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About JHawks

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    E-5 Petty Officer 2nd Class

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  • Service Connected Disability
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    Air Force

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  1. OOOOPS. I guess that's why I am 100% disabled. I don't know what day it is or how to read a calender.
  2. My Disability check wasn't in the bank today. I figured it would be due to the 1st being on Sunday. Any ideas on what the hell is going on?
  3. I applied for Social Security Disability a few years ago when I was 70% SC Disabled Veteran. I was told that I couldn't draw Social Security Disability because I didn't work for several years and didn't accumulate enough credits to draw it. Now I am 100% P&T. My question is can I draw Social Security Disability using my wife's Social Security? How can I qualify to draw Social Security Disability in the position I am in?
  4. Well, I got the envelope today. I am now 100% P&T. Effective date is 9/16/2010 with a 10/01/2010 date for payment. Chapter 35 approved and wife can get ChampVA. It's been a long fight over the years. Started off at 20% combined. Then many years later when I pulled my head out of my ass I applied for an increase. They gave me 30% back on 2008. I applied again and went to 70% in early 2010. Now here I am in 2011 at 100% P&T. FIGHT, FIGHT AND FIGHT SOME MORE. NEVER GIVE UP. Get your ducks in a row and go for it. PS, did it on my own. Never asked a VSO for help. Read th
  5. Yes, once the claim showed "Closed" on Ebenefits I checked the letter generator and it showed me to be 100% and showed the compensation amount.
  6. WOW, all that in 2 hours on Ebenefits. The letter generator on Ebenefits shows me to be combined 100%. I just don't know much more. I have no idea what the 100% benefits are yet. I don't even know if its P&T or what. Considering I've never been 100% I'm clueless. Thanks for all the help. I learned everything from reading these forums. I submitted my claim myself and WON! Filed 9/16/2010 Effective Date Oct 1, 2011 Combined 100% Closed 3/7/2011 Atlanta RO
  7. Legion: ‘Treat the root’ of VA claims backlog By Marty Callaghan - March 3, 2011 Legislative Director Tim Tetz testifies before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Photo by Craig RobertsTestifying before a March 2 congressional hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs fiscal 2012 budget proposal, The American Legion called upon VA to “treat the root” of the disability claims backlog problem. At the hearing, American Legion Legislative Director Tim Tetz told members of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs that VA’s disability claims system “is broken because VA places
  8. Vets panel chairman: protect benefits, cut fat By Rick Maze - Staff writer Posted : Wednesday Mar 2, 2011 5:16:00 EST The new Republican chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee pledged Tuesday to protect benefits and services for veterans. But Rep. Jeff Miller, a five-term congressman representing a Florida Panhandle congressional district that includes Naval Air Station Pensacola and Eglin Air Force Base, said that’s not the same as promising not to cut the Veterans Affairs Department budget. In an interview, Miller pledged that certain things are not on the table.
  9. It's just very strange that someone with the VA would add Chapter 35 to the contentions of my claim after it has been at the raters for over 30 days. I've never seen that happen before.
  10. Do you believe the rater is looking at 100% if they changed the contentions of my claim to include Chapter 35 as part of my claim?
  11. You should NEVER feel bad about any benefits you get from the VA. You earned those benefits. Take pride in the fact you are a Disabled Veteran. You are part of a very elite group of people that went through hell in back for your country. There is no shame in any of that. Let your country take care of you now. I've run into people that ask me why I have DV tags on my car. When I tell them I am a Disabled Veteran they also say "You look fine to me". Then I ask them what branch of service they were in and the majority reply they never served. That speaks volumes to their lack of under
  12. I know you are absolutely correct, Carlie. I have always been a detail person. I look at everything, pick it apart and then decide my next move. Just one of my human faults. I go absolutely nuts when I run into excuses and not solutions. I'm too old to change i guess.
  13. Mr.. Hxxxx, I have actually looked at your file and saw that it is being worked and actually in draft form. The individual that completed the draft simply added the chapter 35 contention (this is not an issue) if you qualify it simply means that they will award this additional benefit. I am only allowed to give you the information that is available and that is all. Some cases are being worked by our newest raters and has to go through a more experienced rater before the final decision is made. The newer rater just felt that Chapter 35 benefits may be appropriate. So, as I sa
  14. Pete, I didn't put in for TDIU. I put in a claim for Bi=Lateral CTS secondary to SC conditions. The changes to the Ebenefits site were made while my current claim is at the raters.
  15. Carlie; I just looked on Ebenefits and things changed. Ebenefits was showing my claim in the "Decision Phase" for the following contentions: severe bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome secondary to bilateral ankle condition and bilateral knee condition Now it changed. It still is in Decision Phase but the "contentions" have changed to: right hand carpal tunnel syndrome left hand carpal tunnel syndrome Ch. 35 entitlement to DEA
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