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Jimmer last won the day on June 22 2017

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  1. John, you are absolutely right! I know I will always get concise accurate information from Hadit.com !
  2. broncovet, thanks for the information. I never thought about that! I wasn't aware you could get multiple SMC-K ratings. I have several issues that I think I would be in need of, i.e., "aid and attendance", . You input is always appreciated broncovet!
  3. GB Army, Thanks for your answer. This clarifies the situation for me. Thanks for the article it is really helpgul! Jimmer
  4. Hi Everyone! I want to thank you all for the great job, that you are doing. Your "wealth" of information has help me a great deal, getting claims approved, which I am throughly grateful for. I have a question. I am receiving SMC-S as a result of 100% diaphragmatic paralysis, 80% for vision, and several other disabilities. My eye doctor, who used to work at the VA informed me, that I am now "legally blind" in my left eye, and that i meet the criteria for SMC-K. He has written two letters stating just that. My VSO says that SMC-K, is included in the SMC-S. My eye doctor says "hell no", th
  5. Oceanbound, Good idea, I will do that!
  6. Thanks Broncovet, I sure appreciate your help. What is the best way to apply for it? Jimmer
  7. Hi Everyone, I want to thank all of you for the great job, you are doing, and you have done a tremendous job for me, thru the years, which I am most appreciate it. I have a question, and I am quite confused. I receive SMC-S because I do have a rating of 100% (Diaphragmic Paralysis) and 80% (eyes). My eye doctor wanted to know if I was getting all the benefits I am entitled to. He is very familar with the VA, and their rating schedules, etc. He told me the eye doctor. "You are legally blind in your left eye, and meet all the requirements necessary for compensation". He wrote a letter on
  8. Mantana, Sounds like the same examiner I had four years ago for my back and lungs. The examiner told me he was going to deny me, "because that's what I do. Everyone likes me here". Then he said "I would appeal if I were you, because you have a strong case". Appeal I did! I got a DRO hearing in which they agreed totally with me, give me what I was appealing and also several other issues with my back and lower legs. I also filed a complaint on that doctor as well.
  9. armyman 2069, I had the rating from my eyes go from 60% to 80%. I had no idea what happen, if they made a mistake, etc., until I got a BBE. The VA CUE'D themselves, and increased my ratings. This was done about 16 months after I got the 60% ratings. They also gave me retro pay as well. So maybe the made a mistake in you original rating, and caught it and corrected themselves.
  10. paulstrgn, You are spot on! I agree with you 100%!
  11. Paul, Congrats! If your retro is under $25K you should hear real soon. Otherwise you might have to wait a little while. I also had a case before the judge for Diaphragmatic paralysis, and my back, and they ended up giving me the Diaphragmatic paralysis, and found several things, (8) with my back which they rated and awarded me from 10 to 20%, including surgical scar. Mine took nearly six months because my retro was around $50K.
  12. Hi Ms. Berta, The VA stated that I was discharged from the Marines "for disability which pre-existed service and was not aggravated by service". This is pure BS. I have the medical evidence that upon induction into the Marines I was "fit" for duty and my eyesight was normal. Upon my BVA hearing the judge "shot down" the VA claim , saying "the board finds that it should resolve all doubt in favor of the veteran, and the service connection is therefore warranted for residuals of the left eye". The VA also has proof, and the BVA judge mention that I was sent to Balboa Naval Hospital as a
  13. Broncovet, thanks for the information. I do have the documentation from Balboa Hospital, and the doctor's notes. I will fight this, as I feel the VA completely ignored this information. Vetquest, thanks for the advice. You are 100% correct! I am going to fight for my EED, regardless how or what the VOS said.
  14. Berta/Broncovet, When I filed in 1970, they denied, stating because I was "nearsighted", that I exceeded the allowable vision to be in the Marines. When I was accepted into Marines, I told them I wore glasses, regularly and was near sighted. I had 2-3 exams and the Marines deem my eyes "normal" They didn't for whatever reason address the fact that I was admitted to Balboa Hospital and a eye specialist, recommended that I be discharged because of "trauma" to my eye. When I would file a claim on my eye, it seemed like I was getting the same letter, with a different signature. I never recei
  15. Hi Everyone, I want to thank all for your support and great advice that you have provided. It has certainly helped me! I had been on the "hamster wheel", until I came here. I have a question pertaining to a E.E,D. My situation may be a little unusual but hear goes: I have been working with a VSO and she has been pretty good, but know I get the feeling she thinks I am "reaching" and trying to "milk" the system, which I am not! My situation involves, I was discharged from the Marines, April 15, 1969. I filed a claim pertaining to my eyes in November 1969, received a denial April 24, 19
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