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BuddyLoveAK

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BuddyLoveAK last won the day on February 25 2018

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    E-4 Petty Officer 3rd Class

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    E-3

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  • Service Connected Disability
    100%
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  1. I've never heard of a 4-6 hour evaluation before. 1.5 hour max. Whether it's good or bad? It depends on the results. It sounds like they're finally taking you seriously and thus the long evaluation. If the VA is willing to put you through a 4-6 hour evaluation then they are taking your condition very seriously. In my humble, non-expert opinion, I'd say be honest and not minimize your symptoms and you should be ok. But other more experienced people may have more detailed advice. Personally, I'd consider this an opportunity to let yourself be heard and go for a possible increased rating, if it's called for.
  2. I emailed IRIS and they said I do qualify for commissary privileges and they're going to send me a letter. Still not sure why it doesn't show up on eBenefits though. Oh well, problem solved!
  3. Eric Gang successfully represented me. I highly recommend him. They were very detail oriented and always very responsive to my questions. Here's a link: https://www.veteransdisabilityinfo.com
  4. According to the Military Times, 100% P&T vets can use the USO. Here's the link: https://www.militarytimes.com/off-duty/2016/06/18/waypointer-explores-seattle-tacoma-airport-s-new-uso-lounge/ "The USO Center is open to all active-duty personnel, 100 percent disabled veterans, retirees and their families, as well as Guard/Reserve/Defense Department employees on orders."
  5. My mom said she'd be the fiduciary for me if it comes down to it. I'm single with no kids. The medical evidence they're using is from a 2016 C & P exam. The doc asked if I pay my own bills and at the time my parents were helping me out financially so I said no my parents pay them. So he marked down that I couldn't handle my own finances. I didn't realize the consequences of that question at the time. I didn't realize this was so serious until now that I've done some researching. I'll get a lawyer to help me out. Thanks to everyone for helping me!
  6. I got my BBE in the mail today. It says schedular 100% p&t, but also says I'm incompetent and have to have a fiduciary manage my finances... Anyone know how to change this? They said I have 60 days to submit evidence. What kind of evidence do I need to prove I can pay my own bills?
  7. I got my BBE in the mail today. It says schedular 100% p&t, but also says I'm incompetent and have to have a fiduciary manage my finances... Anyone know how to change this? They said I have 60 days to submit evidence. What kind of evidence do I need to prove I can pay my own bills?
  8. I got an "under honorable conditions" discharge, so maybe that's why. Maybe I need to upgrade my discharge to honorable before I qualify for it.
  9. Thanks broncovet. I'll try giving them a call tomorrow. All the letters say P and T, so I don't know what's going on.
  10. I don't see the commissary letter. Here's what I see:
  11. Which letter on eBenefits is for getting the commissary and exchange privileges? Is it the benefit summary one? There isn't a letter labeled commissary and exchange.
  12. Wow! This was unexpected! The BVA granted my appeal March 1 2019 and I got my rating today on eBenefits and VA.gov stating 100% P&T! The Alaska RO worked really quickly. I was expecting 6+ months waiting then a lowball rating, but this is terrific! Once I get my retro check (which they gave me the correct retro date too) I'll be making a donation to Hadit because you all have been so helpful! Thank you to everyone who has helped me get here!
  13. I was discharged March 2007 and filed for depression Oct 2007. Since it was within a year of my discharge does the EED go back to my discharge date?
  14. Thanks Broncovet! I'll just have to wait and see if they want to play games or not. I think I have a pretty strong case for a higher rating. I'm on SSDI for my service connected disability and the last c&p exam they gave me in 2016 was a strong 70% exam. The doc checked off almost all of the symptoms from the 70% list. So they'll have to get really creative if they want to low-ball me on the rating.
  15. Hi all, here is the BVA's decision on my appeal. I originally filed a claim for depression back in 10/2007 but was denied. Then I opened a claim for Bipolar in 11/2015. I hadn't even considered the 10/2007 as an EED, but in the decision the judge keeps referring to the 2007 claim and says that my Bipolar claim is new and material evidence that reopens that claim. Am I reading this right that I may be able to get an effective date back to 10/2007? Thanks for looking over my decision and helping me out.BVA Decision 3.1.19.pdf
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