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maine1963

Ils Taking A Long Time

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Going on for quite some time now, I am still awaiting a decision on the items that my counselor and I agreed I should have. I am 100% PT and could really use these things for a better way of daily living.

Is is normal to take 8 months plus?

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OK,

An apology needed on my part! I just went through some of the older Posts on the ILP... I am educated now, to a degree, as to the likely hood that this whole process can take quite some time! My counselor has stated to me that there is a series (chain of command) of steps that my claim(s) have to make along the way to being approved. I asked how many... he said, "Not really sure, but quite a few levels of management"!

Perhaps I need a Congressional Inquiry, I know it can't hurt... Wish I could just take faith in the system! ha ha ha

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At what point have you signed a plan that was agreed upon by you and the counselor, and has that plan been signed by any VR&E Division Chief's????

Once there is a plan, the items on there are already approved and the counselor can begin procuring items for you, either from their purchasing clerk, or with a vredit card they are supposed to have. Now, I know that not all counselors have a credit card, like mine, so it was authorized that I went and purchased the items myself, then got reimbursed. It was faster and easier for me, but I think it was not the correct way because they have now put a stop to that practice.

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I started mine over three years ago but have reached point where the Councilor has agreed to do what was recommended. Course this is the third Councilor now.

Be patient and actually the more time invested the better the deal in my opinion.

I have recommendations for a Temperpedic Bed, bathroom remodel and possibly a new central air conditioner. In case I need an argument I have medical conditions that the replacement of 1996 A/C would justify but I do not understand if service connection for these conditions are necessary.

I am service connected 30% for flat feet, 0% for tendinitis and 100% for panic disorder with agoraphobia. I also have CAD, Diabetes Melitus Type 2, Asthma, bronchitis with VA prescriptions of albuterol and also allergy meds.

I am planning to comment on the evaluation to show that my conditions would be better if they do the a/c.

Pete

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Pete

Your post gives me hope. I asked them for a guitar and some lessons years ago. They made it into a federal case. I just told them to shove it and went and bought it myself. They wanted me to prove by medical evidence the quitar and lessons would benefit my disabilies. I thought it would be obvious since I was P&T.

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I just received notice that my items have preliminary approval and have meeting with my counselor on Monday... perhaps they read these boards?? lol

Will keep you posted/

Greg

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