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  1. Maybe selling the car might surprise you Buck. My son just sold a Jeep. Paid $48000 for it, wife drove it for a couple of months, didn't like it.. Anyhow, he got $51g for it. Highlander's are considered a top SUV and are hard to get. They hold their value. Check out Auto Trader. I'd be interested if I had the money. Good luck!!
  2. Deepest sympathy and kind regards for Buck and his family
  3. This always confuses me. BVA Metrics says they are currently working on the Legacy Decision Docket of September of 2019. Isn't that the date your Form 9 is received? Of course my Form 9 was received in September of 2019. Nothing is ever simple with the BVA.
  4. Welcome to Hadit. Sounds like it's been a tough road. Lots of loss. Maybe things are lifting.. Flagstaff is nice, too expensive, but mountains and college town make it a good place to live.
  5. Seems to me you arr misunderstanding what he wrote. I took it as sarcasm.
  6. Here in Tucson, we can only get referrals to providers who have a contract with Tri-West. Which sucks because the dentistry I need requires a specialist. There are 5 of these specialists in Tucson, but none are contracted with Tri-West. It's always the same thing with the VA... A lot of talk about providing care for the Vet and very little action.
  7. Count me in on the lawsuit. I've had some horrendous problems with VA Dental. I've been eligible since 1978 and didn't know I had it until 2011. That only happened because I filed other claims they turned down but did let me know I was eligible for dental. There was no letter or percentage just a form saying loss of teeth. Some clinics didn't want to recognize my eligibility. Bay Pines/Lee County wouldn't do implants, their reasoning being (I was told) it cost too much and they could serve more vets by not providing implant care. However both Minneapolis and Tucson provide implants. Tucson has an Implant Board who decides who's eligible. I agree the system is f**ked up and doesn't serve vets in line with Mission Statement.
  8. I used to go the CBOC in Cape Coral. I had some bad experience with the dentist there. The one from PR. VA dental kind of sucks at times. Especially anything to do with implants, bone grafts, etc.
  9. I think that's for legacy claims that were filed before the Feb 2019 date. In Feb of 2019 you had the choice of staying in legacy lane or requesting an AMA lane if you had an existing legacy claim.
  10. I wasn't aware of that. I had an IMO/IME as part of my appeal for EED and higher rating. Assuming I win, it would be reimbursed? Thanks!
  11. We're (US gov't) not very good at nation building. We are good at corruption, greed and wasting lives and resources. The Taliban have graduated from Toyota pickups to HumVees and are now probably one of the better equipped military forces in the world. About 3,000 lives were lost, not to mention body parts and mental trauma. We spent some 3 trillion on our Afghan adventure -- money that could have been spent here at home. The blame for this rests squarely on our military and political leaders for the lies they fed us. Twenty years of fattening up defense contractors and lining pockets. What a sh*t show..
  12. Sounds like you may need an independent medical opinion or exam. You would have to have a nexus to get a rating for PTSD (in service event, current diagnosis, opinion linking the two). Not much info to go on, but it might be helpful if you could get a VSO to start the ball rolling. I think filing claims can be confusing and complicated and the VA is getting more and more requirements. It helps to have a strategy. Might even call a couple of VA attorneys and see what they say. I was a lot more confident about my claim after hiring an attorney.
  13. Various C&P exams I've had done by the VA were always negative for me. I had one C&P exam done by an outside company and that was favorable. VA care is somewhat touch and go also -- a lot seems dependent on where the facility is located. It helps if you have a Dr who will advocate for you and your treatment. I've had 3 in 30 years.
  14. Thanks. That explains it. I was not aware of staged/Fenderson ratings
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