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Here We Go Again, Same Old Varo Diff Day


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:P Been talking with a Suprivisor at the Seattle VARO about the status of my claims.

Now they cant "find" it? Either the NOD or the claim for the related aggravations to the claim The BVA awarded :lol:

I Have copies and receipts of their Certified Mail signed receipts. The one thing you can count on the VA to do is to BS you with their "Boilerplated canned answers". I am convinced that they are really that stupid, all they can do is put off payment causing back payments till the original claim dates. :) I suppose a personal visit is in order, or perhaps I could request a "congressional accompaniment" (yeah really) :D B)

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Patty Murray's Office is in the same building....

Ask Muriel or opne of the other congressional aides to give a call or walk down there with you.

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If you have copies I would provide them. Good Luck.

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Patty Murray's Office is in the same building....

Ask Muriel or opne of the other congressional aides to give a call or walk down there with you.

Been using Maria Cantwells office,not too sure its a good choice. I get the feeling they just yes you to death and take long lunches. :blink: Thanks for the tip, last time I sent them copies because they lost the originals I stamped them "COPY" B)

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Patty Murray's office got my roommate a face to face meeting with her rater.

Murray's office pretty much makes those people stand at attention..

Never heard of Cantwell getting any veteran's legislation passed like patty Murray does, have you?????

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Murray's office was useless for me. I sent murray the problems the VA was having with my claim, they then forward it to the RO representative that deals with their claims and, of course, the VA person says they're doing nothing wrong, so I get a call back from murray's office saying "well, they say they're doing the right things...there's nothing we can do". Truely useless IMO and she won't be getting my vote next time around.

I've got a complaint in to the local house person for the vancouver area at the moment...I don't have my hopes up though.

P.S. - How good can murray be, given she sits on the vets board in the senate, yet washington is among the least vet friendly states in the country? I think she's a dismal failure.....I'll vote republican before I vote for her again.

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your logic makes no sense, Murray is one of this nations best vet advocates, her father was a disbled vet, she grew up in a home with him in a wheelchair. She led the fight to replace the 2 billion this year. A US Senator has nothing to do with state benefits for veterans, she makes federal laws not states, you need to talk to the people in Olympia about those laws. Vote against a person who has shown she votes for vets, look at her record, replace her with someone you don't know and you might end up with another John Thune he says he supports vets then votes against the extra 2 billion VA needed.

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your logic makes no sense, Murray is one of this nations best vet advocates, her father was a disbled vet, she grew up in a home with him in a wheelchair. She led the fight to replace the 2 billion this year. A US Senator has nothing to do with state benefits for veterans, she makes federal laws not states, you need to talk to the people in Olympia about those laws. Vote against a person who has shown she votes for vets, look at her record, replace her with someone you don't know and you might end up with another John Thune he says he supports vets then votes against the extra 2 billion VA needed.

Though she may not directly participate in state legislation, her position in the US senate should be more then enough to improve washington's dismall VA benefits. Perhaps I caught them on a bad day, but I made several pleas to her office at the local level (vancouver), state level and national level (in washington).....I didn't even get a response from anyone but the local level and that person was nothing more then a patsy for the VA.

My wife's case is very cut and dry....the VA is clearly breaking regulations in their decision (I mean no doubt about it). If murray's office can't help a vet on such a simple and direct case how is she going to help the majority of veterans who have complicated issues about interpretive medical problems?

P.S. - VA financing is at record levels and it has little to do with murray or the VA commitee in the senate...I haven't seen any of the compassion and caring she claims to have because of her life experience <shrug>.

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Little more on murray:

As I said before, murray's office did little more then forward the information I gave them... they did NO investigation of their own and could care less about my wife. At one point, when the RO first tried to reduce my wife from 100% P&T with A&A to 70% TDIU, they used that fact that my wife "was able to communicate with senator murray's office, which shows improvement in her disability" as one of their major pieces of evidence....despite that being a highly illegal thing to use against my wife (we're talking letters here), murray's office did nothing more then forward my complaint and didn't even bother to call me. After 2 weeks I called them and they said, "There's nothing they can do...the VA says they are following the regulations and it is you (me) who does not understand them....the VA has broad discretion". Honestly, if I saw murray I would spit on her and tell her to rot in hell, but I'm sure others have had a better time with her people.

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I understand your frustration, I guess that we have had good results. I would say that part of it is due to the fact that we filed the complaint in person, so we were real people and not just pieces of paper with names on them and we call at least once every 2 weeks and email once a week.

Not to be a pest, but just to remind them who the constuents are!

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I understand your frustration, I guess that we have had good results. I would say that part of it is due to the fact that we filed the complaint in person, so we were real people and not just pieces of paper with names on them and we call at least once every 2 weeks and email once a week.

Not to be a pest, but just to remind them who the constuents are!

Well, with all those people in power it's really about getting the right person to be on your side at the right time. I know I was a little hard on the senator and I don't doubt she has good intentions, but the "this must mean your wife is better" reasoning from the RO really got to me and I truly expected the senator's office to be real upset about it...essentially, the RO was punishing my wife for trying to get help and murray's office should have jumped all over that.

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Why is it, that nothing seems to change with the way our claims are processed?

It's a shame Patty's office didn't take time to help. It appears her office isn't any different than the rest of them when it comes to assisting vets.

I'm sorry you were put through this.

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For those in Washington State, who are tired of getting dodged on the phone or have had their claims mishandled, I highly recommend the Seattle PVA

Call 1-206-220-6175.........Ask for Mike.

These folks will take care of you & do it professionally.

I am very impressed with the way they have handled my claim.

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