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I have had a remand in the AMC since March 2007 for an EED on my TDIU. I also had won an increase on my Back injury wich was 40% increased to 60% and back dated to march of 1993. Thye issue of the EED was tied to the increase for my back on the same appeal. In short. I went to BVA in Oct 2006 and had several medical issues pending befor the

BVA. one was and earlier EED of TDIU which was granted 2004 I appealed that becasue 1994 was the year that I filed for TDIU...but alsdo had an appeal for an increase for my back injury which was 40% at the time... well I got the decisionb in March of 2007 which increased my back from 40% to 60% dated back to 1993. The BVA remanded the claim for EED for my TDIU to the AMC Appeal Management center.

Well I am still waiting on a decision on the EED on the TDIU

I called the AMC Friday and they told me that that my file was sensitive and took my number down and said someone will contact me...

I asked why couldn't he pull up my file/status and he said i must work for the

VA... I told him no I don't...and that I didn't have any family working there either.

The VA still owes me 10 years of back pay becasue my injuries prevented me from working gainful enployment in 1993 not 2004 (which was when i was awarded total TDIU.

Has anyone experienced this and why would they label my file sensitive.

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I do not know why you have a " Sensitive File". I did because my niece

is a DRO at the R.O in my state, so I was transferred to West

Virginia.

I went to the BVA and to the AMC and no one ever returned my phone

calls.

I do know James at the AMC telephone number can open your claim

for you.

If this gets you no where, call and ask to speak to the supervisor or

else you will have to call Director Russo's office.

This is from the post of Hurryupnwait.

Here is a contact list I compiled from posts made by Josephine and myself.

1. Under Secretary, Michael Walcoff's office

email addresses of assistants

Mike.Walcoff@va.gov Address to Ken Smith, I think he represents the East

Mike.Walcoff@va.gov Address to Erica, I think she represents the West, she gave me the direct number of Glenn the coach handling my claim.

You can also call Michael Walcoff''s office at 1-202-461-9340.

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2. Ms. Moye, she works under Honorable Cooper's Office, he is the Under Secretary of Veterans Benefits. 1-202-273-5674. I highly recommend Ms. Moye, as she does not make you feel as you are begging.

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3, AMC Director Russo's office. 1- 202- 530- 9455 Ask to speak to Diane Winston prolly an AMC examiner supervisor (team coach), helpful, but leery of new callers.

Casandra Johnson is another AMC rating team coach, newly promoted

1-202-530- 9463 Direct number to Glenn ? ,AMC examiner supervisor (team coach). helpful if your claim is with his team.

4. Dean Vorgey, Service Officer with American Legion at the AMC 1 202 530 9140 or try the following last four 9141 9142 9143 or 9144.

He was very helpful locating and getting my claim moving again. He also gave the basic decision to my SO, State of California, who has no rep at AMC, who then relayed the decision to me long before I received the grant letter from my RO.

Betty

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Thanks Josephine-I am printing off these numbers-

I called the AMC friday to make sure my AO claim and C file is there.

Thursday VA Iris said the Buffalo VARO expected it all back by Nov 7th.

The AMC told me there is no reason whatsoever to have gotten that information-

All I could think of is I sent them -the VARO-a check for an additional set of my husbands VA medical Records for another IMO.

I withdrew this request this AM (have to mail it) to both the RO and the AMC will get a copy-

Afetr I looked through my evidence and copied it all again for the AMC just in case (this took days to do)I feel I dont need another IMO-

and sure want to keep this claim away from Buffalo VARO in light of the recent news-

In my letter withdrawing the records request I told them to find the missing Sectiion 1151 claim of March 1994 that my husband filed.

They denied my CUEs because they said he never filed it.

It was in the C file copy I got months before I filed the CUE.

with all the other stuff they said they never got.

I am just disgusted with the Shredding fiasco- we widows and vets have been saying this for years-

Funny how a negative C & P report never turns up missing.

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"they told me that that my file was sensitive"

That sounds like something they would say. It likely means nothing and they know that.

You can't beleave anything they tell you when you inquire about your claim on the "status" lines at the AMC. I think Ms Moyer is one that has a brain that thinks for itself. The rest on that AMC 800 line have brains, but only work how/what they're programed to say.

The AMC bounced my claim around from VARO to VARO on remands, everytime an IMO was sent in by Dr Bash. Each time they payed another contract C&P paper pusher to copy the same DRO SOC in 1998 and use the same qoates as a bases to deny the claim.

Dr Bash it the only one that had medical bases and records to support his opinion.

They then claimed he didn't have the c-file in front of him when he wrote the opinions. So they sent it to him again and after viewing the c-file they sent him, he sated his opinion was unchanged.

In a SOC I recieved last Jan from the AMC, one reason they denied, is it stated the C-File is absent of any records supporting Dr Bash's opinions, any request from me for a copy of my C-File over the last 30+ yrs and they couldn't verify any records I could send came from my c-file.

I don't want to hog this thread, so to cut this short, I responded with 30 + yrs of requests that are time stamped from my c-file, including the last one in 2004. I also let them know the remand to St Petersburg VARO was the last time I knew those records were in my file

Since i've recieved no responce from the BVA over these records, I sent a request for information using IRIS about them from the BVA today.

I will post the reply when I get it.

They can play some very dirty tricks at the AMC. I hope the BVA see's through all of it.

Allan

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Thanks Josephine-I am printing off these numbers-

I called the AMC friday to make sure my AO claim and C file is there.

Thursday VA Iris said the Buffalo VARO expected it all back by Nov 7th.

The AMC told me there is no reason whatsoever to have gotten that information-

All I could think of is I sent them -the VARO-a check for an additional set of my husbands VA medical Records for another IMO.

I withdrew this request this AM (have to mail it) to both the RO and the AMC will get a copy-

Afetr I looked through my evidence and copied it all again for the AMC just in case (this took days to do)I feel I dont need another IMO-

and sure want to keep this claim away from Buffalo VARO in light of the recent news-

In my letter withdrawing the records request I told them to find the missing Sectiion 1151 claim of March 1994 that my husband filed.

They denied my CUEs because they said he never filed it.

It was in the C file copy I got months before I filed the CUE.

with all the other stuff they said they never got.

I am just disgusted with the Shredding fiasco- we widows and vets have been saying this for years-

Funny how a negative C & P report never turns up missing.

Berta,

You are certainly welcome. This is a list that Paul and I

put together.

Betty

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