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  1. ghillbe

    Success

    Well after 29 mo I was awarded 40%. 30 % for headaches 10% for gastro issues and 0% for muscle pain all other issues 10 of them were denied so I see a nod coming. 29 mo out of seattle. what would a provisional claim look like? I may have one. AlI can say never give up
  2. I need some help, I have a claim in for several items mostly pertaining to gulf war stuff, I have sent all requested info to the va. at the bottom of e-benifits page shows things were closed. How do i tell the va that i have submited info and look through the file? can i request a meeting to show the rater the info is in the file? this is my closed section: med evid since service needed (Irritable bowel syndrome ? ibs is a presumtive so why do they need evidance since service. I submited a dbq from va dr and several 4138s explaining all info gulf war registry exam? have had both a registry exam and c&p all the continuity items have been opened and closed several times . I have lots of medical records and submited all to the va more than once and now I don't want to confuse them more. should i submit a 4138 explaining all the closed items or 4138 saying what date the info was submitted? or resubmit all info again?
  3. ghillbe

    Sleep Apnea

    I have a question for all, I was reading 91 outcomes website and it talks about a study that now says that some gulf war vets were exposed to sulfur mustard gas, my question is per cfr 38 3.316 claims basied on chronic effects of exposure to mustard gas would this link sleep apnea to gulf vets along with cfr 38 3.317 or am i going up the wrong tree? http://www.91outcomes.com/ http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/22974741 http://www.benefits....V_ii_1_SecF.doc http://www.benefits....V_ii_2_secD.doc pages 23 and 24
  4. I know mine has gone in to the gathering phase since dec 10 2010 and they keep asking for stuff that i gave them in dec 2010. seattle seems to be overwelmed. like the rest of the system seattle is bad
  5. I don't want to be a bear of bad news, if the salt lake is any thing like the seattle Ro mine has been in the gathering phase for almost 21 mo so find a hobby and relax it seems any thing with the va takes years not months
  6. thanks for replying berta, let me futher clairafy I filed in Dec 2010 I recived my first c&p for hearing loss and ringing in my ears in sep 2011 my gulf protocal c&p was in oct 2011 and my third c&p was in 2nd week of oct 2011 for a mental eval in apr of 2012 I was sent a vcaa letter asking if I had any futher evadance to submit and what they requried, asking for more info of exactly when my problems started asking if my symptions started in the gulf when I was there and when I had an exam for gulf war exam so I promtly sent it back and sent them a lot of info all training letters current copy of m21-1r and copys of both of my exams and current progress reports I was watiing on one more dr notes so I stated that I had more info coming and I submited all info I had and on a 21-4138 I gave a discription on all info I submited and that I ahd no futher evadance to submit and here 4 mo later and still they are asking for the same info. this is a copy from ebenifts We need evidence showing that the following condition(s) existed from military service to the present time: restless leg syndrome caused by gulf war illness, Undignosed Illnesses / Gulf War Syndrome (to include Muscle Pain, Headaches, Gastrointestinal Condition, Memory Loss), Bilateral Knee Condition, Plantar Fasciitis, Bilateral Tinnitus, Bilateral Hearing Loss Date Requested: 04/26/2012 Due Date: 05/26/2012 A 'Suspense Date' is associated with every piece of evidence we are attempting to gather in the processing of your claim. The date entry in this column is the date we expect to receive the evidence. If the evidence or a negative reply has not been received by this date, we will take the appropriate follow up actions in accordance with processing your claim. We need more information about your illness as a Gulf War veteran. Send us a record of the earliest manifestations of the illness. This may be medical evidence or supporting statements from people who have knowledge of your symptoms or medical history. Give us copies of correspondence you may have sent to others in which you wrote about your illness. Attached