Jump to content
VA Disability Claims Community Forums - HadIt.com Veterans

  • veterans-crisis-line.jpg
    The Veterans Crisis Line can help even if you’re not enrolled in VA benefits or health care.


  • question-001.jpeg

    Have Questions? Get Answers.

    Tips on posting on the forums.

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery instead of ‘I have a question.
    2. Knowledgeable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title.
      I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story.
      Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph, there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.
    Leading too:

    exclamation-point.pngPost straightforward questions and then post background information.
    • Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
      • Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
    Rephrase the question: I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
    • Question B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
      • See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
    Rephrase the question: I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?
    This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial of your claim?”
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. This process does not take long.
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. The review requirement will usually be removed by the 6th post. However, we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.
    • This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before hitting the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims, and this helps us do that.
  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   


  • VA Watchdog

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

  • 2023-foeum-banner.jpg








  • red-rectangle-thin-bar.png


    Ask Your VA Claims QuestionThe LatestVeterans Crisis Line





  • Show Your Support for HadIt.com Veteran to Veteran - Wear With Pride - You are part of a 25 Year Tradition of Veterans Help Veterans through the VA Disability Claims Process.

     Check Out All The Ways To Show Your Support! 2022-11-16_06-22-29.png

  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 14 Guests (See full list)

    • There are no registered users currently online
  • 0

Tampa Va Cost Patient




from above :

By PAUL DE LA GARZA, Times Staff Writer

TAMPA – One patient died at James A. Haley VA Medical Center because of an error during surgery and some surgeries were canceled because doctors didn’t show up, according to a report issued Thursday.

The findings also said the hospital’s operating room was closed twice because of fly infestations and that staff responded by installing “suspended electric flying insect traps.’’

In addition, the 31-page report by the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs raised questions about the legality of a contract for surgical services between the University of South Florida and Haley, the nation’s busiest VA hospital.

The VA OIG report is also at the Watchdog site.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Answers 7
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Top Posters For This Question

7 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • HadIt.com Elder

I use the Tampa VAMC. I would not let those people do any surgery on me. They use the vets as lab rats and practice for the med school next door.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • HadIt.com Elder

I recently had angioplasty by a Doctor who has done thousands of them Since I was partially awake I know that there were some problems. I just cannot get a grip on having someone who is just learning do surgery that is delicate.

I think that Veterans should be able to get normal insurance and go to someone who is good at what they do. The VA is better than nothing but not by much in my opinion.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • HadIt.com Elder


Just go in for a nerve block at Tampa VAMC and your worries will be over. You drift off and wake up in the big PX in the sky.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I believe their refusal to operate on my spine was the biggest favor that the VA has ever done for me.

(And the only one).

The second half of the private sector procedure went exactly as planned and I am healing nicely.

I guess the bill for 150 thousand is better than being dead.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines