Jump to content
  • 0

Buddy Statememt


me.plum

Question

My lawyer said buddy statement would help me because I couldn't find some of the things I said happen . I looked under mishaps , incidents , accidents class A ,B , and C with no luck. What the Hell looked under facebook for my old squadron and found 32 members . Four of them remember the incident , two of the four emailed me what they scene and who they where. Lawyer said no,no, it must be filled out on V.A. letter head with ssn members. The Veterans are scared that it can be used against them and I cant really blame them for feeling that way because of no accountability in V.A.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Answers 8
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

8 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
  • HadIt.com Elder

It should be done either on a VA "Statement in Support of Claim" form or as a sworn affidavit and notarized. I don't believe the SSN's are needed, however, it must be a sworn affidavit to carry any legal weight, and since it is a sworn statement it carries with it, the weight of the perjury laws, meaning if they lie, they can be charged.

pr

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

If a so called buddy can't write a buddy statement for you then they are not your buddy. I had four buddy statement written for me with no problems, I have wrote two buddy statements for others Marines. Using the VA statement to support claim form did the trick.

Edited by marine0816 (see edit history)
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

If they are SC vets there should be no problem if they even put their C file number on the statement.

We have buddy statement info here:




and other places here under search for Buddy Statements

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
  • HadIt.com Elder

My thoughts are maybe they were doing something wrong or illegal and are worried about recourse against them? ? Other than that, there should be no problem.

pr

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I think that they wonder why VA has given me such a hard time and am I on the up and up. I'm a Beirut vet 82-83, rounds being fired all the time. My DD-214 does not reflex that, I fell off the top of a ch-46 broke ankle in three places. I was in the hospital for three days at Lejune, that leg is over 1and a half inches shorter. The Buddy's where chew chiefs, Two Sargent's and a Gunny. Over 35yrs stop everything to help me, one was buying a home. Semper fi

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
  • Content Curator/HadIt.com Elder

I could see why they might hesitate to put their SSN on forms. Back when I was in we shouted SSN's daily during basic/advanced training as we reported for chow. Copies of them were also distributed on combined copies of orders. With all of the identity theft scandals going on, I don't blame them for being too careful.

When I submitted my buddy letters, they were on the correct form and included their name, address, contact info, but no SSN. I also had them notarized when signing so there was no question.

Even though your DD-214 may not reflect it, check your service personnel record and service medical treatment records to see if you can find evidence there. The VA is "supposed" to check these, but it does not always happen. I have heard others here recommend trying to get copies of unit Monday morning reports, but I never had any luck finding any for my units. Although the buddy letters can be helpful, the VA sometimes cringes at them. I was successful in my claims due to a combination of personnel records, treatment records, and several buddy statements from friends, family, and others.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Yes my claims rep said, since my SMR is nowhere to be found, they would work and they reopened my claim, administrative review, it was denied. Reason? Lost medical records and, and I qoute" less than credible statements.#1 statement was from the soldier in my company who took me to the hospital. #2 is from now a SFC retired who picked me up from the ER. both I found on Facebook. Could not believe it!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines