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Berta

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  1. John, you were correct that the USS Hancock's logs were destroyed: https://historyhub.history.gov/thread/2340 The letter in this link came from : "Sincerely, Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RDT2) National Archives at College Park, MD" I was concerned that maybe the VA or some vet rep told you that. I never believe some of the stuff VA says. or vet reps say ,for that matter. Sorry I questioned your source. One of my past vet reps asked me to help a friend of his and had the vet's permission to show me his SMRs. The VA had denied his claim sayi
  2. I cannot open the pdf. at all. The Web view asks me to sign into my personal Microsoft account but I have never needed to use my Microsoft account to open an attachment here. I think you are using the Cloud version for the pdf. I hope someone can help- The pdf would let you also save it in Word, as a doc or doc X. Or you could copy and paste the pdf into Word and attach it as a document. edited to add: Cloud attachments are usually for email attachments and are used primarily for business accounts, and not recommended for personal email accounts. But if yo
  3. John, I do not believe the USS Hancock is on the VA AO ship's list- however, you have been incountry Vietnam, and I assume that was a COD plane that took you there from the ship: https://www.va.gov/vetapp20/files6/20040078.txt Your ship is also at Facebook. This vet above proved that he was sent to Vietnam with supplies from the USS Hancock. BVA awarded his DMII claim but remanded the claim for other issues. A widow vet advocate I know proved her husband was on the USS Bon Hommee-I am spelling that wrong, and I think this ship is now on the AO list, but she had to pro
  4. One point- a CUE can also be filed WITHIN the appellate period. Most of my personal CUEs were filed that way-and the CUE I prepared for my daughter- a CUE and a NOD in it-I raised the CUE issue first and they reversed in 2 weeks.No need for a NOD. We have the M21-1MR regulation change to that aspect of CUE.Kanenut posted it. If we can see the 1997 decision, attached here , we can determine if there is a CUE in it. But it does sound like a potential 38 CFR 3.156 claim as well... Please cover your C file # and name prior to scanning it.
  5. Former Navy SEAL, Wife Sue VA Over New Caregiver Program Rules | Military.com This will be Very interesting- it should probably be a class action- I just hope it flies.
  6. Yeah-well put GBArmy-and Wilkie could have added these presumptives about 2 years ago- some of the AO vets who could have benefitted from this long ago- are probably dead by now, and I hope (and pray) their spouses come to hadit for help , if any of there new presumptives caused or substantially contributed to their deaths. You are so right about this: "I truey hope you Gulf War Veterans are paying attention."
  7. Defense Bill Would Add 3 New Diseases to Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions List | Military.com
  8. I forgot to add- diabetes does not kill anyone, it's complications do,if not properly treated. My husband's complications from DMII were heart disease, multiple TIAs ( mini stokes,) a 100% P & T full blown stroke, visual problems, peripheral neuropathy, peripherial arterial disease, odd low body temperatures, oral candidiasis, etc etc etc and they all needed a strong link to his DMII. I used the 1997 VA Diabetes Training letter but I think that is on the older hadit board. There shoud be a newer version somewhere here under a search.
  9. Cover your C file, name address prior to scanning it. Save the scan and go down to the "choose files" thingy at bottom of the reply area, your PC files should pop up and you should see the new scan under jpg.,or doc etc depending on how you saved it- I had to attach something below to see if I told you the best way to do it. Recently I had to send many scans of Thanksgiving cards out for my church but instead of using jpg to save them I copied and pasted and the scans into in Word and from there I copied and pasted them into the emails I sent- so I guess both ways might work for
  10. I feel any vet needing an inservice nexus should copy the SMR and highlight the entries, when they file their formal claim. VA will often list SMRs as evidence but fail to even read them. Things have changed with AO since you had the past AO exam. I will post a link to all of the presumptives:**** https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/conditions/ "I would like to get rated for sinus and then file for sleep apnea secondary to sinus. Does this sound like a reasonable plan. " I would file the sleep apnea as secondary to the inservice Sinus condition but
  11. I did some research but unfortunately this issue was a BVA denial and then a CAVC denial- based on the same premise: https://cite.case.law/vet-app/28/112/ "Pursuant to this provision, an individual who satisfies the other requirements for the program and is entitled to hospital insurance benefits under Medicare Part A “is eligible for medical care under [ ] section [1781(d)(1)(A) ] only if the individual is also enrolled in the supplementary medical insurance program under Part B of the medicare program.”38 U.S.C. § 1781(d)(1)(A) (emphasis added). Here, the plain meaning of the word
  12. My whole post on this, earlier, vanished----- https://www.accesstocare.va.gov/ourproviders/ If your VA health care provider is NOT a VA employee, they are not liable under FTCA if they harm you with negligence. They are liable under 1151 claims. The VA started populating their VAMCS with these 'providers' years ago because -in my opinion-their FTCA stats show they have had to pay out Millions,and millions over the years for malpractice under FTCA situations...often involving Federal District Court awards. 1151 awards however have NO accountability at all No one, not
