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      I was involved in 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?



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MCCFR97

Success multiple myeloma/burn pit, chemical/jet fuel connection

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I jumped off the board while I worked on preparing for my DRO hearing, this board can stress me out at times. Here's my timeline

10/2015- applied for VA benefits based on stage 3 MM/ caused by chemicals (benzene/TCE's) I am NOT qualified under Camp Lejune/ Vietnam AO or Radiation.

12/2015- recieved denial from VA

2/2016- turned in N&M along with a DR nexus (I did NOT pay for, it's from my treating oncologist)

3/12/2016- recieved letter of DRO hearing on 3/22.

3/22/2016- DAV Rep called me at 0730 said he got a call from the DRO who told him I do NOT need to bother coming in for a hearing, my evidence was overwhelming and he had already approved my claim. 

3/23/2016- ebennies changed last night, shows I have no "claims in progress" and it is now in Historical Claims, shows a descision made and talks about verifying my dependants. I saw the letter that is coming in the mail.

6 months from application to approval. It is possible to connect the two but you really have to have your gear wired tight.

My Hadit mentor was/is Gastone. He has been a good friend and a wealth of knowledge. If it had not been for the little things, like making my statements Sworn Affidavits etc I'm not sure my stuff would have looked as good as it did. Good enough where they balked before the hearing. 

I post this for my burn pit cancer vets, you can win if your outside all these presumptive time lines, just follow the science and talk to your oncologist, once I explained what a nexus letter was she was more than willing to help. 

Thank you hadit for the board, and thank you Gastone for your help, friendship and ear for all those times I bitched.

And finally props to the DAV my VSO, he did me right he actually studied up on my disease so he knew what was up. Thank you! And the VARO, I have read horor stories about the VA. I'm a boot, this is my first and only claim. I was really flying blind but the VARO was fast, attentive and they really did good service, faster than SSDI. So you won't hear this often but thank you VA and DAV, this is a feather in your cap.

Semper Fi

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Heh congrats, well done. As much as I loathe the VA tactics every now and then the agency actually treats a Veteran correctly.  Good read and congrats once again. Take care.

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Congrats brother. Now focus on finding peace....

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Congrats

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I am so glad Gastone helped you, he is a valuable and diligent member here.

This is Great news!    And I commend you for getting those ducks in a row (the evidence) and following his advice.

 

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      All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

      Tips on posting on the forums.

      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’.


      Knowledgable 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.


      Use paragraphs instead of one huge, 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 to:

      Post clear questions and then give background info on them.

      Examples:

      A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?


      I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?



      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?

      I was involved in 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 from your claim?” etc.

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      Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.

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