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Greetings from OKC metro. Hot 'n humid here this 6th day of June.

9 years back separated from USN with 27 years 6 months and 17 days service. Before walking down the after brow the last official time, I copied my entire medical record X 3. (including labs and eko graphs). While on terminal leave I dropped one copy off at the Midwest City, OK chapter of the DAV. Fellow I met there welcomed me (of course I paid the $300.00 lifetime membership fee) and he agreed to go over my record. 2 weeks later he invited me over to review his findings and upon my acceptance the DAV became my representative.

Prior to the end of my 100 day terminal leave and house hunting I received notification of receipt and docket (claim#) from VA. within two months of civilian life I was notified of 70% rating (Nov 2003) Learned of CRSC come January 2004 (Yippee Skippee!)



Carpal Tunnel left

Carpal Tunnel right (surgically released)

ACSS with fusion @ C-6/7

Carcinoma of Bladder Surgically removed

Special comp. "K"

Among multiple other stupid things the VA decides to give us credit for...the combined total when added up was 140%

Somewhere around April 2004 I was instructed to report to a medical center here in the city for Heart specialist. Did all that and Doctor there (discreetly) pointed out and allowed me to see results of his findings "Ischemic Heart disease" was the final diagnosis. I later took all my EKO cardio graphs fronm Navy Physical exams to heart specialist (civ) who actually found the indicators on last 3 physical exams of active duty (never discovered or pointed out by Navy medical).

July 2004 I was notified of the findings by VA and my compensation was increased to 80%.

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You should have a goal.

Do you realize that the state you live in has the best 100 percent benefits for a veteran in the Nation?


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Wasn't aware. It seems to me, the last time I reviewed benefits by state Oklahoma was in the top ten but Florida or New Mexico or some other states (maybe Texas) were at the top. Been at least 3-4 years since I looked.

Current Governor Mary Fallin is working real dilligently at eliminating state income tax overall.

As we sit the first 10k of my Navy Retirement is tax free, thats for all military retiree's.

If I can ever get the majic 100% C&T, the State will freeze my property taxes, and give me a card with a tax ID which elimates me from ever paying sales tax on any purchase here in Oklahoma.

Never would've dreamed I'd end up here in Oklahoma as a Sailor (retired), I wanted always to land a piece of property on the Gulf Coast (any state but LA.) Shortly after I retired Katrina rerared her ugly head and COMFAIRWIFEPAC got the willy's & kept 'em regarding living on the coast.

Ah, well just as well I suppose...I found work here, so have to chalk it up as where my Supreme CDR intended me to be.

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I live in Florida and I pay the sales tax. I beat the property tax. It seems to me the place to live on 100% is the place where your money will go a long way. If you live in the boonies then you have to drive everywhere but housing is cheaper. If you live in a big metro area property is expensive unless you want to live in a high crime area.

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