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willie 74

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About willie 74

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    E-5 Petty Officer 2nd Class
  • Birthday 10/02/1974

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    Oregon
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    Photograhy, Prospecting

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  1. Thank you for all the information. We are working on getting that C-file ..
  2. Good evening everyone, I am assisting another vet with his claim. Here is a little back ground. This vet was hit by a passenger car while on base when he was in the Marine Core. He suffered many injuries which I will list here shortly. They wanted to medically discharge him at the time but he was able to talk his commander in keeping him in since he was so young and wanted to do so. He was discharged later because his enlistment was up and he wanted out. He did not put a medical claim in until about 8 years later. To make this short he was given ten percent for hearing loss. I will copy and paste his injuries he sustained so you can see them. I will also appreciate if you can assist me in what he should be claiming for. thank you in advance and I will also post some questions. Date of accident 28 June 1998 Diagnoses: Acute Renal Failure, unspecified Volume depletion Closed fracture of dorsal thoracic vertebra Closed fracture of unspecified part of fibula sprain of medical collateral ligament of knee sprain of cruciate ligament of knee other disorder of muscle, ligament, and fascia edema of male genital organs Ok these injuries were from the accident in 1998. I will now post some statements from his medical paperwork dated 3 July 98. these statements are not in order, I just tried to post the important ones. The patient was hit at 35 miles per hour on the left lower extremity and bilateral back, the patient denies loss of consciousness. The patient states that his extremity and back pain has progressed since discharge. Vertebral tenderness in t-12, difficulty in medial and lateral movements. X-rays revealed a t-12 compression fracture. CT of the abdomen showed bilateral striated nephrogram consistent with delayed excretion. No evidence of hematoma, urethra disruption, hydronephrosis. Slight ascites. His left lower extremity was found to have a fibular fracture and torn mcl and acl. 30 days convalescent leave. This is the only medical paperwork I have of his. Since leaving the military he has had several jobs, his injuries have cuaght up with him and prevent him from doing much work at all at this point. I tried to obtain his award letter of ten percent and what was denied but had no luck. He did not have any idea at the time how to file a claim and probably did it wrong. However I really want to help this vet out. I did my own claim with help and advise from fellow vets here and I am one hundred percent. I feel this vet is due for more than just ten percent for hearing loss. ​So I just need some insight on what he should claim, Major depressive disorder, and for his back I am not sure if it would fall under ddd or not. Just need help here. Thank you, thank you all for any insight..
  3. Thank you for the info, would his injuries still be service connected?
  4. Good evening everyone, I am assisting another vet with his claim. Here is a little back ground. This vet was hit by a passenger car while on base when he was in the Marine Core. He suffered many injuries which I will list here shortly. They wanted to medically discharge him at the time but he was able to talk his commander in keeping him in since he was so young and wanted to do so. He was discharged later because his enlistment was up and he wanted out. He did not put a medical claim in until about 8 years later. To make this short he was given ten percent for hearing loss. I will copy and paste his injuries he sustained so you can see them. I will also appreciate if you can assist me in what he should be claiming for. thank you in advance and I will also post some questions. Date of accident 28 June 1998 Diagnoses: Acute Renal Failure, unspecified Volume depletion Closed fracture of dorsal thoracic vertebra Closed fracture of unspecified part of fibula sprain of medical collateral ligament of knee sprain of cruciate ligament of knee other disorder of muscle, ligament, and fascia edema of male genital organs Ok these injuries were from the accident in 1998. I will now post some statements from his medical paperwork dated 3 July 98. these statements are not in order, I just tried to post the important ones. The patient was hit at 35 miles per hour on the left lower extremity and bilateral back, the patient denies loss of consciousness. The patient states that his extremity and back pain has progressed since discharge. Vertebral tenderness in t-12, difficulty in medial and lateral movements. X-rays revealed a t-12 compression fracture. CT of the abdomen showed bilateral striated nephrogram consistent with delayed excretion. No evidence of hematoma, urethra disruption, hydronephrosis. Slight ascites. His left lower extremity was found to have a fibular fracture and torn mcl and acl. 30 days convalescent leave. This is the only medical paperwork I have of his. Since leaving the military he has had several jobs, his injuries have cuaght up with him and prevent him from doing much work at all at this point. I tried to obtain his award letter of ten percent and what was denied but had no luck. He did not have any idea at the time how to file a claim and probably did it wrong. However I really want to help this vet out. I did my own claim with help and advise from fellow vets here and I am one hundred percent. I feel this vet is due for more than just ten percent for hearing loss. ​So I just need some insight on what he should claim, Major depressive disorder, and for his back I am not sure if it would fall under ddd or not. Just need help here. Thank you, thank you all for any insight..
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    [[Template core/front/global/prefix is throwing an error. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]] Waiting 2 Years For Independent Living Program

    Yes thank you all for the reply's, I have all the saved E-mails..
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    [[Template core/front/global/prefix is throwing an error. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]] Waiting 2 Years For Independent Living Program

    I currently live in Oregon and my Voc Rehab counselor is in Washington, it would be about an 8 hour drive one way so that will not work for me.
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    [[Template core/front/global/prefix is throwing an error. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]] Waiting 2 Years For Independent Living Program

    Hello everyone, I was approved for Voc Rehab and during the program my health just got worse. I was awarded TDIU no future exams and also completed my degree. I did fill out a ILP questioner almost two years ago and have not heard from anyone since. I have called and E-mail my counselor with no response until recently. He wanted to know if I was employed and such, I advised him about my reward and the questioner I filled out at his request two years ago. He does not return calls or my emails. What should I do at this point? Thank you...
  8. I applied after I was awarded SSD. SSD stated I became disabled the date I left the military in 09. I did not retire but had many medical issues, I was not medically discharged as well. I should have been but you know how some things happen. So the VA must have read my award from the SSD and all my other medical paperwork and decided on my side. I did everything myself as far as paperwork and such and just did a lot of research. Thank you all for the kind words..
  9. I was just granted TDIU and I have been in the Voc Rehab program for some time. I will be finished with school in two weeks. I contacted my counselor and told him of the changes in my situation. I was just wondering about the independent living program because I recall him saying something about that at one point. I believe that is what will happen at this point, what happens with that and what is it? Thank you in advance for the info.
  10. I received a call two years to the day after filling for TDIU. I was told my claim was finished and the lady was very nice and stated I would be happy with the results. I received the envelope the next week and the award letter stated TDIU granted with no future exams. They also dated it back four years when I got out of the military. I recall looking information up online and finding this site, it helped me a lot with understanding the process and what to expect and not expect from it. Thank you all for the positive remarks along this path. I got commissary privileges and I am still looking into other benefits I can receive here in Oregon. Once again thank you and I wish you all the best health and help available..
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    [[Template core/front/global/prefix is throwing an error. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]] Can Independant Living Program Assist With Tdiu

    Dot, Thanks for the response. Yes after the discharge I originally thought that I would be able to work. As the time progressed my disabilities became worse and I ended up applying for SSD. I was approved in four months. I then applied for TDIU in April 2011and am still waiting for a response. I just filled out the premiulary questioneer for ILP. I will be done with school this June with a BA in Business. My counselor has not said anything about me stopping school and I should address that issue as well. Thank you both for the responses and input..
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    [[Template core/front/global/prefix is throwing an error. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]] Can Independant Living Program Assist With Tdiu

    I was discharged in 2009 and started Voc Rehab that same year with the intention of seeking employment. As time progressed my disabilities became worse and so did the pain. I applied for SSD and was approved last year. That is when I applied for TDIU. I have tried physical therapy with no changes. I paid out of pocket for a chiropractor and acupuncture and that also did not help. So i let my Voc Rehab counselor know about my SSD and my limitations thus far. He recently sent me the questioneer for Independant living. So this is where everything stands at the moment. I cant stand or sit for more than an hour at a time due to pain and other issues so the outlook for employment is not that great. Thanks for the reply..
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    [[Template core/front/global/prefix is throwing an error. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]] Can Independant Living Program Assist With Tdiu

    I have a claim in for TDIU, going on 18 months now. I was approved for SSD as well and sent them that paperwork about a year ago. I am a voc rehab student and my counselor told me he is sending me the premiliarly paperwork for inderpendant living program. I dont know what that entails, would that assist with getting TDIU? I also dont know what ILP is and I am looking into that. Thank you Pete
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    [[Template core/front/global/prefix is throwing an error. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]] Tdiu Roller Coaster

    Thanks for the response, According to SSD I am unemployable and have been since my discharge from the military. 2009 So my last employeer was the military. What is a IRIS? Thanks again for the response. It is just weird how they sent me a letter stating the claim will be completed in a couple of weeks then boom, back to nothing. Now they say another year.. Good times for us all..
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    [[Template core/front/global/prefix is throwing an error. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]] Tdiu Roller Coaster

    I applied for TDIU once I was granted SSD. After about the elevan month mark I recieved a letter stating that I would recieve a decision within 2-3 weeks. After waiting two months I called the 1-800 number and was told that it was kicked back, whatever that meant. I continued to watch E-Benefits and I have saw it go through the phases. Again it was in the waiting decision approval phase for about three months. I checked the other day and it went to gathering of evidence with a possible completion time of December next year. I once again callled and they said that it was kicked back again and they were waiting for my service records. This claim has been in for 18 months now with another possible year on top of it. I have recently told my Voc Rehab counselor about my SSD award and it is odd that this is happening at the same time. I am just wondering if any body has been through this, as I cannot get a direct answer from the VA. Thanks Pete
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