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Found 11 results

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  2. I have been rated 80% with TDIU since 2013. I recently attended my 5 year re-evaluation for PTSD. My exam results showed up on Myhealthyvet today, but I shouldn't get a decision until June or July according to VA.gov. I just wanted to know what you guys thought my rating "MAY" be based on this C&P. Of course, my PTSD and MDD are firing at max speed right now worrying about it. My concern is the part where the Dr says "Moderately Severe" PTSD and depression. I have heard stories about the raters pulling small words like that out and using them for a reason to reduce benefits. Thank you in advance for your time and responses. cp1.pdf cp2.pdf cp3.pdf cp4.pdf cp5.pdf cp6.pdf cp7.pdf cp8.pdf cp9.pdf cp10.pdf
  3. VA received my RAMP appeal on March 13 and still no answer after 142 days. Is this unusual? Any STATS out there on how long some of them go over? Peggy gives me different answers every time I call in beginning with very few go over the 125 to at 135 days if you don't get a letter in 30 days call us back. Nothing worthy on vets.gov My VSO is clueless and gives me only what I get myself. What is the point of RAMP if there is no real deadline at all, not even a few days over?
  4. My claim has been bounced around in a million directions (from what I read/hear is normal) but on 28 August, my claim moved to "pending decision approval" I had called the VA office about the status of it since eBenefits was not working. The guy was nice and told me that this is usually the quicker part of the claim that a decision was made but it was going to require 2 supervisor signatures and was usually a 1-2 day turn around UNLESS they find an error. For background purposes, my claim was started in February 2018, I had 23 different conditions claimed, by May 2018 I had completed 4 exams and it had been handed to the VA. My stuff went all the way to "preparation for decision" June 20th but then on July 19th it was kicked back to "initial review" and they wanted more exams. I never actually did the exams LHI essentially pulled the information out of my already completed exams and resent it to them. August my claim moved to "gathering evidence" and the VA said that LHI had still not provided them with my documents, I did call LHI multiple times where I was assured they had. I finally called the VA regional office directly where a person looked into everything and told me that LHI did submit them but the VA system did not "recognize" the files and a ticket with the IT department was submitted. On 7 August my claim moved to "preparation for decision" again. So fast forward today.... 30 August 2018. I suddenly show "documents past due" and decided to just call the office directly again because my gut was telling me it was not something due on my part. Apparently one of the supervisors put in a request for three more specialty exams, my soul was officially crushed. My question is, how normal is this and has anyone else similarly experienced this with the VA process? If so how far out were you "extended" when you had new exams? Also, I really really really need 3 of my medications and that is the thing that bothers me the most, one of them through my husbands insurance is still $200 a month.
  5. Hi, I am new to this forum but from what I read here I am very gratful it exists. So 6 months before I ETSed I submitted my 1st VA claim from the suggestion of my sergeant major. When I initiate the claim I was getting reoccuring calluses on both of my feet. The VA wrote down calluses as the actual symptom and they give me 0%. This was in 1998. Technically I have one medical record from February in 1998 stating I had pain and calluses on both feet and the actual c&p exam was done in July of 1998 Later in 1999 after further x-rays and tests at the VA they realize that I actually had pes plantus on both feet. Unfortunately for me I didn't submit that claim until 2012 when I understood how the VA system work. They granted me 30% for the pes plantus and they backed you to the effective date to 1998 because they changed the diagnostic code from calluses to pes plantus for that injury. They never changed the percentage rating and that's what I am posing in the CUE claim. My concern is, the Doctor who evaluated me at the C&P did a bunch of tests on my shoulder and my neck where he found a C5 C6 degenerative disc and a nerve impingement. At the same time for the calluses all he did was basically state that I told him that I would shave them off periodically and never did any testing or any further investigation. He didn't do anything to address the underlying cause and there's no way of identifying how bad my calluses were between the time of 1998 and 1999. Is this a good grounds for submitting a cue case? Basically I feel they could have asked for another C&P exam as there was no vasrd code for calluses at the time according to the decision and also they evaluated me on the incorrect code. They changed it which shows they agree pes plantus was the underlying cause and calluses was just a symptom.
  6. I separated from the U.S. Navy on October 10, 2016. I submitted a va claim on March 29, 2018. I have already attended all of my appointments, and submitted all of the required documents. Today as I was checking the status of my claim on ebenefits, I saw my VA disability verification letter. The letter stated that my combined evaluation was at 60%. However, according to the benefits, the my claim is still being reviewed, and I haven't received any official letter by mail. The letter also stated that I would be receiving $1,182.52, with the effective date of disability as December 1, 2017 Question #1:Is there any chance that this number will change? Question #2:Is $1,182.52 the correct amount for a 60% rating with spouse and child? Question #3:If my claim was submitted within 12 months of separation, shouldn't the effective date be the 1st day of the month after I separated?
