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ArNG11

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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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  1. ArNG11

    Confused about how to qualify for SMC?

    Ouch meow.
  2. Reading and re reading my BVA decision and it's what should I say and call it,  perplexing at the least.  It seems that while private medical records and private evaluations, in my claims, while those records paint a higher disability picture, the only evaluations that are used for the rating of disabilities is the VA bogus C&P.s  What happened to evaluation of ALL evidence,  the higher of two or more evaluations, SMC S and so forth.     Irritated and disappointed to say the least.  Partial grant, partial denial, partial remand.   On the damn hamster wheel again.   WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT!!!!

     

  3. WOW, sure puts this example in perspective.
  4. Buck, my friend, the VA professionals love to put those few steps of progress as giants leaps and bounds when it comes improvement. Not that I have to remind you or even state this fact, as I believe you and the rest of us fully understand this. " Marked and sustained improvement" For me in my opinion you never really get rid of the demons, however, you do learn to mitigate, deal, and at times keep them at bay, however, this is far from being "cured" or "sustained improvement". In my opinion learning to sometimes mitigate your symptoms is not being cured, I will argue that fact till my last day. If it helps great, keep going with the treatment, but be aware of the possible ramifications. You are past the 5 year mark if I am not mistaken, so VA games can't sever service connection or anything like that. I would keep going especially if it is providing some results. If and when the time comes, a proposal for reduction that is, then battle the issue when it arises. Remember " sustained improvement" there can still be off days, hopefully not, but VA docs can't guarantee that everything is all hunky dory. I can not recommend stopping treatment if the treatment is showing results, whether permanent or just temporary. The more tools you have to battle your condition the better you will be in the long run. That in my opinion is worth the hasel of possible VA shenanigans. But alas that is just my opinion. Silly some may say but worth pondering. P.S. The leaf for me has been helping more than not. But dosing is tricky. I understand that I don't use VA medical care and I live in a state now that it is legal. I still recommend a well rounded approach to dealing with your symptoms. If you are ever able to go that route please keep that in mind. Using everything in your arsenal to your advantage yields the best results.
  5. Irritated today as now I have a further wait for the BVA.  As it appears now,  my appeals have been remanded by the BVA.  Although I am certain, that I sent in a Waiver of Review when my claims were sent to the Board. I need specifics on what was reason for the remand, if anything was granted or denied and so forth.  So irritated.  I do however, take some comforts, in knowing that legally the Regional office goofed somehow, but alas, until I get specifics, back on the hamster wheel for me it seems.   RRRrrr.  

    In other news at least the weather is great here in Portland, and I have a nice size 16ft deep pool to go swimming in.    

  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. They are paid by the VA to lie and de rail your claim.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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”.
  13. 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.

  14. 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

       

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