  13. https://vaclaimsinsider.com/top-5-doctors-who-write-va-nexus-letters/ Dr Bash and Dr Anaise are on this list https://www.veteransaidbenefit.org/claim_support_disc/8 Sources for Claim Support Services/Sources for Medical Nexus Opinions, Claims Files Reviews and Other Claim Support Services.pdf Dr Valette is a member here I believe and also had helped many here. The hadit post here might help: https://community.hadit.com/topic/54428-national-directory-of-independent-medical-examiners/ https://americanmedicalexperts.com/veteran-nexus-letters/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtqL-BRC0ARIsAF
  14. https://vaclaimsinsider.com/top-5-doctors-who-write-va-nexus-letters/ Dr Bash and Dr Anaise are on this list https://www.veteransaidbenefit.org/claim_support_disc/8 Sources for Claim Support Services/Sources for Medical Nexus Opinions, Claims Files Reviews and Other Claim Support Services.pdf Dr Valette is a member here I believe and also had helped many here. The hadit post here might help: https://community.hadit.com/topic/54428-national-directory-of-independent-medical-examiners/ https://americanmedicalexperts.com/veteran-nexus-letters/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtqL-BRC0ARIsAF
  15. The BVA has decided 129 Bruxism claims, in 2019 and 2020: https://www.index.va.gov/search/va/bva_search.jsp?QT=Bruxism&EW=PTSD&AT=&ET=&RPP=10&DB=2020&DB=2019 Many are granted I would think , at the VARO level with the right evidence. Some above were granted and others denied. This vet had many claims remanded but won the bruxism claim: https://www.va.gov/vetapp20/files6/20042612.txt I got angry when I read it- the VA examiner's statement fully awarded this claim. "The Board finds that the favorable medical opinion provided by the March
  16. Can you scan and attach the letter that denied her CHAMPVA? Cover C file #, name, prior to scanning it. I was granted CHAMPVA due to my husband's 100% P & T SC PTSD. Medicare Part A and B is required when a CHAMPVA person reaches age 65. I assume you are both young enough that your wife's CHAMPVA was based on you 100% P & T SC rating....? I don't get this. If we see the denial maybe we can help more.
  17. WOW GBArmy, this is wonderful news and you deserve it---- Thank you ,as well, for your help to so many others ,here at hadit.
  18. I feel that an IMO/IME should come from a specialist in the field of the disability. I thought we had a list here of different IMO doctors----but the search feature is hard to get through-- For my diabetes claim I used Dr. Bash because, as a neuroradiologist he fully could interpret the CT cans, MRI, autopsy and other significant medical records that proved my husband had DMII. I am quite sure that his fee would have been much higher if I had not sent him the med recs, tabbed and highlighted and with a complete lay opinion, based on those tabbed records, of my husband undiagnose
  19. Yes this might well be a "winning" claim. I proved my husband had undiagnosed and untreated DMII and that it contributed to his death. I filed it a direct SC ( he was a Vietnam Vet and DMII is presumptive to Agent Orange) because I had l ready won FTCA/1151 (DIC)on a few of his other VA malpracticed conditions, and could not file another DIC claim ( until Nehmer) . Please scan and attach the denial here, as we need to see the Evidence list, and their rationale for the denial. Cover your C file #, name, address prior to scanning it. Your "doctor"- I would suggest fili
  20. Yes, he is a Blue Water Navy veteran and stepped on Vietnamese soil as well. He does not fall under Nehmer, as he never filed an AO claim in the past, as I understand this.
  21. Forgot to ask- is your health care from the VA or from private doctors? (or from both) I agree with GBA recommending Dr Bash but also if you have private doctors, they might be willing for a smaller fee, to prepare an IMO/IME for you- on any of these issues. Most of the disabilities will need a nexus ( a documented link) to your service and the IMO/IME must follow the specific IMO/IME criteria here at hadit. Dr Bash is expensive but very thorough-My husband had many misdiagnosed conditions that caused his death, the most important claim I had was for undiagnosed and untreated diabet
  22. https://www.usscalvert.com/ http://www.usscalvert.com/crew/1960s-crew/ (Both above might help if you need a Buddy Statement ) http://www.usscalvert.com/category/agent-orange/ (Confirmation the USS Calvert was exposed to Agent Orange and is on the VA's AO Ships list.) https://www.archives.gov/ (National Archives site) Click on the Veterans Records area, where you can file, online, the SF 180, They will probably have a bar coded thing you need to print out, sign, and make a copy of .to keep, and send to where they direct- (unless this process has changed- bu
  23. Glad you joined- My husband was Danang 65-66-IstMARDIV, Amphibious Tractor Battalion...and of course exposed to AO. He died with two AOs contributing. Ops Starlight, Rolling Thunder- Your unit might have received the Presidential Unit Citation- if so I hope it is on your DD 214. When he was discharged they were all mustered into a big room and told to list their decorations /and awards...he told me they all just wanted to get the hell out of there and really didn't know what to list. A few months before he died he got a DD 215 -the Presidential Unit Citation was on it as well as othe
  24. You do that too Broncovet! I used to tell vets here years ago after they filed their claims, to be patient and pray that the VA claims people can READ!!!! But I think that could have offended some here-hope not- We had a Thanksgiving service last Wednesday evening- many showed up at our church meeting using the Covid guidelines-masks, seating etc....and I ,with a few others , were on ZOOM and our Pastor could put us Zoomers all on the overhead screen so every at church could see and hear us. He had asked us to make a list of what we are tha
  25. I will mention this as to prayers when we have our church Zoom prayer meeting tomorrow Tbird, and will begin praying for all of you and anyone here who has been affected by the Covid..and praising God for all who have not been affected by it. I am in the Prayer Warrior group at my church. God hears every prayer! ( And He gave me the wisdom to succeed in my VA claims) The VA is developing a plan for disbursement of the vaccine, when they get it . When I get more info on that I will post it.
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