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I like Ann Arbor. I like the fact that most of the doctors there are also at the UM Hospital. I don't like how uickly they seem to turn over though.
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Holllie Greene posted a question in Appealing Your Veterans Compensation Disability Claims NOD, DRO, BVA, USCAVC,
Can a fellow Veteran shed a light on this?
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Tbird posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research Forum,
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Also there is a article in Pop Culture she sent to me----mentionig Blue Water vets buy I felt it was too political to post here. You can google it if you want to read it.
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Any help would be great. This is what I came up with:
I respectfully request the VA to call a clear and unmistakable error on part of the January 3, 2013 decision from the Boise VARO and to correct it.
In this Decision Letter, I was denied service-connection for Tinnitus. I mentioned tinnitus (ringing in the ears) on my April 4, 2012 Statement in Support of Claim for hearing loss. Tinnitus is listed as a deferred claim on my September 4, 2012 Decision Letter. I submitted a Statement in Support of Claim for Tinnitus on September 5, 2012 and again on October 25, 2012.
I was given a C&P exam on August 14, 2012 by Audiology and Hearing Aid Center in Boise, Idaho.
I received my Decision letter with the denial of Tinnitus on January 3, 2013 stating that “Your service treatment records do not contain complaints, treatment or diagnosis for this condition”.
During my C&P exam, it was stated that I didn’t have any mention of tinnitus in my Service Treatment Records (STR).
On the Compensation and Pension Exam Inquiry dated July 13, 2012 on page 3, the hearing exam that was completed on 4/1/2008 is also where my tinnitus was identified while in service, but there was no mention of my tinnitus in the inquiry.
The evidence listed on my Decision Letter dated January 13, 2013 listed Service Treatment Records from June 5, 1989 to March 3, 2010.
In VA Training Letter 10-02 dated March 18, 2010, on page 7, item #5 it states: If service treatment records mention a complaint of tinnitus and the veteran claims tinnitus and has current complaints of tinnitus, a medical opinion regarding possible causation is not required. Service connection can be established without an opinion about the specific cause of the tinnitus because it began in service.
The VA's failure to consider and evaluate the evidence and follow VA Training Letters that the VA had in their possession manifestly altered the outcome of the decision referred to above.
If the Tinnitus claim was approved on the Decision Letter dated January 13, 2013, it would have increased my rating from 60% to 70% at the time.
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What was the Primary Cause of Death (# 1) as listed on your spouse’s death certificate?
What,if anything, was listed as a contributing cause under # 2?
Was an autopsy done and if so do you have a complete copy of it?
It can be obtained through the Medical Examiner’s office in your locale.
What was the deceased veteran service connected for in his/her lifetime?
Did they have a claim pending at death and if so what for?
If they died from anything on the Agent Orange Presumptive list ( available here under a search) when did they serve and where? If outside of Vietnam, what was their MOS and also if they served onboard a ship in the South Pacific what ship were they on and when? Also did they have any major physical contact with C 123s during the Vietnam War?
And how soon after their death was the DIC form filed…if filed within one year of death, the date of death will be the EED for DIC and also satisfy the accrued regulation criteria.
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broncovet posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research Forum,
This station confirms MOPH is closing its doors:
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My claim is scheduled to close tomorrow for my backpay.
Does anyone know if it does close how long till the backpay hits the bank?
Also does information only get updated on our claims whenever the site is down?
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* Second I then make a copy of my service medical records on a different color paper, yellow or buff something easy to read, but it will distinguish it from the original.
* I then put my original away and work off the copy.
* Now if you know the specific date it's fairly easy to find.
* If on the other hand you don't know specifically or you had symptoms leading up to it. Well this may take some detective work and so Watson the game is afoot.
* Let's say it's Irritable Syndrome
* I would start page by page from page 1, if the first thing I run across an entry that supports my claim for IBS, I number it #1, I Bracket it in Red, and then on a separate piece of paper I start to compile my medical evidence log. So I would write Page 10 #1 and a brief summary of the evidence, do this has you go through all the your medical records and when you are finished you will have an index and easy way to find your evidence.
Study your diagnosis symptoms look them up. Check common medications for your IBS and look for the symptoms noted in your evidence that seem to point to IBS, if your doctor prescribes meds for IBS, but doesn't call it that make those a reference also.
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All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.
Tips on posting on the forums.
Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.
Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.
Post clear questions and then give background info on them.
A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?
This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.
Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.
This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before they hit the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims and this helps us do that.
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GlennieHB posted an answer to a question,
Claims Process – Your claim can go from any step to back a step depending on the specifics of the claim, so you may go from Pending Decision Approval back to Review of Evidence. Ebenefits status is helpful but not definitive. Continue Reading
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68mustang posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research Forum,
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GlennieHB posted an answer to a question,
The following is written from a VA Compensation and Pension Examiners perspective relating to psychiatric exams. It is a good guideline for all exams but I only did psych exams. I’ve been examined by the VA for multiple problems and this is my format when I go to be examined. A little common sense and clarity ...
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4mydad posted a question in Appealing Your Veterans Compensation Disability Claims NOD, DRO, BVA, USCAVC,
My dad was awarded 100% in April 2016 and I submitted a NOD in August 2016 to appeal the effective date. According to the VA website, the RAMP program will "invite" those who are currently in the appeals process. Has anyone on here been asked to participate?
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I can’t work if I’m getting Unemployability, right? No, in fact, unemployability does not always mean that a veteran is not working. The key, however, is that all income earned from employment must be at or below the poverty level, or from a job that is considered to be “sheltered”. These types of … Continue reading
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john3mary posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research Forum,
Does anyone have a sample PPT or word document plan to present to the VA counselor? I read Ben Krause's site and he suggests that you go in prepared with a PPT or Word plan that shows your reasoning and your proposed plan. Anyone out there have an example?
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hcorcoran01 posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research Forum,
Does this mean that I get no back pay - as I didn't receive any back pay - just got the approval from Veterans Law Judge, Board of Appeals. Should I appeal the fact that I received no back pay?
Any help would be appreciated!
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Buck52 posted an answer to a question,
If your S.C. Disability's is the cause you can't work then yes file for the IU.
YOU NEED A Dr to state you can't work because of your service connected disability's
A Veteran Must file for the IU ,they won't give it you if you don't file for it its required to file.
Bobbyny27 posted an answer to a question,
Berta posted an answer to a question,
You file a CUE on any decision that did not comply with the evidentiary requirements of the regulation above. ...38 USC 5109A.
We have considerable info here in the CUE forum and even some templates.
Did the VA use a goinometer in the C& P exam?
Do you have the results of that exam. If so did you scan and attach that in this thread already---if so I will try to find it.......this is a long thread.....
K_C posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research Forum,
This question feels incredibly silly, but it's stumping me.
Would like to claim Migraine headaches due to TBI
Not currently rated for TBI
Not (currently) seeking anything related to the TBI other than migraines
Are the migraines secondary to TBI, or
Are the migraines directly service connected with TBI being the in-service event?
If the migraines are secondary to TBI, how does one ever get a current diagnosis of TBI, seeing as it's an event sort of thing? Or, how do you work around this? In other words, if I broke a bone ten years ago I wouldn't be able to get a current diagnosis of broken bone, thus there is no "broken bone" disability. I would claim the actual disability that exists today, but referencing the broken bone incident as the alleged in-service event and cause. I imagine this is how it works with TBI; claim the current disability but reference the TBI as the in-service event and show nexus between them.
Or, am I way off?
Thank you in advance!
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