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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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Outstanding! Regroup and show them the persaverance that you acquired in the service! Don't let them win. As many have said, that is their goal. I just got my 87 year old WWII vet father-in-law a pension. He should have been receiving this pension for over 20 years because his income is only social security. He went to the VA all of those years and got care as a wartime vet, but no one ever took him aside and told him to file for a pension. Hang in there and eventually you will receive the savings account that the VA is earning interest off of :D

Ok, I have backed off for a few days to get my poop in a group and respond. Thank you all for your encouragement and the slaps on the back of my head in order to get my attention.

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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.

The torment may come from the injustice, and the pain underscores the issue. I appreciate the feeling of just wanting to let it go and writing it off as a bad debt. If it could only be that easy. Freedom is elusive, and the cure is seeing it through to the end. I wish you peace.

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The torment may come from the injustice, and the pain underscores the issue. I appreciate the feeling of just wanting to let it go and writing it off as a bad debt. If it could only be that easy. Freedom is elusive, and the cure is seeing it through to the end. I wish you peace.

There are times that I wish I could just walk away from all things VA. You are not alone.

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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.

Had you applied for a V.A. clothing allowance? Did V.A. then state there was no medical necessity for the brace?

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Had you applied for a V.A. clothing allowance? Did V.A. then state there was no medical necessity for the brace?

I have in fact applied for clothing allowance but won't know until the fall. The VA has never stated I didn't need the brace. In fact even my VA Podiatrist noted in my records I require the VA brace that my private Podiatrist.

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