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JHawks

Va Beat Me Down, Time To Limp Away And Move On

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Thanks you to everyone for their support and ideas. The time has come to stop the addiction to the forums. My review claim was denied when I know it should have been approved. Good Grief, it should have been a no brainer. I have been prescribed a brace to support a malunion of my tib-fib on a SC ankle. I had all the medical records to support the claim. They say my ankle is stable enough not to need a brace even though it was prescribed by both a pediotrist and Ortho Dr. I don't have it in me to file an appeal and let this drag on for years and years. They beat me down and I need to limp away before I go nuts. Thanks everyone.

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JHawks,

Please don't give up. Don't give the V.A. the pleasure of thinking THEY CAN beat you down! I sit at home everyday researching and coming to this forum for information and sometimes just trying to stay in contact with the human race. I have made this my job...reading, researching and learning about what is happening now with my claim and what I can use in the future. This is now my job because it's about me, no one else but me...it my time now. I have now found the time to care about me. I AM ENTITLED (just like you) to what I have claimed and if it takes another 5 years for successful results then it is my job to do just that! In parting stay strong and don't give up!

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I can't stand this - send me your papers and your story and I will help you fight! If that is not feasible, what can I do to help you !

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Another one willing to assist in your quest. Send me a PM or post the Reason and Basis for the decision. Did you file for it as a primary or secondary condition. Can not fight for you, but I will help you fight to the bloody end.

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JHawks, don't give up the fight my friend. Like the other folks said here, it's just what the VA wants you to do. Many are willing to help you here so don't turn away from it. Get that attorney if that's what it takes. Be a thorn in there side that festers. Be like a child in a candy store that is persistant about getting that piece of candy! Don't give up!!!

When I had my heart attack the insurance company wasn't going to pay for the life flight bill and I said neither was I. I said yes u are, yes u are, yes u are, and of course they said no,no,no! One phone call to my attorney and in two months the bill was paid... Persistance my man.........

Jeff

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They beat me down, too. Lost my home while waiting for VA benefits (It took em 7 years, even with a valid "nexis" statement)

I hung in there...almost took my own life, but got help and hung in there. I eventually won. Now I am appealing for the real effective date, 7 years ago. When I get it, I will be able to buy another house.

Listen to the Captain.. NEVER GIVE UP.

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