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retiredat44

Senior Chief Petty Officer
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retiredat44 last won the day on December 29 2019

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About retiredat44

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    E-8 Senior Chief Petty Officer
  • Birthday 04/05/1956

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    E-4 SGT
  • Location
    Oregon
  • Interests
    Not able to pursue many interests at this time. My health prevents me from doing much. I wish I could go back to hiking, photography, etc..

Previous Fields

  • Service Connected Disability
    60%
  • Branch of Service
    Air Force
  • Hobby
    Combat Flight Simulators. WWII, Modern, and Helos.

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  1. I am resting,,, sick, but ok.... paid some bills, taking care of things at home. Play on computer, walk the dog. Take morphine for continuous pain. I hope everyone is ok. Not sure if I want to continue the war the va put me in. It is too much...  I found out a lot of things they weaseled out of through 'Administrative Trickery' coined by a woman who does legal stuff fighting the va. I am not sure of who knows about this stuff hidden you do not find out until they pull it out and beat you down with it. Like hidden clauses, where you think you won, but they put clauses that basically say if you won by this method you do not qualify for these benefits. So, basically an 1151 win is not a full win, they withhold lots of key benefits. Who knew? Who knew they can deny a date you file and use some trick language that says that date is not going to be used. Yes, they did that, they cut several years out of my filing dates. Yes I have the stamped papers that clearly shows the filing dates. The list goes on, but the cost maybe my death from the hell it causes on a sick person with the va beating you down. I am at a crossroads, with just fading away with some level of peace, or trying to continue to get wrongs righted. Those that have yet to get through the war, be warned they have a large bag of tricks they do not let anyone see until they hit you hard. After all, it is the way of life in those building to screw over the claims. Are they on commission?

    1. Buck52

      Buck52

      Keep Fighting   never give up

      YOU SHOULD REQUEST to see a judge at the BVA, THERE YOU CAN TALK TO THEM TELL THEM YOUR STOREY AND ADD ANY NEW EVIDENCE YOU HAVE .

      THESE VETERANS LAW JUDGES LISTEN TO US. (THESE HERINGS GIVE VETERANS A CHOICE RATHER OR NOT TO TRAVEL TO YOUR R.O. OR SIMPLY DO IT VIRTUAL WITHOUT HAVING TO TRAVEL.

      BUT MOST OF ALL HAVE YOUR EVIDENCE READY   EVIDENCE SPEAKS LOUD AT THE BVA...CHECK MY POST OUT ABOUT A VIDEO A LAW JUDGE MADE  AND WHAT TO TO DO, WHAT TO BRING & WHO  AND WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR  BVA Hearing

      THEY DO RECOMMEND YOU HAVE AN ATTORNEY  OR VSO, OR A CERTIFIED ACCREDITED VA CLAIMS AGENT TO REPRESENT YOU..

    2. retiredat44

      retiredat44

      My paid legal rep says he wouldn't try any more. I am not sure why, as the filing were clearly received on dated several years before the date they gave me for the start of benefits. I filed in 2009 (I was in the hospital 6 months of 2008, too sick and could not go anywhere, in bed or wheelchair the rest of 2008, then my DVA rep left his job and I could not get help with my claims until  2009, but they started the benefits date in 2012. I left off in a conversation here about a possible 'CUE' to get the date changed to when I fist refiled in 2009. But my legal rep (whom gets 20 percent of anything I win) says he 'would not continue with pursing the date change in benefits, but I can do it on my own'.

      I know I can send it to the va, but as far as I know it was all closed and settled with the BVA when I accepted and did the deal he made with the va. of course I took the deal 100%, but the date of the start of benefits should be when I first filed. I do not know my rep would not continue, I am confused. I can no longer fight this stuff. I really am going downhill with the ability to think and fight the va. I am not even sure which part of the va I would send a cue or fight the date they yanked out of the air. I know this sounds paranoid, but I am kind of afraid they might find a way to screw me if I continue the fight. That is the state of mind I am left in. I need to go rest, I woke up sick, at 4 a.m. Anyways, thank you for the support. On a day when I can think better, I might try to figure out  what to do.

