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About Proudvet

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    E-4 Petty Officer 3rd Class
  • Birthday 03/05/1961

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  1. I was rated 100% for PTSD/TBI and filed for SSDI and was approved 1st time You can go online www.ssi.gov and file for benefits.
  2. Fill out the dbq's and submit to www.va.gov.
  3. Hey buddy  I haven't been on this site for awhile due to my disabilities.  My TBI and PTSD a has gotten the best of me this last year.  I couldn't remember my log-in name or password.  Finally came across some old print out papers i had with passwords.  Since being on herlast i have suffered from severe memory loss.  I believe I'm on the  verge of probably heading towards dementia or alzheimers disease. ill be 59 years old this March and to young to be going through this.  I seen on this site you have assisted alot of veterans with questions.  Bless you.  I wish I could do the same,  but don't want to give them the wrong information.  You know i did all my claim on my own,  how, god knows,  but this website was a tremendous help. My disabilities are, TBI/PTSD-100%, Depression-109%, left knee-10%, right  knee - 10 %, Gerd-20%, . 

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      Sorry to hear that.  Stay in touch and file under social chat if you want.  There is really no giving bad info there.

  4. This post is from a veteran on Facebook looking for assistance. I mentioned to them to look at this website www.hadit.com as it has helped me with my claims process. Hopefully she will get the same much information from here as I did and be successful having her claims approved. Here is what was answered to this person from other responders.QUESTION: A Friend of mine is presently taking care of her sister....let's call her Susan. Susan served 22 years active duty and was honorably discharged after having complications focusing on her job. Years later after being out the military the VA diagnosed her with Frontotemporal Dementia. The VA also says it's not service connected. Susan is getting more child-like in her mannerism. And she is totally dependent on her sister. Susan was once an active thriving loveable Sergeant in the Army. Susan has kids and still owns a house and a vehicle but cannot live by herself nor drive. Her sister wants to know how she can prove that this diagnosis is indeed service connected if she never went to sick call for it.I am so sorry to hear that. Sadly, there isn't much VA can do without something being on the records. You have to prove the service-connection. Hide or report this · Like · Reply · 4h · Edited Kobie Babatu She has to establish a chronology of symptoms and medical documentation dating back to active duty, or immeadiately after separation... Where she saw drs about her medical condition... If this can be shown then VETERANS BOARD OF APPEALS OR VETERANS COURT OF APPEALS WILL PROBABLY RULE IN HER FAVOR THAT HER CONDITION IS MORE LIKELY THAN NOT CAUSED BY HER MILITARY SERVICE, OR AT THE LEAST IT IS SECONDARY CONDITION MADE WORSE OR CAUSED BY HER MILITARY SERVICE... You may need to hire a lawyer to help gather and properly present the medical evidence to The VA...She needs to file a claim through www.ebenifits.va.gov first. Then after they contact her she will see a neurologist to confirm disability. Once confirmed rayer will give her rating. Once rated she needs to file for SSDI www.ssi.gov. Attend Dr. Evaluation appointment. I have memory loss/TBI service Connected. Takes from start to finish one year. Application for SSDI my wife did as it's very lengthy and difficult to fill out. I wish you the best of luck. 3 Edit or delete this · Like · Reply · 4h George Dixon https://www.va.gov/disability/how-to-file-claim/ Edit or delete this va.gov How to File a VA Disability Claim How to File a VA Disability Claim · Like · Reply · Remove Preview · 1h George Dixon https://www.va.gov/pension/eligibility/ Edit or delete this va.gov Veterans Pension Eligibility Veterans Pension EligibilityHere is a REALLY GOOD website to learn all about claims a processes for VA Disabilities. A wealth of information.https://www.hadit.com/ Edit or delete this hadit.com VA Disability Claims - HadIt.com » For Veterans Who've Had It With… VA Disability Claims - HadIt.com » For Veterans Who've
  5. Congratulations on reaching you goal. I retired in 2010 and went through hurdles to get all my ailments rated. Rated Disabilities Table of Rated Disabilities Disability Rating Decision Related To Effective Date left knee chondrocalcinosis with status post medial collateral ligament tear surgery 10% Service Connected 07/01/2010 peripheral neuropathy Not Service Connected Peyronie's disease with status post surgery for fracture of corpus cavernosum with scar and erectile dysfunction 0% Service Connected Predischarge Exam 07/01/2010 scar left forearm status post burn 0% Service Connected Predischarge Exam 07/01/2010 right ulnar nerve Not Service Connected Predischarge Exam herpes zoster 0% Service Connected Predischarge Exam 07/01/2010 benign lipoma neck Not Service Connected Predischarge Exam left wrist arthritis Not Service Connected Predischarge Exam left ear hearing loss 0% Service Connected Predischarge Exam 07/01/2010 atypical chest pain Not Service Connected Predischarge Exam tinnitus 10% Service Connected Predischarge Exam 07/01/2010 right elbow condition Not Service Connected Predischarge Exam scar, top of scalp and right posterior neck, status post shunt 10% Service Connected 05/23/2018 bilateral eye condition Not Service Connected Predischarge Exam right ear hearing loss Not Service Connected Predischarge Exam multiple digestive disorders to include: gastroesophageal reflux disease and Barrett's esophagus 0% Service Connected Predischarge Exam 07/01/2010 posttraumatic stress disorder and mood disorder with depressive features (also claimed as memory loss) 100% Service Connected PTSD - Non-Combat 05/23/2018 hydrocephalus, status post shunt (also claimed as headaches) 20% Service Connected Predischarge Exam 04/01/2013 painful scar, top of scalp, status post shunt 10% Service Connected 05/23/2018 sleep apnea Not Service Connected right knee chondrocalcinosis with status post medial collateral ligament tear surgery 10% Service Connected Predischarge Exam 07/
  6. 63 SIERRA, Great news! So happy to hear everything worked out for you. Now take a break and enjoy your windfall. Again, congratulations! Proudvet
  7. Hello onrope, When I was getting ready to retire from USN, I claimed headaches also on my DBQ and it took (2 1/2years) of going to the VA Hospital to finally get a diagnosis of my "Headache Cliam"m (1) I first spoke to a speech therapist, (2) Had to talk to a shrink, (3) Talked to a VA Medical Doctor, then final was given an MRI which showed I had "Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus", due to being in an electrical explosion in 1988, 22 years before I retired. I had complained about headaches and no-one, would put 2 and 2 together until after I retired. I was finally operated on to have a shunt installed in my brain to relieve all the fluid build-up caused from that explosion. Keep searching in your medical records and see if anything could have caused you to have these heaches and attach all your medical evidence for a claim I did all this on my own and eventually rated 80%. I hope you don't give up, just keep looking for that needle in the hay stack, you'll find it, if it's there.
  8. Congratulation on your win!!! You definity did your homework, and it paid off.
  9. Go to www.myhealth,va.gov, click on personal information, then click on Download My Data health information. Download My Data Use the Blue Button to easily download your health information... More »
  10. Congradulations. Now sit back for alittle while and possibly go on a small relaxing vacation.
  11. Haven't been on here for awhile. Been working alot and trying to stay focused. PTSD has really gotten the best of me, but taking it one day at a time. Some days I have to give every bitof courage to get up out of bed and go to work. The Headaches from the Normal Hydrocephalus seem to be getting worse, especially when it gets real cloudy and overcast. I hear it's from the low atmospheric pressure that causes my shunt to act up. Oh well at least I'm still alive. Have a blessed month all, and "Happy Mothers Day" to all the moms out there. Best Regards, Proudvet
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