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Jimmer last won the day on June 22 2017

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  1. This "scum" should have to spend the rest of his life in prison. He did it twice, and then wants the judge to give him a break? The judge should have brought the hammer down! I have bee dealing with the V.A, eleven years, and it took me seven years to even begin to get my disability compensation, when the information was clearly in my SMR. And this clown lies about being in the service, combat and basically gets a "free pass" for compensation. Why wasn't this guy "flagged" after the first offense. It isn't that difficult, to put some kind of control, that would have alerted the V.A. this guy is a scammer. I just don't get it....
  2. Jimmer

    It's been too long

    Hi flores97, and welcome back! It's good to hear from you. I know you were going thru a lot, the same time that I was. Glad you got your SSDI. I am just at the end of the long journey on my claims, and I do have a lot of good information I will share, when it is concluded. I always enjoyed reading your comments, because you always provided really good information, and youe experience dealing with the VA. I hope you are doing well, and look forward to your posting! Jimmer
  3. Jimmer

    VA Secretary took trip with VA $$$

    They just announced Friday evening that David Shulkin was resigning (forced to). Don't forget Shulkin worked for the VA, and for me he never did a damn thing. I got more results with Robert MacDonald at the helm then with this this guy.
  4. jfrei, brokensolder244th, is 100%. It is "mandated" by federal law that both the V.A. disability payments, and SSA or SSDI payments cannot be stopped if a government shutdown takes place. That means, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Freedom Caucus members, cannot stop the issuing of payments on the 1st of the month.
  5. Buck52, I think if the public were more aware of the problems we veterans face getting our disability claims approved, this nonsense would stop. Many people I speak to, think all a vet has to do is gather their information/evidence submit it to the VA and in 30 day, PRESTO! , all the benefit we deserve. They are "shocked" by the attitude of the VA, denying of claims, forcing vets to wait years to collect the disability that is due to us. Also, they thought the monthly compensation was much higher. I have had several call my senator (Arizona) to complain about this. The attitude is much different now, then it was, when we were returning from Viet Nam. The public will not tolerate the "crap" we all went thru years ago. So I am trying to get the word out to my senators as well. If we can expose the "dim-witted" politician that brings this up, hopefully he can be voted out of office, and do the job he is really qualified to do: "selling earmuffs for oysters". The public would be outraged if they know how many vets have had to go thru "crap" to get the awards. I know. It took me seven years to begin to get my disability and I am now on my 10th., year getting the remainder of disability that I am entitled to. My cases are not difficult. There is no excuse under the sun, why a vet has to go thru this, and wait so long.
  6. TBird, thank you very much for creating Hadit, and all that you do. You are very much appreciated! I cannot thank you enough for Hadit, and you all the people that have helped me, like Ms. Berta, Buck52, Gastone, Broncovet, Vync and others, and have a wealth of information. You guys really helped me, when the VA repeatedly kept on denying me, even though all my information was in the SMR. You showed me what to do, and I was able to over come the "crap" at the V.A. I had no idea about the appeals process, and once I was able to get it to BVA, it was corrected immediately. I have a couple other issues, had a DRO hearing (almost two years ago) that could get "ugly". I will keep you informed, and be needed your advice, as you have really been a godsend to me. Thank you for all your hard work, each and every one of you. Thank you for all the good work you do!
  7. Jimmer


