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  1. With some of these RAMPS getting denied are any of you getting a C and P exam? Or is the VA still utilizing the old C and P's that are dated over a year ago? I know that in this current DRO appeal I have since Aug. 2016 and now currently in RAMP I have submitted a Medical Opinion which the psychiatrist believes "Is at least likely (50%)" service connected. I agree with some of you as well that even if the RAMP get's denied I am willing to go as long as possible with the VA through all hoops to find a competent individual (referring to both C/P doc's and VA). I am also in Phoenix AZ. Originally my DRO was in Phoenix AZ, then was told by PEGGY that Phoenix AZ is one of the RAMP startups area so RO sent my DRO to St. Louis where it collected dust, then since opting into RAMP will go back to Phoenix AZ. I will keep posting updates regarding the RAMP process as it moves along but I believe I am caught in another dust pile for a minute.
  2. Update..A few days after speaking with the Supervisor on Peggy line and relaying the issues of legacy process not transferring into RAMP the issue is resolved. I am now in RAMP and the effective date remained the same as of 8/7/2018. Estimated time of completion is between 6/2019-1/2020, this seems a little longer than anticipated? Anybody have their estimated times be almost a year out at minimum? Thanx.
  3. Well no hiding from this VA rating system. I am in Phoenix AZ, that 1 star should have showed an improvement. I have decided to move to the suburbs outside of Phoenix and seek treatment at another location. Hopefully we improve. VA Phoenix AZ largest problem is the wait times, attempting to get you in and out without follow up, and when follow-up occurs you have to wait the typical 2-3 months for your appointment with primary care.
  4. Buck52, I agree I hear that the RAMP is good and that is why I opted into this pilot program. I am giving information to individuals that may find themselves at a crossroads with RAMP opt-in letters not being validated by RO or PEGGY. Hence, making a stall in the process and end up taking longer/longer/longer which many of have already been waiting long enough. I actually opted-in through my DAV representative and therefore, I thought that all ducks in a row for submission.
  5. Hello everybody, Update. Last Monday (6 days ago) I contacted VA PEGGY who notified me that they would be sending an inquiry to RO to why my RAMP hasn't been changed from the legacy process to RAMP. PEGGY stated to call by end of week to reference a # she gave me and see if it was change. Called yesterday which is Friday to be told that my process is still in legacy process. Notified PEGGY that she needs to dig deeper and fix this issue. PEGGY put me on hold for a while and returned with a supervisor on the phone. I was told, "Anybody that opts into RAMP prior to the FEB 2019 date and is hasn't switched within a reasonable amount of time (old legacy to RAMP) probably 2 weeks needs to immediately contact PEGGY to have a supervisor contact the their RO directly. PEGGY supervisor apologized and stated she would NO longer send inquiries for this matter and should have been handled with a direct phone call to establish RAMP if RO isn't moving." I am happy with the phone call outcome, but well see what happens next. Hope this info helps anybody looking for info if VA continues to mess around with RAMP!
  6. Ladyboxbags, Wow that is shameful. Are you in the RAMP since 3/2018? You say you had many appointments, did they send you to a C and P for your disabilities? Or are you still in the legacy process? I understand the feelings of wanting to give up and just say screw it. But I hope you continue to fight for what is earned and most importantly get the treatment for the disabilities claimed. Keep us posted.
  7. kanewnut, I thought maybe its possible that DRO is looking into my appeal? I wasn't sure. I wouldn't mind moving forward with DRO I just wish the VA would keep me informed on such a decision. That away I don't waste my time calling and waste the VA time. After you sent the RAMP why would the VA send you to BVA? That is weird.
  8. Hello everyone, I wanted to reach out and see if anybody else is having the same problem as me with the RAMP process. I have been in DRO appeal since Aug. 2017, no real movement. I received the Opt-In letter for Ramp end of July 2018. I opted into the RAMP August 1 and was in VA system by August 8 2018. I noticed after 45 days that e-benefits still showing DRO. I thought weird, contacted 1-800 Peggy who stated that they didn't even close out my DRO yet and shouldn't have happened. Peggy states "We got you," I laughed and said its okay your are the VA. Now almost sitting at 90 days in beginning of November. I check E-benefits my DRO is still open, I thought E-benefits is pretty dreadful. Called 1-800 Peggy who stated "I see you opted in RAMP back in August and what do you know your Appeal is still in DRO." I laughed again and requested how many circles do I have to go into before just leaving this damn thing in the air. I attempt to reach DAV with problems and not sure anymore where to turn. Let me know if anybody else is having the same issues with RAMP? Someone throw a 4 leaf clover my way, thx.
  9. Thank you for this information. I will utilize the website and put in a request. I let you know if this website provides useful information that away other veterans are able to utilize this as well.
  10. Hey Berta and BroncoVet, Thanks. I was using yahoo for most my searches and would only result in 6-7 results. I will attempt to retrieve this data one way or another. I guess I am not sure who actually conducts inspection on military barracks, dining facilities, gyms, etc? I would like to find a way to contact these 3rd party inspection organizations or find out if it is actually military units doing these inspections. Any information is useful, as the DAV I am working with doesn't know how to get these types of records either. I am attempting to service connect my sinusitis or allergic rhinitis. I was diagnosed with these two items that haven't gone away. I had symptoms that have persisted and continue to do so. The diagnoses wasn't in service but I believe was within a year of ETS. Any thoughts would be helpful. Also, I served in Camp Humphreys South Korea from 2010-2012, my unit that I am looking information on is 602nd 2ID. The dining facility was the Talon Cafe. Thanx
  11. Hello, I have been and still currently looking for evidence to support my claim. I hope there is someone out there that has done this before or could guide me into the right direction. I was stationed in South Korea Camp Humphrey's. I was a cook in a dining facility on this post, while serving overseas in this dining hall we were told that there was a mold/fungi exposure in our ventilation system. I am looking for anyway possible to retrieve this inspection report. Does anybody know how to contact a overseas duty station such as this and secondly which specific ARMY unit would be conducting such inspections of buildings? Any information would be great as I continue to hit wall after wall. Thnx in advance.
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