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Gastone last won the day on October 12

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About Gastone

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    E-9 Master Chief Petty Officer
  • Birthday 08/27/1947

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    Troy MI
  • Interests
    Becoming proficient at retirement, Assisting Brother Nam Vets, Being a Grand Father X 6, Visual Appreciation of "ALL"
    Women and Increasing Vet Claims knowledge.

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  • Service Connected Disability
  • Branch of Service
    USMC BLT 1/26 9Th MAB 68/69 18 months & DONE!
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    E-Fing the area!

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  1. Gastone


    15 pages about a Vet and or Vets thinking using a VSO as an error, usually for their own ERRORS or misuse of an original Claim Filing VSO, just about always places the problem with the VSO. Are you accurate when you consider your VA Claim or Appeal VSO, Attorney or Agent an actual TOOL? Misuse of the most expensive costing TOOL (VA or private, Human or mechanical) is often the fault, if not always that of the Uneducated Vet or TOOL Purchaser. Best to become VA Claims educated and figure out exactly what ERRORS, you the Vet made, then laying the blame 100% on an unacceptable VSO-Rep. Sure the Rep can be a contributor to the Rating Denial, but your failures are being also Finger Printed on the Denial and now has to be corrected, usually adding the 1+ to 3+ yrs RO/DRO/BVA that is now Necessary.
  2. A-NOD, as my norm, I'm checking with the Pro from Dover (YOU) somewhat my recently Request for an A and A,  Award. Just got the DX end of 09/2018. If I'm not mistaken, the proeperly DR's A & A Completion and my  Private and VMC Med Records will seal the deal. DX should make me eligible for the SMC (L?%), never thought I'd be in this area.

    If you have occasion, your thoughts would be appreciated.

  3. VA FOIA Request for his complete VA RO C-File and "ALL" his Service Records on a Searchable CD? My 1st C-Fie handled it personally while at my RO for Voc Rehab for VR VOC Rehab meeting. The RO took about 14 months from 09/12 to send about 12 inches of files. My last Fax VA FOIA 11/2014 or 15 took about 2 days to show as a New E-Ben Claim. CD arrived within about 8 months. Everything you need to see that he can't remember will be there for your searchable ability.
  4. A-N, if I had feelings, saying I "misspeak" would bruise my feelings. Somebody, not you recently talked about he was not concerned with the Award or Retro $$. Only thing I can think you might be needing, is "MO Time" to enjoy the fruits of your VA IL Greenhouse, the size of a 2nd home. The clock just keeps cranking, try to enjoy some time for yourself, I'm trying with whatever time is left. Seems like all of a sudden, I'm more jamming as much with my Grandkids under 6, just for their positive memories. However, as of today, I have forbidden them to address out loud that I may be guilty of "Mispeakean."
  5. Even the 20-year GOLD Rule can be overturned if evidence of a "Fraudulent" statement is proven. The initial SC Comp Claim and subsequent Award would be very informative. The "CROTCH" (USMC) either proved his exposure to AO, anywhere on the Planet while he had Active Duty. Then just maybe, the USMC Active Duty Record doesn't support his AO Exposure, that should have been picked up on an RO Decision Quality Review post the Award Decision. the increase, other than an AO Presumptive Exposure. What non-AO Direct SC Conditions were and when originally Awarded and the SC's and Ratings.
  6. Lighten up, all Vets are our family. ED definitely became Funny to a sufferer. Need some levity from time to time, right.
  7. Buck, "At Ease" go easy on the injection description, I'm having a # 10 Factor Factor, not good for my memories. Only 4 times, remember, Bigs get Fatter, Hogs get Slaughtered. A number of years ago, some mature WOMEN, not guys with Male lovers: actually thought that ED Treatment Viagra or Cialis actually had a negative impact on their lives. something about an "OG" dogging them around. WTF, how can that be, that would hurt my tender feelings.
  8. Gastone

    Confused about how to qualify for SMC?

