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Svr Radios Show 12 / 08/2010 (Change Of Venue)

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We have decided as part one of out claims process discussion to have Hadit.com's founder amd matriarch, TBird on as a guest speaker.

If you want to know how Hadit.com came about as well as many other things don't miss it. You don't want to miss this one opportunity to meet this wonderful lady.

Please join our host Jerrel Cook, Carlie, TBird, Stretch and myself for a very intormative and educational hour.

The chat room and phone lines will be open, I hope to see a bunch of participation fromt he website.

Stretch should post a call in phone number soon.

John AKA Jbasser.

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1. Please join Hadit / SVR Webinar.


2. You will be connected to audio using your computer's microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended.

Or, you may select "Use Telephone" after joining the Webinar.

Dial +1 916 233 3088

Access Code: 484-483-751

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Webinar ID: 549-191-033


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Thank you to those who were able to attend or listen to the show last night Dec 8, 2010. I hope you find the show helpful or at the least entertaining.

If you missed the show. Listen to Archive Here

Some topics discussed that bear repeating.


To file an informal claim. Call the V.A. 1-800-827-1000 get a live human being and tell them you want to file an informal claim. They will open a claim for you and send you the forms to fill out. You must fill out the forms and return them. However, should you prevail in your claim your effective date for retroactive pay will go back to the day you called in and filed the informal claim, which means more money for you!

The second reason is there are built in protections for ratings after 5, 10 and 20 years and these to will go back to the date you filed the informal claim.

5 Elements of a Claim

(1) You must be eligible. In other words, you must have served and possess a discharge that is other than dishonorable. If your discharge is other than honorable but not dishonorable, there may be restrictions on the type of benefits you may receive.

(2) You must have an current injury or illness (condition) that can be attributed to your service. This means that you should have a fairly clear diagnosis in a medical record prepared by a qualified health care provider, preferrably a physician. The more precisely defined the condition is in the record, the better it is for your application for benefits.

(3) You must have evidence to support your claim. The strongest evidence is that of an event that is recorded in a Service Medical Record (SMR) and a detailed description of the cause of the injury or illness leading to the condition, as well as how it was treated and any residual effects of the event. If the condition is related to a non-combat related event, documentation of the accident or incident that caused a condition (such as a broken bone), documentation of an admission to a military or other hospital, a record of treatment and follow-up care. Not everthing is required for every claim, but the more supporting evidence, the better chance of an award. (4) Your medical evidence must be clear enought to prove to VA that your current condition is connected to the in-service event - this is called "service connection" or "nexus." Without a service connection, all the evdence in the world of a current medical condition and an event in service will not result in an award of benefits. Source:
Jim Stricklands Knol

(5) Tell them the effective of the disability when did you start having trouble with it.

Effective Dates

38CFR3.400 -

Title 38: Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief


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I logged in a little late yesterday, mainly do to the time difference from CMT & MST. I know I should of known.lol. This was my first listening in to Svr, and I'll tell ya, it was very interesting. You guys want a little laugh? Some of you will probably think I'm nuts but I don't care, Everyone needs a good laugh now and then! Anyway, during the last minute or so towards the end of the show they unmuted us (the listeners) and ask us for any comment. So I just stated talking away to my computer thinking they can hear eveything I'm saying. You know just like in the movies! Well my 13 year old Grandaughter came in and asked who I was talking to. I looked at her, and turned and faced my computer and said; "Myself Honey".

P.S. Do I Need to buy a mike for my computer? lol

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Yes, you need a microphone. You can buy a head set. If you need help you can email, and I will call to set it up...

Nice to have the head set anyway if you sleep odd hours like I do....I got mine at radio shack, and the head set is called gigaware...

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