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JaeT.21

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About JaeT.21

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  • Birthday October 21

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  • Military Rank
    E-6 Petty Officer First Class
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    Jacksonville, FL

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  • Service Connected Disability
    90%
  • Branch of Service
    USN

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  1. Two of my kids are already using Chapter 35 for college, so I know that I lost the extra disability compensation for the kids out of my disability payments. My question is if my wife uses the Chapter 35 for college, does that mean my disability payment will decrease as well? If so, how much?
  2. Hello, I missed last year's clothing allowance deadline. Currently using a hinged knee brace and an AFO foot brace, both on the same leg. I applied on time for this year. I thought we got it in August. Some posts have said in September. I searched both e-benefits and VA.gov to check the status;nothing. When do we get it? How can I check the status? Thanks.
  3. All of these were are S-C. The migraines 0 rating have confused me since I got out. Been hospitalized twice in one year for them on this claim. Still probably not enough. Who knows. Yes I plan going into the Jax clinic and requesting my C file's next week. Then I'll break out the Googler for all the VA "written to confuse you" jargon.
  4. So I went in Friday. Saw two examiners. I didn't have time to submit my Statements in Support of Claims (PTSD & knees) my wife and adult children filled out but I had them read them while I was there. I just uploaded them on Monday. The first wa a Nurse Practitioner. She checked my feet and knees. Don't know if this was the smartest idea but I didn't wear my AFO or knee brace at first, because I wanted her to see how I walk, move unassisted. I put it on after her examination and showed her how I'm still not stable on that leg no matter which apparatus I'm using. I expla
  5. I have 4 C&P exams this Friday. All for increases. (Migraine, PTSD/depression/anxiety/chronic pain/agoraphobia, bilateral foot pain and knee pain increase [including VA issued knee brace and civilian issued AFO foot brace]). Should I have my wife ad adult kids who both witness and suffer from my mood swings, depression, anxiety and antisocial like living on a daily basis? They can also talk about my constant leg pain and migraines. I also want my supervisor to do one regarding my migraines that have me leaving work early, alot. But that is a touchy subject, because I don't want m
  6. Hello, I have C&P exams all in one day in January. Any advice on what to expect? Here's a synopsis on what I'm up against/working with. - PTSD increase is based off several years of VA mental health treatment and a Nexus letter written by my mental health doctor, which named PTSD, Depression, Chronic Pain Syndrome with depression, Panic D/O with Agoraphobia and survivor's guilt as a diagnosis (last 3 are recently added to records). - Knee pain- VA issued me a big knee brace and my primary care (tricare) orthopedics specialist just put me an Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) brace b
  7. Okay update. They actually dropped my GERD percentage from 60% to 10% and no increase for my actual claims increase request. Now I sit at 87% rating vice my 94%. Nope I haven't received the decision letter , just saw it on ebenefits and VA.gov. sooo appeal it is.
  8. Has anyone used the Vet Comp & Pen company? I've heard about them, but never talked with anyone that used them? Are they legit? More importantly are they effective?
  9. Oh no I didn't miss it. I was told it was an addendum C&P exam based off my VA records and I didn't need to be examined. I never new it happened until 2 weeks ago. Yeah, I haven't even gotten the notification letter. I just saw it all go down on VA.gov and ebenefits. The guy I used is renowned in Jacksonville, so hopefully he will also enthusiastically help me appeal and secure my increase. If not I'm going to use the Vet Comp & Pen company.
  10. Yeah when I went to the VA clinic a week after I found out about the 'ace' c&p exam, they couldn't see it I. My files. The only thing they saw was my C&P exam from last year. This is the second time I've filed for an increase and some random VA C&P exam for something I wasn't claiming happened and they decreased my rating. Last time was me finally getting the best evidence to prove my 18 years of neck/nerve/hand damage. Coincidentally I got an appointment for a C&P for my plantar fasciitis. Next thing you know my 30% went to 10% as my neck and hand went up. Thus I stayed
  11. Welp, Just found out they closed my claim. Surprise surprise, nothing changed EXCEPT they reduced my GERD from 60% down to 10%! WHY and What the?! So apparently that random C&P without my knowledge played a significant part. So my questions are the following: 1. Should I reopen my claims or file an appeal? 2. How do I go about getting ALL of my C&P claim notes, especially whatever was said from this C&P without my knowledge? 3. Should I even attempt to ask for the much qualified for increase on other areas of my body, that have gotten worse, or fight this
  12. Welp, Just found out they closed my claim. Surprise surprise, nothing changed EXCEPT they reduced my GERD from 60% down to 10%! WHY and What the?! So apparently that random C&P without my knowledge played a significant part.

     

    So my questions are the following:

    1. Should I reopen my claims or file an appeal?

    2. How do I go about getting ALL of my C&P claim notes, especially whatever was said from this C&P without my knowledge?

    3. Should I even attempt to ask for the much qualified for increase on other areas of my body, that have gotten worse, or fight this last round of let downs?

     

    I try to explain to everyone when you retire or get out and become a veteran, your own company (the VA) treat you like used tissue. Nobody has any use for used tissue...tossed to the side.

     

     

  13. I hope so, as far as I'm concerned, I've supplied enough information the VA should feel like they were there when it all happened. Sheesh. We'll see.I'm right at the cusp of 100% so VA claims seem a little different now.
  14. Thanks for this information. I'm actually going to head over to the Jacksonville clinic and request to see my C&P exams notes. I did it last year when the VA gave me an impromptu C&P for by bilateral foot pain aka plantar fasciitis and the dropped my percentage from 30% to 10%. I believe it was clearly done rather coincidentally done as I was about to go from 90%(92% no rounding down) to 100% (96% before rounding up). Now I'm sitting at 94% combined with 3 claims all with definitive proof of service connected damage. We'll see...
  15. No, I didn't attend because I didn't know about it. Actually my psychologist saw that a C&P was completed on the 16th when she was "pregaming" for my PTSD TODAY and she asked me about it. I had no idea what she was talking about. So I downloaded my record and Boom, a C&P happened WITHOUT ME NOR NY NOTIFICATIONS ON August 16th.
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