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ArNG11

Master Chief Petty Officer
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ArNG11 last won the day on August 28 2017

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    Oregon
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    Law. Self improvement. Self preservation. Pursuing a stable peace of mind or at least trying. Trying, being the key word. RC Aircraft

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    USAF, NG,USA, DOD
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    RC Aircraft, Reading, and enjoying the years after retiring. Day by day

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  1. I agree Bronco. You should go over it with a fine tooth comb though. I found documents that were not provided to me from earlier FOIA requests. You can find necessary documents that will help you in your claims, catch omissions, alterations, and all sorts of discrepancies that can hinder your claims successes.
  2. Just do a Freedom of Information Request to the VA and ask that it be in electronic format. CD should be the norm now a days. I am not certain that the VA has made it permanent on requesting a whole claims file to be on disk, although it would save a lot of paper.
  3. other than fraud the cannot just severe service connection, especially with just one unfounded medical opinion. Also you have appeal windows to contest any proposal or any reduction that they try.
  4. They are paid by the VA to lie and de rail your claim.
  5. Good to hear from you as well my friend. Um my VA claim is with the BVA Judge last time I checked. I don't think that this law suit is related to mine and is all together a different case.
  6. I still haven't received the information from the firm that represented me. The affirmed and vacated parts of the decision is what I am interested in. This is part of the correspondence that I received. I do not believe it is the same appeal. This is the case regarding KBR. Below is the statement I received from them.. We are disappointed to report that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to overturn Judge Titus' dismissal. A copy of the Order is attached. This likely marks the sad end of our ten year battle for all of you, as the Supreme Court is not required to hear the case, and likely will not. The only remaining battleground for justice is Congress, which hopefully will set things right. Your Burn Pit Litigation Team Susan Burke Burke PLLC Joe Rice Fred Baker James Ledlie Elizabeth Smith Kristen Hermiz Motley Rice LLC
  7. When will justice scream it's name. All this time I thought “WE” actually had a fair chance, that maybe, the law would correct and hold KBR ect., accountable for their part in the Gulf War illnesses. No such luck. The Court of Appeals in their grand wisdom affirmed and vacated the previous decision and the case will not be heard any longer. Still trying to get the details from the attorney but this is a bit heartbreaking. What the hell is wrong with the courts. Ten years in the appeals process and sadly it appears as justice will not be served this time. FUBAR ‘ed decision. It saddens me. At least Oregon is having a nice hot day and I was relaxed in the pool before reading the decision notification. I’m gonna take my medicinal meds and enjoy what I have. I will still stand by what I write, “fight, fight till your last breath”.
  8. Love the trees and atmosphere in Oregon.  Been experimenting with alternative medicines and it is not easy to find the right cocktails to get pain relief and still be functional.  Slowly learning though different strains and intake methods.    Still trying to get recon and situational awareness out here though.  Short term memory is kicking my butt, but heh GPS and repetition, slowly getting there.

  9. Change of scenery for me,  moved to Oregon and taking in the beautiful landscapes.  

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    2. ArNG11

      ArNG11

      Heh Buck sorry for the time in between.  It has taken me  a while to adjust and that is just to say that I can take the wife to work and barely with errors get home.

      The scenery is so beautiful, I love the colors, trees, and although this is raining season here the weather.  It so beats Oklahoma.  Other than family and familiarity I won't miss OK much. 

      Man I feel so how should we say "fish out of water " feeling. Definitely a change of pace.

    3. vetquest

      vetquest

      Lived in Portland for ten years and loved it.  The rainy season is January until December.

    4. ArNG11

      ArNG11

      yeah you were not kidding, but it has gotten better in the mid months

       

  10. Bronco you always make things simple. I really enjoy that about you. Wayne I with the guys, make haste, file for the TDIU, it makes a huge difference not just monetarily. New doors to different benefits can and may apply.
  11. Happy Belated New Years to everyone.  Sorry a bit behind the curve these days.  Have a prosperous new year and may your VA battles be swift and victorious.

    1. Buck52

      Buck52

      How you been Mr A   good to see you on hadit .

      hope your claim is moving along?

    2. ArNG11

      ArNG11

      I haven't been too great mentally but hanging in there otherwise.  Things with my claims should be good although I believe I might have screwed the pooch on one the timelines for my last Form 9.  The VA took over a year to provide me a copy of the last decision a year a go.  I did send in the NOD and I did send in a Form 9 however. I didn't know the date of the last effective decision so I wrote one up stating that I was contesting the last decision.  

      It boils down to the effective date of my neck claim.  It should have the same effective date as my back since SMR's and the LOD for the back and the LOD for neck were all in my records in the hands of the VA at the time of my initial claim. Then the rest of my contentions I've rested on the medical evidence and independent medical opinions.

      It looks like I may have 3 separate dockets dates but I am still not for certain on that since I can't get a complete answer from the VA via IRIS or helpline.

      I've received the 90 day letter from the BVA for evidence before the Board issues a decision in my appeal. So everything is moving smoothly to my knowledge.

      Keeping this all together is so taxing.  DOL, Social Security , OPM retirement, and Veterans benefits.   In all these years, and mind you, I haven't been at it as much as most on here on had it,  with my conditions, specifically the mental, which relies heavily on for recollection of events in my claims, I'm screwed.  Most days I can't tell you what day of the week it is, or what I had for breakfast that day,  if I remember at all, it is only after some big hints and recaps from my family that I can piece together whats going on.  Which lends to even more problems for  an already paranoid person, it sucks.  But I try to get by, try being the operative word.

      In any case didn't mean to write a novel.  I was just excited to hear from folks I consider friends on here.How have things been on your front?

  12. Good points. I agree with Duty to Assist failure's eventually leading up to CUE's, however, if it can be brought up in a manner not CUE you have more regulations on your side to aid in your claim. I will be curious to research the regs back in the seventies. So curious is your decision both for tinnitus and hearing loss? Those can be rated separately if I am not mistaken. I would advocate for an NOD/Form 9 over a CUE, however, there are points in time where CUE might be your only alternative. Thanks for the insight.
  13. Holy crap, yeah that would be time and money, if the VA doc wouldn't write a counter opinion. I really do need to really measure if all this is worth the time and aggravation. Frankly Im tired and get carried away when angry and emotional. This whole ordeals just burns me up every time there are road blocks and traps along the road to victory.
  14. Good point seminoles. Insight is greatly appreciated. I don't worry too much than I should on VA's medical opinion's as I can easily counter with contemporary records, however, I do see your point. It is a very good one. If the bozos don't ignore my private medical records like they have done countless times, I might be forced to get an IMO to counter if my medical records alone do not succeed.
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