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Hollis last won the day on October 24 2014

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  1. I don't see my post from yesterday, lets try it again. Fast run down, on my post back in 2014 on my denial claim on a cue and appeal. I have seen a VA judge 3 months ago (March) got denied again. I know thru my DAV rep to pursue this further I must hire a VA lawyer. And I got to do this with in 120 days. My DAV is telling me it's over his head or pay grade was his words. Can anyone on here recommend a lawyer with a good track record. Also what perc entage is the going rate they charge. thanks
  2. I agree how they did conveniently lower my hearing, but once I get the brown package I will appeal that decision. Also I did notice that had 10% for my heart that I did not know about, and that along it should have bumped it up to 80%
  3. I have heard that, that is why I am going back and re-apply. The last time the jerk said I made to much money , there fore I did not qualify for SSD. Do you are anyone on here know if your annual salary is measure against you being qualified?
  4. rpowell0l, I did apply for TDIU and I was denied. I still have not gotten anything in the mail telling me anything about the up grade. I will appeal that and my hearing decrease. And I was advised I need to file for ED also. I under stand that is not ratable but falls under SMC.I really don't know, I will wait and see how that goes. On another note I am going back and re file for SSD next week.
  5. Hi John, I have not had a heart attack, but I had a 95% blockage and a 40% blockage. The 95% was open up with a stent. The 40 % will more likely get a stent in April when I got see my private cardiologist. I think I am going to get a nuclear stress test that I had last time the blockage was found. I did not know I had the 10% for my heart till I got the report on my up grade. I also thought it would be 80% with the added 10%, but I have been paid for 70% I will have my VSO look into this and see what he thinks. I was puzzle also on the down grade on my hearing, how could it get better?
  6. I got a print out from the VSO yesterday that shows that my claim was finalized and he printed it out. I have mention it before that I did not have much faith in the QTC that did the P&C back in Jan. Well the audiologist was where I had faith in, but that was wrong to do. The following is my old rating and my new rating. OLD RATING NEW RATING PTSD = 50% PTSD = 70% HEARING= 40% HEARING = 20% TINNITUS = 10% TINNITU
  7. Thomasc I first applied for SSD back last year. The young jerk was adamant that I made to much money and never did look at my disability. Yes I feel sure if I was on SSD that would have helped me get TU or P&T. I plan on going back next week and reapply and not take no from a young jerk pushing buttons on a screen. BTW since I am retired civil service, the Govt. take about 45% of my SS that they never put a dine toward it as a Windfall Tax
  8. Killemall that I don't know, I will have to go back and look at my hearing test that got me the 50% and then compare it to the last one that got it downgraded. I am not on SSD, but, I am planning on going back and see if now I can get SSD with the new rating.
  9. Morning vets, just to add my 2 cents in here. I got a call yesterday form the VA verifying some things and was told I would be happy with my new rating. Today I went down to the VSO and ask David to pull up my file claim, sure enough there was an up grade, and a denial also. I lost some on my hearing rating, was 40% plus 10% for tinnitus now 20% plus 10% tinnitus, PTSD went from 50% to 70% and my CHD went to 60 % right off the bat, so I am now rated at 90%. I was denied IU, they are saying that I am able to do some type of employment. Even if I kept my 50% on my hearing it would only get me
  10. I just wish I was smart enough to comment. IT JUST DAMN WRONG and the veterans keep on suffering
  11. I had 5 the first part of Jan. All was by a GP Dr. this on my heart, hypertension. The one on my PTSD was a Psychologist. But they both seem to reading and asking questions, like it was scripted. the only test that I thought was fair was my hearing test. My question is how are we suppose to treated right they don't give us a Dr. who specialize in the field you are seeking help. How could a GP evaluate your heart if they aren't a BOARD CERTIFIED Cardiologist . I agree with NAVY O4
  12. well I also look into e bennies offend, maybe daily. My claim has moved to decision review. My completion date has moved also, 2-14 to 5-14 So I am looking to see if anything moves this month, if maybe the next month till it c.ompleted. It has only been a year in the system
  13. if the VA would follow by example by the Admin on here they would better off
  14. don't give up, that what they want. Stay at them, if you give up they win. I know it is hard to fight the battle, I am fighting one since I was denied 1983, so the battle still goes on. Like someone else said, get a lawyer, you may have to payout, but if you win the door is then open. keep up the fight. GOOD LUCK
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