like you do, or you would not have asked if you were content with your rating. Remember, you can appeal 3 things for every issue: 1. You can appeal any denials. 2. You can appeal the disability percentage, if you think it should be higher. 3. Last, but not least, you can appeal the effective date(s). My advice: You can get
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  26. Snakes I am sorry i didn't see your post tell now. I know I read about this on the Veterans Law Blog. I am kind if in the middle of some lengthy stuff regarding my claims that has a time limit on it. I will try to answer this or give you a resource to answer some of your questions. First off listing to VSO tell you or other veterans tell you that "be careful if don't apply to get rated on other issues you are having because the VA will take away your 100 TDIU. In my opinion this is BS you should get ratted on anything that you are service connected . I don't want to slam VSO to much. There
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  27. Good answer from Broken Soldier. Go for it. (Assuming you have not filed for back or hips before). If awarded, it could favorably affect the outcome of your tdiu). DO, however, discuss this with your attorney, he knows WAY more about your specific case than we do. Attorney's dont like it real well when you hire them, then do it yourself. Would you hire someone to cut your grass, and then do it yourself? Its kind of an insult, suggesting you dont like the way he cut your grass.
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  28. 38 CFR 4.2. It is probably quoted under due process. I''ll post when I find it. Probably in my BVA decision. Memory is not so good anymore. Need to get my feet up awhile.
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  29. Can you please post your cite? I am a little off. 38 CFR 4.42 Does not mention a full review of records it suggest complete medical examination(s) of different body systems which a lot of VA C & P examiner don't do, not even close. 4.42 - Complete medical examination of injury cases. The importance of complete medical examination of injury cases at the time of first medical examination by the Department of Veterans Affairs cannot be overemphasized. When possible, this should include complete neurological and psychiatric examination, and other special examinations indicated by
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  30. So, this may have not been accurate either LOL. I checked my Va.gov this morning and noticed my HLR is showing CLOSED as of 27NOV2020. No other details, probably will need to just wait for a decision letter or maybe they'll hold the letter until the TDIU claim is finished? Not fully sure what is happening at this point but it looks like progress so I will think positive! Correction**** I now see the error of my interpretation from my attorneys document. I believe my attorney had simply asked that "a request for total disability evaluation based on individual unemployability part and parce
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  31. Also, the VA, under 4.42 is require to do a full review of the record and (another section I do not have memorized) make an application for a correction of military records on anything missed on your behalf.
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  32. It isn't unusual for the back and forth action; happen a lot. If you check "letters" in VA.gov it can show a change in your ratings. Also, ebenefits under rated disabilities. I had a change the day after the decision was made but the hard copy can take 7-10 days. Also, assuming you have direct deposit, the deposit for back pay can be in your accout in as little as 2-3 days. Best of luck.
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  33. Bwilson You do not have to pay a lawyer 300 per hour to upgrade your discharge. Instead, contact NVLSP, and, they do it free. Source: Lawyers Serving Warriors https://www.nvlsp.org/what-we-do/lawyers-serving-warriors
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  34. AFTER TWO YEARS IN THE VA IPL PROGRAM - I HAVE HAD ENOUGH! THESE PEOPLE ARE LIKE WHAT MY GRANNY USE TO CALL "USLESS AS TITS ON A BOAR!" HERE IS ANOTHER ORGANIZATION @ THE V.A. THAT NEEDS TO BE CUT, PRESIDENT TRUMP! SAVE THE TAX PAYERS SOME MONIES Sorry for the 'mad' ... as I have HADIT! STARTS @ 11:13
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  35. Get rid of the VSO and get a certified claims agent. Been there done that. Why does any vet take the beating when dealing with these nice but over worked folks. There are some excellent agents out there. Access to VBMS is very important, It keeps vets from filing the claim on Monday and setting up Guard duty on the mailbox starting on Tuesday. I use John Dorle. Benefitsagent@comcast.net. It does not matter where you are located. VA is now Nation wide.