to this letter is a more detailed guide called "Submitting evidence for claims about GULF WAR UNDIAGNOSED ILLNESSES" to help you submit evidence in support of your claim. Date Requested: 04/26/2012 Due Date: 05/26/2012 A 'Suspense Date' is associated with every piece of evidence we are attempting to gather in the processing of your claim. The date entry in this column is the date we expect to receive the evidence. If the evidence or a negative reply has not been received by this date, we will take the appropriate follow up actions in accordance with processing your claim. If you have participated in a Gulf War Health Registry Examination, please let us know when the examination took place and which VA Medical Center performed the exam. Date Requested: 04/26/2012 Due Date: 05/26/2012 A 'Suspense Date' is associated with every piece of evidence we are attempting to gather in the processing of your claim. The date entry in this column is the date we expect to receive the evidence. If the evidence or a negative reply has not been received by this date, we will take the appropriate follow up actions in accordance with processing your claim. What Have We Received? This is a list of all items that have been received from either the Veteran or a 3rd party. Please be advised that it may take up to 21 days to receive, process, and annotate in our system any information that you mail to one of our Regional Offices. ItemsDate RequestedDate Received A date entry in the 'Date Received' column means that the evidence requested was received, or a negative response from the provider was received. If a negative response was received from the provider, this means that we were unable to gather the information requested. In the near future, we will be able to tell you whether or not the actual information was received versus a negative reply.We need evidence showing that the following condition(s) existed from military service to the present time: Undignosed Illnesses / Gulf War Syndrome (to include Muscle Pain, Headaches, Gastrointestinal Condition, Memory Loss), Bilateral Knee Condition, Plantar Fasciitis, Bilateral Tinnitus, Bilateral Hearing Loss09/02/201110/03/2011Send any treatment records pertinent to your claimed condition(s), especially those which are recent (within the last 12 months). This includes reports or statements from doctors, hospitals, laboratories, medical facilities, mental health clinics, x-rays, physical therapy records, surgical reports, etc. These should include the dates of treatment, findings, and diagnoses.09/02/201110/03/2011If you have anything else you would like to report to us or if anything in this letter is incorrect, please tell us on the enclosed VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of Claim and return it to the address at the top of this letter.09/02/201110/03/2011The VA Form 21-526, Veteran's Application for Compensation and/or Pension, that you submitted did not include direct deposit information. Although VA can continue to process your claim, we would like to have your direct deposit information in order to ensure expedited payment of any benefits which might be awarded. We have enclosed VA Form 24-0296 Direct Deposit Enrollment, for your use in signing up for Direct Deposit.09/02/201109/14/2011Seattle09/02/201111/01/2011rcvd fax copy from Southlake Clinic12/22/2009rcvd medical documentation from Valley Medical01/13/2010rcvd medical documentation from Southlake Clinic01/04/2010rcvd direct deposit information01/06/2010rcvd 21-0781 PTSD statement01/06/2010pies mm01, s0103/10/201021-4138,jag,statement12/10/2010rec'd 21-413801/28/2011PMR-Valley Medical Center & Cascade Ortho01/28/2011rcvd medical documentation from Valley Medical and 413801/28/2011rec'd 413812/03/2010recd med evid dr lew01/14/2011memo from AL, 21-4138 from vet, 2 lay stmts on 21-4138's, PMR10/03/201121-414209/14/201121-4138 request copy C&) exam10/14/2011Blood Pressure Log from Seattle VAMC (Mack T Orsborn MD)10/11/2011copy of Khamisiyah memo from Office of Secretary of Defense 10/3/1102/23/201221-526b adding 2 conditions02/24/201221-4138 x8 stmt from vet on separate form explaining each condition claimed02/24/2012medical evidence VAMC Sea02/24/2012medical evidence Valley Medical Center02/24/2012Medical evidence from Kent Primary Care03/09/2012Medical evidence from Valley Neuroscience institute03/09/2012VCAA Notice Response