Jump to content

  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Advertisemnt

  • Trouble Remembering? This helped me.

    I have memory problems and as some of you may know I highly recommend Evernote and have for years. Though I've found that writing helps me remember more. I ran across Tom's videos on youtube, I'm a bit geeky and I also use an IPad so if you take notes on your IPad or you are thinking of going paperless check it out. I'm really happy with it, I use it with a program called Noteshelf 2.

    Click here to purchase your digital journal. HadIt.com receives a commission on each purchase.

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims


    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   


  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

Sign in to follow this  

Congressional Inquiries

Recommended Posts

Has anyone file a congressional inquiry with Social Security? Do they feel semi-compelled to get their act together upon such an inquiry - or do they just try to justify your poor treatment?

I was thinking of filing one. Well - actually, I have my latest appeal for my son about ready to go - and I was going to follow that up immediately with a discrimination complaint - and CC an attorney and Congressman to put them on notice that someone might be watching - so don't use this as an opportunity to mess with me more.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I honestly dont see how a Congresssman could help in a SSA matter.

They cant help much with VA claims matters either-

I do suggest that you consider filing a complaint with Office of General Counsel for Social Security Administration:

I suggest you read the SSA laws very carefully first and make sure you are in the time frame of the SOL-

Discrimination complaints-

my husband won the first ADA discrimination complaint in NY State.

I sat on the steps of the Post Office to file it the day after the ADA became law.

Prior to that USDOL was handling discrimination complaints against federal contractors by disabled veterans.

They were absolutely useless.Rod kept filing complaints.

The minute the EEOC got it, after ADA gave them jurisdioction , the EEOC called here and told me it was a substantial complaint and they would investigate but send then anything else we had-

by then I had plenty from DOL itself .

After years at the US DOL , Rod won withint 2 months at EEOC under the ADA.

I also represented myself before a judge and charged a city police department with discrimination.I had bought a new car and they towed my old car parked in front of my house-away hours after I removed the plates-I had not had time to call someone to remove it.

I produced as evidence- 12 photos of other cars that had been abandoned in my neighborhood with no plates-that had not been towed away-in years!

some had sunk into the ground ,many had flat tires, and one had a tree growing through it-

It was a nice neighborhood and I was actually shocked to find these cars-I thought they all had plates at first but they didnt.

The police gave me my car back and I had no towing charges or any ticket.Actually they let me drive it home illegally -it had no plates on it-and the Chief ripped the ticket up-

he said if any cop stopped me on the way home- just to call him up-

Anyone who feels discriminated against should take the steps to rectify it.

And if this involves your disabled son- I sure feel that you should do something about it.

I had all of the discrimination laws when we filed the USDOL and EEOC complaint-

lots of legalise---but we could determine exact laws that were broken in my husband's case and then produce overwhelming evidence of that fact.

Living in the rural hills of NY is much different than the city I lived in-

we have a junk car rule-in the boonies - you can have two cars without plates or 2 junk or abandoned cars on your land-with no problems-

anymore than that and they consider you a junk yard.

One of my neighbors had a junk car in his barn that was about 50-60 years old.

He sold it as an antique and made a nice lump of cash.

Edited by Berta

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Ads

  • Our picks

    • Tinnitus comes in two forms: subjective and objective. In subjective tinnitus, only the sufferer will hear the ringing in their own ears. In objective tinnitus, the sound can be heard by a doctor who is examining the ear canals. Objective tinnitus is extremely rare, while subjective tinnitus is by far the most common form of the disorder.

      The sounds of tinnitus may vary with the person experiencing it. Some will hear a ringing, while others will hear a buzzing. At times people may hear a chirping or whistling sound. These sounds may be constant or intermittent. They may also vary in volume and are generally more obtrusive when the sufferer is in a quiet environment. Many tinnitus sufferers find their symptoms are at their worst when they’re trying to fall asleep.

        • Like
    • Precedent Setting CAVC cases cited in the M21-1
      A couple months back before I received my decision I started preparing for the appeal I knew I would be filing.  That is how little faith I had in the VA caring about we the veteran. 

      One of the things I did is I went through the entire M21-1 and documented every CAVC precedent case that the VA cited. I did this because I wanted to see what the rater was seeing.  I could not understand for the life of me why so many obviously bad decisions were being handed down.  I think the bottom line is that the wrong type of people are hired as raters.  I think raters should have some kind of legal background.  They do not need to be lawyers but I think paralegals would be a good idea.

      There have been more than 3500 precedent setting decisions from the CAVC since 1989.  Now we need to concede that all of them are not favorable to the veteran but I have learned that in a lot of cases even though the veteran lost a case it some rules were established that assisted other veterans.

      The document I created has about 200 or so decisions cited in the M21-1.   Considering the fact that there are more than 3500 precedent cases out there I think it is safe to assume the VA purposely left out decisions that would make it almost impossible to deny veteran claims.  Case in point. I know of 14 precedent setting decisions that state the VA cannot ignore or give no weight to outside doctors without providing valid medical reasons as to why.  Most of these decision are not cited by the M21.

      It is important that we do our due diligence to make sure we do not get screwed.  I think the M21-1 is incomplete because there is too much information we veterans are finding on our own to get the benefits we deserve

      M21-1 Precedent setting decisions .docx
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 5 replies
    • Any one heard of this , I filed a claim for this secondary to hypertension, I had a echo cardiogram, that stated the diagnosis was this heart disease. my question is what is the rating for this. attached is the Echo.

      • 7 replies
    • Need your support - T-shirts Available - Please buy a mug or a membership
      if you have been thinking about subscribing to an ad-free forum or buying a mug now would a very helpful time to do that.

      Thank you for your support
      • 18 replies
    • OK everyone thanks for all the advice I need your help I called VSO complained about length of time on Wednesday of this week today I checked my E benefits and my ratings are in for my ankles that they were denying me 10% for each bilateral which makes 21% I was originally 80% now they’re still saying I’m 80% 

      I’m 50% pes planus 30% migraine headaches 20% lumbar 10% tinnitus and now bilateral 21% so 10% left and right ankle Can someone else please do the math because I come up with 86% which makes me 90 what am I missing please help and thank you
  • Ads

  • Popular Contributors

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines