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  1. Question related to below issue: Does it take another 10 years to have these benefits available in the event of death. Seems like an easy issue, however we are a little confused.. Vietnam Veteran finally awarded 100% P&T (PTSD) in 2014 with settlement going back to Dec 2013 ( Kudos to Hadit for helping us understand what we needed to do) Been married 20 years (m.1997) It took nearly 50 years to receive this rating,... Does it take another 10 years to have these benefits available in the event of death. Thank you
  2. Thanks, Vync. As with everyone, this waiting has been making me crazy... ..... As it turns out my benes DID come from VA after all...just hoping that Direct Deposit shows up soon... Only another vet can understand what dealing w/PTSD (from Vietnam) and struggleing to keep the family together $$$$ is like... I appreciate your contact-
  3. Thanks Buck...better to hear the hard truth that to keep ruminating about woulda shoulda coulda! Iappreciate your time in helping me understand what did not occur to me before.... Final question (I promise) when comp. award letter arrives, will it include a "retro statement" ..when how much?
  4. I was finally ready to figure Retro benefits...granted 6wks retro instead of 11 months (when I started claim) So I filed my claim once in '83 denied....then on May 2, 2014 and reopened claim with my PTSD request. Today I go into the ebenefits and it says I am only eligible (I may be incorrect) ..for retro benes back to June of this year (6weeks)..Because of the timing of my INTENT to FILE. The effective date NOW is June 16 2015... NOT... May 2, 2014. The difference is huge-never read or heard abt the deadlines for Intent to file...I assume I should have filed an Intent every year???? I just dont get it. I followed the rules and inquired & inquired about any missing forms and they told me that I was good. Help....
  5. I was finally ready to figure Retro benefits. So I filed my claim once in '83 denied....then on May 2, 2014 and continued with my PTSD request. Now I go into the ebenefits and it says I am only eligible (I may be incorrect) ..for retro benes back to June of this year (2 months)..Because of an INTENT to FILE. I just dont get it. I followed the rules and inquired & inquired about any missing forms and they told me that I was good. The effective date NOW is June 16 2015... NOT... May 2, 2014. The difference is huge-never read or heard abt the deadlines for Intent to file...I assume I should have filed an Intent every year???? Help....
  6. Don't know what I would have done without the effort of hadit members! Vietnam 1966-1969 Question: Just saw on ebenes that I was given a 100% PTSD disability ONLY IT IS FROM DOD!!??? I cannot get a simple answer from Google - VA won't answer any questions because my claim is now complete. I have a spouse , am totally lost as to the compensation amount My payscale was $400 per mo. in Thailand-will that be a factor in my award???? Just lost....you help, as always, is appreciated!
  7. Thank you for taking th time to explain in detail this complex issue! Your post brought up this issue for me: C&P Audiologist said I had hearing loss that is significient. He also questioned me about tennitis....both were very evident! My question: I have no way to take this back to Thailand during Vietnam. Are the results from the Audiologist enough to give me a rating other than 0%?
  8. When going into "Compensation Status" there are two areas I am having a hard time figuring out. This section shows information requested such as Status 1 through 11, each number is a request for a document or records needed. Below is an example of what I have on my screen. 1. Date requested: UNKNOWN 2. "NO LONGER REQUIRED" now has the little round circles highlighted in dark grey stating no longer required I do have 3 Green requested items- #'s 1-10-11 I cannot see what the above status numbers stand for... Every time I call I get a different answer. Thanks in advance for any assistance you can give me!
  9. Thanks for your insight..I live close enough to check for more accurate updates!
  10. Does anyone know how often Ebenefits updates status for Vets to view???
  11. Does anyone know how often Ebenefits updates status for Vets to view???
  12. I have a claim in process (Gathering Evidence), with 7 individual disabilities. My question: If the private treatment/clinical records from my HMO show additional disabilities not listed in my claim, will the VA Representative who is reviewing those HMO records, place them into my VA claim for rating? Example: I did not put in my claim Hearing Loss, MDD, Strokes-but they ARE in my medical records. I see now that I should have requested a VSR-my loss. Stationed in Thailand 1966-1969 Any help greatly appreciated!
  13. Thanks GP and Hamslice....yes I did apply for healthcare....I am just so new to this. I guess "healthcare" could mean anything-I have been out of the service for 45years and I did not know healthcare benes were available Will call the 877 number Mon am- Turtle 5252
  14. just got call from VA to come in a discuss "medical benefits I am entitled to" . my claim still in "prep for decision phase". what r they talking abt???
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