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pkelly4576

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About pkelly4576

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    E-4 Petty Officer 3rd Class
  • Birthday 12/04/1947

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  • Service Connected Disability
    PTSD
  • Branch of Service
    Marines
  1. Thanks Berta for all of your imput.. Yes is was awarded 70% service connected in 2008 Rated as having a total disability permanent in nature resulting from service connection and assigned a total disability rating for compension based on unemployability. This was before the Nehmer cases came into play. What I did find when looking through his 1994 denial letter for his IHD claim was: entitlement to service connection for PTSD rate at that time 10% entitlement to service connected pension not established REASONS AND BASES service connection is established for PTSD is assigned based on psychoneurotic symptomatolgy productive of mild social and industrial imparment I know in my heart that this is why he could not hold down a job for longer than 2 years. pkelly
  2. Berta, he is keeping his options open. Right now we just put in the dependent papers for my 3 children. They were all under 18 back in 1993 and the VA did send dependent papers along with their decision letter. He just handed them in on Wednesday. He had them stamped and I see the claim receive on ebenefits. Two of my three children whet to four years of college, so I don't know if they are entitled to any Educational benefits. My husbands is just thinking out loud for now, he dont want to messed up the dependent paper for now. As for the answer to your questions He did receive 10% for his PTSD back in 1993, it was not up to 40% until he put in another claim for it back in 2006, granted the 40% more and his woulnd and tinnituis were defered. In 2008, his was granted 70% and was awadred TD IU and was paid at the 100% rate. After his 1993 heart attack he was not able to go back to his original job in construction, so for almost 4 years did not work. He did work in maintenance at a couple of places but never was there more than 2 years because of his PTSD. He received SSA after he applied in 2007 Like I said he is just thinking out loud for now, he knows that he has 1 year. Why do you think that he did not receive the SMC. He is really on his own here, his DAV officer here in Philly is useless. He still has not contacted my husband as to his award. When my husband handed the dependent papers in on Wesnesday he wasked right by him. One time he even ask my husband why are you here??? This was back in June of 2011, I know one thing if it were not for this message aboard and other VA info boards my husband would still be waiting. That is why I posted the question here... pkelly
  3. Opinions needed, wanted to give you an update on my husband's claim because you have helped to answer alot of questions in the past. My husband got his Nehmer award this week retro- 152,000 since 1993. If it were not for the help of all of these message boards and the NVLSP I really believe he would not have gotten anything. He was granted 100% ffrom Sept 93 till Oct. 94 60% there after No SMC In 2008 he was granted 70% 50 for PTST, 10 for Tinnituis, 10 for wounds He was disappointed that he did not get SMC or more years at 100% but at least he got something. My question to you is he was thinking about applying for IU back to 1993, he did hold a couple of small jobs but was never stayed long because of his PTSD Any opinions
  4. This may sound like a dumb question but on my Ischemic Heart Disease Questionnaire my doctor filled in under diagnoses 1 CHRONIC ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE 2 CHRONIC SYSTOLIC HEART FAILURE 3 HYPERTENSION W/CHF My question is: to be rated at 100% there must be chronic congestive heart failure ot workload of 3 METS or less My METS now are 5-7 according to his paperwork but it under conditions it does not say CHRONIC CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE. Pkelly4576
  5. Just checked e-benefits and it is states: Administrative review closed - -Decision letter sent Compension - closed Decision letter sent Development letter sent Dependency - Closed Decison letter sent All say appeal possible Looked at the letter generator and it states 90% I was getting 70 % already since 2008 50 for PTSD and 20 for Wounds Don't know what the extra 20% is for The monthly payment did not change because I was already receiving the 100% rate for IU. Where is my Nehmer claim???? As I stated before I was denied in 93 and 94 for my heart attack. Even the NVLSP sent me a letter stating that they sent the VA a letter on my behalf stating that I should be a Nehmer and I should receive payment from 1993. Really bummed. Don't know what to expect. I hope that my mail comes early tomorrow. My only hope is that the Compension claim is different because it states Development letter sent Not going to be able to sleep tonight Coachchas
  6. Just checked e-benefits and it is states: Administrative review closed - -Decision letter sent Compension - closed Decision letter sent Development letter sent Dependency - Closed Decison letter sent All say appeal possible Looked at the letter generator and it states 90% I was getting 70 % already since 2008 50 for PTSD and 20 for Wounds Don't know what the extra 20% is for The monthly payment did not change because I was already receiving the 100% rate for IU. Where is my Nehmer claim???? As I stated before I was denied in 93 and 94 for my heart attack. Even the NVLSP sent me a letter stating that they sent the VA a letter on my behalf stating that I should be a Nehmer and I should receive payment from 1993. Really bummed. Don't know what to expect. I hope that my mail comes early tomorrow. My only hope is that the Compension claim is different because it states Development letter sent Not going to be able to sleep tonight Coachchas
