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michael09070

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About michael09070

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  • Birthday 02/15/1968

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    Alton, Il
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    love to fish

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    Army
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  1. well just checked va.gov and the chicago va hasnt moved one claim off remand in the last 7 work days at least stuck on 19887. this means my claims will be tied up for the max of 29 months. now thats on top of the 10 years it took to get bva to award my claim.

    i started tracking the remand back log on feb 7 and at that time there was 23905 in front of me, so that less than a thousand claims assiged per month so it will take 2 years for them to even awarad me what the judges declared what a shame.

    just sucks

    1. broncovet

      broncovet

      Ok.  You are "assuming" VA.gov is reliable, and this is "far from assured".  Very far.  Many times, including my own, I thought it was going to be "much much longer" and my BVA came through much much faster..once it "gets" to the BVA.  

      The problem in the past is that VARO "sat" on our claims for about 3 to 4 years before they were ever sent to BVA. 

      1. For example, it took an "average" of 2 years or so for the VARO just to certify the claim to the BVA.  (which should have taken 2 hours).  

      2.  Also, they VARO took a year to do a required SOC, and more if you submitted new evidence and they did a SSOC.  

      3.  Even worse, the VSO would often "prepare a brief".  Ok, that sounds good.  NOT SO FAST.  My DAV national VSO told me, when ebenefits says "with VSO" that did not mean the claim took longer, because the BVA claim was "already docketed" so it was waiting before the board while VSO takes a year to prepare a brief.  So, I called the BVA.  NOT TRUE!   My claim was "not docketed" at the BVA so the VSO "preparing a brief" delayed it another year.  

           If my math is correct this totals 4 years where VARO sits on the claim.  This is the purpose of the AMA (formerly known as RAMP).  No SOC, and NO certifying to board.  And, this time it took my VSO under six weeks to prepare a brief.  

          Dont take my word for it tho:  Read the BVA chairmans report yourself, and find the average claim times there:

      https://www.bva.va.gov/Chairman_Annual_Rpts.asp

          Make no mistake.  The board makes it crystal clear the REGIONAL OFFICE is the source of about 80 percent of Vets claim delays.  

       

    2. michael09070

      michael09070

      thank you

    3. michael09070

      michael09070

      does anyone know how reliable e benifits is on ininial ratings. they have me at 30% fot my multiple sclerosis but nothing on the other 4 granted  secondary issues. i pray my paperwork next week says different. any hope 

