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  1. Is anyone using VLER?. What are the advantages or disadvantages to using this system?
  2. Notorious Kelly, I took your advice and emailed Secetary McDonald Sunday night. It worked, I received a call from the local VA clinic Tuesday asking to schedule me for a appointment this week. The representative apologized for the delay in scheduling my appointment and told me that the roll out of the Choice program is not going well.
  3. I moved from Illinois to Florida in Septermber 2014. On October 7, 2014 I registered with the Florida VA Clinic closest to me to establish a primary care provider. I was finally called by the clinic on Novermber 18, 2014 informing me that I have been scheduled for my initial primary care appointment on January 8, 2015. In the mean time I have had to see mulitiple doctors using my civilian medical insurance that have resulted in a lot of out of pocket fees. Yesterday I received my Choice card. I called the number on the card and was told by the Choice represetive that I qualified for rei
  4. Does receiving SSDI exclude a S/C veteran from participating in Voc. Rehab.?
  5. Can a SC disabled veteran who has recently retired from the Federal Government (FERS) become approved for Voc Rehab! Or does being retired disqualify the veteran?
  6. MPsgt is correct on the compensation. JT24usn is also correct concerning the challenge obtains a C&P exam while incarcerated.
  7. meghp0405, If you can get a buddy letter stating that your buddy observed you displaying OSA symptoms while on AD that may help your claim for OSA secondary to PTSD.
  8. I was diagnosed with OSA over a year after my discharge, but was able to get OSA S/C secondary to PTSD.
  9. See if you can get a buddy letter documenting that you had OSA symptoms while on AD.
  10. Stick with it. The more you use your mask, the more comfortable it will become.
  11. I was able to receive SC for OSA secondary to PTSD with a strong buddy letter describing my OSA symptoms in service. Note that I was diagnosed with OSA 2 years post service via a sleep study, and had my doctor write a letter stating the my OSA likely started while I was onAD.
  12. I suggest that in addition to a medical opinion that you get a strong buddy letter. Your wife can also write a letter for you explaining the symptoms she observes when you are sleeping. This too should help to support your claim.
  13. I use Myhealthyvet to refill all of my prescriptions with no problems.
  14. RichL


    My experience with the DAV was positive. I am a Gulf War veteran from the 1st gulf war. When I came home and applied for SC (on my own) I received a 0% rating for numerous issues in 1993. Forward 2003 after returning from a OIF reserve deployment the Pensacola DAV Service Officer filed a claim for me which resulted in an initial award of 40%, and was increased to 60% before I movred to Reno, NV. While in Reno, the DAV Service Officer I worked with and assisted me in filing new claims that resulted in me receiving 100% P&T scheduler rating. I always did my own research and provided
  15. That's great news. Congratulations!
  16. I am SC for PTSD @50%. I was also awarded OSA secondary to my SC PTSD @50%. I had a strong medical opinion stating that my OSA was secondary to my PTSD. I also had a buddy letter stating the OSA symptoms I exhibited in service (I was not diagnosed with OSA in service).
  17. If you can also get a buddy letter documenting that you had sleep apnea symptoms while you we're still on active duty that should also help support your claim.
  18. See the attached link for information on programs the VA has that provide IPADs to vets and their caregivers. http://www.disabledveterans.org/?s=ipad
  19. Has anyone received a free IPad frm the VA for TBILISI or PTSD?
  20. Does anyone know where in PART 4—SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES that restless leg syndrome is listed?
  21. Is restless leg syndrome a condition that canbe service connected?
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