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Alex Graham Founder Asknod.org guest on Hadit.com Podcast
Hadit Podcat Special Show Monday, March 5, 2018

Our guest speaker will be the one and only Alex Graham, Alex or ASKNOD a he is so well known as brings his vast VA knowledge and his constant wit to the show. Alex is the expert on Hep C and other issues that has afforded him the ability to become a Certified VA claims agent. He has helped a lot of Veterans with their claims by direct representation, His contributions to Hadit.com and through his own website ASKNOD.ORG.
Too listen http://www.blogtalkradio.com/haditcom/2018/03/06/hadit-podcast-special-show-with-alex-graham

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Has Anyone Received an Invite to Participate in RAMP?
Hi Everyone,

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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Can I work and receive TDIU?
Can I work and receive TDIU? Yes, in some cases you can. 

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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Chapter 31 Vocational Rehab if I already  have a job?
I have a 50% rating from the VA.  I will have my first meeting with my Voc Rehab counselor in 4 days.  I already have a job, but I plan to argue underemployed but it might be a stretch.  I need to get some technical certificates to stay competitive and try to get a remote job (work from home) where I can control my work environment like a standing desk, etc....  I work in the IT industry.

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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Received 100% at earlier date through Appeal-received no compensation back pay.
I appealed for an earlier date for PTSD and Individual Unemployability.  I received my 100% December 10, 2010, and appealed to the date I originally applied for benefits (November 2007).  I just received the Order approving both but the Order states "It is granted, subject to controlling regulations governing the payment of monetary awards".

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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yes you can still make a run for the IU,at your DRO Hearing  or even before so the DRO will see it  but if you don't besure to request the IU at your DRO Hearing.

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.

My checked was routed to another bank via phone fraud as ebenfits information was hacked. The agent that took the nefarious call should also be held responsible, he was duped. VA filed a report and it has been a week. They say 3 to 5 days to repay me. We shall see. Stay off ebenefits it is unsafe. 100 percent TDIU, USAF.

" how do i force them to include the FCA as they refuse to accept it as evidence?  "

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.....

Hello everyone,

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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