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Ok, so I made several posts before I opened my eyes and found this forum for introductions.

I am not sure what to tell about myself so here goes:

I am a Vietnam Vet, server two tours in combat. I live with my son, his wife, and 2 wonderful grandchildren (1 boy and 1 girl)

in NC. I have another son that lives in CT with his wife and their 3 wonderful children. Unfortunately I lost my wife in 1999 due to cancer, she was 48.

My health is failing much faster than I ever imagined. The bonus is I was told in 2003 that I had less than 1 year left. I have had DMII and Depression since before the 80's, had my first of several heart surgeries and procedures in 1996. I became medically unable to work in 2003.

I currently an receiveing SSDI and VA at 70% Combined Rating. Thanks to my son!

When I became unable to work, my son quit his Management job and took care of me until I was well enough for him to start working from home. He has been working from home since 2003 because I always need help with something.

If not for my son I would not have SSDI or VA Comp. When I became unable to work, I just struggled along not knowing what I was going to do. He told me I was due SSDI because I paid in all those years, thats what it was there for. So he gathered all the necessary information, filed for me, took me to the doctors and etc. I got approved on the 1st try.

Then he told me the VA had to care for my health because I served in nam. He again did the legwork, I slapped a signature on, he faxed the form and 3 days later I got a call that I could go to my local VAMC and begin receiving treatment. Since then he has filed most of my SC claims.

I had already given up on things long ago. He has stood behind me pushing me the whole time. If not for him, his wife, and all my grandchildren, well anyhow.

Hope this isn't too much rambling, just trying to give a clear picture of who I am and why I am here.

I have already found the help of many of you priceless, and I have already had the chance to help someone as well.

Thanks to all that make this place happen!

Donewsome

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Welcome to Hadit and you are fortunate to be so close to the grand kids

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donewsome,

John is correct, you can accomplish gaining some additional service connected disability and perhaps gain additional compensation, with the proper medical evidence and medical opinion which would thus provide a nexus to these additional disabilities .

I would Submitted the request on a VA form 21-4138 (Statement in Support of Claim).

On the VA form 21-4138 - I would state:

I request and claim additional disability and/or request for increase, by applicable rules and regulations contained within the following:

38Code of Federal Regulations

21_4138.pdf

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donewsome - welcome aboard. Lets see here one year to live - 2003 to 2008 hmmmmmm.... using my knowledge of VA math that comes to 5 years! Guess the ole doc called that one wrong!!!! <_<

You will find many, many great veterans, wives, sons, daughters, friends etc.... on Hadit. All are willing to assist anyone who asks. Sounds like you got a great son there so try to hang on to him for a while!!

Any help or advise you can throw in on the forum will be greatly appreciated by all. Also tell that boy of yours to take a look at Hadit also for I am sure he can also assist others here. Tell him we don't bit and we ain't even crazy like they try to make everyone think. B)

Once again welcome to our family - old mom Tbird is the one that made this site possible so you will see her jump in every now and then when we start acting up. :lol:

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Welcome Dear Donewsome, thanks for visiting here at Hadit, Tbirds site! Congratulations on your dedicated support system (entire family!) and do invite your son to visit, ask questions or share advice. (great idea Ricky!)

Donewsome, I thank you for your service, for it was just as Vietnam finished I was inspired to volunteer for service and stayed for a career. Times it was the best or the worst, depending. Again welcome and God Bless, best to ya. cg

donewsome - welcome aboard. Lets see here one year to live - 2003 to 2008 hmmmmmm.... using my knowledge of VA math that comes to 5 years! Guess the ole doc called that one wrong!!!! <_<

You will find many, many great veterans, wives, sons, daughters, friends etc.... on Hadit. All are willing to assist anyone who asks. Sounds like you got a great son there so try to hang on to him for a while!!

Any help or advise you can throw in on the forum will be greatly appreciated by all. Also tell that boy of yours to take a look at Hadit also for I am sure he can also assist others here. Tell him we don't bit and we ain't even crazy like they try to make everyone think. B)

Once again welcome to our family - old mom Tbird is the one that made this site possible so you will see her jump in every now and then when we start acting up. :lol:

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