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Hello everyone. I'm Veldrina, & I work for the VA benefits office in NY. I came across HadIt.com from another website (can't remember which) and saw some of the questions and problems you all have, and thought Maybe I could help in whatever way I can. I realize there isn't a lot of love for VA, so I'm hoping you don't shoot the messenger! Please understand I'm doing this of my own volition, not mandated or sanctioned through VA. What I can do: shed light on the why's & wherefor's of SOME procedures, policies, backlogs, rating evaluations, how we develop claims, direct you to whom to ask for certain types of claims or what wording to use in your claims, actual processing times, etc. What I can't do: look up everyone's claims for updates, tell you about loans, voc. rehab, appeals, education, pension benefits or insurance (as they aren't handled in our office or I don't have access to it). I will chime in whenever I can on the forums to your questions. I hope to be of service, and thank you for your service to the US.

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Welcome to Hadit. We can always use insight from VA and over the years we have had help from our Members who work for the VA and give directions into what is needed to advance a claim.

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Welcome to Hadit. as Pete said, we have had folks who are very helpful that work for the VA in the past as their insight to how this thing works internally is great. These folks are some of our most cherished members.


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I have a good friend that is the staff attorney at the Battle Creek VAMC. Therefore I know for a fact that there some really nice people that work for the VA. Glad you are here willing to help. Thanks and welcome aboard. Terry

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Welcome to Hadit.com .

Any help, assistance and guidance you can provide will surely be welcomed.

If and when you get the opportunity feel free to check out the different Forums here

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