  2. i cant open any letter and i looked up fl 10-2 with no luck, so i really dont understand thr fast track part, if you could explain a bit i would appericate it
  3. i was hoping they were wrong but its been 6 moths since my claim was awarded and its starting to look like the va was right sad to say. I have been unable to contact my pva rep ive been trying for a month but no response. i know they say the backpay dont stand in the way of decisions but ive been 100% disabled from my multiple sclerosis and secondary issues since jan 2011 and my claim officially started in may of 2011 so im sure they dont want to pay me. its sad to say but my 10 year fight is wearing on me and i just want to put this mess behind me. So at this time i have to believe my grant
  4. ok guys so i called the va yesterday and they told me im kind of in a bad spot on my award becase 5 claims were granted and 7 are in remand and he told me i wont get my award on my 5 granted clain until the remanded issues are done whitch is 16 to 29 months, i must say way to pour cold warter on a guy thats been fighting for over 10 years. anyone have any good news for this tired vet.
  5. My question is I got my letter of service connection granted on January 22 does anyone have any idea how many months it takes to get a ratings assigned after adjudication. By claim goes through Chicago. I’m just looking for experience as I know no one can know the answer for everyone but it just gives me an idea thank you in advance
  6. Well it's been 40 months and all I've received is denial. Haven't heard from va in over a year, not surprised my visor told me it will be at least 4 more years before my case is seen again by a human. Va benefit is like Bigfoot I've heard it exist but I have my doubts..lol have to smile
  7. Well sent senator durbin (il) an email last week and still no response. He must have rock star emails, too many to answer within 10 days, I'm sure he gets a lot of mail. hope getting him involved doesn't make it worse. But it has been 30 months and now I'm told 3-5 more years. I feel like I have nothing to lose now.
  8. Berta I posted what the va said for why they denied it but it didn't really say much in my opinion. Just the emergency room thought it may be an ear infection and gave me an iv and told me to see my primary care doctor and I did. The va jumped on the er's notes. My PC dr sent me for an ear exam and it came back no ear issue and then my PC dr. Told me if it didn't get better to come back. In my medical record my PC dr wrote etiology was uncertain and it will probably get better in time. It did go away after about 4 months. I wish they cared as much about us veterans as we care about this countr
  9. Berta, they denied my first IMO and sent my claim to appeals in June 2013. The ms specialist didn't word it right. I then went to my dx'ing neurologist and what I posted last is his IMO. So the va won't see it until they look at my appeal. I was not given a C&P exam they just looked at my file and seen i had been out since 1992 and I had a weak IMO and they rejected it. I have tried everything but they are harder than I though on proper wording. I just hope the IMO I posted is more solid.
  10. My nexus letter: Michael-------------MD Board certified neurologist RE: Michael Powell --/--/---- To whom it may concern: My name is Dr. Michael ---. I'm a board certified Neurologist and licensed in both Missouri & Illinois. My practice is in Illinois, Mr. Powell has been under my care for Multiple Sclerosis since December 2010. I ordered blood test, MRI's and a lumbar puncture preformed to rule out other illnesses. After collecting all needed tests, I determined Mr. Powell has multiple sclerosis. I have personally reviewed Michael's medical records both military an civilian
  11. I sent them a copy of my Ssdi award. Berta my ms specialist looked at me like I was crazy about the wording, he told me that all that wording sounded like a third grader wrote it and he would just word it the way he wanted to. And he said in his medical opinion that he highly suspects delaminating occurred in 1996 but, however there is no way to know for sure. And that screwed me on that IMO, and I never went back to him I just stayed with my dx'ing neurologist even though he does more than ms. Yes they looked at my first IMO and said highly suspicious was not good enough, that's why I say the
  12. Tbr, my diagnosising neurologist and a multiple sclerosis specialist both provided a nexus letter connecting my ms to within my first 4 years after service (per medical evidence). I served from 87-92 and didn't get a diagnosis until 2011. Ya I don't buy that 50/50 rule, the Des Moines RO va over road a multiple sclerosis dr who specializes in this disease due to wording.
  13. Berta thanks for your time. I will try and answer some things you mentioned; I never had a C&P exam the va in Des Moines just looked at my file and made this decision. In 1996 I had sever vertigo and had to be taken from work to the emergency room. They just gave me an iv and let me go after about 4 hours. My er report said they though it could be an ear infection but to go see my regular dr if it doesn't get better. Well it didn't so I went to my doctor and he sent me to an ear nose and throat specialist. They found nothing wrong with my ears or anything else.(all in file I sent theVA) my
  14. My denial letter didn't really say much to me. Basically they just disregarded the systemic evidence that goes with ms. Their was like 6 years in between my episodes so I never put 2 & 2 together.but if you look at the timeline of events after the fact (high insight) my ms is apparent to my dr.my first nexus was from an ms specialist (his word was highly suspicious) so now I have my dx'ing dr.'s nexus that states it exactly the way the va wants it, I was unaware of just how much they could chew up my ms specialist letter just because they didn't word it exactly to va request. This is real
  15. Also the otitis media and labyrinth were from the er in 1996 and it was not a dx just the er opinion at the time but, a couple days later I went to the ears,nose, and throat dr and he found no ear issues. The er dr told me if it didn't get better in a few days then go to my regular dr. He sent me to get hearing test and nothing was found and then I got better and let it go. I was out of work for sometime due to debilitating vertigo and then one day I got up and could walk and preform my work duties so I let it go as instructed by my dr. Then in 2002 my left side went completely numb and I went
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