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11cvolley

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11cvolley last won the day on December 30 2018

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About 11cvolley

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  1. I guess I was one of the lucky ones. I got ssdi with only a phone call from ssa asking me some questions about my request for ssdi.
  2. I worked up the courage to ask the ssdi claims adjudicator why she is sending me to a doctor and she said the VA failed to respond. So she has no medical records to go off of. Hopefully this means they're leaning towards not taking away my ssdi.
  3. I do everything the VA ask. Only thing I haven't started again is therapy because I don't want to do it over the phone. I prefer in person. I do a phone appointment with the doctor that prescribes my meds and ask how I am doing and stuff tho. I am P&T and been taking medicine. My va doctor and I agreed a few months ago to try to get off fluoxetine and now I am back on it but at a lower dosage.
  4. It's been about 7 years since my last ssdi review. Since then I have divorced my ex wife and have custody of my son. Last time I filled out SSDI papers the VA helped me fill them out. Before my ex would do everything and I never left the house much. On SSDI's 10 page review paperwork I forgot information and know I didn't do a good job. Had to call and tell them I forgot to list a medication or two. I got a call yesterday from the reviewer asking if I'd be willing to see a doctor they'd pay for. I said yes. This has me freaking out. I am rated 100% P&T for ptsd and my ssdi is just for
  5. So I been rated 100% P&T for over 2 years now. How do I deal with someone that is claiming nothing happened to me in the Army and that I am mooching off the government? Due to having a child with this person I can't totally ignore them.
  6. After my experience with two VSO after I got out. I'll never trust them again. I've only had success with a va lawyer. The most help I received from a va employee on filing for ptsd and ssdi was from a resource lady in the ptsd clinic. Nicest person I ever met at the VA. She was way more helpful than any VSO that ever 'helped' me. I give the lady credit for my initial 70% rating for ptsd. She helped me file out forms and get everything together and that wasn't even her job. Same can be said about these veteran forums. I've came across some really messed up forums. Then I found a nice lady nam
  7. In service stressor can be many things for a mst-ptsd claim. Change of documented behavior, infractions, article 13s, documented request for a change of unit/base, anything that is documented showing a negative change. Before you even start working on that tho. Get into treatment and get a ptsd diagnosis from the VA. Get yourself on sturdy ground.
  8. I don't even take the #800 at their word. Make sure you ask them to check the recent notes. When I called about the rest of my backpay the lady assured me that I already got it last year and there was nothing pending. I asked her to check the notes and she comes back with, 'oh, yeah. They're working on correcting your backpay. Anything you owe will come out of blah blah blah.' She ASSumed I got overpaid. I've told them in the past when it would take 30+ minutes to get someone on the phone, 'do you think I call you, listen to your crappy music, just to hear the BS scripted response I can get f
  9. No backpay? This could be a sign they're going to check for incompetence. From ym understanding, it is an auto-check for incompetence if you get 100% for ptsd.
  10. Update: Got word from my lawyer that the rest of my 'monies' will be in my account within 10 days.
  11. If you were denied service connection and then the BVA says, 'hey, grant service connection,' the RO could go as low as 0%. So if you're not happy with the %. You have to appeal, then if denied; go back to the BVA. Same with backdate. I was granted but denied a better backdate. My case went to the BVA just for a better backdate.
  12. I used Woods and Woods. No complaints and they won my BVA case for a better backdate and my increase from 70% to 100% for ptsd.
  13. In my own experience. Contacting a VA lawyer is probably in your best interest. I admit I am not capable of handling my own case, and 80% is better than 0%. The VA can make all the mistakes they want; you can't.
  14. I been there on my ptsd claim. Luckily everyone else at the VA knew the examiner was full of s###. My initial denial for an increase was because I told teh examiner I play PC games like Civilization. He used that piece of info to suggest malingering and that I could hold a job because he knows how hard of a game civilization is. It took over a year for the appeal, but I got my increase to 100% P&T. Then the RO used this examiner's notes to say my backpay only went to the last C&P exam. It was basically the RO saying the 1st examiner was right and wrong at the same time. When my backpay
  15. Just an update. Lawyer said the RO is working on correcting the issue. Best guess on when i'll see the rest of my backpay is sometime this year.
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