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  1. Secondary's are my best ammo I ever used for my compensation. First, you don't need a nexus, from service, like you do for primary disabilities. Second, some of my secondary victories came without any doctor records (at the time of filling). I just said my left ankle hurts a lot and I believe it is from limping from my right foot (service connected) issue. After I made the claim, the VA sent me to a C&P, and after that appointment, the C&P examiner sent me for x-rays. I was awarded secondary for my left ankle off my primary right foot, etc.. Finally, as Buck stated, a
  2. This is where some much needed information would be helpful. As in, How many claims for big bucks gets all three signature at the get go, How many get the rater and 1 st supervisor, but not the second signature, And how many get the rater , but no supervisor(s). Without that info, we are all just speculating. Maybe a FOIA request, Hamslice I would find it hard to believe a won claim for over a million dollars does not have some severe adverse scrutiny.
  3. "while the manual allows them to establish P&T status without using this standard" "decision makers did not always explain the reasons why they established P&T status in the rating decisions as required" Regulations written by lawyers, so you have to use a lawyer to win. The two sentences do not compliment each other. The first sentence says I can use whatever or nothing to establish P&T, while the second sentence says I have to explain why I did what I did. Technically, I could say I flipped a coin and awarded P&T, and that would fit both sentences. Hoop jump
  4. Thanks Tbird, I was looking for something like this when I seen your notice last week. I hope to become a patron after the 1st. I too, wish I had know of this site before I became life members of the VFW, AL, AMVETS, TWS, EAGNUS and a couple more I have forgot. I wasted a bunch of money only to be asked to park cars at numinous fund raisers, etc. More to come, Your way, Hamslice
  5. Check your disabilities on Ebenifits, as in the Disabilities tab at the left of the main page. Then at the bottom, see if they show any "pending" disabilities or claims. It may have resolved itself with the 100% P&T. I would not be as worried about the IU forms as much as I would be about a C&P exam. Keep checking the calendar and watch the mail. Never, ever, miss a C&P exam, Hamslice
  6. You and I have had this conversation before; My view has not changed, Hamslice
  7. Find your local CVSO, (County Veterans Service Officer). He/she usually has an office in the County Court House. If you have lived in that county your whole life or most of it, they probably have a file on you already. Ask them which VSO they would recommend. They have first hand knowledge of who works best in their county. All of the Service Organizations have VSO's that can help you or your CVSO will route your claim through them. I have actually never met or corresponded with my VSO, Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW, but that is who is my POA, and my local CVSO sends my cla
  8. 90% rating is a bitch... Just sayin, Hamslice
  9. However, There is a time limit to file for SSDI, from the last time you worked. 5 years. And they don't waiver that one. Hamslice
  10. OK, now it makes more sense. Except, you must have committed a crime to be indicted. Whether you knew you were indicted or that there was a felony warrant makes no sense. Did you think the court would just forget about you if you waited them out? What type of crime did you commit and think you were scot-free? As always, there is more to the story, Just sayin, Hamslice We convict people all the time for drunk driving from other states that never show for court. Any reasonable person would know if they got stopped in WI again, they would be held, etc.
