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Buck52 last won the day on March 27 2017

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  1. Penguin it would help us if you can post a redacted copy of your denial What we Decided'' (black out personal info) If you were denied then you need to Appeal, it is required by the VA Its the Law. I would file the 21 -0958 and submit any favorable evidence that would show them they was wrong in denying your claim. Appeal each issue separate as outlined in your denial letter, you can do this on the 21-0958.... ASAP. https://www.va.gov/vaforms/form_detail.asp?FormNo=21-0958 I would submit it both ways e benefits on line and snail mail to the Janesville claim process center . better to double barrel these guys as they lose records all the time/or get miss -placed
  2. Hoppy Is there a chance you can put a redacted copy of your award letter on here the reason& bases of your award or What We Decided'' when you got the 100% P&T (black out personal info) I notice you went from 70% to 100% P&T. I was thinking they may have failed to award you SMC S back then? once your awarded a SMC then you can clime on up the SMC Latter so to speak When you have another disabling Disability that arises even secondary disability's When a Veteran has a S.C. 100% rating and then files for another separate disability at least S.C at 60% the VA Has the Duty to Assist the veteran in giving him the highest possible rating that he is entitled to and inferr the Correct SMC he /she is entitled too! Also you can check with Asknod.org he has some great information as to how the SMC Latter works , he explains it pretty good as to what SMC A Veteran would be entitled too according to his S.C. Disability's.. .Now I am not so sure if the veteran has a NSC disability and getting compensation for that if he would be entitled to the SMC?
  3. Buck52

    C&P Exam Copy

    Yeah you need to wait a few days maybe a couple weeks the contractors have to write up a report on the exam and send it to the VA..USUALLY IN A WEEK OR SO then the VA RECORDS IT AND IT IS PLACED IN YOUR RECORD FILES AT YOUR VAMC...YOU CAN REQUEST THESE RECORDS BY THE DATE OF THE EXAM...AFTER A FEW WEEKS. OR CHECK AT THE VBA Office request the exams there. a VSO can check on the computer for it and if its there he/she can make you copies. I had a QTC C&P and I got my report from the VBA office in couple weeks after the exam....also you should have received a fax# from this contractor for travel pay and to request a copy of the exam but you need to request it.
  4. Ms Berta I think you should run for VA Secretary and get all these things fixedfor us Veterans, with your experience & VA Claims expertise I bet President Trump would hire you in a heart beat.
  5. Thanks for sharing this email Ms Berta, so is it better veterans address their complaints to this office? Accountability Office? what is the Address? ''But better yet - if the Accountabiity office does, based on complaints from claimants.''
  6. Buck52

    90% P&T??

