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CoastieAirman96

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About CoastieAirman96

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  • Service Connected Disability
    100%
  • Branch of Service
    USCG, ANG
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    Creating socially acceptable games that are fun. Woodworking-small crafts, art. Volunteer sports coaching my 7 y/o son. Fishing, hunting, spending time with my family.

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  1. CoastieAirman96

    CLAIM COMPLETE--Frm 80% to 100% Comb Rtg

    Thanks ArNF11
  2. CoastieAirman96

    Finally got my 100% for Malignant melanoma

    Congrats!
  3. CoastieAirman96

    CLAIM COMPLETE--Frm 80% to 100% Comb Rtg

    THANK YOU ALL!!!!!! (Buck52; Navy04; killemall; eagle1012004; Gastone; j92mike; Palma114; TALON II FE; Hamslice; ITChief67; ALL the HADIT.COM Elders) for your kind words and support, it's been tuff sleeping these last few days or getting back to normal routine for that matter! LOL BUCK52...thank you sir for the additional benefit, I/d card, health & life insurance, prop tax info. I really needed that since I been researching the internet to see where I'm suppose to go for the family i.d. and such. Also, please do share my story in "success stories", that's sounds cool. For once, I truly feel successful from having hung in there on this thing & that I didn't let up off the gas pedal much or become strayed from it by all my everyday stresses. I will say that, I'm so confused as on how the VA decided on my retropay $$$ amt. My new info is & effective dates is (ATTACHED) what conditions were granted NEW, INCR, or not increased since I'm still waiting on the BBE to arrive but since HADIT.COM is a family, can any of you take a stab at this one for me? Thanks again!!! SEMPER PARTATUS
  4. Hey fellow vets! So, I logged into eBennies early this AM & it has finally happened...Im now at 100% w/ SMC-s1 and not rly sure if its P&T or TDIU but honestly, it doesnt matter...100 is 100 & im just beyond happy for my wife and 3 kiddos more than anything...blessed! So, heres the breakdown: OLD Comb Rtg--80% Primary SC Cndtns : 70%--TBI w/ residiuals; Secondary 30%--Maj Dep Disrdr NEW Ratings & Conditions Comb Rtg--100% Prim: 70%--TBI w/residuals Secondary: 50%--Migraine HA; 10%-Tinnitus; 100%--PTSD w/Neurocognitive Disorder (NCD); SMC-1 Its still hard to believe this is happening for me & my family. I want to thank all of you for the support, advice & encouragement. To those who are still fighting...KEEP AT IT and dont give up! Semper Paratus CoastieAirman96
  5. Hey there ALL...hope all has been well with everyone & sorry that I have been away from the forum for a while but I wanted to update you all on the current status of my claim. Like I told my wife 20 min ago, I'm like 58% "nervous" 42% "excited"...but I feel 100% BLESSED, either direction the ball may end with this claim here in the next few days! It's been roughly a year (5/25/15), since when I started my claim & 02/12/16 when my claim was received by VBA and about 04/22/16 the status was "Prep for Decision". Now...its estimated completion date is 05/20/2016 to 05/22/2016 and is "Pending Decision Approval" for final decision review & award approval which is the exciting part. The parts I'm most nervous about is 1) "how fast" the entire claim process has gone since last May and, 2) the thought of my PTSD (1 of 3) C&P exams have yet to be uploaded into ebennies yet. Maybe they will be Overall, I'm going to remain as positive in thought. Thanks everyone!
  6. Hey guys! Seems like I been away from you guys for a while now, so I knew I needed to login and share some updates with my fellow hadit.com vets! I had my final C&P Exam--Hearing Loss/Tinnitus last Monday April 18th. I checked eBennies last nite 04/285/16, and my claim is now in the Prepped for Decision: New Documents Rcvd--Development letter Sent, so I'm happy to see that its been moving faster than I originally expected or had hoped it would be. After all, I submitted my claims about 73 days ago and my estimated completion time was 06/22/16 to 10/122/2016 and now its 05/22/16 to 06/23/2016!! Sooooo...I been busy with other things to this point and even now and not sure how I shold be feeling when it appears to be moving so fast now. With that being said, I had three exams (TBI Residuals--HA's/PTSD/Tinnitus) and I only seen that my VARO has only recvd or showing 2 of 3 exams in eBennies today when I logged in. So, what does that mean if the PTSD DBQ wasn't shown & the TBI Residuals--Headaches & Tinnitus were, with it being in the PFD stage? Semper Paratus
  7. CoastieAirman96

