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bobz last won the day on April 5 2014

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About bobz

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    E-4 Petty Officer 3rd Class
  • Birthday 09/09/1955

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  • Service Connected Disability
  1. you can find them online at the site you want to be treated.
  2. Does the same apply if you are rated P&T with no future exams?
  3. They have been using it for a while I got a letter telling me they were going to use it for my mental health visits. I showed the ketter to my doctor and he got upset, went to his boss and they overrode the letter. Point is make sure you discuss it with your doctor and let them know if you are uncomfortable with it. I didn't think the time was right neither did my doctor.
  4. tdiu Unemployability

    I know that my IU got approved faster than the one for dependants. Here in Nevada they have a state office that helps thru all of this. I mention that in the event you need help in the fight check with yours.
  5. Got mine last week, think it had been 2 years since I had gotten one. I know they are not done yearly. E-bennies is all messed up on this as they are on most things.
  6. I agree this is ridiculous! The fact you got a copy of the idiots reasoning is amazing usually they "lose" something like that. Have you considered getting your congressperson involved? Good luck to you keep up the good fight Sarge.
  7. Nevada is the same for property taxes with the exception of "special" assements. This year my tax went from right at 800 to 138. However I can only use it in one county here. We also get to use whatever is left on vehicles and get our disabled vet plates greatly reduced.
  8. Ok I got awarded TDIU the letter says total and perminant and the commisary letter is in the letter section on ebennies. Now does this mean that my wife is now able to get CHAMPVA? I know it will be secondary to her other insurance so should we get it now or when she retires?
  9. tdiu Keeping Fingers Crossed

    Well just went into ebennies to have a look and it shows both as completed. Naturally being the curious type I went to download VA letters and lo and behold it said "You are being paid at 100 percent rate because you are unemployable due to your service-connected disabilities: Yes You are considered to be totally and permanently disabled due to your service connected disabilities: Yes" Now just to wait and see the big envelope arrive!!!!!!!!
  10. tdiu Keeping Fingers Crossed

    Aggie, I think I would be hound dogging someone that is way too long
  11. Since we all know how accurate E-bennies is and it is showing my 2 claims as prep for notification time for finger crossing. It has been 11 months on the dependent claim and 8 months on the TDIU. Reno had to ship it out to another location, just hope they sent everything. I don't want to have to fight the appeal process but am ready if I have to.
  12. Well I got an email from the gurus at the VA saying my benefits handbook had been updated. Well went to check out what it had to say and kept getting an internal error message. So being bored this morning I opened a chat with them to find out what is going on and got the usual straight forward answer, the site is having some issues and the problem is being worked. HMMMM wonder if they got that from Obamacare or vice-versa?? Then they told me well you get updates to the book you got in 2012 that you should have been putting in as they become available. I just couldn't pass it up and told her well my rating changed from 20 to 70% and I didn't get any updates. Guess she wanted out pretty quick and recommended I call the help desk. I know a lot of tongue in cheek here but thought I would post this in case someone else is going through this.
  13. I did guess I forgot to mention that. It was turned down and as I was relocating didn't do anything to follow up on it until I lost the job I had.
  14. I got rated at 50% due to left side weakness due to cva in 2009. However they gave me the rating in 2012 and made that the effective date because of when the clain was filed. The VA neurologist I was seeing in 2012 stated and put in my medical records that it was due to the cva in 09. Their contract doctor who did the C&P exam agreed with her, that is how it got rated. Also in my VA medical records is where I had complained about it in 09 and they ran test looking for compressed spine and nerve damage. Basically they said there was narrowing between C 5 & 6 but not the cause of the problem. They also sent me to physical therapy for a while but it didn't help. When I got my award letter it stated "left side weakness due to CVA," no mention of when. Along with this I was awarded disability at 100% from social security in 2011 based on this and mental health issues both of which are service connected. I am waiting on the VA gods to do something with my TDIU claim which they defered when I got my 70% according to their math. The numbers actually add up to 100 but we all know how that works.