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Endofrope

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About Endofrope

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    Air Force
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    How To Update Ebenefits Info

    This may seem minor but since I have been trying to do my case on ebenefits, I have been running into issues. So when I called ebenefits about it, they said it is because VA has my last name as one thing (my current name for the last 5yrs) and ebenefits still have my maiden name. But I have been getting the run around to get it updated. I don't understand why it wouldn't have been updated anyway when I updated VA and I don't understand why it has to be so confusing. it seems like nobody knows how to update it. I keep getting transferred to offices that do not answer or no longer deals with it, and when I was suppose to have had the right office, I faxed them my marriage certificate but its still not updated and its been about 2 months. I called VA to see if they had an office that could do it but no. Can I go to a base or something? Or do someone know a direct number or address I could send the info to? This is soooo frustrating!
  2. I am putting together my FDC and as I read and get more understanding of the process, I want to add TBI due to my incident. My current injuries stem from my incident that occurred in 2005. If I add TBI can I put that it occurred at the time of my injury in 2005? I went to the doctors about 2 weeks after the incident but I did not report TBI specifically then I just reported that I fainted out the shower and woke up on the marble floor. I reported pains I was feeling at the time and I wasn't sure how long I was laying there. Looking up the symptoms of TBI, i believe it explains a lot of things that I have been experiencing throughout these years. It's a long ways from 2005 but dealing with the VA, my own medical issues (depression, etc), and misunderstandings time flies... but God is giving me the strength to fight back and not let the VA/military still my life from me. I was completely healthy going in and now I'm not even able to work right now and I'm only getting 20%. I'm just doing the work and letting God take care of the results. Thanks for all the help and encouragement here...it has been a blessing in pushing me forward.
  3. I wanted to find out if VA has a program to help with gas assistance for VA appts? The VA is requesting me to go to so many appts but we literally do not have the money for the gas it is costing us. It is already really tight with me not working and my husband just got a new job but because we are behind on everything, we run out of money before the next pay (he gets paid every 2 wks). It is at a point that I can't go to the appt they want me too because we don't have enough gas. It is really embarrassing but I know things are about to change around soon so I'm keeping hope. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks
  4. I was in Ebenefits looking at my cases and I see that I have 2 unclosed cases from 2007. I can't see the forms but it shows I submitted them in 2007. I currently have a FDC in process, what am I suppose to do about the Un closed cases? How do I get them settled and/oor information about them? Also do this mean that when they settled I would get back pay from those dates? Thank you
  5. Thank you silverdollar22 I will check that out. John999 I have started my application online. The hardest part for me {with dealing with my injuries} has been not underestimating and bring honest. It's hard to admit that I'm not as dependent as I was. It's hard dealing with it but it seems harder to say. I never liked feeling like I was complaining or the thought that people might feel "sorry for me" or treat me different.
  6. Just wondering if it's better to file one before the other? I'm trying to get everything together but it's a lot to try and do both at the same time. But I will if necessary. Also, is there a post or something that tells how to put together the papers for fdc? I got a copy of my medical records from va and it's a lot of forms and a lot of irrelevant forms as well. Thanks
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    Filing Fdc

    Thank you Navywife for your reply. I will put in for it.
  8. Yeah I was thinking about filing my fdc and if I have to appeal (hopefully not) MAYBE look to get a lawyer. And the same for ssdi. Thanks for your feedback.
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    Filing Fdc

    Ok. Thank u. @navywife no I didn't during golf war. I'll just continue to collect evidence and wait to see what my dr say.
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    Filing Fdc

    Also, I dont have any records of my depression and anxiety because I just finally decided to tell my dr to get help because I can't take it anymore. It was really hard and I've kept it a secret from most people (even my husband didn't know) because I always had a problem sharing that type of stuff that I thought would make ppl "cater" to me. Even with my disability because I don't like talking about my military background and the incident (bc I consider it embarrassing), I didn't tell my employers and since I was in the office by myself majority of the time and had a key to the office, I was able to go back at night with husband to finish things I was unable to finish etc. So my last employer wouldn't be able to say how my disability affected me.
  11. I have a service connected disability have records showing how the injury has affected me throughout the years and affected my work history where I had to take off work 1 and a half years then went back part time (16 hrs a wk) to see if it would affect me which it did so after being there 2 yrs (and husband coming in after his job to help me) I finally left in 2013. I wanted to know could i file based on this information? I am having a lot of apps and is in extreme physical pain which has caused some mental and emotional pain from dealing with this so long. The problem is that the injury occurred but the doctors do not know what's wrong. They do not have an official medical diagnosis. I spoke to my Dr yesterday and explained to her that I am in a very bad place because I'm not working because of the extreme pain and that it do not make sense that they cannot tell me what's wrong so ssdi has not approved me because there's no diagnosis, Va is only paying 20%, and I can't work because of the injury and i was perfectly healthy when i entered the military. Its all very stressful and we are really struggling financially. She said she think I may have myalgia and chronic pain and something else and she thinks the depression, anxiety, and insonnia is coming from it but she wants to run more test. Can I file for based on this so far? Since its an ongoing process?
  12. I currently have 20% rating. I first received 10% in 2005 when I got out of active duty then in about 2010 after reopening claim it went to 20%. At that time I didn't understand how the process went. This time around I was considering getting a lawyer through allsup.com or fight4vets.com. I wanted know others experience. I was told it helps the process and time frame. What do you guys think?
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    Newbie Here