  7. I was diagnosed with Antiphospholipid anitbody syndrom and had two miscarriages and one of them was a stillborn baby. I recently had a successful pregnancy which was only due to daily injections of heparin an lovenox (blood thiners). Is this condition subject to disability compensation? If so, what would it be filed under? Please help.
  8. Help! I am being told by Dennis Shepherd, General Counsel for the Kentucky VA that I may NOT contact either my local VA rep OR my Regional Admin. I have had 2 claims denied, ( First because they checked the Navy and they said I had not been exposed to ANY radiation, then the AIR FORCE said same ) I was ARMY 1973-79. 1 appeal denied with no reason given, and today my NOD was denied. Said they could find no record of my service in any of the armed forces. My DD214 shows every detail of where I was stationed and my MOS. So my question is: Can the VA General Counsel stop me from talking to them or even emailing them? I came down with pancreatic cancer after being exposed to radiation from the HAWK Missile System. Thank You, Rick Ash 606-798-1218 Home rickash@windstream.net
  9. Hello forum, I am writing behalf of someone I love dearly. Service member is retired Army, served 23 years and upon retirement was diagnosed with a blood disorder, Polycythemia Vera, later Myelofibrosis, and based on my research it is likely that leukemia will be next. Service member has filed for VA disability based on what is believed to be a service connected disease. Service member MOS dealt with microwaves, thus greater exposure to RF. Service member served as NBC NCO. Because of the rarity of this disease it poses difficulty in presenting a case. I have been doing research in order to submit a stronger case to VA. One interesting piece I came across was http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/annreports/2004annrep/pdf/10_mdrp.pdf . This would lead me to believe that perhaps the VA does believe there may be possibility of service connection. I am reaching out for your help and support....thank you in advance.
  10. Hello forum, I am writing behalf of someone I love dearly. Service member is retired Army, served 23 years and upon retirement was diagnosed with a blood disorder, Polycythemia Vera, later Myelofibrosis, and based on my research it is likely that leukemia will be next. Service member has filed for VA disability based on what is believed to be a service connected disease. Service member MOS dealt with microwaves, thus greater exposure to RF. Service member served as NBC NCO. Because of the rarity of this disease it poses difficulty in presenting a case. I have been doing research in order to submit a stronger case to VA. One interesting piece I came across was http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/annreports/2004annrep/pdf/10_mdrp.pdf . This would lead me to believe that perhaps the VA does believe there may be possibility of service connection. I am reaching out for your help and support....thank you in advance.
  11. Hey everyone. Ive been in the army for 5 years and im getting out in 197 days exactly and im just down right terrified. I wana cry at night cause im scared but my body wont let me shed one tear. Im here partly to get help to understand what i should do to get va disability, personal stories and partly for emotional support. Im going to behavior health for suicidal ideation, depression and anxiety currently. Ive been speaking to my ex girlfriend shes studying to be a shrink and she thinks i have paranoid schizophrenia and i was speaking to my mother the other day she said my sister has said for the last 4 years that she thought i have it as well, they both have never met in their life. However i did abuse cough syrup a few times. And im afraid they might blame the schizophrenia on that. But i was seeing behavior health before that even. Military found out. Never got introuble for it. Dark history in my life, but i have overcome that thanks to my asap class. Thank you God. I just got a psychiatric evaluation done, but im still waiting on the tests to come back to know whats really happening i dont even know who i am and worst of all for service connection, i have no clue at all what to make of this. I just had surgery for my shoulder impingement syndrome 2 weeks ago, they removed a bursa, did clavicular excision, and bicep tenesis. And ive healed well but still have a limited range of motion. (That much is all i know of va disability) I was told i have occipital nuralgia which causes me not only to have emence neck pain but to have incredible migranges daily i just walk around the motorpool acting like im busy but the pain is so bad i massage my neck and scalp to ease the pain and take naproxen like crazy, and when im off work not only do i stay home for fear of social interaction, i stay to nurse my headaches. I drink caffeine to help it and take more pain medication. I have lower back problems that came out of no where. 4 years ago my chiropractor said its facet syndrome but i stopped going to him for the last few years cause it wasnt helping and i went to see my primary care provider again for it he said its para spinal myalgia. Gave me some muscle relaxers and said have a good day after I asked for a referal back to the chiropractor. He just blew me off i feel. But i have social anxiety im scared to be a bother..... And i know im just screwing myself over but i cant help how i am. And i have to schedule appointments for anything and hes always a month backed up. Idk what to do about anything ladies and gentleman. Im begging for your help here. Im bugging my family so much about my anxieties they are ignoring my phone calls even... I want 100% disability not because it gets me out of work. I LOVE WORKING. It makes me feel accomplished and like I deserve to live and breath Gods air. But mentally im not right in the head.... If you all ask i can even show you all a text i sent to my mother when i was having a really bad episode, and even that doesnt cover all of me. (You all dont know me so i feel a ok sharing this if it helps the advice i would be given.) i mean its 0308. My mind is just racing itself i cant sleep at all!! PLEASE HELP.
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