  7. Claim just went to Pending decision approval... Hopefully not too much longer Coachchas
  8. Well Berta, when I filed my original claim in 1993 after my heart attack I am not sure if I was asked about dependents. At that time I had my wife and my 4 children under 18. I did not evn know that I was rated 30% non compensional until the NVLSP told me. I neven got a letter stating that. All I receive back then was a denial letter from the VA, which I still have. Hears hoping and thanks Berta for the rate table... Hoping I am rated greater than 30 % but I will have to wait and see. Coachchas
  9. Thanks Berta, Well as of now we did not hear anything. So I am assuming that we shouldget some form of paper for dependents. I do know one thing and that is if it were not for thi web site, I really would not have know what to do sometimes. There is so much information here, mush more than your rep tells you. Coachchas
  10. I hope so Susan... I told my husband that we should hear from the VA for the dependents issue.. According to e-benefit, which I know is not areliable there was an Administrative review on Feb. 22, which stated claim received and when I looked on Friday March 2nd, it states decision pending. Don't know if this is the Nehmer claim or not. I am assuming it is because we have not put in any other claim... Coachchas
  11. Wanted to let everyone know the the NVLSP, sent me a letter this weekend, stating that the VA was not in compliance with the Nehmer decision when they made my decision back in July stating 0 percent for CAD, even though in their decision it stated that my CAD was service related. I have been back and forth with the AMC and the Philadelphia regional office since then so I am hoping that now with the letter from the NVLSP the VA will be deciding my claim soon. According to their letter the VA must decide on my case by June, 2012 and I must be paid by July 21, 2012. Hopefully this is the end of the road for me. The person at the NVLSP told me that my claims file was very large. They also told me that when I originally file for my CAD claim back in 1993 and again in 1994, they granted me 30% disabling but non compensational.I was discharged from the hospital with a diagnosis of cardiogenic shock secondary to acute anterior mycardial infarction. A VA examination on Nov 16, 1993 also gave me a diagnosis of CAD At that time back in 93 my ejection fraction was 36%. In May of 1995 I was given an Agent Orange examination also with a histoy of CAD denied again at 30% disabling. Sorry to rant but my question is, I know now that they will go back to the orginal date, but I think that with an ejection of 36% I am hoping to be granted 60% or higher. At the time of my original file date I had 4 children under 18. I now receive 70% IU since 2008 for my post tramantic stress and loss of hearing. Any imput would be helpful. PS I was looking for a rate table for back in 1993 but was unable to find one Simper FI Coachchas
  12. If the VA has a target date for your claim to be completed is that just a farce???? Coachchas
  13. Hi everyone... Hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving.. My computer has been down so I have not been on this site in a few days. Just wanted to let everyone know that I was at the Philly VA regional office on Friday and had someone there look up my claim and he told me that there was a target date of December 15 for my BVA decison and appeal. He also gave me a name of someone to call just in case I don,t hear anything by the 15th. I hope all goes as planned. lol... When I look on e-benefits now there is a claim under Compension with a date of November 15, 2011. It states that I am in the decision Phase . I hope this is my Nehmer claim. Will keep all of you updated. Coachchas
  14. Just checked e-benefits to see if there was any movement on my BVA decision from Sept . 15 and noticed a new open claim under compension and pension dated 11/15/11. Here it was it states: Details on your Compensation claim received on 2011-11-15 Regional Office of Jurisdiction: Philadelphia Power of Attorney: DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANSStatus: Decision Phase Next Steps: Your claim is currently located with our rating activity. We will review it to make sure... we have everything we need to make an informed decision. If we have everything we need, we will prepare a proposed decision on your claim. The length of time it takes to complete the Decision Phase depends on several factors, such as the type of claim filed, complexity of your disability(ies), the number of disabilities you claim, and the availability of evidence needed to decide your claim. The Decision Phase is completed on most claims between 16 and 28 days. The number of days provided is a national average of time claims spend in the Decision phase based on data at the end of May 2010. Please be advised that a claim may take longer in this phase based on the specifics of your claim. Could this be my BVA appeal???? Coachchas
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