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allansc2005

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allansc2005 last won the day on December 11 2017

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About allansc2005

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    Palm Beach, Fla.

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    Army

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  1. Don't be afraid to use a lawyer when necessary, but do your homework BEFORE you choose one. Allan 2-2-0 HOOAH!
  2. Research a GOOD VA lawyer just in case you get overwhelmed with all the BS the VA is known to throw at you!
  3. Educate yourself on the entire claims process, A-Z.. Allan 2-2-0 HOOAH!
  4. As long as those DBQs are to your advantage, let 'em ride! One big mistake I've seen veterans make when it comes to DBQs, is not doing their "homework"; with that I mean not downloading at and looking at blank DBQs for their particular conditions, and getting to understand what it is doctors, medical health professionals.., are testing for. Example: Veteran has a C&P exam for lower back(lumbar)condition. So the examiner will use a DBQ for lower back(lumbar) to evaluate the veteran's condition. Normally this entails "flex of motion" which entails the veteran to bend
  5. I totally agree with Chad in most aspects of his concerns. Earlier this year I had an ENT Nurse Practitioner call me up with the results of a recent CT scan, and I didn't feel comfortable about it and asked her if the ENT doctor had also read the CT scan? She said the CT was "normal". She-NP got a little edgy about my question and told me she was "just as qualified" as a doctor at reading CT scans, X-rays, MRI's..., for which I responded "I never questioned your credentials..but I will get a second opinion.." She didn't like that either. The following day I downloaded the
  6. Rule-Of-Thumb when dealing with C&P exams: Never miss one, never argue with the examiner(s), let THEM work for YOU. As a footnote, if you feel their decision is wrong due to unqualified examiner(s), let an attorney, representative..handle it. Allan 2-2-0 HOOAH!
  7. Afternoon fellow vets, A question I get all the time from other vets, and a question I have is, does age play a factor when a veteran is IU P&T and over 62? In other words, do the work restrictions for earned income still come into play AFTER the IU veteran turns 62+? Example: Joe/Jane Veteran is 62, IU P&T, and wants to work stocking widgets on a shelf in Mr. Woo's Grab and Go department store. Does Joe/Jane need to worry that the VA will come after them for working, and threaten to zap their IU? Thanks, Allan 2-
  8. @Shrek, no he didn't file for tinnitus back in 1990. He did file numerous times for hearing loss AFTER 1990, but was denied a higher rating than the original 0% from 1990. The veteran was awarded TDIU P&T in 2016. Allan 2-2-0 HUAH!
  9. Got a veteran who is TDIU P&T who won 10% claim for tinnitus as a secondary condition to bilateral hearing loss, dated The original hearing loss connected to the above award was dated 11/20/1990 and read "Hearing loss right ear" rated as 0% In this newest award it reads "Tinnitus secondary to bilateral hearing loss(previously rated as hearing loss, right ear 0%) 10% dated 11/18/2019. 1. Did the VA moot the 11/20/1990 by mistake as the date the tinnitus should have been secondary to? 2. Can the veteran expect any retro, and how far back?
  10. I agree with Berta, A CUE is probably the last route to take given that this issue can be handled locally, and only entails a few months retro, and not years. The Regional office using a 21-526 should handle this issue in a timely manner. Appeals, CUEs...are too complicated for this issue. Allan 2-2-0 HUAH!
  11. @bronco, and the downside of a CUE is that you have ONE shot to get it right. CUEs also have to have the right wording in order to be accepted. Kuwait, CUEs can be complicated, and I suggest if you go with a CUE, contact Berta here on hadit.com, she's the "Queen" of CUEs. Her guidance helped me win my CUE some years ago. Allan 2-2-0 HUAH!
  12. Appealing in this case will probably take forever. If you're a member of American Legion, DAV.., present your case to them BEFORE you do anything else. Many times, veteran's help organizations have "inside" sources that can speed things up, especially cases where Retro is involved. Allan 2-2-0 HUAH!
  13. @Paul, Lots of Omega-3, green teas, fish, fish oils, daily multiple vitamins, and try to walk daily as much as possible. I'm sure you already know the diet and exercise routine by now. I've been doing all the above now for bout 3 years, have lost 32 pounds, blood pressure is excellent(eat oatmeal daily), and all my labs, including LDL/HDL are normal. I'm mid 60's, and cam e to realize you just gotta make some life changes when it comes to your health. Allan 2-2-0 HUAH!
  14. Yes Buck, Gastone gave a lot of good information out. I have one email from him that had me laughing so hard, I choked and spilled a glass of Crown & Coke all over my keyboard! Hope he returns real soon. God is good. Allan
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