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Gmaan23

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So I put in my claim for schizoaffective bipolar type back in October of 2010. Have everything from behavioral health c and p exam and SSA records already in place. The Oakland RO has been telling me that it is still in development stage. I don't know what to do besides mailbox watch and va 800 hassle. Almost at my wits end, any suggestion for what to do? My dad and mom tell me just read a book go exercise hang out with buddies or talk to social worker/ counselors. What else should I do?

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So I put in my claim for schizoaffective bipolar type back in October of 2010. Have everything from behavioral health c and p exam and SSA records already in place. The Oakland RO has been telling me that it is still in development stage. I don't know what to do besides mailbox watch and va 800 hassle. Almost at my wits end, any suggestion for what to do? My dad and mom tell me just read a book go exercise hang out with buddies or talk to social worker/ counselors. What else should I do?

We all have to endure the wait. It sucks, doesnt it. Better find something to occupy your time as the more you get into this the mre likely you will turn into a basket case.

October 10 is a very short period of time in the VA timeline. Be prepared for amything.

J

A Veteran is a person who served this country. Treat them with respect.

A Disabled Veteran is a person who served this country and bears the scars of that service regardless of when or where they served.

Treat them with the upmost respect. I do. Rejection is not a sign of failure. Failure is not an option, Medical opinions and evidence wins claims. Trust in others is a virtue but you take the T out of Trust and you are left with Rust so be wise about who you are dealing with.

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Your Dad and Mom are correct find something to get your mind off it. Hobby or just something. Be thankful that your parents are standing behind you,

Thank you for your service!!

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October 10 is a very short period of time in the VA timeline. Be prepared for amything.

J

Ditto,

Get a hobby or go fishing - if you just filed the claim Oct 2010 I wouldn't even be checking the mailbox

any before Oct 2011.

Carlie passed away in November 2015 she is missed.

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Gmaan,

We all know the wait is maddening.

One thing that helped me was to research what I'd do with the money (which wasn't a huge award) and how to budget what I figured I was getting.

Now I'm traveling the country living my dream (Here's where I parked last nite: CLICK HERE )

It isn't going to help you or your loved ones to agonize minute-by-minute on your claim; please invest your energy in something positive :smile:

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Kelly: Great landscape!

Gmaan23: Agree with the others: find something else to do. I know it's hard. All I can say is after years of dealing with the VA, obsessing over my claims didn't make them move any faster. It just kept me grinding my teeth. Not the best answer I can give you, but you need to look at what you're missing by watching this pot boil. Give yourself permission to check once a week, no more. Then move to every other week. The VA clock ticks month-by-month - don't stress yourself or your family any more than possible.

Limbo is status quo for the VARO.

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The waiting gets you on edge. Since you have a computer use it to learn more about your condition. You can also use the computer for fun.

Veterans deserve real choice for their health care.

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