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kanewnut last won the day on July 13

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About kanewnut

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    E5 Sergeant
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    Fort Bragg, NC

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  1. Got my HLR call Saturday. Yes, Saturday. Hard to believe that someone in the VA is working on Saturday. Good thing the phone displayed VA or I wouldn't have bothered to answer it. I submitted my HLR back on 2 June 2020. Her call was on 24 October 2020. 144 days. The VA will definitely not make their goal of 125 days to the decision on this one. I am not sure what she had looked at in my case, if anything. She wanted to know what I was disagreeing with. I explained to her about the CUE I had filed, all the trouble I had getting VA to accept it. I explained to her how the VA had requested C&
  2. Read in here about the binding decision. It also talks about the CUE. M21-1, Part III, Subpart iv, Chapter 2, Section B - Revision of Decisions I think you can tell them to CUE themselves. I am trying to light all the fires for my case.
  3. I sometimes doubt very seriously that the raters understand much at all.
  4. I really don't know the answer to your question. I have been diagnosed with arthritis, but not rheumatoid. Mine is degenerative. I have asked about X-rays at past C&P's and was told that once diagnosed with arthritis there was no more need for X-rays. Maybe someone else will be able to add some more to your question.
  5. I think someone recently posted on here that they got SSDI without an attorney. I think they got an evaluation from a vocational rehabilitation expert that helped them. CFR title 20 parts 400 to 499 cover social security.
  6. M21-1 has this to say about retirement V.ii.1.B.2.c. Reaching Retirement Age Do not use the discontinuance of work upon reaching mandatory or optional retirement age as the sole reason for considering a Veteran to be unemployable. The determinative factors of unemployability are whether the Veteran’s disability and age prevent the Veteran from obtaining another position. Steady employment over a long period is ordinarily an indication of the Veteran’s desire to work. Note: Inability to compete in the labor market because of age or disability is a valid basis for a find
  7. Where is this? I want to check it out.
  8. A search of m21-1 CUE will get you some good stuff to read through. III.iv.2.B.4.d. Considering Requests for Revision Based on CUE Although there is no specific claim form required to request revision of a decision based on CUE, the request must be submitted in writing and signed by either the claimant or his/her authorized representative. In a valid claim of CUE, the claimant must set forth clearly and specifically the alleged error, or errors, of fact or law in the prior decision, the legal or factual basis for such allegations, and why the result would have been manifestly diff
  9. I don’t know about workman comp, or etc. But this is what social security is limited to - Fee Agreements and Fee Petitions To get their fees paid, Social Security lawyers enter into written fee agreements with their clients and submit those fee agreements to Social Security for approval. If Social Security approves the fee agreement, it will pay your attorney for you directly out of your backpay. The attorney and the client can agree on any fee, as long as it does not exceed $6,000 or 25% of your backpay, whichever is less. That limit on fees is a part of Social Security law, and in m
  10. 2018-12-18 VA VR&E Unable to Work Redacted.pdf This is the letter they wrote for me.
  11. Sometimes it feels like that is exactly what they want you to do. Don't give up. Sounds like you are doing a good job figuring this out. I find some of the denials they give me comical. You just have to keep pushing forward.
  12. I find that hard to believe. It states this "A Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense". Certainly seems to me to be a part of VA and DOD. The website is .va.gov. My question had absolutely nothing to do with getting paid. If ebenefits is just pulling in information from VA or DFAS that is even worse. I don't have anything from VA or DOD that has my middle name wrong. It doesn't make any sense that someone went in there and changed it. So did I. The data being dis[played has to come from somewhere. If everybody has duplicate ent
  13. I sure wish someone would try this and let me know how yours displays. Has anyone checked payment history for "all". Mine is showing double posted dates. If I click on the top one I get an error. If I click on the bottom one it works okay. I have reported it. So far no solution. I have checked with a different computer and I get the same thing. Has anyone else checked this? I would really like to know if this is just me or everyone. I had an issue in 2018 where ebenefits had my middle initial correct but my middle name was wrong. I had to send them a copy of my SSA card and my birt
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