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Almost took two years to finally get a decision I have been given a rating of NOT SERVICE CONNECTED for all 7 of my claims. I'm hoping others are receiving better outcomes, this time around I had gone through a lawyer thinking that may help, but at this point not really. Next steps will be to appeal unfortunately since there is a massive backlog of claims. But when the VA cannot make a reasonable determination, this is what happens. One thing I will point out if it helps others, these claims did not have to do during a time I was deployed over seas. Could this be a reason why I was denied completely, who knows this game is very subjective. My other disabilities I have received were from overseas service, and I had actually applied for them myself, no help from law firm. I also have been working a veteran who also received a NOT SERVICE CONNECTED decision not only for his issues he was being treated for throughout his military service, but he also got denied for Tinnitus. Very surprising, maybe VA is working on budgeting, deny a bunch of claims, budget looks better. I even have my deceased fathers claim which has been ongoing for almost 2 yrs and my family are waiting for a decision there for the sake of my mother receiving the benefits she is entitled too. For our OLDER veterans to go through this crap process is horrible to see and for their widow to to have to standby for way too long wondering if they will received benefits needs to change. Just sharing my experiences, hoping you others have a better outcome.
Two of my kids are already using Chapter 35 for college, so I know that I lost the extra disability compensation for the kids out of my disability payments. My question is if my wife uses the Chapter 35 for college, does that mean my disability payment will decrease as well? If so, how much?
Lemuel posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research ForumI tried to find the DBQ for TBI from the download list. It is missing in action. Is this because of the revision in process of 38 CFR? I need it to get an neuropsychological assessment done by protocol by a local source. The VA is insisting they cannot use a local contractor and that I must travel to Denver, 3.5 hours away for the assessment. The remand didn't specify it be done by a VA qualified psychologist. Only that it be done in protocol which the last one wasn't. Looks like I'll have to go to the CAVC with this.