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  1. I looked in VA.gov and it says moved on Nov 21 2019 to Evidence gathering Review and Decision. Decision due April 6 2020 Happy Thanksgiving
  2. That is a 20-0995 Supplemental Claim they have. I also submitted the letter the VA sent me along with my DD214, a letter that I wrote telling them of my condition the last almost 10 yrs.. NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive that tell all about the USS Mount Katmai from the time it was commissioned to its Decommissioning. It also tells of all the times the ship was off coast of Vietnam and Korea.I put a map showing the ship was within 12 Nautical Miles of Vietnam on March 14 1970 and them to see ship’s log for March 1970. I also told they already have my medical records to check. HR 29
  3. That came from VA site on checking my claims and appeals not ebenefits I might just call the 800 number of the VA and see what they say. They also said a letter was sent to me. I have not received yet
  4. Also I still have never had a C & P exam
  5. The VA has all my medical records and I sent them a map of longitude and latitude in March 1970 showing them we were within the 12 nautical miles. I would have thought that would be all thats needed
  6. I filed the 20-0995 the VA asked for I looked in my VA claims and appeal and it said Claim for Regulatory or Procedural review received November 4 2019 November 21 (Status-Evidence gathering review and decision Details Claim type Regulatory or Procedural Review What you claim Malignant growth of the genitourary system (Prostate Cancer) is denied (Supplemental) Date Received. November 2019 It also says date of decision April 6 2019 Maybe you can help me understand this. I have never seen a Regulatory or Procedural review claim on Hadit
  7. I will look in Mount Katmai AE16 ships log to see if I can help. I remember our ship being refueled by a couple of times by the Tolovana. I have also seen the Tolovana in our deck logs while searching to see if our ship was within the 12 nautical miles of Vietnam. I found where my ship was in 12 nautical miles. Maybe the refueling took place in the 12 nautical miles. I will let you what I find out.
  8. Today I received from the VA CLAIMS INTAKE CENTER a letter saying Due to a recent law change you may be eligible for VA benefits. Why we are contacting you The new law Public Law 116-23, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of2019 • extends presumption of herbicide exposure to service within offshore waters of Republic of Vietnam and • provides a potential earlier effective date for conditions that were previously denied service connection How this May Affect You You we’re previously denied service-connected benefits for an herbicide-related disability, and
  9. Thanks so much for listening and your input. I will keep you informed. I hope all BWN finally get what is rightfully due to them. I thank all the people who were responsible to get the BWN to this point. A lot of BWN Veterans never lived to see this accomplishment. I feel so bad for them. I only hope their surviving family will know about this and pursue what is owed to them.
  10. In my case the VA has denied my claim twice already this year. In my claim I cited Procopio and HR 299 and still they denied my claim. If I put in another claim and I will put my ship’s logs in it to show that we were within 12 nautical miles. With the stay on they still have time to deny me again this year. Whenever you cite Procopio case why would they deny? There is a lot I do not understand but to me the ruling in the Procopio case should be enough for the VA to approve my claim this year. My doctor at the VA said I was herbicide exposed Vietnam Veteran and things I get from VA said as muc
  11. Before I do anything I will call the VA and see what they say my options are. I do not want to do anything that will hurt my EED. I will also put my ship’s logs in my appeal. My ship was within 12 nautical mile every month we were deployed. The VA also needs to make up a list of ships that were in the territorial seas of Vietnam. Veterans who file new claims are going to have show their ship’s logs have them within 12 nautical miles.
  12. I think next week I will pull the BVA appeal and put in a Supplemental Claim with new evidence. My ship’s logs that prove we were less than the 12 nautical miles on many occasions. It can be a pain to go through your ship’s logs to have to find the information that will prove your claim. You really have to do your home work. As I said before it is really nice to have people like you to help and to give your time to others to help them. Through out this process and reading everything you can to help your claim is so time consuming. It seems like your mind never shuts down. I hav
  13. I am still on the claim of Prostate Cancer I filed in 2010. I put in a Supplemental claim which VA told me to put in. They received my Supplemental claim July 10 2019. This was on their Rating Decision that I received Evidence Service Treatment Record received September 7 2010 Service Personnel Records received August 31 2010 and October 25 2010 VA letter concerning your claim. How exposed to herbicides dated September 7 2010 National Personnel Records Center response to request for evidence of herbicide exposure received September 20 2010 National Personnel Rec
  14. I already have a appeal in now with court of appeal but they will not move until Dec 24 because I can put more evidence in it. Would you suggest that I pull that one and file a 20-0995 again. If I would do that would it hurt my EED because now they are denying me on my 2010 claim that is some of the evidence they are referring to.
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