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terry i have read your posts for last 3 years. never joined hadit till now.i agree with that the va acts in bad faith and deinals of 94%OF THE TIME. MY CLAIMS ARE OVER 30 MONTHS OLD WAITING FOR PERSONAL DRO IN WACO TEXAS.THEY LOST MY SMC.EXPECT MORE OF THE SAME.ALSO WILL GET A LAWYER AFTER THE NEXT DEINAL.HAVE SENT IN MANY IMO IN SUPPORT OF MY CLAIMS.AWARDED SOCIAL SECURITY IN 4 MONTHS FOR SERVICE CONNECTED MENTAL DISORDERS OF PTSD ANXEITY AND DEPRESSION.APPLIED FOR IU. STILL WAITING. YOUR FRIEND CHEIF 313

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Chief- do you mean you sent them the formal TDIU form 21-8940?

I think you do-

an award from SSA for the same claimed disability -with strong nexus (link) to your service should get you TDIU.

Has the VARO sent you an authorization form in order to obtain your SSA records-

and if they have -have you checked with the SSA and also the VA (you could use the email inquery system) to make sure that SSA got the request and that the VA has received the SSA records?

(they lost your SMRs? service records?---the SSA probably still has a copy of them.)

Have you tried to get them yourself from NARA or SSA?

If I were you I would also double check to make sure they got your TDIU form.

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Chief- do you mean you sent them the formal TDIU form 21-8940?

I think you do-

an award from SSA for the same claimed disability -with strong nexus (link) to your service should get you TDIU.

Has the VARO sent you an authorization form in order to obtain your SSA records-

and if they have -have you checked with the SSA and also the VA (you could use the email inquery system) to make sure that SSA got the request and that the VA has received the SSA records?

(they lost your SMRs? service records?---the SSA probably still has a copy of them.)

Have you tried to get them yourself from NARA or SSA?

If I were you I would also double check to make sure they got your TDIU form.

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BERTA, SENT IN 21-8940 AND SOCIAL SECURITY ADWARD AND 2 SUPPORTING DRS STATEMENTS.WILL GET MY SS FILE FOR DRO HEARING IN WACO JANUARY 19TH. THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUICK REPLY.YOUR FRIEND CHEIF 313

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GOOD- however CHief-

they dont seem to accept the SSA award letter at all-

it is the actual SSA records that they need

Your claim sounds excellent.

Will you have anyone from your POA at the DRO hearing with you?

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berta, texas veterans commision has poa. went to local ss office got a statement from them reads. our records indicate you became entitled to social security disability benefirs effective 10/2006 your disability was approved based on a primary diagnosis of affective/mood disorders and secondary diagnosis of organic mental disorders. my 30% service connected disability is ptsd/mdd .will this serve as a nexus ? berta thanks for help to all veterans. your friend cheif 313

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Good Luck Chief it took me 5 years to go through Waco that would include three hearings, 1 BVA remand and several C&P's. I still think that it is best for the Veteran to meet the decider face to face.

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pete 53 i an going to fight tva till i die if any of my claims are diened at dro meeting in waco plan to hire a lawyer and go to bva. claims are for back 'ankel and knees from a accident in vung tau vietnam. its not in smr . have a morting report from my company showing non duty status. i wonder if the va will accept this? also a statement from my mother. 2 drs statements saying the problems are related to this injury.your friend chief 313

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Chief- that is a good statement because it expands on the award letter-

and that was a very good idea to get it-

I am a little puzzled by how they said the "organic" part? The MMD part is real good-

Any thoughts anyone else?

In any event -this is good info for them and they should have gotten your SSA records themselves-

I would give them copies of all of the other stuff too---from your mother and the doctors-copies because they lose a lot .

I assume you mean the non duty status was due to the accident.

You might have to explain that part to them-like they are ten years old-

Have you attempted to access your unit if you should evenually need a Buddy statement for those injuries?

You DO have the nexus in the opinions you got- I just always look for the possible landmines they can try to set up-

and I like your style-----NEVER give up- the claims sound good to me!

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