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63SIERRA

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63SIERRA last won the day on August 2 2018

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About 63SIERRA

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    There is power in the name of JESUS..!!!!!!!!!

    IN ALL THY WAYS, ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, AND HE SHALL GUIDE THY PATHS. PROVERBS 3.6

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  • Branch of Service
    REGULAR ARMY
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    reading, , pinstriping, airbrush art,

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  1. it can be sent the same day it was done,., thats what psyc doc said he would do last time we went. it was the second MH claim C&p and was very short .
  2. heres the question , yes you had HBP for years before they DISCOVERED you had kidney cancer, but how are they sure a cancered kidney was not a contributing factor to your HBP. Also you should be getting much more than 20 percent for your spinal injury.
  3. As I suspected in the beginning, RAMP seems to be first and foremost a scheme to manipulate the number of claims on appeal at the BVA. The more claims pulled out of the traditional appeals program, and put into the ramp, the better it looks for them... ..... The regional offices seem to make some sort of initial contact with the veteran to give a sense of hope, then they disappear into the wild blue yonder. Now that jobs are on the line for Non performance, corruption, incompetence, ect, it seems the VA is inventing new ways to pass the buck down the line. All good crooks appoint unde
  4. the rating codes are SUPER critical because some codes can only garner a certain percentage. so guess which codes the VA will stick you with...
  5. has anyone ever filed and won a claim for neck problems due to long term use of the heavy kevlar helmets being used nowdays,. I have lots of neck issues and sometimes wonder if the long term wearing of an extra large kevlar helmet took its toll on my neck. While being deployed during the desert storm/shield campaign, we wore the helmets almost constantly for the entire 5.5 months we were there. only taken off while in the tent to sleep/shower/ ect. That adds up to ALOT of hours ac cumulatively wearing an ill fitting heavy object on your head.
  6. Many times it seems the VA will attempt to down play your most serious and permanant disabilities and try and send you on a wild goose chase for other issues. They are looking LONG term. VA doesnt like the idea of paying a 25 year old veteran 3 grand a month , free total healthcare, possible chapter 35 benefits, ect for the next 50 years. The govt should think of that before they send us to war for 15 years with a country that could be annihilated in 3 months. (Iraq).. You cant stay in a country for 15 years trying to figure out who the enemy is,, we learned that in Vietnam, yet we repeate
  7. The VA needs to fire the RO person who set up the exam and did not demand an EYE,EAR,NOSE AND THROAT doctor for this veteran . its all a big scam. GERD is very serious, ive had episodes at night where I was choking and was thinking I would die. its very scary. I couldnt clear my throat and lungs felt full of acid, just fighting for breath.. almost passing out.. afraid to go back to sleep.
  8. http://www.danaise.com/understand-the-new-rating-for-back-and-neck-spinal-disability/ the disability testing for spinal issued was developed after WW1 and remained unchanged until a couple years ago. VA was hesitant to use new testing that would garner higher ratings. make sure they are rating you under the correct diagnostic code. VERY IMPORTANT.. Most veterans have spinal issued due to service but VA isnt too keen on service connection. beware of getting rated under the wrong diagnostic code that has limited comp percentages!!! or doesnt allow for secondary conditions,
  9. there id ALOT of good info here. http://www.danaise.com/understand-the-new-rating-for-back-and-neck-spinal-disability/
  10. listen up, there is a computer in the CPAP machine, they can call you in to "calibrate" the machine in a month or 2. they put a card in and pull the data. Ive heard of vets going to the VA and swearing they use the machine every night, and the VA pulls the data and sees that the CPAP machine was never even used. Dont get caught short. use it . They pulled the data on mine and could tell ALOT. how long I apnea, how many times, how long I slept, ECT . You can bet your lucky marble though, if they pull data and you arent using it, they are going to put it in your file. Sleep apnea is a claim
  11. haha, yes I know.. being patient in as system designed to stall is very hard. yesterday I saw on the news that it can takeas little as abt 5 months to make someone who is a migrant, to become a citizen of the US. Yet the US govt finds it ok for veterans to wait 3,5.10 years to get thier claims done. It is not a priority. When the govt wants to get things done fast. they surely can move fast. If there were no money or benefits involved there would be NO backlog. The RO would be like the maytag man commercials. Sometimes whether or not you get service connected has little to do with y
  12. here is something else to consider.. there are alot of very expensive new medications available, many are on the VA Pharmalary list, but they still shy away from giving them to you. The VA will always put you on the cheapest meds available, even though there may be something better. I was prescribed Lyrica from an outside provider. Went to the VA pharmacy to get it filled in Temple tx, and they lied and said that it wasnt on the pharmalary list. After proving to them it was on the list, they then said a panel of DR s inside the VA had to vote on the matter. EVERY time I went to get it fi
  13. no you cant demand anything, its thier sandbox and toys.. you must coheres them.. Lol
  14. a hearing is just a hearing, its not an end all final anything, I would show up and pull as much info out of them as you can. you could start like this... Ok in order to avoid redundancy, I would like to know what evidence you have in your possession in my C file that is rellevant to my claims. Also what is it exactly that is needed to win my claim.. (by law they are supposed to tell you).. You can keep things very generalized and dont fall for leading questions that could harm your claims. only submit evidence to them that you know is beneficial to you. if you cant pull any info out
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