razinkane

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razinkane last won the day on March 16 2015

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About razinkane

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  1. Back Pay showed up at 6:30 this morning... It's a Green Christmas!!!!!
  2. December 16 2015 I finally got 100% permanent and total thanks to Under Secretary Allison Hickey and Staff. Words cannot express my gratitude. July 2013 started compensation claim June 2 2014 got married filled out dependency claim. June 2 2014 The VA approved my dependency claim but instead of closing the dependency claim... They closed my open compensation claim June - March 2015 multiple calls to VA, VFW, Congressmen no action March of 2015 I contacted Under Secretary Allison Hickey, Next day she responds and gets the ball rolling.. In May 2015 they increased me from 40% to 60% and lumped all my disabilities into fibromyalgia and only back paid me to June 2014 instead of July 2013 40% is the max disability rating for fibromyalgiafibromyalgia (includes headaches, depression/sleep disturbance/anxiety, fatigue, irritable bowel, stiffness, weakness, numbness, muscle pain, and joint pain of hips/buttocks, wrists/hands, arms, knees/legs, shoulders, neck, and ankles)40%Service ConnectedEnvironmental Hazard in Gulf War 06/02/2014 degenerative joint disease of the lumbar spine (previously DC 5237)40%Service Connected 06/02/2014May of 2015 I contacted Under Secretary Allison Hickey staff and they put a rush on my appeal December 16 2015 I finally got 100% permanent and total Quote Edit
  3. December 16 2015 I finally got 100% permanent and total thanks to Under Secretary Allison Hickey and Staff. Words cannot express my gratitude. July 2013 started compensation claim June 2 2014 got married filled out dependency claim. June 2 2014 The VA approved my dependency claim but instead of closing the dependency claim... They closed my open compensation claim June - March 2015 multiple calls to VA, VFW, Congressmen no action March of 2015 I contacted Under Secretary Allison Hickey In May 2015 they increased me from 40% to 60% and lumped all my disabilities into fibromyalgia and only back paid me to June 2014 instead of July 2013 40% is the max disability rating for fibromyalgiafibromyalgia (includes headaches, depression/sleep disturbance/anxiety, fatigue, irritable bowel, stiffness, weakness, numbness, muscle pain, and joint pain of hips/buttocks, wrists/hands, arms, knees/legs, shoulders, neck, and ankles)40%Service ConnectedEnvironmental Hazard in Gulf War 06/02/2014 degenerative joint disease of the lumbar spine (previously DC 5237)40%Service Connected 06/02/2014May of 2015 I contacted Under Secretary Allison Hickey staff and they put a rush on my appeal December 16 2015 I finally got 100% permanent and total
  4. So Sad Allison Hickey Resigns We will Miss Her! Allison A. Hickey at a hearing held by the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs in July 2014. Ms. Hickey resigned from her position as under secretary for benefits at the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday. The Department of Veterans Affairs administrator in charge of reducing the huge backlog of veterans benefits, who was a frequent target of critics, resigned on Friday despite a vast reduction in pending claims. The administrator, Allison A. Hickey, became under secretary for benefits in 2011, overseeing 20,000 employees and benefits for more than 12 million veterans and their families. During her tenure, she emphasized a changeover from paper to digital claims, and the backlog in pending benefits claims declined from 611,000 in March 2013 to about 75,000 cases this week. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald praised her in a statement, calling her “an exceptional colleague and an even better friend,” and said he accepted the resignation with regret.
  5. I asked for a pain consult for electric shooting pains down both legs. Pain levels constant 8 shooting pains 10.. Tramadol / flexeril not even touching these pains. The following was the response that we got from the pain clinic consult that was placed for you: ONLY MODALITY THAT I CAN SEE FOR HIM IS POSSIBLE ACCUPUNCTURE AND MASSAGE THERAY AND OTHER ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT LIKE YOGA OR SWIMMING Please let me know if you are interested in any of the above and we will order this for you. They want me to go swimming (I will drown), get a massage (Pain is bad enough without rubbing it), or do Yoga (hello I can't walk let alone bend) with the following??? I have electric shooting pains down both legs. I have a constant toothache like pain in my back and hips. Both shoulders and shoulder blades are hurting, arms are numb. Pain levels constant 8 shooting pains 10.. Tramadol / flexeril not even touching these pains.
  6. VA Called said they fixed my pay issue... Wow talk about how the VA ought to work... Thank You Hadit!!!!! Thank You all for the great advice. Rich
  7. Since my email to Allison, I have been contacted over 14 times by the VA, They expedited my compensation claim.. I now have 6 c&P exams scheduled the last one ending on May 6th They said they have a whole team working on my pay issue.. (it takes a team to do simple math???) My pay was stuck at the 2014 single rate of 577.. I got a direct deposit for 30.14 back pay for the COLA.. But wife is still not added to pay... Thank You Hadit!!!!! Thank You all for the great advice. Rich
  8. What happened to me was... The VA approved my dependency claim but instead of closing the dependency claim... They closed my open compensation claim Jun 2, 2014 . My pay is still at the single rate and My compensation claim is in limbo. Sent a letter to the Honorable Allison A. Hickey, and Bam next morning 8:15 am she responds, by 1:00 pm talked to Nadhal R Eadeh VBAVACO and he is getting the ball rolling on both issues.. Thank You Hadit!!!!! Thank You all for the great advice. Rich Rich Let me get Nadhal to get this fixed. Allison Allison A. Hickey Under Secretary Veterans Benefits Administration U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Your Honorable Allison A. Hickey, I need your help with the VA's mishandling of my claims. I added my wife to my award Jun 2, 2014, They approved my dependency claim but instead of closing the dependency claim... They closed my open compensation claim Jun 2, 2014 . My pay is still at the single rate and My compensation claim is in limbo.