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After Action Report--received Rating 4 Sep 07


Ron II

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1. What I did wrong:

Did not educate myself regarding the applicable guidelines, laws, and regulations

that the VA would use in evaluating my claim.

Did not reply in a timely manner to requests for information from the VA.

Did not (initially) seek expertise of American Legion or other service organization AND Hadit.com.

Did not idiot-proof my documentation for submittal to VA.

2, What I did right:

Did follow-up telephonically with various physicans from whom I requested supporting medical evidence, even though the VA was requesting the information on my behalf. This procedure involved three different cities and approximately eight different doctors. It took four calls to get the information from one of them...

Did (eventually) get a third party involved with my claim.

Did join Hadit.com and educated myself in the processing procedures.

Did begin to immediately submit documents upon receipt of requests from the VA.

Did keep a copy of everything submitted.

3. I was rated at 40-percent, which in retrospect and considering the evidence I could provide, is a fair rating.

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Congrats and now you have important medical care "within" the VA arena. I believe your persistence is a reward in itself. I too have a much needed increased recognition of my disabilities, am thankful I get regular care at the VA and follow through with my questions here at HADIT! Keep your medical notes in good order and get copies of your Cfile every once in a while, I keep prompting myself to do the same! cg

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