    I feel that E-benefits is nothing more then a "pathetic joke", whose mission is to frustrate every veteran it can. I have a couple of issues that I am dealing with, and I log on to E-benefits once, maybe twice a week at the most. At least 80-90% of the time it is not working. Today it said you "Cannot Login, but sorry for the inconvience". Every time I have logged in it is either 1) down for maintenance, 2) updating something that should have been done months ago, 3) Or just not working. Why not shut down the system for a month or so, and really resolve the problem(s)? I guess that seems to logical and sensible for the VA to ever figure out!
  8. In a recent court case decision Sharp vs. Shulkin, the courts issued a favorable ruling pertaining to disability claims for individuals with back, shoulder, neck, and joints. The court said the current rating is "outdated". The court states "The board must obtain a new VA medical examination and opinion that adequately addresses functional loss if any during "flare-ups". The court will set aside portions of the March 16, 2016, board decision denying evaluations in excess of 10% FOR RIGHT, LEFT, SHOULDER, HANDS, ELBOWS, JOINTS, FOREARMS. BACK and remand those matters for additional development and readjudication consistant with this decision". This means that individuals with disabilities of the muscular-skeleton area stand a much great chance of receiving more then a 10% disability. The case is dated 9/6/2017, and I just cam across it.
  9. Wayne, Yes the judge does. He will ask you if you have additional information relevant to the case that wasn't presented before. He will use the new information for his decision. He will ask you that either at the beginning or the end. If he forgets, mention to him, that you have information, relevant to your case.
  10. Wayne, Maybe I was lucky to wait only nine months. The VA will send you a letter about a month before the video conference telling you the time and place. It is usually in the VA building, mine was in Phoenix, Az. I was using the Veterans of Foreign Wars to help me with my filings. They also received a copy of the letter, told me like Buck said, bring in notes, files that will support your case. The main thing is to have the information handy if the judge asks you any questions. It was just my rep and myself, in a conference room with the judge on a large TV screen. Main thing is to be relaxed as much as possible, and tell him the situation. Concentrate on your case, problems. Try not to vent, because that will just waste time. The judge has a pretty good idea, that you are upset with the situation, having to go all the way to a BVA conference. So the more you provide the facts, the stronger your case will be. You will find Wayne, the judge is a reasonable man. He is not looking for something to "trip you up", and deny benefits. Just present the information, be confident and it should go very smoothly. If you have someone you wish to bring into the conference wife, etc. I believe you can. It is very informal, the hearing.
  11. Wayne I had a video conference hearing, 2014. It took about 9 months from the time I received the letter putting me on the waiting list. And it took about 90 days after the hearing to get the results (favorably). I went to the video conference hearing with my rep, from the Veterans of Foreign Wars. If you have a rep, us him. They will have you come to the hearing about and hour before the actual tele-conference to brief you, and put you at ease. It is a very informal hearing. The judge will try to put you at ease, and the beginning, probably knowing you and others are a little nervous. Just explain to them what your case is about, and they will ask you question. Please note Wayne they are not there to "trip you up" or make it difficult for you. They are really concerned, and what you to tell them what is the situation. My tele-conference lasted about 90 minutes. Which is probably a little longer then most usually 60-75 minutes, maybe even shorter. I really felt good after the tele-conference, and my rep, said I did a "terrific job". As the tele-conference was going on, I felt really at ease talking to the judge, explaining my situation. The judge is there to get your facts, Wayne. He wants to make sure he has all the information necessary. This is not like a court case, where you have one side trying to discredit you. Nothing like that at all.
  12. Jimmer

    Just got word Veteran was Approved

    Great job, Buck. Thanks for the help with all us veterans. You have a lot of knowledge, and it is great to see such a great outcome! Well Done!
  13. Reality/T-Bird. I totally agree with your assessment. That is the first thing I notice on the report, all sub-ordinates being fired. Here in Phoenix, AZ., the former director Sharon Helman is trying to get her job back. She won her first appeal, and if she is rehired, things will get "real ugly" at the Phoenix facility. Under her watch, over 60 vets died, and she falsified records, denied treatment, refused to give proper medication, etc., you name it. The place was nothing more then a "shit hole", and massive cover-ups. I know several veterans that said they will "take matters into their own hands" if she is rehired. The told me if Helman is rehired, that things will go back to the way it was. Right know since she has been gone, the facility has changed dramatically. It is clean, appointments are kept, no waiting, medications are filled and refilled, etc. These veterans told me they have a real "axe to grind with Helman", and they will deal with it, on THEIR terms. can't say I blame them.
  14. Berta, What you went thru, was absolutely a miscarriage of justice. I am so glad that you fought and fought for what was right, and have become such a great advocate for us veterans! You have a wealth on knowledge that is unsurpassed! You have seen I suspect, every dirty trick that the VA can come up with. I just cannot understand why the VA has had such disregard for the veterans. The reason I am so adamant about Sharon Helman not returning, is the VA in Phoenix, AZ, has made a remarkable change thru out. Veterans are treated with respect. Appointments are kept. the latest I had to wait was five minutes after the appointment, and they were apologizing like crazy. Follow up is done. You can get a follow up appointment with a reasonable amount of time, sometimes two weeks or within a month. They explain what procedures are being done and why. I had dental work done last year, at the VA, and he was the best dentist that I had. He knew what he was doing, explain everything to me, ask If I had any questions, etc. I just don't want the Phoenix AZ., VA to go back to what it was under Helman's watch. It made a prison look like a "five star retreat".
  15. Yes they have. The have given detailed information, on the problems, treatment (lack of) on what happen. I have also called as well several times. I told them about the things I have seen, like the vet that went into cardiac arrest, and I had to call 911 to get a "outside ambulance" take him to a hospital outside the V.A, because no one at the V.A. would do anything, the just ignored him, like he wasn't even a human being! Berta, this is just one of the things I saw and experienced at the Phoenix V.A. I have compiled a list of things with dates, times and go over it with them.

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