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All-American Airman

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  1. I did not obtain copies of any documentation at the time of my C&P or any notes from the Audologist. I was pretty naive about the whole process. I will look into costco for their HL test, though. I consider it strange that the audiologist didnt do a word recogniton test on me or how the score was calculated. I'm glad that my left ear was at least SC for 0%. But the issue I have if my hearing is so good then how come I have so much trouble understanding people. I hear what they are saying but alot of the time I am not clear on whats being said...so I say alot of huh?, what?, and p
  2. Buck 52 here is the decision letter. I was awarded 0% for left ear hearing loss. Denied for right ear hearing loss. This was from a C&P exam for rating purposes. On the NOD I have appealed on the evaluation of the disability and on the basis that no word discrimination test (Maryland) was conducted, and will start trying to find a local doc familiar with this test for IME evidence. Thanks again to all for their posts and advice. click for full view on each
  3. Ms. Berta, thank you so much for sharing that info, after calculating the deadline, from the initial decision 3/19/15. Today 3/18/2016 is the last day of the one year appellate deadline. So I'm good. I faxed my NOD and evidence on 3/16/16. Just in case I also mailed it in certified to Evidence Intake yesterday postmarked 3/17/16...they should receive it today. I knew it would be close, but I thank God I was able to get it done before the deadline. I thought I had it in the bag for a reconsideration and was content to not file a NOD if they would have granted service connec
  4. UPDATE On Sept 6, 2015 I was seeking a reconsideration request and sent in new and pertaining evidence from STR's in the Reserves, 4138( which clearly states my intention that this evidence is new and was not used by the rater, and private physician records to seek service connection on my initial claim for neck pain, upper back cervical condition, and opened a secondary radiculopathy left arm.The mistake I made was sending it to the Claims Intake Center instead of the Evidence Intake Center in Janesville, WI. I was confused on the address since they are almost alike. Go figure just what
  5. This was a C&P exam for hearing loss claim and was conducted through a QTC clinic. I claimed tinnutis and was awarded due to the career field. I will file an NOD before my time is up since the test was bogus due to not being complete without the word discrimination test. Thank you.
  6. Hello everyone, I was rated at 10% for tinnutis due to being an F-16 Aircraft mechanic and claimed hearing loss in my initial claim. I was given the exam by an Audiologist, but it was only the test to determine the loss of hearing with the clicker and listening for the tone. They were also very high and noticeable at the start of the tones threshold. In other words, there were no tones that I could barely hear and then the gradual increase like in the occupational health hearing exams in the military. Can anyone else give some feedback or insight. She also did not co
  7. Yes Sir I did do a search and your right no willful misconduct or anything forbidden by law was done on my part. Thanks.
  8. Well Sir, I went ahead and sent everything certified return receipt. hope that they don't ignore the regs or stall and rule favorably and quickly. Good luck to you. My VARO is in Houston.
  9. Hello Ma'am thanks for your reply and advice. Yes he was against the idea of me submitting without an LOD and gave me other advice like," You shouldn't rock the boat as if I should be satisfied with what i awarded and that the VA could come back and say quote, " Well you were right we can service connect you for your injuries but in the process we determined that your lower back issues should get better so you should be 10% instead of the 20% we awarded you." Everytime I have been in there to talk to someone its as if they want to steer you in another direction or they don't really want to he
  10. Good day to all, Here are some specifics to gain a better understanding...... FDC took effect and was awarded 70% around late March. I was prior AD Air force and seperated 08. I joined the AF reserve in 2011. The issues on my FDC that I was denied for 1) cervical and upper back pain 2) bilateral numbness pain and tingling left and right arm. These issues originated while reporting for annual tour at my reserve unit while on Active Duty title 10 orders 2011. I had a pretty bad motor vehicle accident. Hit the median and blew a tire..went airborne like the Dukes of Hazard and lost control, spun
  11. Hello everyone, Good day to all. I have some questions on my FDC and on the next course of action I should take. My FDC happened late March, and I was awarded a 70% rating for my disabilities. I served Active duty from 2001-2008 and am now a reservist since 2011 . All the evidence that was used to determine my claim came from only Active duty STR's and recent according to the award letter. Here is the breakdown of contentions that I have questions on. 1. bilateral plantar fasciitis with pes planus(flat foot)
  12. Hello Georgiapapa, I had other claims/ issues that were denied. Compensation for depression, was deemed not service connected. Hearing loss was granted 0% for left ear and denied for the right. Right and left wrist pain, breathing difficulty, allergic rhinitis, right hip, left knee, neck pain, upper back cervical condition, pain numbness tingling in both right and left upper extremeties.... all denied for service connection When my claim was in the gathering evidence stage they asked me send a statement of support letter 4138 to clarify what I was claiming because bilateral wrist pain, brea
  13. Good day to all...I am so glad I came across this website. I also have learned a lot in the past 3 months and wish I would have done my own homework before I submitted my claim in Jun 29 2014. VSO helped me submit it but the person there who supposedly was there to help me was a total jerk and some other words I cannot say. Fully developed claim happened around late Feb and was awarded 70% in Mar 2015, which I was thrilled, and of course the retro was nice...but they overlooked or just plain ignored other things in my STR's or perhaps just didn't have those records in my STR's from what shoul
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