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zuluvictor81

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So i got a call from the rater who is handling my claim with the VA...Let me tell you informative and getting pissed off is a understatement. For years i have been battling the VA on my complete second enlistment records just out right missing no where to be found... and when i say no where to be found i mean every conceivable location known to man and a few only known to critters who only come out at dark and unicorns. I was told that honestly considering what happened to me it is not uncommon for my records to have just been thrown away. I have been fighting for my knee problems and sinusitis and tinnitus for over 10 years but have been up against the lost file wall. I never filed for PTSD until last year because of My new VSO recommendation to. I original VSO who did my first claims did not file for the PTSD from the start because he said he wanted me to get my foot in the door first. Plus prior to 2009 he was worried that my lack of going to CID would be a problem. I am frustrated and angry and honestly i am tired of fighting this battle. I just want help for the things that are broken nothing more. I just do not know what to do anymore. All my faith in the system that i once loved is gone even though some bad shit happened to me i still loved the service and missed it. now im even angrier then i was before and after talking to this vso and him showing me information from the base i was at he said i was one of the lucky ones. He showed me reports and news paper articals and told me most of the ones that were targeted like i was usually left that base either drooling from psychoses or in a body bag. I just dont know what to do at this point.

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ZV81 - Don't give up!!   Go to:       www.va.gov         search for forms; the form you want to fill out is: VA-526EZ

You can fill this form out on your computer and print it. Page 10 will ask you for your banking info; be sure this is correct.

Once you have the form filled out, Fax it to the VA.

 

 COMPOSE A FAX COVER SHEET SUCH AS:

 

FAX # 844 822 5246

TO: DEPARMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS

               EVIDENCE INTAKE CENTER

                JANESVILLE, WI 53547-4444

                DATE:_________________

FROM:  FIRST MIDDLE LAST NAME   VA FILE NUMBER:          SSAN:                PHONE #:

ADDRESS:

TOTAL NUMBER OF PAGES INCLUDING COVER SHEET  (  )

 

 

YOU CAN SUBMIT THE "REPORTS" YOU MENTIONED ABOVE AS EVIDENCE!!

 

 

 

 

(What base were you stationed at?)

 

KEEP US POSTED AND GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You can simply file for yourself on eBenefit.  Click "Start a claim or intent to file."  That's what I am doing and it seems to be working.

From what I've read.  In a case of lost records, your statements and buddy statements have more weight once you get to appeal.  I would suggest you document your symptoms well and get things to the appeal state where evaluations would seem to be more fact based.

There are lot of opinions as to what to file and when.  I didn't do anything with the VA for 18 years.  A VSO was telling me to file all 15 things I found in my c-file.  I chose to upgrade my two rated items and easy/significant items (2) in my first new claim.  I will stage the others out as I get new SC's and ratings and build slowly. 

I personally believe that putting a bunch of things out at one time is a mistake.  I don't have much experience, but I already have 2 successes in 6 months. FWIW.

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S7 Suggestion is also a viable alternative.  However, when I was filing thru e benefits, the VA website "froze up" on me

a couple of times..  It was easier for me to just fax my docs to the center in WI.

 

Here's some more very important information:  On the 1st page of the VA 21-526EZ; under "special circumstances";

sounds like you are claiming PTSD Secondary to Personal Assault so you will also need to fill out VA Form 21-0781a.

 

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My issues are not about filing at this point. and yes the ptsd is due to personal assault.part of my story is lower down in this same forum. I already filed and that is not the issue... my issue comes from my entire military file being file thirteen-ed just to hide and cover up what happened to me.

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You can overcome that with Buddy Statements and anything else that proves the assault.

" For years i have been battling the VA on my complete second enlistment records just out right missing no where to be found... "

If the assault happened on your initial enlistment, they might not be needed...although an inservice assault could have certainly affected you during the second enlistment.

." He showed me reports and news paper articals and told me most of the ones that were targeted like i was usually left that base either drooling from psychoses or in a body bag. I just dont know what to do at this point. "

Those reports and news articles should be obtained. The reporters could be contacted.

What base did this happen at? When did it happen?

I would be googling my butt off ,if I were you, to prove what happened at that base.

 

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