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Hello everyone, I am old veteran but new to these VA games. I retired as an E-6 back in 1992 from the Air Force. I filed my claims and was rated as 0% tried for years to figure out what that meant. Came to the conclusion that unless you have surgery you get nothing. I had issues with my neck and back and arms from pulling a mule and a tractor together. Received 3 days off and motrin. When you claimed about the issues it was as if it was all in your head. 2011 what was in my head after suffering a stroke in 2010 became time to operate on my neck and back. I have sleep apnea (obstructive) and I am being told my a lawyer that because I did not appeal the denials in a year we have to re apply and go by the date that we re applied for them. Apparently that ship has sailed according to her. Now can someone tell me how to get claims that were denied back in 1992 the effective date then or is she correct? She is also telling me that things happening now to me can't be claimed? Thank you in advance for any assistance. I have read Chris Attigs books and went with his advice to get an attorney asked the questions and this attorney never answered them. It is Jan Dils out of Parkersburg, WV. I live in Virginia. I requested Chris's help over a month ago and sent them my c-flle. Have never heard from them that is why I went with Jan Dils firm. Any one know about her firm? Byron Ater
I am just wondering if I have a case. I was a gunners mate in the navy aboard the USS DEYO. In 1981 and 1983 we got assigned for special Operation mission off the coast of El salvadore, Honduras and niceragua. I believe it was called jittery prop. The ship was sent there because of the special equipment onboard to easdrop on communications. We also had a blackhawk helicopter on board with Army rangers who flew inland looking for gun runners. Everything was hush hush until years later. One of the door gunners got sick one day and I took his place. To make a long story short, I was given five minutes training and off we went. We took off in the early morning hours before daylight and were using night vision devices. About ten minutes into this flight I heard the pilot say there was some tracer fire coming up my side and ask me where it was coming from. I didn't know because i was still trying to figure out these googles. He banked very hard and I Thought I was going to fall out of this helo. I was just terrified that I was going to fall out. About five years ago I almost fell off a roof and had some flash backs of that day. Since then I have biweekly dreams and on sleeping pills and xanax waking up terrified from that dream. I seen a theripist and she believes it is PTSD. Is this worth a claims case. I am a little embarresed because of what other pepeol went thu. I am also still employed. So is it worth it? What if the deck logs I requested don't have me on this chopper? Thanks for any help
Hey Everybody, My name is James. I served one combat tour in Kandahar, Afghanistan with 52nd Ordnance, 20th Support Command, EOD, U.S. Army. PTSD/TBI 80%. Thanks to all my many brothers in arms for your Honorable and Valorous service. God bless you all, and GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.