Jump to content
  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • 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

  • 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

Sponsored Ads

  •  ad-free-subscription-002.jpeg     fund-the-site.jpg

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

Question

I don't know if this is the right forum however I wanted to post an update. I am currently 100% Sc and I applied for SSD back in March of this year (2011), I hired a law firm to represent me throughout the SSD process and the following is a timeline of what occurred during that time. I was just denied again today so here goes.

1.Hired Lawyer and Applied for SSD March 2011

2. Received first response from SSD in June 2011 (Denied)

3. Lawyer applied for an appeal (June 2011)

4. SSD notified me of the appeal notification and SSD stated that they (SSD) were notified in writing that stated Law firm was respresenting me (June 2011).

5. SSD contacted me and requested more evidence i.e, any new meds or new doctors (July 2011) notifed me by phone.

6. SSD contacted me and stated that my appeal was denied again and that I have 60 days from the date of the letter (25 August 2011) to request a hearing in front of an ALJ (Administrative Law Judge). Received denial letter today 29 August 2011.

From what my lawyer briefed me on, because of my age (40) and my education (Assoc. Degree), I would probably be denied all the way up until I see an ALJ. No luck needed I know I will eventually prevail.

Vet2010

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recommended Posts

What are ALL of your medical conditions listed for your SSDI request.

What EXACTLY did SSA state in their denial of benefits ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ad

I don't know if this is the right forum however I wanted to post an update. I am currently 100% Sc and I applied for SSD back in March of this year (2011), I hired a law firm to represent me throughout the SSD process and the following is a timeline of what occurred during that time. I was just denied again today so here goes.

1.Hired Lawyer and Applied for SSD March 2011

2. Received first response from SSD in June 2011 (Denied)

3. Lawyer applied for an appeal (June 2011)

4. SSD notified me of the appeal notification and SSD stated that they (SSD) were notified in writing that stated Law firm was respresenting me (June 2011).

5. SSD contacted me and requested more evidence i.e, any new meds or new doctors (July 2011) notifed me by phone.

6. SSD contacted me and stated that my appeal was denied again and that I have 60 days from the date of the letter (25 August 2011) to request a hearing in front of an ALJ (Administrative Law Judge). Received denial letter today 29 August 2011.

From what my lawyer briefed me on, because of my age (40) and my education (Assoc. Degree), I would probably be denied all the way up until I see an ALJ. No luck needed I know I will eventually prevail.

Vet2010

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see I am not the only one with too much education. Waiting for a response now from ALJ for SSD or SSI. Haven't worked in 20 months due to bad health. Here's a thought ...let's sue for discrimination. Too smart !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see I am not the only one with too much education. Waiting for a response now from ALJ for SSD or SSI. Haven't worked in 20 months due to bad health. Here's a thought ...let's sue for discrimination. Too smart !

Gee if education is the driving factor for denial, I guess I better not apply. I never knew it was based on that, I was always under the impression it was your disability.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The exact wording is as follows, because of my age (40), previous work experience (Infantry solider for 20yrs), and my education I can do limited work based on my education. I know it sounds crazy but, MAN, what the heck. Also they stated they based their decision on all medical documents, VA, Specialty docs, Pain doc, and the Local ER records. I have a hard time believing that because my Pain managment doc have me on Exalgo ( hydramorphine) and he told me I cannot work. The claim is as follows,

1. Depression (50% VA)

2. Back Pain ( 20%)

3. Medication intake

4. Prostate (40%)

these are just what I claimed for SSD however I have multiple 10% claims that equal up to 100% Sc. I spoke to a friend earlier today and he stated that I shuldn't have put my education on the Paper. An Assoc. degree my goodness, I feel sorry for those you out there who have a Masters. You should have failed a few courses (lol)... I will keep everyone posted.

Toothpic- how log ago did you apply and what happened at the ALJ appearance? Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Ads

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • I filed for my mitral valve regurgitation heart disease secondary to a service-connected condition on 7-30-18. It was granted on 8-30-18. Since I filed for this heart valve issue and was awarded, can I still file for hypertension ? I have been seeing comments that you should file for hypertension first and file for heart disease as a secondary. Can I file for hypertension as a secondary to my heart disease ? I am alittle confused on this matter.

      Dan
    • How to Change the Theme - Look and Colors
      How to Change the Theme - Look and Colors
      • 5 replies
    • For Calculating Retro

      VA Disability Compensation Rates 2012 | 2011 | 2010-2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999

      Prior to 1999 check here https://www.hadit.com/va-disability-compensation-rates-historic-for-retro-calculation/
      • 0 replies
    • I am a 100% disabled veteran, At first I was super excited to find out I am getting retro pay for back benefits to 2006. But that was over 2 months ago. I been waiting and waiting and calling to ask them wheres my back pay. They first told me "one month" than I call again. The guy started reading a script of basically "we are malingering on paying you" type crap. I was wondering if there is any number I can call besides that 800-827-1000 number to inquire about my status. I don't know why its taken so long when there is specific information telling them from the judge that VA owes. 

      There was a remanded to see if I was eligible for IU (I get it now since 2014 im actually 90% with 10 of that been IU). I been on SS since 2004. Can Someone help me out? Thank you
      • 6 replies
    • You might have a 38 CFR 3.156 situation-

      meaning the VA might have considered your claim in 95/96 as "not well grounded" and failed to even get your STRs.Or they did get your STRs but never considered the specific entry you cited here.

      Lots of discussion under a search, of 38 CFR. 3.156 (a)(b) (c) ---here is a winner:

      https://community.hadit.com/topic/52994-cue-in-failing-to-apply-the-provisions-of-38-cfr-§-3156c-for-effective-date/

      o

       
        • Thanks
×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines