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retiredat44

Senior Chief Petty Officer
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About retiredat44

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    E-8 Senior Chief Petty Officer
  • Birthday 04/01/1915

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    E-4 SGT
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    Oregon
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    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..

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

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  1. still no word since last spring/early summer 2018. Been with the BVA judge for going on 3 years.... original claims 1990's, later 2009...., later 2013, then 2014, 2015, 2016... 2017... BVA judge had an in house hearing live with me in I think 2016. went through two remanded to regional VARO. I submitted more evidence, some of which they had for many years, but apparently didn't read, for whatever reason... (liars they are, as they really do not read all of your records....at least the VARO are liars, I found the BVA judge to be professional and trustworthy, but only saw him for a two hour meeting). HOpe I hear something (good) before I die....
  2. I was stupid enough to think that I saw light at the end of the tunnel. The claims I started in the 1990's. Well, I re-opened one as my conditions gave me more and more evidence. That was 10 years ago when I re-opened the claims they denied 20 years ago. They finally got to the BVA judge after the farce at the VARO. The judge kept remanding it back to the inept crooks at the VARO. I was stupid enough to think they read evidence. To make sure that the records were in the package, I sent the same copies of summaries from the VA hospital to the BVA judge after some remands. Maybe they didn't actually read any of my records? At least I tried to spoon feed the summaries from the doctors and surgeons. Going forward a couple more years.... The latest 6 months ago was they the BVA sent out for an Opinion. That was on the 'e-benefits' website for my claims with the BVA. The BVA judge seemed like a really good judge that cared and listened. I am afraid he will be gone and a new judge will end up with my nightmare and lose everything as far as info and the personal meeting with me will be left on paper only. I thought the BVA would end the hamster wheel. Instead, it is only another black hole. So added 3 more year to my wait with the BVA part of the appeal lingers.
  3. With ME: the VA threw all TRUST away, pissed it away with reckless abandon.... so I just am afraid anything they offer is to screw me... I am not being paranoid, It is from bad experiences.... had they been honest, they would not have us so distrustful of everything the VA does. They could offer me everything, all I could think is how are they going to screw me. Send me RAMP, and it goes into the trash, I think I did get one, and threw it away., can't remember. My case is too far along and am afraid of them finding away to screw me out of any chance I have left. Anyone else feel like it's too little too late.
  4. in my last c&p, after 3, then 2 repeats, the last c&p, the psyc got angry with me when I asked what info he had so I did not know where to start. I had already been through several failed c&p with doctors from India or Pakistan, could not understand a word... then I go back on a 2 hundred mile drive sick and malaise... the head doctor shot back with a $hitty mean attitude saying 'are you going to kill yourself !? as both an attack and a meanness. I know I failed that one. I was so angry..... I could barley speak... I don't need the abuse from them.. I see no point in complaining, the fox guards the henhouse... I wonder if they pull this shit with generals... and admirals... or lawyers... or ????? disgusting......
  5. the a-holes at the va threw this at me, demanding to know if I drove there, and my wife attended 2 out of 3 c&p exams, but then the VA made me repeat 2 exams. the way they demean a person if they can make it to an appointment is disgusting. Also have been treated badly when I walk some days on morphine a few feet without a cane. But when I was a quadriplegic, and in a wheel chair or bedridden, they overlook that. My daughter said this to me when we discussed her future when she was going to start college. I will not go into the military for the way I see they treated you. She is very young, mid 20's, working on 2 master at the same time, and is a senior analyst at a Fortune 500. The military will not get people to serve if they screw around their parents. We had little help from the VA as they fought me the whole way. She has a lot of loans to pay for schooling. meanwhile, I was unable to help her as I lay sick in bed most of her childhood. I did what I could, but was too sick to function properly. Not going off subject, just saying the VA takes advantage of vets and twists everything in their favor. Duty to assist == >> 'My Ass'.
  6. retiredat44

    DONT USE VSO

  7. Congratulations to you! Wish you the rest and long awaited relief from the war of the VA !
  8. congratulations! a success story! there is hope!
  9. going on 4 years here at bva (after bva hearing) (had 2 remands back to the R.O. as they refused to do what bva judge asked them to do)... it took 6 to get to the bva
  10. retiredat44

