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Hamslice last won the day on February 9

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About Hamslice

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    E-9 Master Chief Petty Officer
  • Birthday 03/24/1961

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    Master Sergeant

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  1. This is not an answer to your question, however, some insight. SSDI is age based, unlike the VA. Below age 50, if you can do any work whatsoever, they deny benefits. 50-59, if you can be retrained in another field, then denied. 60 and over, no retraining required. So, I don't know how old you are, so there is that. Also, they could have changed the requirements for PTSD. Just like the VA changes regulations. If you used legal assistance to get your SSDI, you might want to get them involved. FWIW, Hamslice
  2. Most of these proposals, studies, suggestions, etc., just die. I can't find anything except for the original stuff from the beginning. Hopefully it did, Hamslice
  3. We'll so-far crickets from the C&P examination location. No date yet. I did call my local CVSO and she stated that they just started farming out C&P's about a year ago (for her County's Veterans), however, not this close a location (we live in the sticks) and this was news to her. So, I may be the first for this place for doing a C&P for a Veteran. I will grill them when the time comes. Not really, but will find out how long and how many, etc., if the opportunity arises. Anyway, Hamslice I wonder if they (VA) have training programs for non-VA examiners
  4. If they switched out the diseases, why did they want a C&P? Possibly, to give you more. Now you don't know. I would have went. There is more than 100% P&T to be had, Hamslice
  5. Buck, I get it. It is just added to my comp deposit. And its for the Veteran, to compensate for helping his or her dependent spouse. So, with that said, one would be careful not to put in writing that one helps their spouse with a certain task that they claim they can not do for themselves and are compensated by the VA for. That might get a little sticky. If you catch my drift. Thanks, Hamslice
  6. I am pretty sure there is no code for not getting along with your 1SG, so not sure why that would beneficial, unless he did something to you that was documented, etc.. You need to get those counseling notes from when you where in the service and see what they say and then have a professional (IMO/IME) opine as to what you could claim. And, then claim what they see, even if its not relevant to your thinking, just get in the door. Then work from there. Don't pigeon hole yourself around your 1SG. Scour your medical record, and get records you can remember events around dur
  7. They added my left shoulder to my future C&P exam. So we will see how it pans out. Currently rated 10% for pain. I added both parts to my claim. Hamslice
  8. Only if you have "another" compensable bilateral disability. Actually, you do not have a bilateral disability until you have two or more disabilities effecting one or more of your extremities. "pronounced bilateral flat feet" is "one" disability. Not two. I could be wrong, but I doubt it when it comes to VA math. I'll sharpen my pencil, Hamslice You can't even try what you are suggesting in the available online calculators. It don't work. But then again, I have proven all of them wrong in the past. The only accurate way is to use a pencil and paper and foll
  9. All, Another new one for me. Just got the call from "LHI Care" (?). All my previous exams have been done at the VA hospital. The good. They are scheduling the C&P thirty minutes from my home. The place doing the exam is the same place where I had my rehab for my plantar fasciitis a few years back. The bad. I have never done a contracted exam before (so at least I will know what you Veterans are always talking about). The ugly. I am schedule for lower back, spine, shoulder/arm, esophagus and hiatal hernia. This place had no doctors, just physical therapists,
  10. If you only had one VA compensable disability and it was was "pronounced bilateral flat feet" rated a 50%, you would be 50%. There would be no bilateral factor. You need more than one compensable disability to use the factor. Hamslice Also, you can be 20% on one knee and 0% on another, and you would loose. Needs to be compensable. Ask me how I know.
  11. However, I will add, it's still a bilateral disability, so, in this case if you had a knee disability, then the 50 would be added to the list of bilat's. Basically, the four extremities, arms and legs. I have, feet, ankle, ankle, shoulder, shoulder, elbow, as my 5 bilateral disabilities. My bilateral plantar rating on both my feet count as just a 10. Hamslice
  12. You get a straight 50%. There is no addition/division, etc. Both feet are covered at 50%. If was only one foot, then 30%. In this instance you loose. Technically you should get 30 each, which would be 30-30=51=5.1 (bilateral factor) = 56.1 rounded up (yes, for bilat's) to = 57. I had right foot plantar rated at 10%. Then got my left foot rated, and they combined the two at only 10%. No bilateral factor involved. I loose. Hamslice 5276 Flatfoot, acquired: Pronounced; marked pronation, extreme tenderness of plantar
  13. "requires bed rest prescribed by a physician" Well, this is still in there. Aargh, Hamslice
  14. I filed my claims with a date of February 11. So mine should be under the new rules. It will be interesting as some of my claim(s) are increases rated under the older reg. Thumbs up, Hamslice
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