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Hello from southeast Tn. Vietnam 1969-70 MACV. sure am glad I found this site. Been fighting with the VA for 4 years on a claim for diabetes and finally got 40%. Still working on other claims. The Va don't tell their secrets and up until now I've been on my own and its been a hassle. I'll be asking for help from my new found friends and I am willing to help others. Now a little about me. Retired in 2006 due to diabetes complications. I now spend my time on the computer, Reading, and sometimes I go on a road trip with my truck driving son. I don,t do this often, a 3 day trip takes me 3 weeks to get over. also I do some small woodworking. Other than that I,am just your average veteran and you know what that is. Thanks again for allowing me to be a part if this great website. May God richley bless each and every VETERAN.

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trailblazer,

Let me welcome you to our wonderful site.

We have a lot of knowledge from the members here.

Without them, I could have never won my claim, May 8, 2008, almost 44

years from my discharge in 1964.

I was granted 16 years of retro pay and sitting at 70% for Chronic

Anxiety and awaiting my TDIU.

My claim is a Miracle and all because of this site's members.

Someone with more knowledge will step in to help you and thanks so

much!

Betty

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Trailblazer welcome to Hadit and thank you for your service

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Welcome aboard. There is a C&P diabetic exam that the VA uses for AO exposed Viet Nam vets posted elsewhere on this site. Use the search function to find it. It will give you a heads up on secondary conditions that usually go along with the DMII such as peripheral neuropathy and HBP.

Also if you have not had the AO exam at the VA Medical Center, it is good to get done. It's a very through exam with EKG's, etc.

You have opened the door with the 40%, study this board and keep working till you get to the maximum benifits you have earned. Take care. Terry Sturgis

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"Retired in 2006 due to diabetes complications."

Have you formally claimed all of the complications?

Do you have any medical evidence that your retirement os solely due to DMII?

Do you get SSA disability for DMII and complications?

DMii can cause heart disease, stroke,cataracts, atehrosclerosis- etc and other serious complications that the VA must rate.

Have you formally applied for TDIU yet?

TDIU-100% compensation for Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability.

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