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About maine1963

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    E-3 Seaman
  • Birthday 02/24/1963

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    Hunting, Fishing, Sailing, Family

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  1. Going to try and clear up the confusion... PRIOR to filing and being granted an 1151: I was 90% combined SC paid at the 100% du to TDIU. I was also PREVIOUSLY awarded SMC K (Loss of use of foot) THEN, in April was awarded 1551 30% for Painful Scars, 1151 30% for Tinea Cruris and 0% for scars of the bilateral lower extremities (* 0% due to the scars were not of the head, face or neck and basically not 6"sq **And I was bumped up to 100% combined disability and removed my tdiu status due to my now being at 100% (I presume that is why they removed it) Sorry that I confused everyone.
  2. Berta, Thank you!! Ok, now I have to get smarter... I no NOTHING about SMC S. If you are talking about an offset due to an increase due to the 1151 being granted for 60% additional disability - I was already 100% P&T. No increase in disability pay resulted. I will research SMC S to understand. There was NO mention of SMS S in my 1151 claim. Thank you for your vote of confidence. The one law firm I approached about handling my Tort claim told me that I would be wasting my money in hiring them - that my case was something that I could most definitely handle on my own but would
  3. Thank you Berta. I completely understand. My 1151 was granted, mainly because of the VA Comp and Pen Doctors review and the black and white evidence. Here is the review by the VA Comp/Pen doc. LOCAL TITLE: C&P EXAMINATION NOTE STANDARD TITLE: C & P EXAMINATION NOTE Medical Opinion Disability Benefits Questionnaire ACE and Evidence Review EXAMINER'S MEDICAL OPINION: It is at least as likely as not that the claimed disability of skin and scar condition (groin) was caused by or became worse as a resu
  4. Berta, do I only submit pertinent VA medical files? Or is there the need for all 6,200 pages (entire VAMC file). And if they may need the ENTIRE record, can I give it to them on a CD? You are such a wealth of knowledge when it comes to these claims - from all of us facing 1151, tort or other claims I thank you !!
  5. I have been granted 60% additional disability rating (not to worry, I was already at 100% prior to filing the 1151 claim). I am now about to file the SF 95 along with evidence... I am SO confused as to where to physically mail the SF 95 and evidence! Treated at Togus VAMC. Live in Maine... Thanks, G
  6. I filed an 1151 claim back on Nov. 28, 2017. This claim is for 2 issues arising from improper medical care and direction given by PCP. First issue is for skin disorder and second is for scarring. I presented to the PCP in March 2017 with what I thought was a common jock itch/rash in my groin area. The PCP prescribed a steroid cream and antifungal pill. Initially my symptoms cleared up quickly. Then just prior to my 6 week follow up appointment with PCP, my skin in the groin, thighs and testical areas became extremely red and inflamed. At the follow up my PCP directed me to continue using
  7. I do my best to help fellow Veterans. A veteran's wife contacted me and stated "My husband went to have his Lymphedema treatment today and was given a letter that all "VA Outpatient physical therapy at civilian sources have been terminated by the VA nationwide for the rest of the year. He needs this treatment 3 times a week to remove the waste from his system. Without it, his legs swell significantly and he could die from the waste circulating in his body". The veteran is 100% rated, receives in home care, travels 3 times a week to an "outside Physical Therapist" because it is too difficul
  8. Thank you for your reply(s)! I am mythed as to why the VA would not approve claims for service while stationed at Gagetown. It is well documented and like you said, the Canadian VA gave their Vets $24,000 (one time measly payment) for exposure. There is also documentation of Agent Purple and Agent White. I will put together a fully developed claim for this Veteran and update here as it progress's.
  9. I am trying to help a fellow Veteran (Us Army) with a disability claim arising from his duty while stationed at Gagetown Canada. Does anyone have any experience(s) with disabilities arising from exposure to Agent Orange?? I searched this site / forum but found no content. Thanks all.
  10. I have a friend (Female) that has just been approved a 20% rating for MST/PTSD (Due to an assault while in the military). They paid her retroactive back to the date of actual claim. I thought that she should have been paid back to the date of the assault. She is so traumatized by the assault that she is almost REFUSING to go back to her representives (DAV) and ask for an appeal for an increase in rating. She just doesn't want to continue to re-live that day in particular! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Greg
  11. I realized yesterday that my appointment is July 6th, thought it was yesterday! Not till next Monday, but after all this time - that is fine! I just looked at the Zero Gravity Chairs and they look like they would be great for inside and outside. Thanks for that USNDW! Will keep you all posted as to the progress (or lack thereof)!
  12. I just received notice that my items have preliminary approval and have meeting with my counselor on Monday... perhaps they read these boards?? lol Will keep you posted/ Greg
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