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Hey all! My name is Dale Hemrick, I am 63 yrs. old, I am a Vietnam era Seabee Veteran. I am 80% Disabled, and I am happy to have come across this website! I think that spending time in-country was easier than trying to deal with The VA! I currently have a claim in progress(since December 2009), and will be filing a Federal Tort Claim against the VA soon. I would prefer not to go into anymore on that subject. I don't know whether I am alone in my thinking that the VA monitors the related web-sites or not, but I would be careful about putting too much info on the web! Just this Vet's opinion, and everyone has one! CAN DO!! Dale

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Welcome! There is a lot of good information available here. Good luck with your claims!

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Welcome! Nothing wrong with a little opsec...

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Welcome-

there is plenty of FTCA info in our FTCA forum below the main forum.

The Statute of Limits for VA FTCA is that the SF 95 must be filed within 2 years after the date of becoming aware of the malpractice.

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