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Went To Indy Varo Today



Got a look at my file and I mean just a look I was not aloud to touch it that sucker was about 7 inches and made a loud thud when he sat it on his desk. I ask him about my commander's statement that I turned in and why was I sent to a mental eval excluding PTSD. He stated that I was sent because of records in my mental heath file (in the denial it stated I had no history of treatment in service for any mental health). and went on to say any buddy statement that was typed just didn't seem as personal as one that someone sat down to hand write, and here's a good one. I got divorced over 8 years ago and when I got married 6 years ago I turned in the proper paper work to have it fixed when I filed for an increase. The VA stated they didn't have it so I resubmitted it 2 1/2 years ago again and they(VA) stated they will add my new wife with dependents I filed to be added, I receive a bill for overpayment couple of days ago for $5200 from where they removed my ex-wife as of 4-1-2008 and still have not yet update my dependents. As I was sitting in the VARO looking at this huge file there was my "divorce decree" That I only sent in "once" in 2001 along with my second wifes info un-date stamped and boy did the double talk started, this guy had more excuses than a Chinese hand book, he folded up my C-file and stated how he had to take it back across the building before he got in trouble for having it. and would not explain and I was running late for a VA apt. After what I experienced today I do not trust the VA on any level and never will. This just happen today.

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Oh, forgot to mention that they (VA) is only going to back date my current wife a year from my date of claim along with my dependents.

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Yoggie, Write up a statement and ask for the 5200.00 dollars to be waived due to andinistrative error. You sent in the doc and the VA failed to act. That is an error on their part and you should not owe the money back.

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Had you made an appointment to view your c-file?

What the heck office was back across the building he had to return it to,

or he would get in trouble.

If he would get in trouble then he probably wasn't even authorized to have his

hands on your file anyway.

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If you make an appointment to see your file they have to show it to you and you get time to review it. They will also make some copies for you. They won't copy all five pounds while you wait, but my VARO will do some. I would probably just ask for a copy of the whole file while you wait for your appeal. It won't slow it down that much and it might give you the evidence you need.

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I didn't go in to view my c-file but to turn in new evidence in support of claim and ask why I was being charged over 5 thousand dollars so he went to grab my file he said, and came back with the Encyclopedia Britannica the first time I ever seen it. soon as he stated to look at the first 1/2 inch or so and seen I had a "divorce decree" and it wasn't date stamped he immediately abandoned search, when i said what the hell is that.

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