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saturneptune

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About saturneptune

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    E-3 Seaman
  • Birthday 10/05/1952

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    Lone Oak, Kentucky
  • Interests
    Electronics, astronomy, metal detecting, teaching, enjoying life, Bible

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  • Service Connected Disability
    60
  • Branch of Service
    Navy
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    Stamps, volunteer work
  1. saturneptune

    Download Of Letters On Ebenefits

    You have one or more service-connected disabilities: Yes Include the information in this row Your combined service-connected evaluation is: 70% Include the information in this row and the one below it Your current monthly award amount is: $1502 The effective date of the last change to your current award was: December 01, 2012 Include the information in this row You are not considered to be permanently disabled due to your service-connected disabilities because your case is scheduled for review on: February 01, 2016 Include the information in this row You are not considered to be permanently disabled due to your service-connected disabilities at this time because you are scheduled for a future reduction in rating on: February 01, 2016 Include the information in this row You are service-connected for loss of or loss of use of a limb, or are you totally blind in or missing at least one eye: Yes
  2. saturneptune

    Download Of Letters On Ebenefits

    Under documents on E Benefits, there is a letter generator. It has changed lately, but here is part of my chart to generate a letter. You have one or more service-connected disabilities: Yes Include the information in this row Your combined service-connected evaluation is: 70% Include the information in this row and the one below it Your current monthly award amount is: $1502 The effective date of the last change to your current award was: December 01, 2012 Include the information in this row You are not considered to be permanently disabled due to your service-connected disabilities because your case is scheduled for review on: February 01, 2016 Include the information in this row You are not considered to be permanently disabled due to your service-connected disabilities at this time because you are scheduled for a future reduction in rating on: February 01, 2016 Include the information in this row You are service-connected for loss of or loss of use of a limb, or are you totally blind in or missing at least one eye: Yes This is what I do not understand and would appreciate any response. Notice the last entry. Last time I checked, I have both legs, arms and eyes. The disability is related to a six way heart bypass and associated conditions. In the next to last two entries. it says I am scheduled for a reexam and reduction in rating. First of all, how can one be scheduled for a future reduction before the exam, and the other one says the exam will be on Feb 1, 2016. I just had a reexam result in March of this year, a few months ago. On top of that, I will be 63 on that date, way above 55. Just wonder if you think this info is in error. Thanks.
  3. saturneptune

    Is Ebenefits Not Working Today?

    There is no excuse, even by VA how low can you go standards, for having this website down going on four days now in Compensation Progress, Payment History, and Letter Generator without some kind of notice. These are the people deciding our benefits???
  4. saturneptune

    Is Ebenefits Not Working Today?

    Thanks for the post. I was beginning to think it was just me related to my reexam.
  5. saturneptune

    Reexam

    Posted in error, thread already started
  6. saturneptune

    Can't Access

    I had a reexam process started for me on May 7 for a heart bypass at 60%. The exam said I basically have the same METS. A few days ago, I started having trouble with ebenefits. I can access the site with my password, but cannot get into letter generator, claims status, or payment history. No idea why, but it could be a decision is near, who knows.
  7. I got a notice about two months ago for a reexam for heart disease related to a six way bypass two years ago rated at 60%. The reexam results said I had about the same MET level as before, with a slightly less EF. Anyway, I have been on ebenefits for quite a while, but in the last several days have gotten error messages from the areas of Compensation Status, Payment History, and Printed Letters that will not let me in. Could this be related to a decision near on the reexam? Thanks
  8. saturneptune

    C & P Twilight Zone

    This is just my opinion, and others should chime in. The examiner has one purpose, to examine your condition. There should be no comments about your chances at a rating. That is the job of the rater. I would file a complaint with his or her supervisors at the medical facility and the Regional Office.
  9. Thanks for the advice. I also came across a regulation pertaining to this in 38 CFR § 3.327(b)(2) saying anyone over 55 should not have a reevalution. Does anyone know anything about this?
  10. I also heard sometimes the exams are sometimes forgotten to be scheduled on time or extended periods of time. Is this true, and if you do not remind them, do you have to pay back money if they reduce your rating?
  11. In my award letter, I received 60% for coronary artery disease secondary to 10% hypertension. The letter said since I was likely to get better, I would have another exam in two years. My question is, if I do get better, does the rating revert to the 10% for hypertension (since it is obvious I will be on blood pressure medicine for life), or some in between? Thanks
  12. saturneptune

    Thank You Everyone!

    Thanks for all the responses. Yes, the effective date was correct. I have read several posts about shorting the initial payment, but mine seems ok. As far as the depression, no, I have seen no one about it, as it lasts a day or two at a time. If it lasts much longer, I will see about it. Again, thanks to everyone who helped.
  13. saturneptune

    Thank You Everyone!

    My deepest appreciation and gratitude to all those who helped me with my claim and depression these last six months. I got a 60% rating, up from 10% for hypertension, for secondary CAD and CABG. I had a six way bypass in January. A very special thanks to Carlie, Pete, AimHigh 86, Lbasser, and although I never talked to her, to Berta. Berta, I read many of your posts on the subject of heart disease. What means more to me than anything is the sense of support I feel here and friendship. I have not done well with the depression. I really do want to get much more involved in this board, and would appreciate one of the moderators writing me and letting me know how I can help. I owe this whole board a huge debt. By the way, you all put on a great radio show.
  14. saturneptune

    Got My Big Envelope Today - Advice Please

    For what it is worth, I was discharged in 1982 from the Navy. About 2000, I was rushed to the hospital for high BP. He put me on some medicine. I never gave it a second thought. One day, about mid 2001, I was looking through my service record for no particular reason, and noticed on my discharge physical, my BP was quite high. Someone told me to file, so I did. I was awarded 10% in March 2002. From your post, I would say you have a very good case for SC to hypertension. In January, I had a six way CABG and filed for CAD (IHD) secondary to hypertension. I found out yesterday it has gone to authorization, but have no idea what the outcome was. The final statement of the C and P exam is very important, which said, it is at least likely as not that the CAD was caused by SC hypertension. Good luck on your claim.
  15. For sure get a copy. I just got mine and the conclusion was "It is at least likely as not that the coronary artery disease (IHD) is caused by or secondary to service connected hypertension." I am sort of hopeful. My case went to the rating board May 13th and still have not heard anything. What the doctor told you is a good sign, but verify with a copy of your exam. If there is negative stuff in it, get a civilian doctor's opinion to counteract it and send it in ASAP. Good luck.
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