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How Do I Hate Thee Ebenefits... Let Me Count The Way


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I hate thee for thou incorrect information ebenefits. Thou hast changed me from preperation for decision to preperation for notification in two changes of the moon. Dost thou try to confuse me. I will marinate whilst thou changes thy mind once more. no seriously. Is there a light at the end of the tunnel for me. No AB8 generted as of yet.

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i was just getting ready to post the same sh!t.

3rd time is the charm, maybe. I had a decision on 31JUL2012. Been back to and forth between pending notification and pending decision approval 3 times. today was the latest. oh well, at least it is moving.

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Ebenefits is like a box of chocolates, you don't know what you will get until you open it upbiggrin.png Seriouly, sometimes I believe this system was created to give the VA a tool for their entertainment. JMHO

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Hey papa if it is for our entertainment, it not funny. I hate even going there. Mine is gathering evidence for months and they asking for more items to prove I was on ground in VN. They do have my DD 214 which does show what they are looking for. oh well we just keeep on waiting.

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Hollis,

The VA also had my DD214, but what I did was send them a copy of my manifest and orders going and coming from Vietnam. I had a picture that said welcome to Vietnam, and I was under the sign. It is really sad that we have to go to these extremes, but we have to do what we have to do.

Papa

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I just hope that this is finally over. Ebenefits still shows prep for notification. i am very nervous due to the process going so fast. I hope i dont get denied even though I have numerous medical records from the military complaining about my injuries.

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Well gentlemen,

When you end up appealing your incorrect or lowball decision, eBenefits won't be so traumatic for you. It gives you absolutely no information about what is going on with a DRO process (no incremental steps to watch). It will simply tell you that it is pending with your local RO, and if your LOCAL RO is really good, they will have it indicate it is pending with the BVA and you should call them!

Best regards,

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Any chance it is a partial award? You will get at SOC unless it is a 100% award of what you requested, and they will always tell you appeal is possible, even on letters!

Continue to persevere!

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Yes sir it may be. i just talked with my wife about this. i was sad, she was happy. i have bilateral knee, bilateral shoulder and lung condition. It could be that they do not total 100%. i cannot get epeggy on the line (too many call?) and i cannot tell from ebennies.

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did you provide medical evidence linking your current condition to the medical records in the military complaining of your injuries?

no sir. I simply used all of my medical records from the military (huuuuge folder) I went in for shoulder pain and my PCP advised to pursue a claim. I have been getting VA treatment since 5-5-2011.

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when did you seperate from service?

June 16th 1995. I had been in and out of the VA for depression for a while before I stopped taking my meds that were really messing with mymind. I normally hurt around the winter but the past 2 years have been daily. So I finally claimed it. I had two documented vehicle rollover acidents.

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so roughly 14 years btween seperation and treatment, or were you treated continually from seperation till now?

did your pcp offfer a link between your current condition and your in service injuries? if not, and you haven;t been treated continually since service I see a denial in your future. sorry. look up IMO on this site.

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i appreciate the advice so much that i am enrolling in our health benefits right now. I have seen people get their claim partially approved even though it has been a long time since their ETS. It was due to them being young and the older they got the worse the injury was. Thanks for your advice though.

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