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About jbasser

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  1. Great discussion topic. We will break it down. John
  2. This call may be recorded for quality assurance purposes. Do not take any crap from these people. J
  3. Alex Graham is a well versed VA claims agent who's gained a big following by his excellent articles and his knowledge of the VA. He will be discussing Individual Unemployability the VA makes available for certain veterans. Join us. To call in: 347 237 4819. To listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/haditcom/2017/06/22/hadit-podcast-with-guest-speaker-alex-graham-aka-asknod
  4. That is why I asked Berta. He needs to read the 3.400.
  5. When did you file your headache claim? That will assist us in answering this question.
  6. VA Claims agent John Dorle will be our guest speaker. John has been a claims agent for years and brings an excellent resume to the table as he explains the VA Claim process in a manner that is easy to understand. To call in to ask John a question, the number is 347 237 4819. Join us for this show The show starts at 7:00 pm eastern so mark your calendar. To listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/haditcom/2017/06/15/hadit-podcast-with-john-dorle-va-claims-agent
  7. The show is starting in a few minutes. Join Us.
  8. DD, if you are willing, send an email to John Dorle at benefitsagent@comcast.net. He is a claims agent who may be able to help you. Basser
  9. Independant Medical opinion.. Do me a favor and tell me exactly what your rated for and what percentage for each.
  10. We will be discussing the new White House hotline. If anyone has had to use it, Call into the show and let us know the results. 347 237 4819 is the number. We will also follow up last weeks show to get any additional information out. Don't miss this one. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/haditcom/2017/06/08/hadit-blog-talk-radio-show-thursday-june-8-2017-at-700pm-edt JBasser.
  11. We did this show to bring awareness to a potential disaster scenario for veterans receiving IU and SSDI. I have been predicting events like this over the past several years. The CBO is a think tank that always brainstorms ways to for the Government to save Money. They are also tasked with the financial side for Bills by giving estimated costs for all bills. Their recommendations are really interpeted into each congressional piece of legislation. This time Mulvaney has really proposed a budget that shows an increase to the Dept of veterans Affairs by adding to the VHA and taking from the VBA. The improvements are Choice Card, Hiring Doctors and No Choice Card extension. Anyone tried to use the choice card? The cuts to the VBA are IU compensation when a Veteran reaches age 62. This is still in the Congress as of this morning. If someone said It had passed the house then there was mistake made. If I did say that I was wrong and Apologize to the audience. Now is the time to act to show your representatives that you do not agree with this Proposal. All of the Big Veterans Organizations are against it. This budget also indicates SSDI will also be cut as it is known by the politicians as a form of welfare according to Mulvaney. This means if you are a disabled bet under 62 and receiving SSDI you will be re evaluated by the SSDI in an attempt to sever your benefits. Also keep in mind that the Political Structure in DC has changed and things like this are more likely to pass then they were in previous years. JBasser
  12. Everyone needs to hear this show. IU vets and vets under 62 receiving SSDI. Your benefits are at risk. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/haditcom/2017/06/01/hadit-podcast-thursday-june-1-at-700-pm-edt-va-budget-and-iu-show I believe it was stated that you don't have to report income if you don't get a W-2 I'm not sure that is correct some folks get paid with a 1099 and that has to be reported also. I imagine the VA, like the IRS requires you to report all income even if you don't have a paper trail. I have a tiny amount of income that is not reported to IRS but I report because that is what my accountant told me is the legal thing to do. Clarification: For example: a veteran with PTSD works for a family friend’s business. The family friend provides the veteran with an office and duties that afford limited interaction with other people. The veteran’s salary pays his bills, and is over the current poverty threshold. Because the veteran’s job has been tailored to his individual needs (limited interaction with other people), his job is considered to be sheltered, and therefore falls under “marginal employment.” The VA cannot consider this job as being substantially gainful employment, and must not use it against him in determining IU. https://www.hillandponton.com/unemployability-iu-guide/ Marginal employment shall not be considered substantially gainful employment. Marginal employment generally shall be deemed to exist when a veteran's earned annual income does not exceed the amount established by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, as the poverty threshold for one person. Significantly, however, marginal employment may also be held to exist, on a facts found basis, based on employment in a protected environment such as a family business or sheltered workshop even when earned income exceeds the poverty threshold. Consideration shall be given to all claims as to the nature of the employment and the reason for the termination. 38 C.F.R. § 4.16(a).
  13. President Trump's budget mouthpiece, Mick Mulvaney has proposed a radical cut to the Individual unemployability system that the VA uses to pay veterans at the 100 percent rate because the rating schedule does not go high enough to compensate veterans who's service connected disabilities keep them from working. This was in response to the Choice Card being re-authorized. Now we all now that the main responsibility of the VA is to care for veterans. This Idea is also an outrage. In another turn of events we have learned that the same mouthpiece thinks SSDI is a form of welfare and will also be going after disabled Vets who receive Both VA and SSDI. Now this is alarming folks so join us as we discuss this Fubar. The show is at 7:00pm edt. The call in number is 347 237 4819. To listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/haditcom/2017/06/01/hadit-podcast-thursday-june-1-at-700-pm-edt-va-budget-and-iu-show