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  1. Can someone help fix this thread? Lynette is a New member and both of my replies are out of order, for some reason. One reply did go on page 4 properly, then page five popped up and an older reply for something else was there.I think the second reply I made is there. Somewhere. I have been having problems getting to the main Claims Research forum today----I will try to figure out why----if I go to a recent post there, then I can ask a question but something has changed since yesterday I think....
  2. I had a claim for hearing loss denied by the VA, but the VA conceded in Military noise exposure, what do I need to do.
  3. Any veterans or others out there have any luck proving that as a maintenance working on a AF plane, they had to climb aboard and go into Vietnam? the problem I'm running into is that my service record does not put me in Vietnam, so I am unable to claim any Agent Orange presumptive conditions. I have multiple. ANy help is very appreciated.
  4. Hey all, In December 2019, I received a decision for my appeal to be remanded back to my regional office. I was scheduled appointments there after and in march of this year I called to check on the status of my claim and I was informed that my file is awaiting review for a decision. my question is how long does this process take... I'm getting tired of fight the VA I have been at this sense 2011!!!!
  5. Hi, I received me letter today, and I was denied. This time the error is clear. The Doctor who preformed my ACE examine said my initial diagnoses was Epilepsy then proven to be pseudo seizures. Initially at the ER (and my week long hospitalization after) and for about one month after I was diagnosed with PNES and not epilepsy. However since I kept experience both petite mal and grand mal episodes and then Epileptic medication treatment began to WORK, I was diagnosed with Epilepsy. My doctor in my civilian record's back dated the diagnoses to the May when the first event occurred. I've att
  6. Hi there, Recently actually yesterday the 21st of February the VA gave me notice that my supplemental claim had been decided and that they had sent out the letter that morning as well (meaning the decision was actually made on the 20th). This of course prompted me to check Ebenefits, where I saw no change in my rating. I'm currently rated at 40% for other issues. And in the past Ebenefits updated almost instantly leading me to believe that this supplemental claim was denied. I originally submitted my Epilepsy claim back in august, it was denied about 4 months later
  7. Hi, Berta (everyone), I am curious if there’s any instructions on how to go about: DIC is granted & accrued / death pension benefits are denied. My VA rep (Colorado VA office), recently explained to me that my mom was awarded DIC benefits ( I filed on her behalf ), effective the day of his death (my dad died Dec.30, 2017) of... 1-Pneumonia 2-COPD 3-CAD but, we (she) was denied accrued because the Army / VA did not owe him any money, since he never filed for benefits while alive. While that part is true, he never filed because he was told he did not have agent ora
  8. is this in my favor? The veteran's use of opiates, cannabis, and alcohol began prior to service, thus current/recent use/abuse is not caused by an in-service related event. Given the veteran's consistent diagnosis and treatment of PTSD, and the frequency of relapse of substance use, it is as least as likely as not that his substance use (to include opioid use disorder) is aggravated beyond its natural progression by his PTSD symptoms.
  9. Can i receive a VA rating for kidney stones ? I first had Kidney stones while at 29 Palms Ca in the Marines I had 2 separate events one on right side and the other on the left side sent to the emergency room both times . I was also sent to Camp Pendelton for a urine study. All of this is in my Medical File. After my discharge I have had 11 different passed stones .One surgery to break up stones and a stent put in .I currently have 5 more stones in my kidney now . Questions Should I file a Clam ? Can I file a clam? Could it be considered service connected recurrent iss
  10. Hello everyone- I just discovered this site and am wondering if anyone could offer some guidance. While stationed in Sicily in 1979, I was in a head-on auto collision. Since Sigonella didn't have a hospital, I was medivac-ed to Naples where I had surgery for broken feet (with surgical screw) and broken knee. After a week, the nurse threatened me with a feeding tube if I didn't eat. I told her I couldn't open my jaws. They x-rayed and found both jaws broken. They didn't do ct scan or anything for my head injury. I was sent to Germany for my teeth to get wired. In 1991 a friend encouraged
  11. I separated from active duty service in the Air Force with in 2010 and had undiagnosed non-combat military connected PTSD with alcohol use in remission (According to my VA disability paperwork which puts me at 50% for ptsd.) This was granted the beginning of last year. I recently put in to have my discharge upgraded to honorable from general and have yet to hear back from them. (E-benefits say maybe I'll hear about it early February 2018.) There were a few selfmedicated incidents with alcohol that happened while I was active duty that resulted in going into a civilian rehabilitation facil
  12. This is going to be a wall of text about my story through the VA system and where I'm at right now. along with Questions at the end So I started my PTSD VA claim in late 2010 early 2011, I wasn't even going to file for a claim until I was told to by a va psychiatrist, hell he even told me he's not supposed to make that recommendation. I had such bad issues that I even worked for the VA and had to leave them and the medical field due to anxiety attacks at seeing burned patients. Although I did 400+ patrol missions in Iraq as a medic over two tours, I never witnessed or came under direc
  13. Hi I served three years in the Army from 2000-03 as a 11c with an honorable discharge. I ets from camp casey korea and had filled a claim during my exit exam for my left knee and left shoulder. Both were approved for tendonitis and i was rated at 20 %. At the time of my exam i also complained of lower back and hip pain on my left side. I belived it was due to my left knee. We were road marching and running a lot in korea, thats what the infantry does. In 2004 when i got my 20% rating for my knee and shoulder the claim for lower back and hip pain were deferred.Fast forward in jan 2013 i went to
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    I Need A Success Story

    I have had it rough these last few years. I keep trying to make changes but it seems like it's just one thing after another. Every time I plan something, in my life, something happens. These last 29 years of my life i have been writing these things off as "it's just life and that's the way it things are". It's time to change that attitude. I can't succumbed to it. So, I NEED HELP. I don't have a support group with my family. Most are little chatter boxes or think something serious to me is funny to them. It's the whole "Go out there and get a job approach. Your back isn't that bad." Then, they
  15. I am currently rated at 30% PTSD the C&P examiner for PTSD diagnosed me with chronic sleeplesness at least 4 times in the PTSD report Cardiovascular was secondary but the sleeplesness wasn't in any axis can i apply for a VA exam for sleep apnea ,or do i need more service connected % or what do i need to do from here any info would be helpful
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