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kanewnut last won the day on August 7

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About kanewnut

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    E-5 Petty Officer 2nd Class
  • Birthday October 6

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    E5 Sergeant
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    Fort Bragg, NC

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  • Service Connected Disability
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    fishing, riding my scooter

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  1. My only experience was positive. My records show that the VA put a note on my records that there was Congressional interest, and the note was to stay on top of my records. This was years ago. I would do it again if need be.
  2. I don't see anything that says TDIU was deferred. After reading through all this a few more times it looks like they just didn't do what they were supposed to. I am now in RAMP, so I don't think they are using SOC or SSOC, are they? If this goes back to the Board and the RO has not done what they were supposed to don't I just get remanded again for the RO to do what they were supposed to do the first time? Any help is greatly appreciated as this is so confusing and frustrating.
  3. My BBE - Big Brown Envelope which was actually a BWE - Big White Envelope arrived this past Saturday. Attached are the decision letter and the rating letter. There were 6 issues on the remand. Only three are addressed in this decision. Are they only addressing issues they could grant an increase on? Am I supposed to get a SSOC to tell me what is going on? Thanks. 2018-10-06 VA Decision Letter Redacted for Hadit.pdf 2018-10-06 VA Rating Decision Letter Redacted for Hadit.pdf 2018-10-13 VA Remand Issues Redacted for Hadit.pdf
  4. kanewnut

    Vocational rehab letter came today!

    Not necessarily. They are two different programs. You should go ahead and apply for SSDI. You will have to go through the SSA's own examination process for them to determine if you are disabled according to their rules. Please let us know if your letter helps in any way.
  5. This I don't understand. Isn't it in the regulation in black and white whether you qualify or not? This is what I hate about the whole process, too many - you are likely to need -
  6. I thought I have read somewhere about vets getting massage therapy. I pay $60 an hour out of pocket for it. With the nightmare I have seen my acupuncturist go through to get bills paid by VA, the massage therapist would have to charge $120 an hour to make up for all the lost time spent billing.
  7. Shouldn't you ask this question of the tax office in the county you live in?
  8. kanewnut

    PSYD/Psychiatrist Visits

    I think Asknod has posted somewhere you are supposed to be rated before being medicated. I don't think I would worry about your appointments being monthly instead of bi-weekly.
  9. They are adding up all their individual disabilities. They still only get 100%. For instance mine add up to 200% but I am only at 90%. Hope that helps. No idea about the other question.
  10. Asknod do you have some way of remembering these off of the top of your head or do you have some sort of list that allows you to look them up? I really appreciate that you can find these, but it just blows my mind!!
  11. kanewnut


    I find it hard to read and get anything out of these cases. Are you reading everything or just skipping to certain parts?
  12. kanewnut


    I didn't have an appointment, I just walked in to try and find out how things worked. I guess after what I am reading I need to go and sign up for VR.
  13. kanewnut


    I don't work. I haven't worked since June 2000. I quit the job. I cussed out my supervisor when he called me at home. I have been on SSDI since 2005. I went to the BVA in 2016 and it was remanded. Below are my listed disabilities - Dislocation, Left Shoulder Not Service Connected degenerative disc and joint disease, cervical spine (previously rated as injury, cervical spine, with limitation of motion) 30% Service Connected 07/08/2016 residual cervical spine scar 0% Service Connected 07/22/2013 radiculopathy of right upper extremity 40% Service Connected 07/08/2016 Radiculopathy of Left upper Extremity 20% Service Connected 07/08/2016 headaches 0% Service Connected 02/15/2000 degenerative disc disease and spondylosis, lumbar spine (previously rated as lumbosacral strain) 40% Service Connected 12/19/2000 chronic adjustment disorder with mixed emotional features/depressed mood 70% Service Connected 07/22/2013 I have had two C&P exams with NP who said I could do anything. I didn't know about these until 2016 when I got my C-file. DAV kept telling me not to request it or I would lose my place in line. I won't be doing manual labor and I was working as a computer programer when I left the work force. I am turning 60 in a month and just need to figure what VA wants and get this over with.
  14. kanewnut


    I went by the Winston-Salem VA to check into Voc Rehab. I tried to explain to the young lady what I was looking for. She went and talked to someone and came back and told me they were there to help veterans with at least 10% disability retrain. So I was uncertain if I need to sign up for this to get to the point of getting something in writing that I am IU.

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