    abnrgr88 I agree with Vetquest If your thinking that the 30% you could get for your pes planus rating to be combined with your 90% IU rating if your trying for 100% scheduler and make the IU MOOT you would need a strong 50% rating for this. even at 90% combined a veteran would need another 50% or higher to meet the 100% rating criteria. And yes if you were awarded P&T then that makes you eligible for other benefits above the 100% only rating. like chapter 35 ChampVA and the 10.000 paid life insurance and the property tax exemption so take advantage of all these benefits
  7. It depends on how severe your symptoms are? After you established Service connection. these are the most critical things a veterans will need. And yes they will consider a good lay statement from family and friends. but keep in mind these people are not Dr's so it would be good that they mention this in their statements. you need 1.Current Diagnosis: The first step to receiving VA benefits for PTSD requires the veteran to have a current diagnosis. A VA psychiatrist, psychologist, licensed social worker, or other mental health care practitioner must diagnosis the veteran with PTSD in order to show that the veteran is currently suffering from PTSD. 2.Additionally, the diagnosis must conform to specific criteria and it is important the diagnosing doctor provide a report that fully describes why he feels the veteran has PTSD and how the veteran’s symptoms meet the specific criteria. All of this medical evidence must show that it is “as likely as not” that the veteran currently has disabling PTSD. 3.In-Service Stressor: One of the challenges with a PTSD claim is getting service connection. PTSD is not presumed to be related to service, so a veteran will need to have more than just a current diagnosis. The veteran must show that the stressful event that caused PTSD occurred during service. This does not mean that the veteran must have engaged in combat. Any traumatic event that satisfies the diagnostic criteria can be a sufficient stressor. However, there are different rules for combat vs. non-combat events. If a veteran can show that they were in combat, then a statement from the veteran may be all that is needed to prove an in-service stressor. Records that may help prove combat experience include: Veteran’s DD214 Certain medals and awards received Unit records showing date and location of unit assignments Here is a current rating sheet for the severity of symptoms General Rating Formula for Mental Disorders Rating Total occupational and social impairment, due to such symptoms as: gross impairment in thought processes or communication; persistent delusions or hallucinations; grossly inappropriate behavior; persistent danger of hurting self or others; intermittent inability to perform activities of daily living (including maintenance of minimal personal hygiene); disorientation to time or place; memory loss for names of close relatives, own occupation, or own name.100% Occupational and social impairment, with deficiencies in most areas, such as work, school, family relations, judgment, thinking, or mood, due to such symptoms as: suicidal ideation; obsessional rituals which interfere with routine activities; speech intermittently illogical, obscure, or irrelevant; near-continuous panic or depression affecting the ability to function independently, appropriately and effectively; impaired impulse control (such as unprovoked irritability with periods of violence); spatial disorientation; neglect of personal appearance and hygiene; difficulty in adapting to stressful circumstances (including work or a worklike setting); inability to establish and maintain effective relationships.70% Occupational and social impairment with reduced reliability and productivity due to such symptoms as: flattened affect; circumstantial, circumlocutory, or stereotyped speech; panic attacks more than once a week; difficulty in understanding complex commands; impairment of short- and long-term memory (e.g., retention of only highly learned material, forgetting to complete tasks); impaired judgment; impaired abstract thinking; disturbances of motivation and mood; difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships.50% Occupational and social impairment with occasional decrease in work efficiency and intermittent periods of inability to perform occupational tasks (although generally functioning satisfactorily, with routine behavior, self-care, and conversation normal), due to such symptoms as: depressed mood, anxiety, suspiciousness, panic attacks (weekly or less often), chronic sleep impairment, mild memory loss (such as forgetting names, directions, recent events).30% Occupational and social impairment due to mild or transient symptoms which decrease work efficiency and ability to perform occupational tasks only during periods of significant stress, or symptoms controlled by continuous medication.10 % A mental condition has been formally diagnosed, but symptoms are not severe enough either to interfere with occupational and social functioning or to require continuous medication.0%
  8. Actually your son has the upper Hand..if he has all is medical in service records on CD.he can download the Acrobat pro reader..and can pull up any records he needs and make copies..like was mention just the records he needs for his claims. He needs to guard that CD with his life...at least he knows where his records are.
  9. About PTSD Stressors Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often the result of a traumatic event while serving in the military. The traumatic event is often called the “stressor.” To be eligible for PTSD VA disability benefits, you want to show how the stressor has created a change in your life. For example, you used to be social and have friends, but now after the stressor event you are introverted and distant. The VA considers the following to be PTSD stressors: Exposure to death Threatened death Actual serious injury Threatened serious injury Actual sexual violence Threatened sexual violence And the combat stressor's Ms berta mention if you have been in combat and was traumatize that would be a stressor. & the VA Concedes and having a CIB would do that they usually put that on your DD 214.
  10. Swag they should but not always do. .if they don't you may need to file a claim for the headaches usually they include these but...just have to wait and see what they do.
  11. Vestibular Neuritis is curable and if this is why you have hearing loss it could be temporary condition? if the Vestibular N goes away, they will recheck your hearing loss.and bad word discrimination score...you may still show a hearing loss but maybe not as bad? do you have a claim in for increase? for hearing loss?and do you have a C&P Date?
  12. I am not to sure about this New VA Secretary Robert Wilkie ? he sure don't seem like he tries to fight for us Veterans...jmo With whats going on with the new VA System now days We Veterans still have these Regs Ms berta put up in the above post. my advise to all veterans is educate your self on all the CFR 38 Regs at least the ones that apply to you and what your claiming. so you know in case your VSO does not.
  13. Good Read broncovet lot of Regs on this. This is something a lot of us aging Vets need to be aware of and possibly understand the effects that our age will and can put upon us..to be ready when Our time comes for this...If it gets to where I can't care for myself.. am ready to meet my maker. God Bless all us old & aging Vets
  14. It could be 100% but don't be surprised if they give a 70% rating because this was not check Total occupational and social impairment??? however this was check X] ''Occupational and social impairment with deficiencies in most areas, such as work, school, family relations, judgment, thinking and/or mood'' and this was checked [X] Intermittent inability to perform activities of daily living, including maintenance of minimal personal hygiene These last two here should meet the 100% rating criteria . I notice the examiner mention you have chronic sleep impairment...if you use a C-PAP ...you should also file a secondary to PTSD from your medications you take...you need Qualified Doc to give his opinion that the medications you take is related to the OSA unless you do have prior medical service records as evidence for this OSA?
  15. Ms berta Just my opinion but I don't think it matters if he is living in a Nurse home and what VA Program he may be in (ILP) He is a combat Vietnam Veteran. &if he has less than 80.000 yearly income. Am I eligible for the Aid & Attendance pension? Any wartime veteran with 90 days of active duty, 1 day beginning or ending during a period of war, is eligible to apply for the Aid & Attendance Improved Pension. A surviving spouse (marriage must have ended due to death of veteran) of a wartime veteran may also apply. The individual applying must qualify both medically and financially. or receives va pension https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/longtermcare/resources/veterans_pension.html

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