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vern2 last won the day on September 3 2017

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About vern2

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    E-6 Petty Officer 1st Class

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    sunny NW Florida
  • Interests
    Reading and computers. Cultural anthropology

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  • Service Connected Disability
    100%
  • Branch of Service
    Air Force
  • Hobby
    Volunteer with Red Cross at NHP, not sure if that is a hobby. Reading military history on firearms and tanks.

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  1. I filed my NOD and requested DRO review early in 2015, was accepted at DRO level and was awarded 100% for heart and several other issues was awarded lesser amounts, but of course only get the 100%, plus SMC. I think DRO is way to go, but this is just based on my experience and the many errors that rater made in the initial decision. I did have a CUE going at same time, but since awarded 100% for same thing, I dropped the CUE. It was moot at that time.
  2. Suggest you go ahead and file the NOD. Do not let this pas by!! The MEB process may drag on for some time, file the NOD! What you have heard is just not true. Good luck!
  3. vern2

    December already...

    I am still here as well!
  4. IMHO, drop her like a hot rock. She is not helping you. Are you able to handle the NODS on your own?
  5. My son is retiring from service and had a strange call from VA rep. The son plans to submit his medical records to VA via CD that was given to him by medical records of his service (USMC). The VA rep stated that could not accept CD as policy would not allow them to use an outside CD in their computers. Sounds like BS to me. Does not the VA routinely request service members medical records from the various services medical branches? It would take a lot of paper for my son to print out these records and his C & P exam is Dec 12, I think. Does anybody have similar experience or should he have been given paper copies of his medical records by his medical section. I retired in 2005 (USAF)and was given everything on paper, no CD.
  6. Yes, posed this same question to him today. He does have pain and some problems chewing. He has been referred to outside endorsements still on AD, but retires in 3-4 months. Has had major issues with teeth, since the injury in 96. Thanks for your help.
  7. Thanks, sent this to my son. Thanks for the help! Vern2
  8. Note: I posted this in claims research, but go no response. My son fell while in TBS in 1996. Broke part of #8 off and also did some injury to #9. This was noted in his Dental STR. He has had chronic problems since then with these teeth. # 8 finally had to be referred outside for root canal and build up of tooth. Tooth had lost blood flow and color. Fast forward. He is now retiring from USMC and is wondering if he has a valid dental claim. He talked over this with me and problem is that he filed his VA claim last week and failed to mention this issue. He is still AD for 3-4 more months. My reading of this VA law is kind of vague, as VA ratings mention loss of multiple teeth or jaw, etc. He still has issues with these teeth. I have asked him to go back to endo doc and get him to fill out a DBQ stating that dental problems are as likely as not due to the dental trauma in 1996. Anyone have similar issues or advice as to what to do? Vern2
  9. vern2

    November 1, 2018

    sorry been taking care of sick wife. Wow, 70 and counting!
  10. My son fell while in TBS in 1996. Broke part of #8 off and also did some injury to #9. This was noted in his Dental STR. He has had chronic problems since then with these teeth. # 8 finally had to be referred outside for root canal and build up of tooth. Tooth had lost blood flow and color. Fast forward. He is now retiring from USMC and is wondering if he has a valid dental claim. He talked over this with me and problem is that he filed his VA claim last week and failed to mention this issue. He is still AD for 3-4 more months. My reading of this VA law is kind of vague, as VA ratings mention loss of multiple teeth or jaw, etc. He still has issues with these teeth. I have asked him to go back to endo doc and get him to fill out a DBQ stating that dental problems are as likely as not due to the dental trauma in 1996. Anyone have similar issues or advice as to what to do? Vern2
  11. vern2

    November 1, 2018

    Still here, and tomorrow is my 70th birthday
  12. vern2

    Could this be Cue from BVA decision

    Sounds like a failure to communicate. IMHO, this is a CUE.
  13. vern2

    October

    hello and Happy October. Went to my local Pensacola JACC this am, and closed due to minor fire with water and smoke damage. This was at 0745, just passed by again on way back from exchange and very few cars in parking lot. They stated would be open back at 12 noon.
  14. Got a ramp letter when this first came about. I was rated 100% SMC for my heart condition, EED, Dec 15, yet 3 years later I get a RAMP letter, and several emails. Just ignored them. Maybe they are desperate, or just did a mass mail and email for some odd reason.
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