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  1. https://myemail.constantcontact.com/VA-and-Veterans-News.html?soid=1130361425104&aid=H99etHiZAGI
  2. @sixthscents had the c and p and was denied. i am now appealing. good to see you!
  3. @pete992 This is wonderful news on the EED
  4. Request Military Service Records Filed Under: None, VA and Veteran News Articles, VA Claims Articles Tagged With: DD 214, Medals, Military Records Request Personnel and/or Medical Records Online More ways to get service records Learn about military service records (e.g. DD Form 214) Recently separated veteran? Request DD 214/Separation Document Online What’s available online? Locate older (pre-WW I) military service records Using military records for genealogical research Other military and veterans records Replace Lost Medals and Awards Learn how to replace lost or damaged medals and awards. Browse WWII Photos View a sample of their extensive collection of photographs from World War II. Alternate Records Resources Alternate Sources of Military Service Data. When proof of military service is needed,NPRC (MPR) attempts to reconstruct certain basic service data from alternate sources.NPRC (MPR) has identified many of these sources, but each contains only limited military service information. They are utilized to piece together (reconstruct) basic service data.NA Form 13075, Questionnaire About Military Service Medical-Related Alternate Records. In 1988, a collection of computer tapes containing ten million hospital/treatment facility admission records was transferred to NPRC (MPR). These records, originally created by the U.S. Army Surgeon General’s Office (SGO), were discovered by the National Academy of Sciences and offered to the National Archives for use by NPRC (MPR). The source records existed in a computer code format and required extensive analysis to interpret the code into English. Between 1988-1990, NPRC (MPR) was able to salvage 7.8 million records of individual admissions for use as a major supplement to other smaller sources of medical information. Personnel-Related Alternate Sources. A primary source of alternate data is a collection of 19 million final pay vouchers. These records provide name, service number, dates of service, and character of service. These are the most critical service data elements needed for the reconstruction process. With these and other organizational records (enlistment ledgers, service number indexes, etc.), NPRC (MPR) personnel can usually verify military service and provide a Certification of Military Service. This Certification can be used for any purpose for which the original discharge document was used, including the application for veterans benefits. The 1973 Fire at NPRC On July 12, 1973, a disastrous fire at NPRC (MPR) destroyed approximately 16-18 million Official Military Personnel Files. The affected record collections are described below. No duplicate copies of the records that were destroyed in the fire were maintained, nor was a microfilm copy ever produced. There were no indexes created prior to the fire. In addition, millions of documents had been lent to the Department of Veterans Affairs before the fire occurred. Therefore, a complete listing of the records that were lost is not available. Nevertheless, NPRC (MPR) uses many alternate sources in its efforts to reconstruct basic service information to respond to requests. Branch Personnel and Period Affected Estimated Loss Army Personnel discharged November 1, 1912, to January 1, 1960 80% Air Force Personnel discharged, September 25, 1947, to January 1, 1964 (with names alphabetically after Hubbard, James E.) 75%
  5. Documenting Your VA Claim – Examining your service medical records Documenting your claim, below is my system for going through service medical records. First thing I do after receiving a service medical record is number each page when I get to the end I go back and add 1 of 100 and so on. 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 Bowel Syndrome (your diagnosis)I would start page by page from page 1, if the first thing I run across an entry that supports my claim for IBS is on page 10, I number it #1, I Bracket it in Red, and then on a separate piece of paper I start to compile my medical evidence index . So I would write Page 10 #1 and a brief summary of the evidence, do this as 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 (your diagnosis) and look for the symptoms noted in your evidence that seem to point to IBS (your diagnosis), if your doctor prescribes meds for IBS (your diagnosis), but doesn’t call it that make those a reference also. 38 CFR 3.1(D) Veteran means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable. There’s more so make sure to read the regulations. Were you diagnosed with an illness/injury in the service? Is your current diagnosis and/or for that problem? Was it documented in your service medical record? Do you currently have a diagnosis that you think is related to your service? Do you currently have a diagnosis, that though existed before service was aggravated by an illness/injury in service? Can you link the aggravation to the illness/Injury in the service? Information may be in your: Service Medical Records Hospital Records (Generally not included in Service Medical Records and may require on FOIA directly to that hospital.) Performance Reports After Action Reports Journals Letters Home Conversations with buddies Incident Reports you were involved in or witnessed TIP: Also you can have a rubber stamp made with your full name social security number and address use this stamp at the bottom or top of each page you submit to the Veterans Affairs if it gets lost it will be easy to see which page goes to which claim. Best Practices Have a diagnosis from a doctor before applying for a claim, depending on what your claim is for the diagnosis may have to be from a Veterans Affairs doctor. Request a copy of your service medical records. Requesting a copy of your Service Medical Records If you have had a previous claim, request a copy of your claims folder. How to request a copy of your c-file (claims folder)
  6. Denied - appealing. Alex Graham is representing me.
  7. Joni - I think this article will be helpful https://hadit.com/examining-your-service-medical-records/
  8. well i met with my voc rehab counselor and she gave me a packet of what they recommended and told me my doctor has to sign off on it. so i made an appointment with my doc and went a few days early to drop off the packet so she would have it. doc office called and moved up my appointment to fill out the packet, so i got to my appointment and she didn't know about any packet, but said her nurse probably had it and she wouldn't be in till the afternoon and they would do it then. so i left feeling like not going to have much luck in this area. hopefully i'm wrong.
  9. thanks for your patience while i worked that out
  10. Yeah we had a technical problem but it’s fixed now sorry for the down time
  11. Tbird


    congratulations @broncovet
  12. check out this article https://hadit.com/requesting-your-va-c-file/
  13. they have turned me down for a scooter twice because i can still walk with a walker and they said once i get my knees replaced i'll be able to walk. i told them about the swelling in my legs (lymphedema) but they still said no so i'm not expecting i will get one this time. i can walk short distances with my walker for longer distances like going to appointment my niece pushes me in my wheelchair. I really don't have very high hopes for anything I imagine I'll end up with some grabbers and a sock donner. Maybe a liftchair but i don't think they will sign off on a scooter and a zero gravity workstation thought i could use that the most. i'm on the computer a lot and raising my legs and taking the pressure off my lower back would help.
  14. can you try using a different browser and see if the problem repeats? everything seems clear on this end, no other members are having the problem so i think it must be your browser. i can change your password on this end if you like and we can see if that fixes it. PM me the password you want to use.
  15. thank you. i go to primary care feb 2nd but i don't have high hopes for any of the big things i requested.i'll keep you posted though.
  16. i meant with the Voc Rehab counselor and picked up the paperwork I had to drop it off at my doctors office, if she approves the items then they will provide them. I have zero confidence in the big things a zero gravity workstation and a scooter. I could be wrong but I'm not feeling it, looks like I'll get a sock donner, some grabbers and other items like that. So it will probably be another few months before I know anything, regardless wish me luck. I will say they were super nice and helfpul with all my questions, i could call and talk with my counselor.
  17. Try calling prosthetics directly and see if they give you the details on the process.
  18. Some service dog organizations have dogs that are trained and given freely to veterans. My service dog was funded by a grant by Boeing and they earmarked the money for 2 veterans and I was lucky enough to be one. That was Duo Dogs in St Louis but there must be other organizations around the country that do the same thing. I recommend calling around to places that train service dogs and see if any of them have grant programs.
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