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Found hadit in Dec 2009 during researching for my claim. Been lurking and getting educated the past four years.

My claims;

3 Items, Oct 1978. Never adjudicated.

9 Items, June 2009. Denied; DRO Review Denied Dec 2011. Appeal Filed.

8 Items, April 2010. Denied July 2012.

**At this stage I listened to my wife and signed on with an attorney.**

Filed NOD on July 2012 Denied items, electing DRO Hearing, informal or formal.

At last, a DRO hearing is scheduled for early January 2015.

My expectations are for an overall rating of 70-100, plus an SMC. This is based on attorney comments and item’s uncovered in the C-File along with some C&P Exam comments


My advice to everyone seeking help. Read and Reread every post and the comments. A topic may not appear to help you; but, the information being provided may help you.

My opinion: Make use of a VSO to file your initial claim. Get your service and medical records. Get C-File if possible. 18 months, unable to get mine. Attorney took 30 days. I think there are some very good VSO’s out there; however, they are just way to close to the VA and many want to play lawyer at the appeals board. The VSO got my eight 2010 items filed. I had missed them. At the same time I got some poor advice from his staff. Denied, find a VA Lawyer.

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Welcome aboard!

YES everyone needs their C file and their Military records to, if needed to establish a nexus.

You have been through quite a rigamorale.

"3 Items, Oct 1978. Never adjudicated"., so I assume they are still open....

How is the lawyer handling those claims?

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Bertha, thanks. I got some of my knowledge from your posts. Last VA action on the 3 issues was to defer my claim with adjudication required.

I actually refiled 2 of the issues with my 2009 claim. I am expecting an informal conference, with those 2 issues being pushed to 1978 as an effective date, 3rd issue is all over the last seven years of my medical records. Issue may require an additional C&P.

This firm has been able to assist a friend of mine that I referred to them. VSO's were no help to him either. The firm has a section that only works with VA issues. At this stage they seem to be really on top of dealing with the VA. I make this comment using much of the information I have got from this forum.

I can not thank the folks on this forum enough for all of the great advice put here. YES, that include's dealing with the legal firm.

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