  11. You can be "wanted" (but not active) in one place and incarcerated in another at the same time. Counties, States, etc. do this all the time. We had a guy we wanted for shooting a local during a robbery, and after finding him in prison in another state, we waited one month short of 7 years, statute of limitations, before we charged him. I.e., we let the other state pay for his incarceration for the first 7 years of his now 14 year sentence. All comes down to money, Hamslice In this case, I believe its the, incarceration, not the felony warrant, that's his problem. I think you
  12. Buck, I will agree with you on the 80% and 90% Veterans. I am at 90% and now need a 50% disability to get to 100%. Which doesn't make much sense when a newly disabled Veteran is rated 50%, as in, lost half his ability to work, etc. With that said, I would have to lose half of my abilities, I have left, to get to 100%. Not sure how that works in the real world. I think it should be real hard to get to 50%, than from there, easier to get to 100%, as more disabilities are than contributing to your whole dysfunction. LOL, Hamslice
  13. Ah, the famous Ebenifits jump jump jump. It tells you someone is looking at your claim today. I have had it go both ways. Finalized, and believe it or not, back to Gathering Evidence. The good news is, back to Gathering Evidence, this time should be relatively shorter, less than a week. Looking for someone to clarify if its a 2 or a Z. LOL. I think your going to get a letter in the mail soon, Hamslice
  14. "The VA Needs to change this either let both veterans work or neither, one of the two , but just let a 100 % scheduler veteran work its simply is not fair (jmo)" Buck, I have to respectfully disagree. TDIU, is getting full benefits because you can't work and don't meet the requirements for total disability. 100% scheduler has nothing to do with work, it has to do with disabilities. The VA compensates us for losing the ability to perform certain activities because of disabilities. An simple example would be a 200% (scheduler) rated quadriplegic Combat Veteran, that can m
  15. The conundrum is 100% scheduler, VS, TDIU, which is what you are probably alluding too. 100% scheduler is a disability or disabilities that represent a percentage of a whole person, and has nothing to do with needing A&A, but could. So, you can be 100% scheduler and work. However, if you are TDIU, you are not supposed to work. I think your question has some validity, however, you would need evidence to support it. You would need an employer that would support all your home A&A requirements that granted your A&A. And I would think that if you go VA A&A, you pro
  16. Buck, I was surprised myself. I had received the option of attending my physical in person or VVC, and chose VVC. But no such option for the blood draw obviously. So, I went. I pulled into the clinic and thought they were closed. No cars in the parking lot. Went to the door and a person met me at the door in protective garb and took my temp, ask if I had or had not a bunch of stuff. Let me in. I was the only patient in the whole place. They took my blood and ushered me out the door. LOL, Hamslice The bad news is my blood came back and my glucose is 118. S
  17. Well, I went to the VA clinic on Thursday and they took my annual blood sample, and now on Friday, I have my annual VA physical with the new Covid issues, Via, VA Video Connect (VVC) Appointment. Not sure how the prostate exam is going to work, Hamslice Follow up after Friday's appointment..
  18. Winner, winner, chicken dinner, Way to go, Hamslice
  19. They recouped my separation pay from my VA comp. They took all of it from 2008 till 2014, until I had paid back about $47,000.00. I did not have to pay back the taxes that they took out when they paid me my separation pay. However, I did get my taxes back. FWIW, Hamslice
  20. It would be secondary to the original condition. I have a 10% with a 30% secondary with an additional 30% secondary to that 30% secondary. When you look at your disabilities on ebenefits, you will see the service connected condition with drop down and over arrows pointing to service connected (secondary) issue related to your service connected disability. They don't call them secondary on your disability flow chart on ebenefits. Just what service connected condition they originated from (fall under). When you claim the condition, just say it was caused by your current service conn
  21. "Anyone know of a good social security disability attorney in the Indianapolis area?" I can tell you who to use, but bear in mind, they have a 98% success rate, and will tell you outright (after looking at your stuff) if they will take your case. If they don't, you probably don't have a winner. And they should tell you why, I would hope. PM me if you are interested, Hamslice
  22. I've posted this before, but here it is in a nut shell. VA comp and SSDI are two totally different things. VA comps you on your chronic injuries while on active duty. SSDI pays you not to work, because you can't, (some exceptions). VA is not age based. SSDI is age based. With SSDI, under 50, if you can be retrained to do ANYTHING (answer the phone), you get denied. 50-59, if you can be retrained in your field, you get denied. 60+, no retraining required, if you can work your current job, denied. VA has no time periods, except for appeals and EED's etc. SSDI, you mus
  23. Respectfully, we will have to disagree. But, if you put a Go-Pro on my application for buying the truck, and then put a Go-Pro on my application for claiming my ankle, I believe you would have a different opinion. I trust there would be lots of dead time on VA comp application, Just sayin, Hamslice The auto manufactures have a profit incentive to sell you a car. The VA has NO incentive to approve your claim. Privatize the VA claims process, and they only get paid when the Veteran gets paid, and when THAT company pays people by the hour, your paperwork would n
  24. Thank you GBArmy, and thank you to all the others that put up with me, I couldn't do the VA comp without you Veterans, Hamslice
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