    C&P EXAM APPTS RECVD FRM FEDEX TODAY

    Hey guys! Seems like I been away from you guys for a while now, so I knew I needed to login and share some updates with my fellow hadit.com vets! I had my final C&P Exam--Hearing Loss/Tinnitus last Monday April 18th. I checked eBennies last nite 04/285/16, and my claim is now in the Prepped for Decision: New Documents Rcvd--Development letter Sent, so I'm happy to see that its been moving faster than I originally expected or had hoped it would be. After all, I submitted my claims about 73 days ago and my estimated completion time was 06/22/16 to 10/122/2016 and now its 05/22/16 to 06/23/2016!! Sooooo...I been busy with other things to this point and even now and not sure how I shold be feeling when it appears to be moving so fast now. With that being said, I had three exams (TBI Residuals--HA's/PTSD/Tinnitus) and I only seen that my VARO has only recvd or showing 2 of 3 exams in eBennies today when I logged in. So, what does that mean if the PTSD DBQ wasn't shown & the TBI Residuals--Headaches & Tinnitus were, with it being in the PFD stage? Rx7mike ... I checked VA Notes in myhealthevet and no C&P Exams are showing either, just thgt I let ya know! Semper Paratus
  8. UPDATE...So finally, I have an upcoming c&p exam for PTSD-2ndary to Pers Asslt at 9 & 10am, i presume it will take two hrs or maybe ine of the hours is for my claim increase for MDD (30%) currently, since so many symptoms overlap. Any advice would be surely helpful. Thx everyone for the support!
  9. Hey everyone! I just wanted to update you all on my claim filing status. Today, I received from FEDEX a pkg with 3 envelopes containing my appts from QTC C&P Exams! On Friday, tomorrow 03/25, I have a exam for my claim filing for an increase of TBI w/ residuals & depression. Then, next Friday for PTSD. So part of me is surprised, scared and excited all at the same time because it's been a while since I been to a C&P exam. I'm just glad its moving along after having submitted my claim about a month ago 02/12/16. It's in the "gathering evidence" stage, with the VA needing my records from my VA treating facility with a 04/15/2016 deadline. So, with my c&p exams getting underway. I'm hoping the claims process for increases for tbi; depression & new claim for ptsd non-combat/personal assault & tdiu all become wrapped up by the minimum time given being in June, this summer. I appreciate all the ongoing support and inclusion I have received from ALL of you. I will keep you all posted too. Brian Semper Paratus
  10. CoastieAirman96

    PTSD TDUI now what?

    First of all...i share the same aentiments of all my fellow & lady vets in this forum. I also, would like to extend my courtesy to you and for having the COURAGE to bring such a terrible yet sacred ordeal to the surface, here to all in the forum. It is extremely frightening for a woman, whose been sexually assaulted & in the military at that. For me, I was on a Polar Class Icebreaker ported in Australia on liberty when I was physically assaulted by a local group of "sailor-hating" guys while out at a well-known "mall! The assault left me with my 2nd TBI & within a month PTSD, Anger & Agression behavior & Mood Disorders that have pretty much ruined a good bit of my life, my innerself & most of all my close FAMILY because the courage I once had to share anything of value, to those I love & cared most about, turned into an overwhelming fear of me losing the love & respect from them because I valued so much how they felt or thought about me more than I did of myself following the assault and not sharing "early on" was one of my many biggest mistakes I have ever made for not sharing with my loved-ones sooner so at least they know & couldve been there for me the way I would have EXPECTED them to be...WITH THE LOVE & SUPPORT I DESERVED, JUST LIKE ANY OTHER DISABLED VET. It doesnt matter if you were a Non-Combat Navy Yeoman on land or Army/Marine Combat vet, you served OUR country and that life-altering incident that occured shouldn't have to leave you afraid of what those who you know, have come to know you or dont know you, think of you! Remember, being called or known as a "disabled vet" is more than just a stereotyped label but for me, it carries a GREATER meaning to me & that RESPECT its implied meaning.
  11. Checked ebennies earlier today & seen that my claim has moved up by a wisker to the "gathering evidence" stage, requesting/awaiting VA Med Recs from OKC VA. I dont feel so hunky doorey like i prolly should but I'll take it because Im sure it can go backwards at the drop of a dime...lol Anyhoo...im a just keep pedaling ahead till the chain breaks ?
  12. CoastieAirman96

    Hiring a law firm

    Hey BroncoVet...so i had an intake appt with Roger Hale from the www.halelawfirm.com & received a packet in the mail today that included a form VA 21-22a to sign & send back with other docs. Now, tht im looking to appoint RH as my legal rep, what do i need to do to revoke the appointment of the VSO rep i have been assigned to up to this point, considering they haven't done squat a no point of my claims process? So do i go on ebenefits to do this, or fax/mail a revocation form or letter? Thx Bronco and anyone else.
  13. "Coastie Ten years is way to long to get this resolved. There are special rules regarding TBI. I suggest you contact a NOVA law firm. https://vetadvocates.org/welcome/find-an-attorney/ How long has it been since your Board decision? The best time to appeal would have been within 120 days of the Board decision." Thanks BroncoVet, I looked into the NOVA law firm and I have found an attorney out of Ada, OK that I will be in contact with to set up a FREE consultation. Thankfully, my in-laws live in Ada area, so we are always down that way visiting
  14. CoastieAirman96

    TDIU claim approved-1st try!

    That sounds really awesome! Congrats as well! It sounds like your TDIU claim went about 3 months or so...whew! Sure hoping that same blessing or luck swings my way since I submitted my TDIU claim 02/12/16 and ebennies say between June-October 2016 a decision is possible.
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