    A-N, another stroke, will Stool Softener help my "amalgam" be relieved? Even if the New-Meats aren't first successful getting the SC Rating they are efforting, they certainly got an A-N Comp Education.
  9. Think about this, never was PTSD back in Civil War, Spanish American War, WW I, WW II, Korea and most Nam's years, think it was a "Shell Shock" MH DX, if it ever got addressed, quite unlikely till Nam post-1968 Now it's Front and Center and every New-Meat Boot probably know about VA Comp and has a PTSD DBQ saved on their home computer. Sometimes, I get overly cynical, getting too old.
  10. Mil Travel Space, been around for a long time. Best be flying by yourself and be very flexible, with a high rate for possible change-ups. Initial destination and Flight time can be somewhat problematic. But the price is right!
  11. 92 BVA Decisions discussed Denial SA from about 4/5 year SA Denials Appealed., about what, 87/88.
  12. All on you. Check Historical 38 CFR 4 for SA Direct or Secondary. If you're spinning your wheels, BVA Decisions always took about 6 to 7 for Appeals Decisions. Go to the BVA Decisions, enter the SA Information and track the Decisions decided, should get you close. Go back to the old BVA Decision Years, add at least of 6/7 yrs to the Decision.
  13. Switched back to Viagra as their VA ED RX formulary back in 13 or 14. If one gives use a problem, Secure Msg your VA PCP, they'd let you take a run at the Cialis. You never got more than, as I recall (2) large Pills that needed to be split. PCP could refer you to the VMC Urologist to address trying the Vac Pump or Suppository you use for the private Insertion that worked but seems to lite you and your friend/wife on a bit of a burn sensation. Remember, if it last past the 2/4 hrs, you THE MAN! The VA has decided that you only need to get your ashes hauled 4 times per month.
  14. Gastone


    Remand is always decided by the RO Appeal Judge for another look at the Denial for more Rating Medical supplement info or the CAVC Judge can Remand the need for another review at the RO Decision Dept Decision. Remands are never a guaranteed Award, except the Vet's Lawyer getting the Remand at the CAVC, which count's as an Award and qualifies the VA Lawyer Fees, sometimes exceptionally $$K's high. A Vet Buddy got his Low SMC K ED Award, eventually 6 or $7K back in 2016 after about 5 years. His DC PRO BONO Vet Consortium, he finally listened to me, DC PB Vet Consortium was the only VET Lawyer that would rep him for the BVA end of 14 and the CAVS early 2015, scored a $15K to $18K For the Remand. As to an '"IU Inferred Claim" being added to an Award Letter. Stictlyindicates there is a possibility based on the Award decision and the Vet making the threshold for filing an IU Claim, won't happen unless you have the Scheduler SC %. You still have to file the official IU REG or FDC, supplying the Income and Employment evidence necessary to prove you are actually IU, possibly T & P or not. My 6/12 90% Award included the (Deferred IU Claim) and subsequently, the IU was filed within 2 weeks by me, Denied within 4 months and NOD'd for a DRO Hearing by end of 12/12. DRO 6/14 Reversed the IU Denial and listed IU T & P "No Future Exams Scheduled" at 3pm after the 8:30am Informal Hearing Decision was rendered awarding everything.
  15. The simple answer regarding IU and CSC (1) issue and the SMC Statutory Housebound Award and either IU or 100% CSC being considered "Moot" by the Rater Decision maker or subsequently by the VA RO "Decision Quality Review," SR Rater or RO DRO. The M21 requires Raters while determining which IU or CSC 100% to determine which CSC 100% rating or the IU Rating gives the Vet the LARGEST Comp Amount. How many Vet's have a Single SC Rated as SC 100%, then have one or more SC's that form their own CSC of 60% that enable the SMC S Housebound Award? I believe, with no empirical Data in front of me, there are vastly more IU Awarded Vet's that have a single MH/PTSD 50/70% SC that is the only SC that actually causes them to be IU, then 100% Single SC 100% issue and the one or more independent SC's that hit the SMC S 60% cut. That one IU Causing SC 50 or 70% is determined as the 38 CFR mandatory (1) issue rated as 100% for the SMC S. That would give the Vet the Largest Comp, IU plus SMC S, reversing the "MOOT" of the CSC multi-SC's getting to CSC 95% rounded to CSC 100%.

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