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toddt last won the day on October 23 2016

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About toddt

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  • Birthday 03/27/1939

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  1. https://www.military.com/paycheck-chronicles/2019/01/11/2019-va-disability-payment-schedule.html The only difference I have experienced were holidays.
  2. Go here: https://www.index.va.gov/search/va/bva.jsp put "appendectomy" in the space where it says: "find these words" , check the years you want to search, i.e. 2018, 2017, etc. This will bring up hundreds of BVA decisions having to do with Veterans appealing a multitude of "disabilities" having to do with appendectomies. Read the decisions to educate yourself on why they were denied or why they were approved
  3. "You will receive a reply in 5 business days" - That's another joke
  4. Found this on www.usa.gov/veterans-housing : It may be worth a phone call If you need in-home care to help you remain in your home, the VA may be able to help. Call the VA Health Care Benefits number at 1-877-222-8387, or contact the VA medical center nearest you.
  5. As long as you have the Doctor's diagnosis do as brokensolder244th said. Include copies of the doctor's diagnosis. Then the most important part will be that you have a nexus between the disabilities and a cause while on active duty. The doctors have to say that x during your service was "at least as likely as not" the cause of the conditions you are seeking disability for. The Caluza Triangle.
  6. Ain't that the truth!
  7. Looks like they are moving everything to VA.gov. They sure have mine screwed up. I'll give them a couple of days then try calling Peggy.
  8. I am receiving full retirement pay (22 years) and am receiving CRDP (Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay). I am receiving 90% disability pay. I did not understand why I should apply for CRSC two of my disabilities are not combat related so I would be receiving less if they granted me CRSC - which is not true, they figure out which is best for you. In Florida my real estate taxes are reduced by the percentage of my disability that is combat related. So, I would say that you need to check with your state to see if it is advantageous to you. In either case I don't see how it would hurt to apply.
  9. https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/publications/gulf-war/gulf-war-winter-2016/gulf-war-presumptives.asp
  10. Mine has been since Sept 2017 so you have been waiting longer. No end in sight. Good luck.
  11. Remand went back to the RO where it sat for several years. I filed a petition for a Writ of Mandamus which was denied but it got the RO to act. The RO granted an increase from 10% to 30% but because it was not the full amount I had filed my NOD for the RO forwarded back to the BVA.
  12. Granted Sleep Apnea with a remand for increased IHD. Sleep Apnea was granted almost 3 years ago and the remand for increased IHD was recently 1/2 granted and sent back to BVA because it was not what I had asked for.
  13. BBE = Big Brown Envelope - it lays it all out for you
  14. toddt


    Are they all legitimate claims? If so, why not file?
  15. During the course of my Mandamus petition the regional office rater did call me directly, so I would guess that the answer to your questions is Yes. And like you say, it would surely be a more efficient way to answer their questions.

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