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Just had phoncon w/DAV Rep and VSO--official letter on the way--100% P&T with Chapter 35 DEA. What a monkey off my back. 31 years 2months 16d continuous Active Duty, 7 children and numerous cold war, post cold war and GWOT deployments---I'm shot--mentally and physically--but today I feel recognized and affirmed--thanks to all who listen to me and have felt and are still feeling my pain. God bless all of us and have a great Easter

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oldnavypa,

Congratulations on your well deserved award and thank you for your many years of dedicated service to our country. Happy Easter to you and your family.

Good luck and good health.

GP

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Thank you. My AB8 letter along with a flurry of others just popped on ebennies confirming what others said by voice--combined rating 100% along with Comp amount in $ and says I am considered permanent and total--what a relief ----within 24 hrs went from PFD to PDA-to Pending Notification and complete--hope this aint some twisted April fools joke

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Congratulations on your wIn Bud! :)

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Here is my Time line:

August 3rd 2014 submitted claim to James A lovell Federal Healthcare Center with Rep from DAV in attendance; Same day I was given list exams ( I found out to be Comp and pen exams that lasted until 5 September--18 appts total, 7 Sep with my DD214 and all exams done I Officially submitted claim to same location. 12 Sep--ebennies stated Gathering evidence phase--22DEC stated Prep for Decision and stayed there until yesterday evening, then went from PFD to complete and all letters in system today. My official Retirement date was 1 DEC 2014 so 4 months from retirement and 7 months from day it was FDC and stamped. Hope this helps for your data tracking.

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Now my question:

SInce it states I am considered permanent and total--I don't have to worry about this ever being taken away--correct?? Nor do I have to keep going back for check ups and adjustments?? thanx

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You are permanent but you do have to go to the VA I believe at least yearly for routine check ups and to see specialist. Congrats on the good news and God Bless!!!

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Thanx NAVY04, I know you are haggard and depleeted with the system, just remember the stork and frog photo "never give up", easy for me to say with my results, all that aside, I am lucky that I receive healthcare at the First ever Federal Helathcare Center and NAVY/VA combined facility, so yes I will keep getting follow ups and care which will satisfy both the Navy and the VA.

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I have Medicaid from SSDI, and Tricare from the Navy, but I use the VA for everything so they don't have any reason to keep screwing with me, so that all of my Medical Evidence and Records are kept in one place.

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Yes it will come with BBE folder. Also you can look on Ebenefits home page under Disability Percentages and it will break down each condition. As far as retro depending on the amount, it usually takes a few weeks. You can look on Ebenefits under Payment History and it might tell you there how much and when.

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Got big official package today NAVY04. Rundown goes like this.

1-70%

1-50%

3-40%'s

5-30%'s

3-20%'S

9-10%'S

7-0%'S

2-denials

Whats crazy about VA math is that the 70,50, and 40's = 96.76%--all the other one's only make it 3% higher

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oldnavypa,

Amazing outcome. Filed for service connection for 31 conditions. Service connection granted for 29 conditions. Using regular math, not VA math, combined ratings of 540%. Using VA math = 100% P & T.

Congratulations on a job well done.

Good luck and take care of yourself.

GP

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Thanks GP. when I joined in 1983 all my Chiefs and better were Vietnam Guys and told me day one--if you go to medical DONT LEAVE WITHOUT A COPY OF THE RECORD--I followed the advice. Now that we are using AHLTA and CPRS, VISTA and the like it is better documented--but always insist on a copy of your electronic note--read it and make sure it states verbatim what you were being seen for --in your words--not translated by Medical Officer. ALot of them will say because of HIPPA they cannot print you a copy--THAT IS BS--HIPPA clearly gives permission to the provider to give you a "Copy for patient training purposes". Alot of them are lazy and want to get back to surfing the web, facebooking etc..., insist they finish your note before you leave the building--if not they do your note days later and leave out ALOT of important details and exam. The Military providers only have 3 business days to complete notes--the VA is undefined, believe me they drag thier as$es and dont finish them for weeks---only exception is C&P exam notes, they have to be done the same day.

Thanx for all the support and guidance your site offers. OLDNAVYPA --OUT

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