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About 31Bravo

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  • Birthday 06/27/1951

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  1. I was successful with getting 100% P&T at the RO level by requesting a De Novo review. Below is a summary of how this was done: 1- I filled a claim and was denied at the RO level. 2- Sent NOD with two Nexus letters. The RO cued themselves and granted 40%. 3- Sent NOD with three Nexus letters and requested a De Novo review. The DRO at the RO cued themselves again and granted 100% P&T. The second NOD took 15 months and 7 days to get 100% P&T. Nexus letters are the most important key to winning a claim. All this was accomplished at the RO level.
  2. I am 100% P&T. I have no other SC %. My Wife and I submitted two vA FORM JUN 2008 21-2680 along with two Nexus letters; One nexus letter for each vA form 21-2680 submitted. Five months later Aid & Attendance (L) was granted. I composed the vA form and Nexus letters and my two private doctors (non vA) signed off with no hesitation. vA doctors may help, but probably not. The big surprise was not being forced to do C&P exams. The vA did call to schedule C&P exams, but I told them I could no longer travel 200 miles in a car. MyHealteVet showed vA doctors re
  3. When I went for C&P exams with QTC they gave me a check for travel pay; after the exam was completed. The QTC office I went to was not located in the VAMC. Apparently C&P travel pay is handled differently depending on which State or VISN one lives in.
  4. 31Bravo

    DIC & for carlie spouse?

    38 CFR 3.22 - DIC benefits for survivors of certain veterans rated totally disabled at time of death. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/38/3.22 I hope this link to 38 CFR 3.22 - DIC benefits for survivors, can be helpful and useful.
  5. A very big Congratulations to you Sir Nod. Over 21 years fighting the vA; and it is finished. I am very happy for you.
  6. Cabela's gives great (double) discounts to Vet's. Cabela's will give a Vet two discounts at checkout. During checkout request a Veterans discount; then use a Cabela's credit card and get another discount automatically. Cabela's didn't ask for a VA ID card either. (Important) Ask for the Veterans discount before they start scanning; because they can't go back and apply the discount after they scanned in the products for purchase. Also, IHOP grants a discount to Vet's on request. They didn't ask for a VA ID card either. In Liberty.
  7. Outstanding and well done. Congratulations.
  8. It is good therapy to be out and about, staying active, and getting out of the house; these are tools one can use to beat depression. Many Psychiatrist and Doctors recommend getting involved socially, getting a hobby, and just do anything to help avoid dwelling on the stressor.
  9. Present and accounted for. In Liberty.
  10. Congrats, Par. A three day decision is indeed hard to believe. I'm glad it came back in your favor to include Chapter 35 as well as CHAMPVA. My spouse is pleased with CHAMPVA. I wish Veterans could have CHAMPVA.
  11. This is good news indeed, Sir Nod. I am amazed and inspired at your ability to multi-task so many projects daily. Many hundreds of Veterans have benefited from your knowledge and experience that you have shared for 20+ years. You Sir Nod have paid it forward many times over. Your dedication and success with helping Veterans is second to none. Live long and prosper.
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