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gunroc155

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About gunroc155

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    Marines
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    Fixing cars
  1. gunroc155

    Administrative Review

    Yeah, I meant ssdi...sorry for the mistake, and yes i did get social security for ptsd alone. I don't live in tn anymore which is where it was originally decided. I havent spoken to the rep since i last saw him at the end of march this year. I was at my having a hard time getting money for food and was really stressed out. I went down to see this man, who ended up becoming my rep, for some help in finding out what was going with my claim at the time. Back then, the DAV was my rep and had been working really hard for me...but at the time, because i still hadn't received my decision yet, i was really impatient and counldnt wait any longer. So what i did was change my rep from the dav to this man that worked for the vfw. He assured me he would get me some information, and the next day I had my money! All of this took place back in march, like i said. I guess I need to just try and get in contact with my rep to see what the deal is. I had a family emergency shortly after I posted this, so I haven't even thought about checking back on this post.
  2. Hey folks, i appreciate any help upfront. Here's the cliff notes version of my situation: I received an approval on an appeal for ptsd in 03/11 time frame with a 70% sc for ptsd. In the letter, the va stated that because i have had so many jobs and other problems since i have been out that unemployability was inferred and my file was being reviewed by the appropriate board. A week into april i receive a letter from the iu board with the required paperwork, instructions, etc. I filled it out and turned it in on around 4/30/11. On 5/9/11 i received my award letter stating that since they had not received my paperwork before it was time for a decision, the iu was dated back to when i had a c&p on 2/28/11 because that was the last time that i was reported as being unemployed. I thought nothing of it really, and figured that obviously the paperwork past each other in the mail. Fast forward to yesterday when i received a letter stating that the va has received my paperwork for disability and is currently working on getting it decided for iu. They don't need anything from me except from an employer who has not returned requested paperwork yet. So, needless to say, i was wondering what in the hell is going on because i never filled out or applied for anything since i turned in the paperwork for iu, which i was approved for. I checked ebenefits and it says its an administrative review. My question is....Is this the va trying to make sure and understand that the dates they decided i became eligible for iu are correct and i don't owe them money, or what is your opinion? Is this something that can cause me to lose my iu? That an ssi are my sources of income, so this has definitely got me stressed.
  3. Two days after that post, on my mother's 56th birthday, I got my back pay followed by the decision letter a week and a half later. Thanks alot for the advice and insight. I've had a lot going on since then, getting caught up on bills and debts. Yeah, I did mean March 15th instead of April and yes I am now getting paid at the 80% level. I got a claim opened up for i.u., so we'll see how that goes. It's been a long, painful, humbling experience. Thanks again.
  4. I have received a letter from the dav dated the April 15th stating that they have reviewed a recent decision the va made on my appeal for service connection for PTSD. Service connection is granted with a rating of 70% assigned. Individual unemployment is deffered. It is now the April 22nd, still no letter from the va, and no money. I have lost everything...and I mean everything because of PTSD...house, land, marriage, right to see child unsupervised, drivers license, vehicle, 14 jobs since leaving the service in 2003. I have been kicked out of homeles shelters and have moved 6 times within the last year. I live with a friend right now. I NEED this money that I am supposed to get. I have little patience left and do not know what to do. My bank account is overdrawn and I cannot seem to get a job. I have two questions....1) WHAT IS TAKING SO DAMN LONG, 2) What does individual unemployability deferred mean? I mean, from what I understand I am service connected, how much longer is this garbage going to drag on? I am so furious right now I can hardly stand it. I am trying too look towards the future, but it seems like things just cant work out. Is there anyone I can call or talk too to find out what is going on? I try to get in touch with the people at the dav who are representing me, but to no avail. I understand they have alot of work....but I don't get a vacation, break, day off...nothing from PTSD. It is all I do, live with i. tPLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME!!!! P.S. Appeal is to be backdated to february of 2009, if that matters. Gunroc155
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