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BoneyWV

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About BoneyWV

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  • Service Connected Disability
    TBI
  • Branch of Service
    USN
  1. Good day all. Hopefully I can explain this clearly without confusion. I received my BBE in Sep 16, and immediately filed for a NOD with more evidence (related to neurological issues/damages). However, I am 0% service connected with sleep disturbances/sleep apnea. Recently, as in two weeks ago, I was diagnosed with apnea and required to wear and was given a CPAP. Long story short, my claim is with the DRO for appeal and review, and although I am not contesting/appealing the sleep apnea for increase, I have the necessary medical evidence including the VA form for sleep apnea completed by my sleep physician/dr stating my condition as well as the results of my sleep studies. How should I submit it? Should it be a file for increase, or submit it as I would with additional medical evidence to the evidence intake center to be reviewed by the DRO along with the other evidence submitted for the conditions I am actually appealing? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks so much. Also, to make sure that I have the correct fax number and address, could you include that as well. That would be greatly appreciated as well. Thanks all.
  2. Thanks. I have a lot of mixed emotions, then add "hey, can I add this or start up a new claim" to relive it again in front of someone different. I'm scheduled for weekly meetings UFN. I know I shouldn't assume anything, at least sensible when it comes to the VA. I guess if I decide to open a claim, claim it as PTSD?
  3. Good day all, quick question. May be a little confusing but I will do my best. My comp is currently under review for NOD. However, I recently admitted myself to a walk in VA clinic for MH. It is not one of the issues contested in my NOD. Do I have to file a new claim, or do I assume that all of this will work itself out. I'm not proud of the reason I went to the walk in, and I don't want to ask the question as if I'm trying to pull a bigger percentage, but after reading threads, I feel safer asking here than there. Thanks all.
  4. Good day all, i know eBenefits is less credible than my 2yo girl, but mine at least has shown some consistency. Couple questions... mine is moved to PDA. How can I tell what I'm getting or how disappointed I will be, other than waiting for the official BWE/BBE? EBenefits, since updating this morning to PDA shows an appointment request was made but no details? Would this be related to closing out my claim or possible that only part of my claim is being worked on while the other is being deferred? any advice/guidance/insight would be appreciated. Thank you all!!
  5. Good day all, in dec 15, I used a county VSO to help me submit paperwork, medical files and evidence, etc, and I was assigned the American Legion as my POA/representative. Since then, my VSO quit, so any question I have gets answered by a random other VSO at the office. It isn't exactly the best feeling, but my claim is prep for decision and I think I've completed all of my C&Ps and I definitely submitted any and all supporting medical documents and evidence to support my claim. I know eBenefits isn't accurate, but I've routinely noticed updates, such as my status moving backwards to gathering of evidence. I would call the 800 number that day and sure enough I would have another C&P scheduled for later that month. Anyways, my concern isn't so much with the accuracy of eBenefits. My my questions and concerns are: what should my expectations be of my VSO, or I guess that office. Will they be able to provide me updates before anyone at the VA? how often should I check in with them? I'm concerned because I've seen other folks post about how amazing their VSO is. I do understand it varies widely though. Also, what is the purpose of the American Legion? Should they be in contact with me? Do I expect to hear from them? The VSOs haven't answered my questions about the American Legion. I get the feeling it is a check in the box or just a formality. I just don't know what their purpose really is. I know it's a little late to be asking, but other than checking eBenefits often, I try to let it run its course. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks.
  6. Is eBenefits up to date

    Copy all. I figure if I had 10 different samples or cases of eBenefits and a matching/accurate timeline I'd have 10 different results. My regional office is Cleveland so I've heard bad things. My local VA hospital seems ok and efficient, but this is my first rodeo and I could be misled. Hurry up and wait I suppose.
  7. Is eBenefits up to date

    Definitely. She's been the best therapy for me and a life saver. She keeps me gainfully employed 24-7.
  8. Is eBenefits up to date

    Good to go. Thanks. Just curious. My two year old daughter keeps me busy all day. I'm a stay at home parent, but gotta admit it lingers in the back of my head. Several knocks to the head and I forget simple things and how to do basic math. Sometimes I wish I could forget about this process for a bit lol. Thanks all.
  9. Is eBenefits up to date

    First time post, long time viewer. Quick question. Is eBenefits typically up to date? For example, my TBI claim is in the prep for decision phase, and has been for some time. Will I see an update on eBenefits before I get something in the mail, or are the chances high that I will randomly receive an envelope in the mail with the VA's decision before the site even updates? Seems like i check at least five times a day for an update. Or, is this another "case by case" or "depends on the region" etc. Thanks. Btw, love this blog/forum. Waiting has made me nearly insane, but I have a little hope after reading some of the success stories and other vets' stories. Though, trying not to get my hopes up.
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