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vet201060 last won the day on March 5 2014

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About vet201060

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    E-5 Petty Officer 2nd Class

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  • Service Connected Disability
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    Air Force
  1. Took them 11 months from the day I separated. I was very surprised!! And Happy lol. Now I’m 100% and doing great considering. I’m a positive story from how the VA has treated me!!
  2. Awesome and Congrats! I was also told I could do FERS disabiltiy retiement too. I figure if I retire in my 30's I would just go insane. They have FMLA whyou can have 3 months off a year and still keep your job not counting annual or sick leave. Would be LWOP tho. I have my advanced to me and use it when needed. Fed jobs really try to work with disabled vets. If I was in the real world I would be fired.
  3. I just want to appeal the fact it is not P&T. I am 100% up for review Dec 2015. Decision was in Sept 2014 backdated to Oct 2013. I have a form done for my job stating my condition is a lifelong and protects my job even when I miss 12 weeks a year. I thought that might help me get P&T. I worry about getting reduced.
  4. I have more evidence that I have collected just after the rating. I got the 100% rating but not at P&T. I would like to appeal for P&T. Any insight would be appreciated. I have look on the ebenefits site and all I can find is a way to check appeals status. I need to initiate one. Thanks guys and girls!
  5. I guess it cant hurt to ask for P&T. Do you get something for erectile dysfunction? The meds are creating issues for me. I am in my mid 30's and dont want that part of my life to end. I have a beautiful wife that deserves it too.
  6. I am 100% scheduler as of Oct 2013. I received my approved claim in Sept 2014. I am working full time and they lumped depression, anxiety, sleep(insomnia), and PTSD all together. My employer needed a letter from my Dr to get FMLA approved which protects my federal job so I can miss up to 12 weeks a year. The Dr. stated it is a lifelong and not expected to get better. That is coming from my psychiatrist at the VAMC. I was thinking I could submit that along with some paperwork from work. I have a 17 year old that has one more year in high school and would really like to use the college benefits. I also have some things that were denied without an exam and they are issues that are in my SMR's. Thanks everyone for your help. How do you appeal thru Ebenefits? I am in my 30's btw. I was rated 50% initially for mental back in 12/2006. Then filed for increase in Nov 2010, granted at 70%. Then filed this year for increase, granted 100%. So does that mean I should be P&T at 50% at least? I will have 70% or better for it for over 5 years even if they were to decrease me in Dec 2015.
  7. I applied for IU and was denied because I kept my job. They upgraded me from 80% to 100% and states will be looked at again Dec 2015. Awarded in Aug I think. Back dated to Oct 2013 even tho I filed in Feb 2014.
  8. vet201060

    Base Privileges For 70% Tdiu?

    Is it the same letter from Ebenefits? I can print off a 100% letter with the VA letterhead. It did not say anything about this in my award envelope. I wish they would just let us know what we are entitled to and give us what we deserve so we dont have to spend time digging for it.
  9. vet201060

    Base Privileges For 70% Tdiu?

    What do I need to do to get the ID? I am 100% scheduler.
  10. I did my claim on ebenefits and can not figure out how to file for an appeal. I recently got paperwork from work and VA Dr that states it is a life long condition. I have had trouble at work and might be seeking disability retirement. I looked at my claim and searched for an appeal this decision status. It shows there isn't one because I havent been able to appeal it yet. Thanks guys for your help
  11. vet201060

    Base Privileges For 70% Tdiu?

    Do you have to be P&T to get privileges on base? I am 100% and going to appeal for P&T.
  12. vet201060


    Mine states the same thing and I dont think it necessarily means you will be reduced I actually got increased but I stll will be reexamined at a later date.
  13. For me the 100% makes up for the amount of money I lose due to me missing work because of the disability. I actually lose more than I gain. Also according to the criteria you should have no social life. Under their criteria you would have to be divorced and not even communicate with anyone including on this site. I agree that no vet would probably qualify and if they did they wouldn't receive 100% because they would have to file and they would not be able to. Luckily for me I got a good Dr and Rater that have some common sense and know that this criteria is unreasonable. They also have another part to that criteria where it state something about how it would effect the average person and not just because the certain vet is somewhat succesful in life because everyone is different. I know vets that are 100% total and permanent which to me would mean you couldnt work either because you are totally disabled. They dont have a 200% rating to seperate mental from physical as far as I know. These are just my thoughts All I know is you gotta take care of yourself no matter what anyone else will say General Rating Formula for Mental Disorders: Total occupational and social impairment, due to such symptoms as: gross impairment in thought processes or communication; persistent delusions or hallucinations; grossly inappropriate behavior; persistent danger of hurting self or others; intermittent inability to perform activities of daily living (including maintenance of minimal personal hygiene); disorientation to time or place; memory loss for names of close relatives, own occupation, or own name .................... 100 §4.15 Total disability ratings. The ability to overcome the handicap of disability varies widely among individuals. The rating, however, is based primarily upon the average impairment in earning capacity, that is, upon the economic or industrial handicap which must be overcome and not from individual success in overcoming it. However, full consideration must be given to unusual physical or mental effects in individual cases, to peculiar effects of occupational activities, to defects in physical or mental endowment preventing the usual amount of success in overcoming the handicap of disability and to the effect of combinations of disability. Total disability will be considered to exist when there is present any impairment of mind or body which is sufficient to render it impossible for the average person to follow a substantially gainful occupation; Provided, That permanent total disability shall be taken to exist when the impairment is reasonably certain to continue throughout the life of the disabled person. The following will be considered to be permanent total disability: the permanent loss of the use of both hands, or of both feet, or of one hand and one foot, or of the sight of both eyes, or becoming permanently helpless or permanently bedridden. Other total disability ratings are scheduled in the various bodily systems of this schedule. §4.10 Functional impairment. The basis of disability evaluations is the ability of the body as a whole, or of the psyche, or of a system or organ of the body to function under the ordinary conditions of daily life including employment. Whether the upper or lower extremities, the back or abdominal wall, the eyes or ears, or the cardiovascular, digestive, or other system, or psyche are affected, evaluations are based upon lack of usefulness, of these parts or systems, especially in self-support. This imposes upon the medical examiner the responsibility of furnishing, in addition to the etiological, anatomical, pathological, laboratory and prognostic data required for ordinary medical classification, full description of the effects of disability upon the person's ordinary activity. In this connection, it will be remembered that a person may be too disabled to engage in employment although he or she is up and about and fairly comfortable at home or upon limited activity.
  14. Reads like 100% to me but they did check the 70% criteria. I got 100% and I am still working and your's read much worse than mine but they only check 70% criteria. I dont understand this. It is a messed up system if you dont get 100%. I hope the rater reads into it more. The end sounds like they expect you to improve so I doubt P&T. I am expected to improve haha, I only hope. Good luck to you brother!
  15. I am ready to do what needs to be done. Need me to go in there all crazy like. I can stop taking some of my meds which I am getting on tme at the moment. Seeing I am having trouble due to being off others this week. I am ready to put my car thru their front dooe and my foot in their ass. Getting to that point when those thoughts enter my mind. Not saying I will do that but it is in my head lol But really there are some great people there. The system is greatly flawed and the way they treat us like second rate citizens and drug dealers when we take the meds they give us and we perform by being succesful then the f*cking DEA comes in and wants to ruin our lives so we cant work due to the pain. I wish the terrorist groups would concentrate on those aholes instead of innocent people. BTW where is a good place to purchase pain meds on the street? I am gonna need them since VA isnt gonna take care of me anymore. I think of death and pain and war more pain ev ery very stinking day memories wont go away and I will project that on them and lose control. I am losing it here so going to chill and take a few ambien and go night night with no nightmares which I may run out of in a few weeks then all hell brakes lose. I am getting help Thurs morning at least attempt to. We need to band together and fight these f*ckers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VET201060 OUT

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