letter signed on 18 MAY 201205/21/2012Medical evidence from Seattle VAMC -- Medical records05/21/2012Medical evidence from Valley Medical -- Medical records05/21/2012Medical evidence from Occupational Health Services -- Medical records05/21/2012Medical evidence from Valley Neuroscience Institute -- Medical records05/21/2012Medical evidence -- DBQ for neck disability05/21/2012Medical evidence -- DBQ for Esophageal conditions05/21/2012Medical evidence -- DBQ for headaches05/21/2012Medical evidence -- DBQ for Sleep Apnea05/21/2012Internet Article 3.317-1; Compensation for certain disablities due to undiagnosed illness05/21/2012Leave and Earning Statements05/21/2012Copy of BVA decision; Sleep Apnea secondary to PTSD05/21/2012Medical evidence -- DBQ for Mental disorder05/21/2012Received VAF 21-4138, Medical Documents and Photographs of military experiences06/14/2012va form 21-413806/14/2012current copy of cfr 38 3.317-106/14/2012progress notes06/14/2012ultrasound from valley diagnostics06/14/2012mri06/14/2012doctors notes on headaches06/14/2012anthrax letter06/14/2012current copy oif M21-1MR06/14/2012
  7. thanks berta, yes I am a gulf vet I was in country from sept 26 to apr 14, given all shots and took the pills and my unit was at kkmc when the ammo depot was distroyed. I was in 1 st cav out of ft hood tx. I have gone to 3 C&P since dec 2010 and in my exam the dr basicly said all my stuff was tied to gulf service. I had basicly felt fine for 12 years after then I started falling apart. in apr of this year they sent me a vacc letter and that is all I have heard. On ebenifets the time line has gone from feb 2013 to sep 2012 and I dout it will hit that time frame especialy when I give them the ibs stuff.
  8. I have a question about presumptives last week a VA DR diagnosed me having ibs after ultrasound,colin scope and endoscope, my question is I have already filed for undiagnosed for gastro problems should I file for IBS too or just sumbmit that paperwork with all the other paperwork or will the rater figure it out ? I filed for undiagnosed problems in 2010. I also have acid reflux that I was diagnosed with 5+ years ago also filed for 2010 under undiagnoased gastro problems
  9. I am gul war 1 vet and most service officers seem lost. dose someone know good service officer in puget sound area that knows gulf war claims?
  10. Why is it that the service officers seem lost? I went in to give more evidence to support my claim and I was telling the guy what he needed to do with my claim what forms and what he needs is it time to find a new one or just go it on my own?
  11. found this looking through declassifed docs. don't know if it has already been posted. Sorry if already posted http://www.gulflink....cls14_0001.html
  12. Should I turn in a 4138 stating sleep apneia secondary to ptsd or just let the dro review say it is secondary? insominia secondary to ptsd? or add sleep distribances under cfr 3.317 unexplaned multi synmpton gulf war filing and add them to my current claim?
  13. thanks for all the info. my original came after a regersty exam and i had no clue what to file for the american legon service rep was a little bit overwhelmed and he made mistakes on my file. after a daniel I started to became more versed in the claim process and in dec 2010 I filed a for an apaiel and now I wait like all. I do know it is a long process I just hope my health lasts long enough to see it end. thanks again
  14. have a question for all, I origanaly filed for 3 items after my gulf war regestry exam for sleep apena,ptsd and insominia, I was denied in july 2010 I field a appeal on dec 2010. In dec 2010 I filed a new claim for 14 items under undiagnosed issues, my question is should I cansel my appeal and file a new claim for ptsd and sleep apenia and insomia secondary to ptsd? or can you add or change after an appeal or add these items to my second claim thanks
  15. in january I recived a letter stating i was enrolled in priorty group 6. Today I recived a bill from the va for $ 15 dollars twice and a $ 8.56 for ear drops. what the hell is up with that ? I am 0% connected but have had a claim in since oct of 2009 for 18 items connected to time in the gulf war 1. dose anyone know what that is about? and should I pay it and when I get connected bill them for this? Quote MultiQuote Edit Blog This
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