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Galen Rogers

Second Class Petty Officers
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Galen Rogers last won the day on February 23 2019

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About Galen Rogers

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    E-4 Petty Officer 3rd Class
  • Birthday 12/10/1956

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  • Military Rank
    ABFC/E-7 (Ret)
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    Fredericksburg, VA

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  • Service Connected Disability
    90%
  • Branch of Service
    USN
  • Hobby
    RVing; Vacationing in the Philippines with the wife

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  1. That sounds logical. The question I would have about that is if the Sioux Falls office is already looking at it would that not stop it? Would they not then send it to the Manila office to actually review and rule on them?
  2. Howdy All, I'm retired and living in the Philippines now. My legal stateside address is in Sioux Falls, SD. Has anyone on here used or interacted with the VA office in the Embassy in Manila, Philippines? I currently have two legacy NODs in the system. I believe they are being reviewed by the Sioux Falls VA Regional Office but not sure. I figure it will be better to leave them alone and not change my legal address to over here yet until they approve or deny them. So just curious at this point.
  3. Thanks for the info. RAMP supposedly died when the AMA took effect in Feb 2019. The VA's website specifically stated that NODs for decisions before that date are to follow the legacy process. I filed my NODs in June 2019 well after the cutoff date. You are correct in that there is an ongoing debate as to if we actually had a choice of which path to follow. So my NODs are now with the DRO in Sioux Falls. The VA Regional office that provided the original decisions was in the Roanoke, Virginia Regional Office. If I'm lucky I will actually get a fresh look at my claims. Only time will tell. My claim for my OSA to be backdated to when I originally submitted the claim for it in 01/2008 is probably the biggest hurdle. They most likely will just pass the buck and make me appeal it to the BVA. I sent a request for an update via IRIS. I'll post updates as I get them.
  4. Howdy all, Due to my last VA decisions being just prior to the Feb 2019 cut off date I had to file my NOD (notice of disagreement) via the legacy process. I filed it in June 2019 and the VA received it on 10 Jun 2019. They ignored it for about three months or so telling me I used the wrong forms. After several emails, phone calls, with VA personnel they conceded I used the correct forms and sent it to my new regional DRO based on my new address in South Dakota. VA.Gov says it is currently being reviewed. The new screens don't give any estimated completion date now. It does say it will take 10 months to 2 years for them to complete the review. I basically disagreed with the ratings on about 4 items, denial on one item, not rating or even mentioning 2 additional items identified in the exams I provided and was given, and then one service connection effective date. I imagine the legacy NODS are taking the back seat to the new process. Has anyone recently had to follow the legacy process like me and if so have you seen any movement with your NODs?
  5. Howdy all. So we are now going on 4 months since the VA received my NODs and supplemental claims. Calling the 1-800 number has proven useless. Submitting questions via their website has proven useless. They are still not listed on my page in VA.Gov as active appeals or anything. They always say they have them and they are being reviewed and then tell me to contact the VA.Gov help desk. But they don't know how and can't tell me how or connect me with them. So continued BS as usual.
  6. Howdy all. I mailed my NODS in and received receipt confirmation. The VA received my NODs on 10 Jun 2019. I followed the Legacy process due to my decisions being prior to the 19 Feb 2019 cut off date for the new process. I have called the VA a couple times now. The NODs and supplemental claims show up in their system but are still not listed on VA.gov. First they tried to tell me that I filed incorrectly with the wrong forms until i reminded them of the guidance listed on the VA.gov website. They looked it, agreed with me and then added notes to that effect and said the NODs are being looked at. I have asked why they don't show up in VA.gov and they have no clue and send me to the Ebenefits help desk. Of course they state they have no visibility of VA.gov and I need to contact that help desk. I am unable to find any number or other contact info for them. Does anyone have the contact info for the VA.gov help desk?
  7. No I did mean when should I see that I have a claim submitted in the website. I know it will take some time for them to even start reviewing it. Does it go from the national intake center to the Regional RO here in Virginia before it is actually scanned to the website?
  8. Thanks for all the input. Maybe my question was fuzzy. How long should it take for the VA to scan and upload my appeal documents in the the VA.Gov website and show that they have at least received my appeals?
  9. My decision was prior to 19 Feb 2018 so I have to go legacy. I know it will take years but I'm just curious how long it takes them on average to upload the docs to Vet.gov
  10. Good Morning. I just filed my NOD about a week ago. Mailed it to the intake center and received notification and signed receipt by the intake center for it. My question is roughly how long does it take to show up on the website as received and in process?
  11. Hi Berta, Thanks for this info. I worked in jet fuel pump rooms, flight decks, flight lines and even cleaned tanks for years. I just found out that I have "axonal sensory neuropathy". I also have back and neck problems that cause problems in my arms and legs. More ammo for the fight.
  12. Howdy all, Can anyone provide a recommendation on a Dr here in Northern VA that will also do a real exam?
  13. Hello All, I've been having problems submitting questions via IRIS. I normally use Google Chrome. Everytime I would hit submit it would say pick a valid state. Finally the brain kicked in and I tried IE. Amazing, I was successful. Not sure if my google browser is configured wrong or what but if anyone else has issues, try a different browser.
  14. Now that it is after Feb 19 Vets.gov says that how you file an appeal depends on the date of your decision. For VA decisions we received on or after February 19, 2019 we are to use one of the three lanes. Add new and relevant evidence (file a Supplemental Claim) Ask for a new look from a senior reviewer (request a Higher-Level Review) Appeal to a Veterans Law Judge (request a Board Appeal) For VA decisions we received before February 19, 2019 we are to file a NOD. Here's the page: https://www.va.gov/disability/file-an-appeal/ Not sure how many folks this affects but I imagine there are a few of us.
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