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Matthewcrawford83 posted a question in Eligibility - Veterans Compensation Benefit ClaimsI've filed paperwork with the VA and the rep keeps asking me for more proof I have gone to my personal doctor and was told I have issues with my lower back and I also have degenerative disk disease in the 2 injured spots in my back i was on a deployment when this occurred but it was way back in 2003 and im one that hates to ask for help but as I've gotten older the pain keeps getting worse and worse and the only thing I can't seem to get is a letter from my original chiropractor that said he saw me back then for this injury I went to the doctor on base and they said I had a pulled muscle and gave me the usual motrin and drink water bit im wanting to know if I was to submit my mri my x-rays and proof that I'm not faking this injury if that would be enough to get it pushed through the system im not out looking for a massive pay day or anything just need help with this im afraid they are going to say I can't work anymore and im going to be screwed when it comes to providing for my family
Rated at 80% IU.signed wife up a month or so ago and haven’t heard a thing. Will they eventually send card and booklet explaining benefits? Should I talk to VSO about it? Or does it take a while to get her in the system. What type benefits can she receive? She needs hearing aids.
I noticed something new on my eBenefits page today. It's been a few weeks since I looked at my letters, and I'm still sitting on 10% plus a 0%, with a NOD pending on other conditions. Of course, I don't have an increase in rating yet, but I noticed two new letters. The first is a letter stating that I am in compliance with the Affordable Care Act by having VA medical coverage. (I'm paraphrasing of course.) The second is something about Medicare Part D prescription drugs equivalence through the VA. Now, I'm only 46 and know that I am nowhere near Medicare age, and don't think that I'm eligible for any other medical coverage through the VA other than my for my service connected conditions. I did receive a letter and a VA medical card because I live too far from a clinic or VAMC. However, even with the card and the ACA compliance letter, I doubt that I am covered for meds or medical treatment, outside of anything directly linked to those service connecteds. Does anybody have any information on any changes at the VA, or know what these letters mean? I realize that the compliance letter probably would help relieve me from having to pay the ACA tax if I didn't have a different type of health insurance, but it is confusing. Any thoughts or ideas? Mark
"Hi, my name is DeadPlug. I have been a long time follower of this website and this is my first post." HI DEAD PLUG! "Thanks! My problem has been in gaining timely care, or.. care in general from the V.A." *Grumbling ensues* "I know I know. They are monsters. Here we go:" January 2006 Joined U.S. Army Infantry, 11B (19 years old) – Private. May 2006 Korea, Camp Casey (Light Infantry/Bradley Operator) (A snippet of my training) http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=cd3_1407015733 May 2007 Texas (FOUO: Ops Asst.) October 2007 Hemorrhoid problems begin in military (Documented with multiple occurrences) May 2009 Discharged from Active Duty – Specialist Rank August 2009 REFRAD for Active Duty – Released with: Spondylolisthesis, Spondylosis, and Degenerative Disc Disease. Med boarded sort of. December 2009 Filed for eligibility with VA February 2010 VA Denial (The first of many) May 2011 Surgery: Hemorrhoid (Private) September 2011 Back Adjustments (Chiropractor) until October 2011 November 2011 Joined Army Reserves (Ops Asst. again) January 2012 Went to VA: Back Pain March 2012 Went to VA: Back Pain said to be “Psychosomatic” (documented). Treatment offered: MRI 6 months away. (Machines were broke they said) May 2012 Ongoing back pain - Private MRI: Degenerative Disc Disease, Moderate narrowing May 2012 Electrical stimulation, lumbar Injections & epidural fluoroscopies until July 2012 August 2012 Surgery: Lumbar Fusion, L4, L5, S1 (Private) September 2012 Physical therapy 3x a week until Oct. 2012 (Aged off insurance/Uninsured/Reliant on military). October 2012 Went to VA: Back Pain. January 2013 Difficulty walking, pain. June 2013 Surgery: Hemorrhoid (Private). Discharged from Reserves – Specialist Rank July 2013 First meet with VA Rehab August 2013 Surgery: Hemorrhoid Private) August 2013 Very first VA Rehab for back and walking problems… August 2013 Unable to receive pain management (unaffordable/uninsured) September 2013 DO Neuro-musculoskeletal (Private): Adjustments on a regular basis. September 2013 VA Outreach; Mental Health. Complaints. Intervention by Law Enforcement October 2013 Surgery: Hemorrhoid (Private) January 2014 Rehab (Private) until March 2014 (26 years old) January 2014 Appealed VA Denial (12-18 months to wait for another denial) April 2014 Surgery: Hemorrhoid (Private) ^^Some doozies I know. Let me elaborate on any that you'd like. Anything with “Private” means my parents had to pay out of pocket…. The Doctor I used will be revealed when the question is posed "Did your doc just do a surgery for the money?" He's very reputable. I have not worked any jobs other than Military since May 2009. I am UNDER weight and I eat as much as possible. I am 27 years old and I round out to 150 pounds at 6’1”. (Almost below my min. body weight again) I left the military in 2009 at 210 pounds. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Definitions: Spinal Fusion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WID1p_UJZIM Degenerative Disc Disease http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_5U7skcQeM Spondylolisthesis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlJM2kLGwUI Spondylolysis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du8Ch38mP54 Lumbar Pedicle Screw Surgery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ6XpGzuvg8 Sciatica http://www.spine-health.com/video/sciatica-interactive-video ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I understand I have made many mistakes in this process. Where people say "mistake" I hear "got reamed" so we may need to agree to disagree on the terminology throughout. I posted pictures to help substantiate my claims. I have done my very best at concealing the real sensitive data. I could care less if my name gets known. I just want this issue solved (I have a baby on the way and I am tired of going the direction of useless dead beat. I need an education but school means I need therapy first. Something that has become a burden on my entire family. It is financially and physically time consuming for everyone involved.) The military has released me for medical, re-enlisted me (*cough* high ASVAB scores *cough*) and then threw me out on my ass again. I hope they realize my back is broken, not my brain... Also, my grades in school went from "Being on probation" to "Deans List" and an A.A. thanks to one magical (illicit) medicine. Take a guess... Having an issue with images. I will figure it out soon. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2009Feb17 http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/2009Feb17VADenial.png 2009Oct09 http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/2009Oct09MedicalRecord.png 2009Oct15 http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/2009Oct15CATscan.png 2009Oct23 http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/2009Oct23MedBoard.png 2009Oct23 http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/2009Oct23MedicalRecord.png 2009Oct27 http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/2009Oct27Orders.png 2009Oct27 http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/2009Oct27P.1.png 2009Oct27 http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/2009Oct27P.2.png ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2010Feb10 http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/2010Feb10VADenial.png ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2012December17 http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/2012December17PerroneMedsVAmedsseperate.png 2012July19 http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/2012July19ReservesLOD.png ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2013May05 http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/2013May05NeuroDoc.png 2013June26 http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/2013June26JCornynvsVA.png 2013July03 http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/2013July03VADenial.png 2013Aug04 http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/EverettWayne_A_P_L_P_Standing.00014C19.jpg ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (Extra Data) Grades http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/Grades.png Some of my Vaccines http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/Vaccines.png Found letter by my mother, Page 1: http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/MotherPg1.png Page 2 of letter: http://picoolio.net/images/2014/08/04/MotherPg2.png