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ruby last won the day on August 10 2021

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  1. Yes, you can get a TBI. Do some medical research on on shock wave damage, vibration etc.
  2. They are still working on the 75 and up. If they have left over in the late afternoon they offer to anyone. I was offered and declined but have decided after I researched >65 yrs at high risk I think it’s as safe as I can expect it’s the Moderna in Tampa. They actually walked around the clinic looking for people to take the vaccine, they had 5 doses left over. I believe they are giving it at all VA’s they did announce they are working on 75+. I didn’t know about it until I went to my clinic today that they are giving left over vaccine to anyone. I asked my primary too about getting it via pm she never said anything about left over vaccine going to anyone so they don’t have to waste it. worth a try to investigate if yours is doing the same.
  3. Wow, is all I can say! This is awful for people who received their ratings during this time.
  4. I believe your thoughts are correct. Unless his wife uses all her benefits, then if she Needs assisted living or nursing home, income becomes an issue.
  5. I ask my Psych doctor who said my sleep apnea is probably due to my PTSD but will not write it. She won’t buck the system its not her job to make those decision. And I probably won’t get it since the VA doesn’t recognize the connection. The sleep apnea doctors said your fat that’s the cause and yes he said that however I wasn’t fat when I was dx. I chose not to challenge him at this time but I will. Someone I know gave me the name of a specialist to get an IMO.
  6. I have used the patient advocates numerous times and I have always gotten a call from the Chief of that dept. People were reassigned due to 2 complaints of severe rudeness. Now that Trump has said they can be fired I’ve noticed a difference in staff rudeness.
  7. If the muscle injury caused the neuropathy I’d think it’s probably pyramiding. What symptoms do you have that are different from the neuropathy? with that said I really don’t know the answer.
  8. Going the BVA route to me is the way to go. What happened to you is similar to my situation. But I won on the DRO level.
  9. I haven’t a clue what you can do but I would file a letter in your file that the examiner stated they would hospitalize you if you admitted you have had suicidal thoughts in the past . I would call your psy doc or your mental health professional get an appt and have them put it in your file you were afraid of beIng hospitalized so you said no never. i have those thoughts all the time and I do have a plan and it’s all documented in my file. But I’m not suicidal at my psy visit just severely depressed at times and I have a pact that I will call her first before I execute my plan and I will. I believe I was asked if I was currently suicidal in my C&P. I would get it corrected immediately. I’d file addition evidence titled statement of correction saying that your understanding from what she said you would be hospitalized if you admitted to suicidal thought within the past 3 yrs. I don’t think the patient advocate can help. Go to medical records and tell them you want have a statement put in your records. Get a copy when it’s done and send to VARO or your VSO im sure it’s documented in your records you have these thoughts and now your saying no basically you lied. Get it corrected!
  10. Dust off, I have a complete copy date stamped by the VA. thanks
  11. Buck, if the VA acknowledge they recieved a claim but never adjudicated the claim is that a cue.
  12. Deebbud, the section your looking for 3.159 (5/08) duty to assist. 1. Competent. Medical evidence means evidence provided by a person who is qualified through education, training or experience to offer medical diagnoses, statements, or opinions. Competent medical evidence may also mean statements conveying sound medical principles found in MEDICAL TREATISE. It would also include statements contained in authoritative writings such as medical and scientific articles and research reports or analyses i always wrote see section etc. duty to assist then I would type that section, number, it as evidence and provided a copy. I did this because no one could say oh I didn’t know, if it went to the highest court every piece of evidence would be in my file to support my claim.
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