Jump to content
Using an Ad Blocker? Consider adding HadIt.com as an exception. Hadit.com is funded through advertising, ad free memberships, contributions and out of pocket. ×
  • 0

New To Board Questions


DBK1
This thread is over 365 days old and has been closed.

Please post your question as a New Topic by clicking this link and choosing which forum to post in.

For almost everything you are going to want to post in VA Claims Research.

If this is your first time posting. Take a moment and read our Guidelines. It will inform you of what is and isn't acceptable and tips on getting your questions answered. 

 

Remember, everyone who comes here is a volunteer. At one point, they went to the forums looking for information. They liked it here and decided to stay and help other veterans. They share their personal experience, providing links to the law and reference materials and support because working on your claim can be exhausting and beyond frustrating. 

 

This thread may still provide value to you and is worth at least skimming through the responses to see if any of them answer your question. Knowledge Is Power, and there is a lot of knowledge in older threads.

 

spacer.png

Question

Retired USA 13years ago when I did the Va exam when I first got out I got 0% for headaches. They called them common stress LOL Over the years i continued to have the headaches and several other problems that I did not realize where related to the fall that I took off a hemmett . I was knocked unconscience and rush to the feild hosp and given motrin sent back to duty. Several months later I went to the ER in such terrible pain in the head that the only way to control it was with IV meds. Follow up was once again told stress . Well this last August it all came to a head I had a major seizure and was rushed my ambulance only to find out that I had lesions and a tumor . After a week in the hospital and then put on meds for seizures I then went to the VA rep to reopen my 0% for headaches. I sent in all civ doctors papers and the MRI s. I was surprise I got a Cand P exam so soon since I have read that some people wait years to get one. The doctor had all my records and knew the dr who I have had been going to . I felt the exam went well . Allot of questions were asked and I answered the as truthful as can be. Of course I am sure that it was a bad day for me did not hurt. I was told that I had been having mini seizures for years. Then the big explosion. My last MRI showed that the tumor had gotten bigger and needed to be removed. I just had brain surgery done last week and they could not get it all . My question is how long after the exam before I hear results? If so would it be considered TBI and what percentages can I expect? At this time I have no rating at all other that 0%. I go for the regular VA appt when I get a card . Which is every six months. each time I tell them about it along with other things. Any info would help since you all have more experience with them.

Thank you Don

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Answers 3
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Popular Days

Top Posters For This Question

3 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

DBK1,

I do not think this would be considered or rated as a TBI .

You will need a doc to link this to active duty - some how.

This maybe a hard one.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • HadIt.com Elder

Sounds like you have the hardest & worst part done . . . service-connecting it, even tho it was only 0%. Now you need to fight for a correct rating. The doc will need to state that the headaches were related to the current tumor. Can't even guess at a rating, right now. They'll probably deny or lowball ya, so plan on the chance of a long drawn out battle. You should win, so don't ever consider giving up. I had a friend give up recently, after the long process got to her. Too bad cuz she had a winner!!! When ya give up, they win!!! Good luck!

pr

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Can you tell me the exact medical terms they are using to describe the tumor?

"that I did not realize where related to the fall that I took off a hemmet"

Is this and the ER visit documented well in your SMRs?

You need to consider the Temporary convalscent regs and file claim for that if your medical evidence warrants this benefit- but they will have to SC the tumor and removal first to include the scar

and there isnt enough info here to know yet if that is possible but I heard that the Temp convalescence claims have a time limit to be filed.

I could be wrong on any time limit- we have info here under a search on those regs.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • veterans-crisis-line.jpg
    The Veterans Crisis Line can help even if you’re not enrolled in VA benefits or health care.

    CHAT NOW

  • Advertisemnt

  • question-001.jpegLooking for Answers? Here are tips for finding the answers you seek.

     

    All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. To post, you must register. Registration is free. You can register for a free account here.

     

    You can read the forums without registering.

     

    Tips on posting on the forums.
     

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question.
    2. Knowledgeable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph, there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.

     

    Leading to:

     

    Post straightforward questions and then post background information.

     

    Examples:
     
    • A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
      • Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
    • I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
       
    • B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
      • See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
        • I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?

     

    This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.

     

    Note:

     

    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed.
    • This process does not take long.
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. The review requirement will usually be removed by the 6th post. However, we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.
    • This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before hitting the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims, and this helps us do that.
  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines

<——>