    Hello everyone, I came across this site a couple of days ago and have been stalking it every since and decided to finally post. I came across this site because I started searching for like minded people that understands what I'm going through as far as dealing with the VA, compensation, and pain (physical, emotional, mental not to mention the extra layer that's added by the va). I am currently receiving 20% rating which is not nearly enough for the "damage". It has been really hard dealing. Long story short (hopefully some can relate and share your experience). I went into the military at 18 in Dec 2003. I got stationed in NM and in May 2005, I fainted out of the shower and woke up on the marble floor eventually. Now on top of that i was dealing with depression and some insomnia. I went to the drs about 2-3 weeks later because I was in pain, he told me that with my injury I wouldn't be able to deploy (which was one of the main things I wanted to experience) so I was even more depressed. At that time a program came up that allowed active duty members to switch to ANG so I did it. I was dealing with the same issues then and could not participate in pe. In 2008, I left my job because of my issues and was trying to get help but va was giving me the run around. I ended up going in deep depression because of my situation, not working, constant pain and va wasn't helping me. I got married in 2009, felt bad because I was helping, so I tried a part time job in 2010. I was only working 16 hrs a week (administrative work) but it was very hard and painful and I used to get very behind. Almost every night my husband was coming to my job after work helping me or we would go back at night or weekends to finish. It was embarrassing. I finally stop working there in 2013 because I couldn't take it anymore and I was starting to make to many mistakes, and couldn't focus or concentrate. So I haven't worked a full time job since 2008 and haven't worked at all since June 2013 all due to my issues from the military. Through out my va files it show that have brought up the pains etc since when it happened except for the depression and insomnia. I was embarrassed to talk about my depression and I thought you only really tall about if your suicidal. PLEASE BE AWARE THESE ARE MY THOUGHTS AT 21YRS OLD! I made a lot of mistakes dealing with the VA because I didn't tell them a lot. Like I didn't know I could have been medically released from active duty. So now I'm ready to fight back again because I just can't go on through this crazy cycle. From the constant pain to depression to insomnia (currently 2:51am) to anxiety I feel like I'm going crazy. So many ppl I know are telling me to not give up and reading the info here has helped so much. I am actually really nervous because I've been known to be the "tough" and independent one and I've always dealt with all this privately even not telling my husband everything. The hardest thing is accepting that I need help. I just hate going to c&p because it's already hard to go in and admit my problems and they look at me with there judgmental eyes because I'm "young". I have been dealing with this for {unbelievably} 9yrs. Now that I am older and wiser than before I'm ready to go at it again. I'm just going to trust God and know that He knows MY truth. So I will be here sharing what happens and hope to get and give great feedback. I'll be praying for you all as well because I KNOW what some of us is going through and the financial stress is no joke on top of the injuries.
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    Newbie Here

    Hello everyone, I came across this site a couple of days ago and have been stalking it every since and decided to finally post. I came across this site because I started searching for like minded people that understands what I'm going through as far as dealing with the VA, compensation, and pain (physical, emotional, mental not to mention the extra layer that's added by the va). I am currently receiving 20% rating which is not nearly enough for the "damage". It has been really hard dealing. Long story short (hopefully some can relate and share your experience). I went into the military at 18 in Dec 2003. I got stationed in NM and in May 2005, I fainted out of the shower and woke up on the marble floor eventually. Now on top of that i was dealing with depression and some insomnia. I went to the drs about 2-3 weeks later because I was in pain, he told me that with my injury I wouldn't be able to deploy (which was one of the main things I wanted to experience) so I was even more depressed. At that time a program came up that allowed active duty members to switch to ANG so I did it. I was dealing with the same issues then and could not participate in pe. In 2008, I left my job because of my issues and was trying to get help but va was giving me the run around. I ended up going in deep depression because of my situation, not working, constant pain and va wasn't helping me. I got married in 2009, felt bad because I was helping, so I tried a part time job in 2010. I was only working 16 hrs a week (administrative work) but it was very hard and painful and I used to get very behind. Almost every night my husband was coming to my job after work helping me or we would go back at night or weekends to finish. It was embarrassing. I finally stop working there in 2013 because I couldn't take it anymore and I was starting to make to many mistakes, and couldn't focus or concentrate. So I haven't worked a full time job since 2008 and haven't worked at all since June 2013 all due to my issues from the military. Through out my va files it show that have brought up the pains etc since when it happened except for the depression and insomnia. I was embarrassed to talk about my depression and I thought you only really tall about if your suicidal. PLEASE BE AWARE THESE ARE MY THOUGHTS AT 21YRS OLD! I made a lot of mistakes dealing with the VA because I didn't tell them a lot. Like I didn't know I could have been medically released from active duty. So now I'm ready to fight back again because I just can't go on through this crazy cycle. From the constant pain to depression to insomnia (currently 2:51am) to anxiety I feel like I'm going crazy. So many ppl I know are telling me to not give up and reading the info here has helped so much. I am actually really nervous because I've been known to be the "tough" and independent one and I've always dealt with all this privately even not telling my husband everything. The hardest thing is accepting that I need help. I just hate going to c&p because it's already hard to go in and admit my problems and they look at me with there judgmental eyes because I'm "young". I have been dealing with this for {unbelievably} 9yrs. Now that I am older and wiser than before I'm ready to go at it again. I'm just going to trust God and know that He knows MY truth. So I will be here sharing what happens and hope to get and give great feedback. I'll be praying for you all as well because I KNOW what some of us is going through and the financial stress is no joke on top of the injuries.
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