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  36. First it is almost impossible to get a back date when we did not disagree or file an NOD only after a claim was filed. A military psychiatrist hand wrote a three page analysis about my mental status and requested that the military to discharge me. I have never had the time to read anything more than let me out in 1970. The CO refused and instead falsely claimed that I went AWOL every week for a year then he had me arrested. The psychiatrist wrote another request for the military to release me in 71 and I was after a Court Martial with a General Discharge that included all benefits. My PTSD was
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  37. I agree that claims should not affect upon appeal claims still pending and I wish anyone well but I filed for pain in my lower spine in 1990. My claim was denied after I submitted the day the x-ray diagnosed me with a Degenerative condition. I refiled the claim in 2008 after a 2005 x-ray at a VAMC and after a 2007 MRI at another VAMC. My conditioned had worsened causing Sciatica in both feet and other neurological conditions from the Nerve Compression in my neck. I filed a new claim again in 2019 because the VA had not made a decision about my spine or the TDIU until December 2019. Now in 202
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  38. Happy Thanksgiving to all. The year 2020 has been difficult in many ways but as veterans we have witnessed adversity before .We conquered that adversity. Tbird did not have to start Hadit.com. She did. So lets all be thankful to the VA for putting an idea into her mind and fostering a movement that over the years has helped thousands upon thousands of veterans navigate the VA claims process. She has opened so many doors for veterans over the years. She has surrounded herself with amazing people to assist in the guidance and moderation of Hadit.com. We all should be thankful for this webs
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  39. Best wishes to all on this Wonderful Day and in the future. I hope your prayers and dreams come true. Be safe, be healthy and be happy.
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  40. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I have a lot to be thankful for this year. We found a house so we will be moving soon into our forever home. I am most thankful for all of you!
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  41. Same to you, one and all. Ne well, be safe.
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  42. HAPPY THANKSGIVING to ALL, Gobble, gobble, Hamslice
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  43. You can have regular claims pending while an appeal is going, as long as you aren't claiming conditions related to the appeal . You can do them yourself through VA.gov and upload whatever records you have, or list where youve been treated (private and VAMC so we know where to look) and we can pull the records. Its faster if you submit what you have, but at least if you give us a facility and state (VAMC) or an address and name of provider (Private) It makes looking easier.
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  44. More often than not, that's pretty good advise Hamslice. The VA has a process; to buck the process is not "usual" and therefore cause people to sometimes make poor decisions at the VA. If called for an exam, you go under almost every situation. Not to do so can cause issues out side their normal procedure. If the exam is not adequate, there is opportunity to appeal that. But if you don't go, you can have a really hard uphill battle and waste a lot of time justifying it, even though you may win in the end. Best course of action is usually to go with the flow and play by their rules. Admittedly,
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  45. If a veteran files a claim within one year after their discharge and VA awards it. their retro will go back to the day after discharge. More info here: https://cck-law.com/veterans-law/are-there-retroactive-awards-for-veterans-disability-claims/ Can you scan and attach here the denial that mentions the disability? We need to see the Evidence list, their rationale for the denial, and what the Mental health disability was. Cover your C file # ,name, address prior to scanning it.
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  46. So my Voc Rehab counselor called and said they were ready to start purchasing Step stool to get in and out of car Kitchen height adjustable so I can sit at my countertops to prep food. Prescription dispenser with alarm. (I asked for a different one than they suggested so I am waiting to hear.) Lumbar cushion for Van. Lift Chair they picked out PerfectSleepChair.com I don't know if that means I'm getting that one or something similar. Zero Gravity Workstation they are offering this one http://www.ergoquest.com/zero-gravity-workstation-0.html which doesn't acc
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  47. VA = MADE IN CHINA! When I received these utensils in the mail I was unaware I had Parkinson’s Disease, as that is one of the common ailments among Agent Orange/Dioxin contaminated Veterans. But it came as a surprise to my Primary VA Caregiver last week that I received this shipment. However, I believe, my Ischemic Heart Disease to be a direct correlation to Agent Orange exposure, but at this point, the VA does not! So far I have had a quadruple by-pass and EIGHT stents due to Ischemic Heart Disease as well I have Peripheral Neuropathy, but that recently developed, I believe
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  48. Buck I think you will find the criteria for HB or A&A on the dbq the doc fills out. see form 21-2680 https://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-2680-ARE.pdf
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  49. If a Veteran Service Officer gives information that you question, just post the question on Hadit and see if the opinions match up. Some of the best and accurate information is here. HADIT is awesome.............. .............
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