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Received completed VA Form-21-0960A from my cardiologist today and he agrees that I have Ischemic

Heart Disease. His diagnosis was CAD, PAD and Carotid artery disease. I have had triple bypass surgery, mitral

valve replacement and three carotid stents. I have initiated a claim with the VA and received a claim number a

couple months ago.

My question is what should my next move be and based on the limited information I have provided, what are the

realistic chances of a successful claim?

Thanks

Jerry McDaniel

366th SPS

Dong Ha, Vietnam

1966-1967

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what should my next move be Put yourself in a comfortable chair. Get your beverage of choice. Have a book and/or the TV remote closeby. Wait. Go back to "Put" and continue the sequence as many times as needed.

and based on the limited information I have provided, what are the realistic chances of a successful claim? Pretty good, if your in-country Viet Nam service is verified.

If you have had any treatments or hospitalizations for cardiac problems since you filed your claim, make sure your friendly neighborhood VARO has that info, or tell them where they can get the info.

Received completed VA Form-21-0960A from my cardiologist today and he agrees that I have Ischemic

Heart Disease. His diagnosis was CAD, PAD and Carotid artery disease. I have had triple bypass surgery, mitral

valve replacement and three carotid stents. I have initiated a claim with the VA and received a claim number a

couple months ago.

My question is what should my next move be and based on the limited information I have provided, what are the

realistic chances of a successful claim?

Thanks

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and based on the limited information I have provided, what are the realistic chances of a successful claim? Pretty good, if your in-country Viet Nam service is verified.

Thanks for your reply. Would I be correct in assuming that my DD-214 and the info on it verifies my in- country service?

Jerry McDaniel

366th SPS

Dong Ha, Vietnam

1966-1967

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Drake2b,

Relax, if they will give me 10% for my for two stents. You should have no problems.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"

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Would I be correct in assuming that my DD-214 and the info on it verifies my in- country service? Not exactly ... but don't worry.

Whether you sent in a copy of the DD-214 or not, the VARO will confirm your Viet Nam service dates through a "PIES 034" request http://www.benefits....2/ch02_secd.doc from the National Personnel Records Center.

Although one can generally depend upon a DD-214, modified (falsified) DD-214s have been submitted ... so everyone becomes suspect.

Thanks for your reply. Would I be correct in assuming that my DD-214 and the info on it verifies my in- country service?

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