  2. I can print letters, no problem, but they do not say p&t...... I am trying to figure out where they say it, or if they say no further exams... etc.... but like I said, they are still not closed,,, someone is still working on things and so things are still open. I don't understand what those things are.... back fill? that is one of them there are a few more...
  3. I am starting to work on the benefits and when I send forms to people, they say they need one that says I have P&T. Then I go to the va account pages, ebenefits and vahealth websites with my account, they are all buggered and say they are in the process of completing my claims files, and not finished with ratings. I could swear I saw they had finished then I see that they are not finished. Plus, with the virus, they closed everything and non of the va employees have access to the va computers and are working from home. The whole thing is a huge mess! I guess I have to wait for another enve
  4. looks like they are still not done.... in the reviews for my final rating.... my rep told me it was P&T 100% and I have special
  5. now I can't find any of my letters that says permanent and total. I know I saw it before, but they also say they are not finished and and backfilling, etc... it never ends... **sigh** I looks al over my accounts in ebenefits and my myhealthVet both, and they say they are working on more evidence to finish the claims,,,, other ones said they were finished.. The letters to download
  6. she is done with school, it's all retro now... from 2012 to 2020. The damned va will not answer the phones here.... thanx.. I will tell my daughter which forms.. I already sent her a bunch of links...
  7. Hi, Regarding education benefits retroactive for my child. (retroactive 100% P&T after she had filled out all the VA education benefits forms with the va during her schooling before my appeal awards for 100% P&T). I am trying to figure out how to state my problem and not mess it up in explanation. Those that have had experience with this and navigated successfully I hope can figure it out. I was only at 50% VA disability (I was filing disagreements and permanently disabled, with SSDI, but not the 100% benefits for dependents) while my daughter went to scho
  8. Berta, I think of you and those that got hurt so bad by the VA, but there are no words... In a big way you have stuck it to them with helping so many thousands of vets and families who would have otherwise been screwed over more than they already have. I find the phrase 'Administrative Trickery' to maybe the best phrase for all vets. Unfortunately, many of the people at the VA seem to have any shame for the hell they cause on top of the disease and injuries. Anyways, your answers are always detailed, and provide lots of wisdom, if only my brain fog could let up so I could use the wisdom more e
  9. Forgive me If I should move this to the CUE section. Regarding a CUE for the date, I filed a claim for intestinal disease in 1997 was denied. Then the botched surgery on the pancreas 2008. I was to sick and then I could not get an appointment when I was able to go out into the world again, in 2009 I filed again, this time it was for the pancreas disease from the 2008 surgery. it was denied. In 2012, I gave up asking for a vso to write the 1151, after I learned about it, and wrote my own 1151 claim. It was denied. Then 2019, I got an IMO from the same clinic that worked on me in the hospit
  10. Berta, Regarding the 297 cases in three years of necrotizing pancreatitis, for your search info. The doctor, who is now a fugitive who was my GI doctor, told me that only working conditions or alcohol could cause the initial disease, before they cut they wrong tube. But, I was so very sick I didn't have the foresight to get him to write that in a letter. When I did reach out to him for a letter, that is when I got the shocking news he was a fugitive, then that VA GI clinic wrote my IMO. Hence the 1151 win. I can speculate, on a couple things, and I say speculate, I don't want anyone to say som
  11. yes, I thought the date is wrong as why 2012? My rep, said he thought it was better I didn't poke the bear... but the date is wrong, And I do see on the VA benefit form it is total and permanent. So, fine (My eyes keep glossing over this va stuff), but I don't understand the 2012 at all. I will try to bring it up with John who is my rep. I did try before he pulled the legal string to get this thing over the finish line. Unless someone else can explain doing a cue. I think even though I won, John is still my hired gun. As we still have a contract. So, I am not going to try anything on my own I
  12. I guess some of it isn't in the letters, but in my account on ebenefits va stuff,, it said more. Anyways, thank you all. I have to figure out how to get my daughters education payment stuff figured out, not sure if they will fix it, retroactively or we have to go through more red-tape, as they were given updates every time she applied for a school and got a degree. Unless they will get a computer flag saying it needs to be done. Which I doubt.
  13. I may have mistated the P&T. I am a little confused on why they chose 2012, when I filed for the pancreas in 2009, as I couldn't walk or do anything in 2008 when I was completely disabled and in a hospital bed 6 months.. The letter I downloaded says combined 100% with both service and non-service disabilities, but my paid gun said I would be getting p&T no more exams. Plus I got special compensation.
  14. Short note: It looks like I won, was told it is %100 P&T with special compensation added. I don't have the official letter yet, but I received my more retro deposited, and my hired gun says that what I got. I need to find out about the education payments retro for my daughter who got two MB's, and owes a lot $$$$$$. We always kept those forms filled out while she went to schools, so not sure when and how they will pay those, or the amount that the va pays for the disabled vets children's education. So, while I have many of the signs it is a done deal, I need to see it in stone. My hired gu
  15. I may have some very good news coming soon ! Until it is written in Stone, I can't say anything, and don't have much info yet.

    1. Buck52

      Buck52

      Well be sure to let us  know how it goes retiredat44

      fingers crossed for ya buddy.

    2. retiredat44

      retiredat44

      thanx,, but I would feel bad if I said something that did not pan out, I can say, I was a told by a very reliable source that my fight is coming to an end and on my side... I paid for expert help and they came through. it was a big chunk of $$ but worth every bit. But, until it is in stone,.... etc..etc... I would be able to spread some wisdom if it al works out,,, otherwise,,, it not worth much... I would be very happy to tell others some of what I learned, if it helps them. I hope I will be able to share the experience.

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