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Is it me or is my claim moving really fast?


snow1wave

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So I just filed for benefits on 05/07/2016, my last C&P was on 6/15/16. Monday my application was approved and changed to preparation for decision, and my completion estimate date moved up to 07/15/2016 - 08/17/2016.  Is it me or is this going faster than I thought, I did wait until the last minute to file, I first filed a month away from my 1 year separation date. So around 11 months separated, i'm guessing it had something to do with that. As far as the estimated time, would it be closer to the 07/15, or the 8/17? 

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Gastone, thanks for your reply. I'm not sure what nor how to post a redacted copy. I have no problem with it. Does the VA review this site and would it be harmful?

What I meant by easy is that I applied for SC sleep apnea. Two years prior to retirement I was diagnosed with possible SA. I was referred to a sleep study that diagnosed me with mild obstructive sleep apnea and recommended CPAP and surgery on my uvula. I submitted the sleep study and medical records. I was recently diagnosed and substantiated by Tricare referral sleep study of very sever OSA and I have been using a CPAP. Based on all I've read here and learned elsewhere, this is a clear case. Yet, I have heard nothing except gathering evidence. In fact, this whole week, I have been unable to get any status (error message) from e-benefits. I am in the San Diego area and the VFW is my VSO and they do not respond to any query. 

I'm sure that I'm in a waiting situation. I can wait and not check regularly, but I'm also told that if I miss an appointment for a C&P exam, I start over. Everyone says this is the way things are done with the VA. However, that's never been a very good excuse. 

It's nice to see that others get more timely service though.

 

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Now that's an informative post. I see a SA SC of 50% being a lock. You in service DX and Treatment to include use of CPAP, is the Deal Maker.

If at anytime in the future, you get a DX of Pulmonary Hypertension, or get a DX of a periodic Low Pulse 02 (below 90%), requiring supplemental 02 with your CPAP, be prepared to file an FDC for Secondaries to your SA and an increase to 100% for your SA.

As for Redacted, just black out your identifying info and scan as a Pdf to attach to your posts. The more info we have, the easier and less time consuming the help process can be.

Was this claim, an FDC?

Semper Fi

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How does this process work exactly, I see people talking about they got denied a lot. If I'm under a year out, and I file for a psych issue, and I received a very favorable C&P with an inservice event that almost cost me my life with the military hospital staff at fault, all evidence points to that being the cause of my psych issue, I also went to anxiety management groups in bootcamp, how can they deny S/C? The only issue I can think of is on my exit exam I said I didn't have psych issues, I was just ready to leave a that point. For tinnitus, I told her I had ringing in both ears, but I could only hear it in a quiet room, could they deny that? 

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Denials are a fact of life, with regards to VA Comp Claims.

Quite often, Denials are the result of poor or improper presentation or lack thereof, of the necessary Medical Evidence supporting the Claim.  This is usually the fault of an inexperienced Vet or more often than not, a New or old VSO-Rep, just going through the motions of filing the claim.

You'll hear from many Denied Vet's about the VA Conspiracy to issue Denials. Really, a nation wide "Secret" conspiracy by GS-12 and lower Government Employees to issue Denials? Keep in mind, we're talking about Govt Employees here, not the Mafia.

If your on a FDC, you'll know very soon, regarding your SC Awards & Denials. Don't get caught up in the "What If's" about your claim. Deal with the "What Is," after you receive the actual Award/Denial letter.

How far are you from your VARO? Might be time to make a visit to your VSO's main office at your RO and have a set down with the MFIC, regarding communication problems with your VSO-Rep.

Continuity of follow-up and ease of contacting your Rep is very important. If your current VSO doesn't measure up, jump ship, sooner rather than later. Check out the other RO VSOs and their Staffing situation while your at the RO. Finding a well seasoned VSO-Rep is a very difficult task, trial & error is all you have.

Many Vets have been successful handling their own claims, using VSO's only for info and DRO & BVA Hearing Representation.

Semper Fi

Semper Fi

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Yea, I just have to wait for the decision.. I just have really bad anxiety, which Im filing for. Quick question, In my exit exam I don't remember if I told him I had psych issues, I think I told him no though. Im almost positive I got a very favorable psych c&p, with a life threatening event during my career that was the fault of the military which I believe was the reason for my issues. Would me saying I had no psych issues during exit physical effect anything? 

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17 hours ago, Gastone said:

If at anytime in the future, you get a DX of Pulmonary Hypertension, or get a DX of a periodic Low Pulse 02 (below 90%), requiring supplemental 02 with your CPAP, be prepared to file an FDC for Secondaries to your SA and an increase to 100% for your SA.

As for Redacted, just black out your identifying info and scan as a Pdf to attach to your posts. The more info we have, the easier and less time consuming the help process can be.

Was this claim, an FDC?

Semper Fi

Gastone, the studies show low O2, I believe (see attached file) and possible hypertension was mentioned; however, I was prescribed CPAP only. Yes, the claim was an FDC. I have a question concerning this site. Has anyone ever heard of a claimant being discriminated by their RO because they post things here?

OSA with SC.pdf

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1 hour ago, EODCMC said:

Gastone, the studies show low O2, I believe (see attached file) and possible hypertension was mentioned; however, I was prescribed CPAP only. Yes, the claim was an FDC. I have a question concerning this site. Has anyone ever heard of a claimant being discriminated by their RO because they post things here?

OSA with SC.pdf

How would your RO know you are posing here? 

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Snow, I don't think it would be difficult if one were sleuthing. Especially, when a claimant is posting redacted copies of their claim submissions. Even when identifiers are removed, I suppose it can be done. Perhaps I'm looking under the bed for boogeymen; I just thought I'd ask.

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I highly doubt that ROs are looking for your forum messages. Thats like when you first signed up they tell you meps detectives are going to follow you around to see if you lied about injuries or health problems. 

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I suppose you're right. That would be like employers looking at your social networks...doesn't happen.

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