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hello brothers and sisters is me again merry x-mas to u all i got an appointment coming up on the 14th after having my hearing i was told that they were going to set me up an appointment with a c&p dr to go over my records a to give his medical opinion on wheather or not my being exposed to asbestos is the cause of my lung conditions i suffer from today when i enlisted was in wat they called then perfect health zero body fat and vegiterian to boot after being exposed to that crap i started having breathing issues shortness of breath andwheezing znd they startedme on albuterol and another one cant think of then they diagnosed me with copd and dispnia and asthma go figure my supper wrote them a letter explaining the conditions we worked in daily and wat insulation was covering the old pipes was a heating specialist , now the navy has a rule that if you served in any of the fields that put u at risk and thay had a lsit of them you were automaticly service connected why is it the airforce being of the same govenrnment and run by the same ppl mor eor less cant have the same policy when it comes to this kind of thing i loved serving my country but it would seem they dont give two rats asses about us and even though they ent me int that boiler room and i removed the asbestos under orders i gotta prove to them i was even there and even though i may spend the rest of my life sucking on a tube for air they dont know me now go figure which brings me to my point its sad to say it but before you do any thing that may put your life at risk or could shorten your days. dont do anything that will have u asking that question ,, will i be covered or will uncle take care of me or will i be here on this site with my fellow vets because they say i dont exist, will my records come up missing or blacked out will they play the va game where they make u wait until your dead or dieing to acknowledge you even served and then pass your family a flag or plant you with unknowns when it comes down to it brothers were only of value to them as long as we can hold a gun or catch a bullet when the usefullness wares off were all expendadable .. wishing you all the best and from mine to yours much love on this holiday coming up regardless how i feel if called i would do it all over again as would we all merry christmas brothers.

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I hear you on how asbestos vets seem to get jerked around.

In this recent BVA award for asbestos there might be something to help you.


For COPD they will hinge on any smoking history and hang their hat on any post service occupations that could have caused the COPD as well.

If you can get a strong Independent Medical Opinion (the criteria is in our IMO forum)that rules out any other etiology but for asbestos exposure as causing your disability and you have proof of your service exposure, they should make an award.But they have not denied you yet.

Yes you mean the Navy Pies list and it is here at hadit-but it seems to me any similiar USAF occupation would make that list relevant as to proof of exposure.

"my supper wrote them a letter explaining the conditions we worked in daily and wat insulation was covering the old pipes was a heating specialist "

That is good evidence and I sure hope they consider it.

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now the navy has a rule that if you served in any of the fields that put u at risk and thay had a lsit of them you were automaticly service connected


Certain disability's may be granted SC due to presumption - but no disability's are automatically SC'd.

The decision maker that orders the C&P examination should provide specific instructions

as to what the examiner is supposed to do, most times this involves a diagnosis and whether there

is a nexus to active duty, sometimes it also involves the impact the disability has on employment

and social abilities.

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they will try and focus on exposures in your civilian life, any smoking you and people around you may have done, anything at all they can possibly use to place the blame, did you ever do smudge pot operations in citrus groves? Those type of questions they will use any reason at all to blame your lung issues on if you haven't tell them and look them in the eye when you do it.... if you are staring at the floor and looking away they assume you are not telling the truth

I learned a long time ago if you tell someone something they are not going to like it's better to look them in the eye and tell them like you mean it they might not like it but it helps your credibility

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