Jump to content
!! Advice given is in no way a substitute for consulting with a competent Veterans law firm, such as one on the NOVA advocate website !! ×
VA Disability Claims Community Forums - Hadit.com
  • veterans-crisis-line.jpg
    The Veterans Crisis Line can help even if you’re not enrolled in VA benefits or health care.


  • question-001.jpeg

    Have Questions? Get Answers.

    Tips on posting on the forums.

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery instead of ‘I have a question.
    2. Knowledgeable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title.
      I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story.
      Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph, there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.
    Leading too:

    exclamation-point.pngPost straightforward questions and then post background information.
    • Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
      • Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
    Rephrase the question: I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
    • Question B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
      • See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
    Rephrase the question: I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?
    This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial of your claim?”
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. This process does not take long.
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. The review requirement will usually be removed by the 6th post. However, we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.
    • This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before hitting the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims, and this helps us do that.
  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   


  • VA Watchdog

  • 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

  • 0

Dro Hearingtranscript Wrong



I had a DRO hearing in august. B4 it started I asked the Hearin Officer if I could record it (which I knew by law I could) he said yes but I dont know why you need to do that we are doing it, I said because I have a real bad memory due to my MDD, and meds I take he said ok. I got the transcript and I started reading and started saying to my self I didnt say that. I read the whole thing, I then got my recording which my mini digital recorder records in mp3 format. So I started playing it while reading found every mistake ( I mean major mistakes like me saying nerve root compression and them changing it to vertabra compression, they did that on two occasions, the used the word surgical instead of cervical...............Geez Louise I have never seen such sloppy administrative work as what comes out of that VARO. That is what has caused all my problems the inability to follow regulations and do accurate work. If that was fixed the VA would be a better place.

I wrote up the mistakes and emailed them and the mp3 to my DVA rep who is gonna pass it to the hearing officer.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Answers 6
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Top Posters For This Question

6 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • HadIt.com Elder

My basic impression of the written transcript transcribed is the transcriber could not spell or use proper diction or grammar and it had many misunderstandings and in reality was not accurate. In other words it was a shoddy product

Taping your Hearing or encounters with the VA is a good idea.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • HadIt.com Elder

It would be interesting to do a study on recordings & transcrips & compare them with what veterans record.

You may discover those so called errors are intentional.

I've also heard it refered too as "salting a claim".

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hence part of the reason I'm reluctant to have a hearing.........

At least when I send in written evidence it is less likely (one can hope) to be misquoted. However, from what I've read here, they can just ignore evidence if they don't want to read it.

I've been up for days preparing for a Vocational Evaluation getting all my work history together. I am about to crash and just hope I'll be sane enough later this week to speak coherently to the doc doing the IMO write up for IU.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • HadIt.com Elder

Even though they get it wrong cause they can't spell and do not know medical terminology I for the most part think mine was just mistakes in grammar and spelling and phrases and sometimes partial sentences I think it is adequate for government work and it is a record of sorts.

Without my hearings I would have made no progress at all.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Line 14 the word surgical should be cervical

Line 32 Dr XXXXXXXX ordered another EMG and another MRI (3rd MRI)

Line 35 says I had vertebral compression, it should say nerve root

compression and should say that Dr XXXXXXXX reviwed the 3rd MRI.

3rd line from the bottom first word should be year not here

Page 7 Last paragraph vertebral compression should be nerve root compression

Page 8 last paragraph You are not having any problems with your left

is a question the doctor asked, there is no question mark

Page 11 3rd line "she went back" should say "If you go back"

Page 11 third paragraph after the words 14 days it should say NO DUTY


Page 13 4th paragraph last sentence should say "there is anything

there more than I wish for C&P Purposes.

Page 14 2nd paragraph 2nd to the last sentence should say VA's duty to

file inferred claims for those.

Page 19 First paragraph 3rd sentence should say I had a sleep study,

then I had a CPAP sleep study.

Page 19 last paragraph first sentence should state "Dr XXXX was

remiss in her duties" not was missing her duties

Page 20 first line should state I have been treated, I have been schooled.

these are the important mistakes, there are plenty more that are not important. The sloppyness of the entire process concerning my claim is freaking unbeleivable. I guess when I write it all up for the Class Action Suit it will be amazing on just the administrative mistakes alone.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Create New...

Important Information

Guidelines and Terms of Use