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paulcolrain

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About paulcolrain

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  1. DID YOU GET AHOLD OF CASE MANAGEMENT?

     

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    2. paulcolrain

      paulcolrain

      just to let you know that i did call and no one answered.. its ok though,,, i got everything taken care of. thank you for helping

       

    3. jfrei

      jfrei

      I try telling people they don't answer it hangs up after 17 minutes and then hangs up just keep calling you'll get someone 

    4. jfrei

      jfrei

      Hey apparently they will be on the phone tomorrow one last day I will call and double check for ya and verify if they don't answer it hangs up 17 minutes and also I suggest calling after 10 I know last week they had the phones off until then one day I don't listen to that recording the phones are always off until at least 930

  2. 202-530-9470 ??? what is this number exactly ? my VA account was suspended . i called 800 # on friday and was assured it would be fixed by Tuesday.. lol.. anyway here we are noon on Wednesday. the main issue is they are holding my big retro till it gets unsuspected... yeah its frustrating.
  3. get the appeal going with the BVA take some time and get some money together for a good IMO be ready to hand the new IMO to judge. file for hardship advancement on docket if you can..
  4. so im a lil confused because, C + P exam shows hip can only flex to 35 degr with pain and the RO granted 10% stated next of 20% cant be given because i didnt meet threshold of 30 deg only..... now in the C+ P Exam it clearly states that ROM of hip is decreased with pain to 35Deg,,,, after repetitive movement the Dr. said it goes to 30 degrees with pain and fatigue as functional loss.... so Question on If the range of motion measurements are worse when a joint is used repeatedly (Deluca), or if the examiner determines range of motion measurements are worse during flare-ups (Mitchell), the VA examination will reflect the additional loss of function.. am i to assume that the RO rater just didnt fully read my exam OR by him stating that he took it into consideration but didnt find anything,,,,, that means im wrong on FUNCTIONAL LOSS ARGUMENT?????
  5. bronco you have been there for me in all the questions i have needed so,,, i by no means am an expert but ive spent last 7 years looking at past bva decisions regarding eed. and i think ours are similar. look at this post i got when are you NOT in appeal status? the reason i say look at is because,,, in 2004 they couldnt find any at all STRs... then all of a sudden they found them in 2009.... my latest bva award gave me back till 2004 but the ro still insitsts 2009 cus in there records it shows i claimed reopen/ increase.... i never did.... they just found records then awarded and any correspondence i gave to them after was recorded as wanting increase not recorded as argument for initial grant of service. dont forget the concept of KISS.....( KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID) LOOK INTO YOUR RECORDS AND FIND THE ANSWER...
  6. YES ALL WHEN I GET THE RO AWARD I WILL POST..
  7. FROM A LAYMAN'S POINT OF VIEW ILL JUST SAY THIS,,, TRUTH IS UNFORTUNATE. YOU NEED TO LOOK BACKWARDS ON EVERYTHING... I ASKED DOC ONCE IF HE THOUGHT MY HIPS ARE SERVICE CONNECTED.. DOC REPLIED ,, WELL IM NOT SURE, WITHOUT MEDICAL EVIDENCE THAT WOULD BE HARD TO STATE SO I CANT GIVE YOU A LETTER OTHERWISE.... I REPLIED ,,, WELL DOC, DIDNT YOU JUST ADMIT THAT YOU CANT SAY DEFINITIVE? ANOTHER WORDS DOC CAN YOU SAY MY HIPS ARE NOT SERVICE CONNECTED? TO WHICH HE REPLIED,,, NO I CANT. IT WAS A VA DOC AND HE WROTE THE LETTER OF 50% YES/NO..... BUT THAT STILL WASNT ENOUGH FOR THE NEXUS I NEEDED TO SPEND THE 5K AND GET THE IMO BUT IT WAS WORTH IT ALL CUS AFTER 8 YEARS I WON IT.
  8. THANK YOU FOR CLOSING THAT TOPIC... 

    THAT WAS AN EMBARRASSING MOMENT. DRUNK AND BLABBING OFF AND THERE IS NO EXCUSE BUT WHEN I REMEMBERED WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT AND DID I IMMEDIATELY TRIED TO DELETE.

    1. Tbird

      Tbird

      no problem paulcolrain

  9. just checked ebenefits... so happy folks yes they low balled me but i have evidence to increase but... at the moment im 80% and my hips got rated back to 2009 when service treatment records found by VA. 5251,5252,5253 bilateral yes so happy and in God be the Glory!!! so happy and this is all of a sudden moving great!!!
  10. well i did get the answer on ebenefits this morning.. :):) yes all 3 codes got rated and bilateral.. yeah im finally 80%
  11. but, this old BVA claim reads different... Moreover, separate evaluations under Diagnostic Codes 5251, 5252, and 5253 are not appropriate because of the rule against pyramiding. 38 C.F.R. § 4.14. A claimant may not be compensated twice for the same symptomatology, as "such a result would overcompensate the claimant for the actual impairment of his earning capacity." See Brady v. Brown, 4 Vet. App. at 206. The 30 percent disability rating assigned under DC 5255 for a marked hip disability contemplates limitation of motion of the left hip. See VAOPGCPREC 23-97 (July 1, 1997).
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