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DirtyBulk

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About DirtyBulk

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  • Service Connected Disability
    90%
  • Branch of Service
    Marines
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  1. I hope so - I am getting crazy anxiety waiting on some of the experts to help me out.
  2. I was SC'ed but rated at 0% because I missed my CP exam appointment due to a field ops I was required to go to.
  3. Can any of the C&P exam experts help me try to hone in on what they think my rating will be based on these notes? There is a ton of stuff that I disagree with, but I will take on that issue after I get my rating. Any help is greatly appreciated. Indicate method used to obtain medical information to complete this document: [ ] Review of available records (without in-person or video telehealth examination) using the Acceptable Clinical Evidence (ACE) process because the existing medical evidence provided sufficient information o
  4. Ha - no I know that I need more then 10%, if you re-read what I wrote you will see that I said a rating for each knee PLUS the 10% for it being a bilateral condition.
  5. He takes his glasses off, looks at me and says "son, you're rated at 90%, you could have been rehabbing your knees for the past 4 years free of charge. Some of those DAV guys are good, but some of them are idiots" At this point, I was extremely frustrated and may have slipped out a few expletives at a louder than normal tone. He told me "son, talk to your primary physician about getting seen by a specialist and ask to get an MRI because you're knee looks somewhat okay, but I imagine an MRI might reveal something else that will explain the pain. Regardless of what happened, we'll take car
  6. Just an update for everyone: The VA denied my reopened claim for sleep apnea; they stated that no in-service incident was documented that would correlate to my claim for sleep apnea. I can post what the exact quote was, but that was pretty much the gist of it. I was hoping that the VA would not deny my claim, but I was also realistic in the sense that the VA makes you fight for every penny you deserve. I don't know what I am going to do; if I should file a NOD. I had strong buddy statements as lay evidence, but no NEXUS - which, as everyone stated was the major piece of the puzzle that
  7. So as of yesterday 9/8/15 - my claim was closed and the BBE was sent out. Today I checked for any updates to my AB8 letter and checked my account for any pending deposits and nothing; hopefully I am one of the few cases where Ebennies doesn't match what the BBE says because I will be extremely bummed out. Like I said it has only been 24 hours since it was closed, so hopefully it just hasn't updated yet. I reached out to my DAV and he is going to contact my RO to see what their system says, but I don't know if it will show anything different. I don't know if he is privy to that information
  8. Thanks everyone. It's less then 2 weeks for my BBE to come so I'll just wait it out (while continuously checking ebennies haha) but I'll make sure to keep everyone posted. Hopefully they SC me for OSA - this would rightfully push me to 100% and I can finally try and put this behind me.
  9. I had a question and was wondering if any of you, who are more experienced with the VA claim process, can give some insight on my situation. I am rated at 90%; 1 year out from discharge I was having issues that corresponded with sleep apnea, I told my VA doctor and she ordered me a sleep study, lo and behold - I was diagnosed with OSA and was given a CPAP machine. I submitted a claim for sleep apnea and was denied a percentage because it was not SC'ed. I was a little perturbed because I knew I had MANY documented sleep issues while active duty, but the VA still did not SC me. I went throug
  10. No I didn't request one - honestly, didn't even know what a IMO letter was. Let's hope what I submitted will suffice, I know it's an uphill battle. I am hoping that since they moved my decision date up a year it will be good news. Lord willing!
  11. Unfortunately, I do not have a nexus. I am hoping with the really strong lay evidence I provided, which consists of 2 service members admitting they denied me the proper attention I needed, it will get me SCed.
  12. Good luck buddy - it's a stressful situation, but I hope it pans out because the least they can do is take care of us. I feel I have really strong lay evidence, especially because I have 2 service members admitting they denied me proper care.
  13. At the time I did not understand the severity of the issue, but after researching it I understood that it was dangerous. Says a lot about the thought process of some of the doctors.
  14. At the time, I was happy to take anything that helped me sleep, but it was just a short term solution to a long term problem. I am hoping that with this lay evidence, it will get me SC'ed.
  15. Hey all, Just wanted to give you guys an update on the situation. My VSO reopened the claim with new lay evidence. They were your general buddy statements, but one of the statements were from my DOC who was deployed with us for OEF, who admitted to denying me any tests because of where we were and only giving me benadryl for my symptoms - he also states he was aware of all my symptoms, yet he denied me any sleep tests. The second statement was from my former NCO, he admitted to telling me to suck it up and deal with the sleep issues, he admitted to counseling me and switching shifts bec
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