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marinevet61

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  1. Thank you I sent my emails all in lower case and they were nondeliverable. I will try this.
  2. Green can you please post the secretary's email address. I have tried to send emails and message states Email is invalid Thanks
  3. Berta I tried to scan the denial and other info several times. As I said in the past I am not very savvy at Technology. It just would not work. My brother says it is the "Operator" not the scanner. This is the claim That was denied. The SME did this on February 13 but my evidence was not uploaded into the system until February 19. So my question to them is how can this be fair to the veteran if a decision is made without Reviewing ALL of the evidence and how can they do this without notifying the veteran. My oncologist is The one that wrote the Nexus letter, but as I stated earlier he refuses to write another one. I have no idea how this will turn out and I am very nervous but I will do the best I can Thanks Berta
  4. Berta you are correct, I did not have to pay for the Nexus letter from my oncologist. I have thought about What you said about who owns the benefit of the doubt. I have made up my mind to get through this hearing and whatever I need to do if I am denied again I will get it done as long as I have the strength to keep going. Thank you for your time and all of the information. Will let you know how it turns out.
  5. Berta he did not speculate or add a rationale. I was lucky to get what I did get from him. None of My other docs would take the time or just Flat refused. I have asked again and he says that this is All he will do.
  6. On Thursday oct. 6 got a call from Louisville. The person wanted to know when would be a good time to set a date and time for a hearing. They wanted to know if I wanted formal or informal hearing by phone. He said informal DRO can make immediate decision and informal would take 2-3 months. Got another call today time and date was set. I requested informal hearing. This hearing is on an appeal for Camp Lejeune from 2014. I hope I made the right decision requesting informal hearing. In the initial phone Call the person talked briefly about some of the evidence that they had and I brought up the Nexus letter from my oncologist. She stated that the word could was used by My oncologist. I felt that she was trying to tell me that the word could is not very strong. The dictionary defines "could" (To show a possibility.) Can anyone comment on this? My original claim was rated and denied by an SME. I found out that the SME is only a PCP.( Primary Care Physician) who is not an expert in oncology. As I have never Been through a DRO hearing I am asking for any advice as to what to expect. Thanks to all of you
  7. Gastone you are right about the doctors. They stated in their reports that I have Dementia. I do not have Dementia I have APHASIA. As miss Berta pointed out in an earlier post there Is a big difference between the two. The Only doctors that said this was the VA doctors. True I can not carry on a conversation that makes sense to anyone but my family. My wife has to Tell the doctors what I am trying to say. They don't understand why I can tell them my date of Birth without any difficulty, but cannot answer their questions in a sensible sentence. I have Never been asked any questions about who pays the bills in our household. Maybe you are right The VA had some reason for this. I just don't like being labeled incompetent when I believe I am Not I was told that the fiduciary is not required to submit periodic accountings to VA. Maybe I Should just let this go and accept what the VA has proposed. Cannot remember exact date of Notification but it was in March. Thanks for your reply and your time.
  8. I am so confused about the proposed incompetency and my C&P exam. I finally got a copy of my C&P exam for PTSD. How can the VA propose Incompetency when the examiner States "Can veteran manage own affairs" Answer YES. Is it possible to get this proposal reversed with this Information? If so what would be the next step to get this done. Thank you to all of you for your wisdom and guidance.
  9. Thanks for info. I was at 30% for 7 months. Now at 100% but it still does not add up. Under rated disabilities it shows PTSD 100% SC effective date 5/12/2015. Under Historical claims shows Submitted 1/11/2016 Closed 3/29/2016 What happened to the original effective date and the retro?
  10. I was contacted by field examiner and he quoted a figure of retro pay that was waaaay below what I had figured was due me. Does the VA not pay retro Pay from the effective date in the award letter. Letters States effective date May 12 2015. Will the amount of retro be what I will be receiving x 10 Months. Effective date may 12 2015 claim closed March 29 2016. Any suggestions or advice would be welcome.
  11. Navy04 thanks for your information. I am very anxious about this fiduciary thing because I have Heard so many bad things about it from vets in my hometown. They make it sound as if you will Be audited every time you turn around and that if my wife is appointed she will have to keep up with Every penny spent. Does your wife have to keep all receipts and keep a logbook of some sort? One more thing I do not understand is I got a call from a VA field examiner to set up an appointment To meet with us. My effective date was May 12 2015. He quoted the amount of retro that was way Below what I thought it should be. Can you tell me if I am correct in figuring the retro amount starting from The stated effective date?
  12. Berta I can't get the printer to scan my form. I have limited knowledge of these things. Sorry This is the reason they gave for denying my PTSD claim. MEMORANDUM Dated October 13 2015 Formal Finding of a lack of information required to corroborate stressors(s) associated With a claim for service connection PTSD We have determined that the information required to corroborate the stressful events Described by the veteran is insufficient to send to the U.S. Army and Joint Services Records Research Center (JSRRC) and/or insufficient to allow for meaningful research of Marine Corps of National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) records. After I received this I decided to take this to the limit, and I did with many hours of research And the advice from the hadit members.
  13. Berta I can't get the printer to scan my form. I have limited knowledge of these things. Sorry This is the reason they gave for denying my PTSD claim. MEMORANDUM Dated October 13 2015 Formal Finding of a lack of information required to corroborate stressors(s) associated With a claim for service connection PTSD We have determined that the information required to corroborate the stressful events Described by the veteran is insufficient to send to the U.S. Army and Joint Services Records Research Center (JSRRC) and/or insufficient to allow for meaningful research of Marine Corps of National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) records. After I received this I decided to take this to the limit, and I did with many hours of research And the advice from the hadit members.
  14. Dot09 no offense taken. As I mentioned earlier my nuerosurgeon diagnosed the Expressive Aphasia in a Follow-up appointment. My previous speech therapist also stated that I have Expressive Aphasia. These statements have not been sent to the VA. I was just trying to make up my mind to fight or quit Before I turned these documents in as evidence. Thank you for taking the time to inquire about the Expressive Aphasia and helping me along with my decision to fight.
  15. Thank-you Navy4Life for your encouraging words. Deep down in my heart I don't believe I have Dementia. I feel as if I am trapped and can't get out. I tell myself over and over Don't feel sorry For yourself. Self-pity is not an option I have to live for today and try not to dwell on the things That I can do nothing about. My family has no history of dementia. I think that the VA drs were Just looking for a way to make me go away but from all of the support from the hadit members I am preparing for battle as I have a wealth of information among all of you.
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