    DONT USE VSO

    VSO's...… been through a whole lot of experience with them.... There is a mix of experience from ok, to rotten... all it takes is one rotten one to lose everything.... the only problem is after a form is sent, it is not reversible. If it is a blatant screw up, the vet pays with their life. I have no clue what training they go through, but obviously, there are some very serious flaws in the screening. The whole system is stacked against the vet. You get what you pay for. In my experience, lawyers stopped taking any case that isn't a slam dunk win for them. No one gives a shit about whether you win or lose, it's the money. The VA will use every dirty trick and more to stop you. The VSO comes in with good intentions but can either help or cause problems that ruin the whole claim. We are screwed if we do, screwed if we don't. The only help we can get is from congress and they are so bad, well, we are back to where we started. You go for help and find you are number one million in line through the VSO for that year. A VSO helps you file, does not understand your case, and something isn't correct, or says, 'that is ok like that, the VA will correct it if need be...' and that wrong wording ends up ruining the case. The VSO is swamped and cannot devote any more time. You can't meet deadlines because your appointment cannot be sooner that six months away. The VSO doesn't understand your case and thinks it is not winnable, so they blow you off, telling you are wrong. Your VSO get transferred to another office and leaves you with nothing, and you have to find someone that cares. The list goes on forever. I could spend the next 100 years writing my experiences and would still miss too many.
  11. retiredat44

    Could a mod or other put up a POLL?

    I just thought with so many Vets coming here, and a POLL that was decent, but not digging into personal info, might enlighten us on a breakdown or snapshot of what makes the whole process go-round with injuries, illnesses, and the time it takes for the claims for different categories... it would have made the answering very easy and fast.. and a few of us still don't know percentages of the types of injuring people have to fight for the benefits, and the injuries that get through the process faster. Of course there are tons of facts to look up. It was only an idea. I would not have the info to write a decent poll. Yes, I have written polls. I guess I didn't explain what I had in mind. I just wanted it very carefully thought out.
  12. I was wondering if a mod or other person running these forums could post a poll and ask (no names or personal info, just answers) Questions regarding claims: 1-Time as active without decision (years: less than 3 more than 3, more than 8, etc...) 2-years at local R.O, at BVA, etc. (breakdown to similar above, less than years, more than years..) 3-type of claim, extremities, internal, etc. (no mental claim questions) Just would like a poll to get a general feel for what Vets are doing and how long... for claims. Others chime in and what questions to add in poll. Leave POll up for a good while.... so that many Vets can see it and not miss it... Thanx ! Steven
  13. I looked up my claim at the BVA , and it is currently in a stage at the BVA, after two remands, it now says it has been asked by the BVA for a medical opinion (it says I may disagree with the opinion they get)...… my guess is the BVA is getting an opinion to bolster their case... I looked up what this might be and found this: https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-medical-opinion-letter/ Getting a VA Medical Opinion Letter to Hurt Veterans – Development to Deny. ========== I am not sure if they are trying to find reasons to deny my claims, or what.. I know about IMO's (I had one already for my side, and was included in my VA disability claims , ten years ago). Now it looks like they might either need it for help for them, I doubt it is help for me. Does anyone else know about this situation when the BVA seeks opinion ? Thanx... (the date on this BVA opinion seeking is around June 2018, in my online ebenefits claims search...). I was just curious to see if the ebenefits had any info on my claims when I found this latest status on my claims.
  14. I have been found to have the enlarged lymph nodes and calcium in my lungs. I had a cat scan recently for the lymph nodes. The pain can be unbearable. But I also have pancreatic disease. On active duty I had pneumonia, and while in the hospital I had growths in my lungs and liquid. But with to many problems and in bva appeals. I cannot start more claims. As it would really screw up my claims at the bva. I cannot find hardly any info on calcium in lungs. I wish I had something to add. Just to say, I will follow and let you know if I find out anything. Good luck. I hope others that have info chime in. Steven
  15. Thanx..... I do worry about others and I don't want to stop someone who hasn't been through al this,,, but I kind of put people in pain in 2 classes,,, just for this comment only.... one time... if it is possible that another method may help you, then try it, but if you know you are in deep shit and no amount of psycho babble is going to help, then there is no point in listening to b.s.…. thinking about a quiet place with a running stream is not going to kill the pain that is driving a person mad.... notice how the people who are not sick are giving advice to those that are very sick..... wtf....?
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