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  1. Thanks for replying georgiapapa
  2. Here I am, therefor.. I am here
  3. Just testing to see if this posts. I asked question yesterday, and commented today on shoutbox, and I don't see them anywhere. Only problem in 2 years. Love the site
  4. For 3 and a half years, all my inquiries through iris, about the status of my appeal, have been answered with the same scripted response - you know the one - "You elected a review by DRO. Currently your appeal is awaiting that review. If we need additional info., ect. Well, the other day, once again, I get the same old script in answer to my latest status check, except this one had an odd sentence inserted there between - "..awaiting review", and "If we need more info., ect". It read - "Review and discuss any pertinent hearing dates, diaries, and tracked items...". Huh? Diaries? Tracked items? I have no hearing dates. I was just wondering if this made any sense to anyone. It sounds like some sort of directive, and to someone other than me.
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  6. Thanks for replying Sorry for my late reply. It's hard to get around to anything lately. First off, I have secured living arrangements with my youngest daughter, so I have a roof over my head, and I won't starve, so I'm feeling better. Yes Carlie, I receive "care", at my local RO, where I have been, off and on, for the past 44 years. I signed a POA with the VFW about 5 years ago, when I initiated my first- and only - claim, and over the 9 month period it took to adjudicate it, I tried numerous times to speak with this VSO I was assigned, and then just gave up. When the decision came I was awarded a NSC pension, and denied SC on 3 issues. I put together my own NOD one year later and haven't dealt with any VSO since. I have applied twice for certain records from VA, and twice I've been sent the wrong ones. After NARA advised me my SMRs would be at my local RO, I went there in person and was told to request my C-file "That's where they'll be", the guy said. Four months later I get my C-file and there is not one page of an SMR. So here I am Concerning my weight thing, after a couple of years of tests, and nutritionist, and what-not, my PCP says it's the emphysema, finally. I don't know what to believe I haven't been to the VA for a year and a half, but I've made an appt. for Aug. Thanks for listening, hope I didn't talk too much
  7. Hello all, I'm in a bad way here. My wife of 27 years walked out on me a few months ago, and I am now left left to survive on my meager retirement of $600 a month. I know I will qualify for NSC pension as I was awarded it just a few years ago, and only became ineligible due to taking early retirement in 2012, which put us over the financial limit. My question is, I was just wondering, if anybody has had any experience or knowledge of this, as to know, will I have to have divorce papers in my hand, as proof I no longer have my wifes' income, before I even reapply. There is no doubt a divorce is forthcoming. It's just, at the moment, I don't even know where she is, and if it cost more than a nickel, I couldn't afford it. and just to qualify myself, the leaving has nothing to do with any type abuse on my part. Long story. I'll just say - I never saw it coming I am 64 years old, with severe emphysema,DD, and DJ, PTSD, and a host of other problems, not the least of which is weight loss - down to 115 lb.s, from a normal body weight of 185.. I'm 6 ft. 2. Skeleton I'm now 3 months into year 4, on an appeal (3 issues), and I can tell you that if something doesn't give someway, somehow soon, I don't know what I may do I'm sorry to have gone off on a rant, but I am cracking up and there is no one to talk to
  8. Hey everyone Still here. Waiting for a little good news and, it couldn't come at a better time. My wife of 27 years, just called it quits, and walked away. There was no drama, no conflicts, per se; I never saw it coming. But with this, as with all things, VA and otherwise, I will endeavor to persevere. What else... death is not an option. I wouldn't give the f..king va, the satisfaction.
  9. Good evening, Many times I have read where people have been advised that decisions usually come fairly quick, after having c and ps. In my case it has been 2 years since c and ps for 2 of three issues I appealed - 3 years since appeal was initiated. Iris states that my appeal is still, "awaiting DRO review", at my local RO.( Atlanta ) I guess it's just usual VA crap, but I'm beginning to wonder. I have tried to speak with my va rep about it, but have given up on a callback. Any input is very appreciated. Steve
  10. Thanks for the replies. No, I haven't filed any form 9 for forwarding to BVA, and I have nothing currently with BVA. this is just an appeal, with three issues, that according to Peggy, and 1000 number is still "awaiting DRO review", at local RO- Atlanta. March will make three years since receipt of NOD, and two years since C and P exams for two of the issues at QTC.
  11. Good morning everyone, So, can you only track your appeal status on e-benefits, if your appeal is at BVA? I have a three year old appeal still at my local RO [ Atlanta ] - two years since C and P exams btw -, and when I hit on appeal status all I get is, " Our records indicate you do not currently have an appeal at BVA, please contact your local RO for information", or some such. I know it's all just a load of junk anyway, but I was just curious. Steve
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