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Slick last won the day on November 20 2015

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About Slick

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    E-5 Petty Officer 2nd Class

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    President, USMC/Combat Helicopter & Tiltrotor Association

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  1. Service officers come in different flavors. Some ar real good and some are not. I had one whgo could not ID prtesumptive disabilities for Agent Orange. File and if necessary appeal. Nothing tried, nothing gained. Also check Board of Veterans Appeal for similar appeal cases and how they adjudicated.
  2. Long time my brothers and sisters. Hope is as well as it can be. Question- Anyone file successfully for Benign Hypertensive Kidney Desease and if dissaproved why?? Asking for a RVN Vet. Thanks
  3. sometime ago, I filed both Sleep Apnea and PTSD in one claim. PTSD came back approved and SA disapproved. did some research and filed SA as a separate FDC, secondary to PTSD. No C&P, and it was approved fairly quickly. best of luck to you
  4. Wishing you the best as you work it against the system.
  5. What is of note in the VA announcement is that it specifically istates Camp Lejeune, MCAS New River, and including sub-camps and housing areas. Previously announcement only talked to Camp Lejeune. Now specifically includes more than Lejeune. Good news for Air Wingers like me
  6. As Buck said: Truly hope you get the answers you're looking for from "your" group as it surely appears the HADIT folks can't help- especially without a full background.
  7. when you talk to Dr. Bash I would expect among other things he'll give you the cost for his services as well as the long term financial gain if successful. Not to be unexpected as that should be part of his review of the particulars of your situation and likelihood of success. Question to ask is if result is not getting you to 100% (95%+) what is cost to continue. Your decision when cost considered against probability of success. I used him to get to 94.7 and then a second time to get over that magic 95% number. With my results no way I can say unhappy with him. Any downside is
  8. it's a positive comment in support of claim. 50% or greater probability- negative option would have been "not likely." As you're already at 100% would like to hear if the VA goes back and reviews all other SC disabilities.
  9. "Are you precluded from using the VMC because of Tri-Care?" In answer to that if qualified you can use either VMC (for SC), Tricare for life or Medicare or a combination of all three. I have a VA primary doc and a civilian doc who takes medicare and Tricare. I use both and get my meds from both. CPAP supplies and hearing aids I get from VA. Prescription drugs I split between the two- don't double dip, just get some from one and the rest from the other. As far as med records go I have not auth them to share, but each knows what total meds I'm on are. apologize for the l
  10. Gents, my recommendation is don't get hung up on e-benny status- will drive you crazy as most times there's no rhyme or reason. Plenty of post on HADIT that touch on that subject and majority recommend what I just said. In addition this time of year doesn't help- holidays = vacation/time off. Calling the 800 number is a "feel good" fix most of the time- if you get thru the rep on the other end will probably just tell you what you already see as far as status goes. Lastly, Keep the faith
  11. A1C tests were current. Historically pre-diabetic- continual results just below 6.0. Doc finally decided on MEDs. after that, as I said went in for unrelated C&P and was surprisingly asked about diabetes- response was "1) AIC pre-diabetic (had A1C results) 2) on METFORMIN and 3) discussed "restrictive diet. Nothing more than that was asked/replied to and VA came back with the 20%
  12. Route I had to go was claim diabetes for high A1C. as expected that didn't fly On a follow on C&P, for a totally unrelated issue Doc asked me about Diabetes- told him I was on Metformin and a restricted diet (at primary care Doc's recommendation.) No salt, bread, etc. He did his thing and VA came back and approved at SC 20%
  13. here's what I got from VA Nurse when I asked why
  14. sent a note to my doc/nurse asking why. I did have it done as something else may show. Drugs- clonazepam and tramadol. I do feel fortunate with my PMP and his nurse as they are responsive to my messaging and appts aren't hard to get at Wilmington except optometry Keep well my brothers and those still in the fight, keep fighting
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