Jump to content
  • Latest Donations

  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • 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

Sponsored Ads

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
  • Available Subscriptions

Question

Hi Guys, I wan to thank you for all the help you have provided, it has been  great for me!  I have a question.  I will try to make this brief, as possible.  About three years ago, I felt the V.A. was "stonewalling" me on a couple of issues, my back and my lungs.  I call the V.A  line to MacDonald and Hinkley , and within a week, I was contacted by a RO from Phoenix, Az.  She was handling my case, and just need completed DBQ's and Nexus letters, and any recent tests pertaining to my back and lungs.  She said no C&P exam was necessary.  I provided her all the documentation, and she said this was want she needed to finalize everything.  I get a letter for a C& P exam.  I tried contacting the V.A. in Phoenix ,Az,  but no success.  I tried contacting the RO but I found out later she was transferred from Phoenix to San Diego.  I went to the C&P exam, because I know what happens when you don't go.  This is the doctor I think I told you, told me, "wow your in bad shape".  You back is really bad, and you have bad lungs.  The he said "I am probably going to deny you, because that's what I do.  But appeal, and you should win".  He denied, and I sent a NOD.  I had a DRO hearing March 2016.  I provided all the information.  But I neglected to provided the e-mails that I had, documenting from the RO that I did NOT need a C&P exam.  I didn't bring it up in the hearing, because I couldn't fine them. and I thought they might have it in their files. (I know stupid me).  I haven't received a decision yet.  Do I wait until, if I am denied and provide the e-mails, or should I send them now, before a decision is made?  I don't know what to do.  Thanks again,   Jimmer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recommended Posts

  • 0

One other thing.  I do feel that not having to go to the C&P exam would have a significant effect on my case. The RO was basing everything on the information, I sent her.     Jimmer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ad

  • 0

When you were you denied and you then sent a NOD.........how long was it from then to March 2016?   Just curious if that VA phone line call made any difference time-wise to be seen quicker?  

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Wayne TX, It was five months.   When I contacted MacDonald and Hinkley, things seemed to move fast.  I was denied in October 2015, and had my DRO hearing March 2106.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

What did you tell VA to make your Appeal move that fast?    That is really fast from a NOD filing to a Hearing Date.  All I keep hearing is it takes 18-24 months and in some cases even longer to get a Hearing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Wayne Tx, I had called MacDonald's office, and Hinkley's office, (They were in charge at the time)  and told them I was being "stonewalled", that nothing was being done.  I felt like the V.A. just wanted my situation to disappear.  I told them I had been waiting over 2 years and nothing.  That got things moving.  However it has been 16 months since the DRO hearing, and I haven't had a decision yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Ads

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: Ad Free Subscriptions to the Forum available
      Ad free subscriptions are available for the forum. Subscriptions give you the forums ad free and help support the forum and site. Monthly $5 Annually $50 https://community.hadit.com/subscriptions/

      Every bit helps - Thank you.

       
      • 0 replies
    • Choosing a VA Disability Attorney Means Learning What Questions to Ask
      Choosing a VA Disability Attorney Means Learning What Questions to Ask. Chris Attig - Veterans Law Blog 

      <br style="color:#000000; text-align:start">How to Hire an Attorney For Your VA Claim or Appeal Free Guidebook available on the Veterans Law Blog

      I got an email the other day from a Veteran.  It had 2 or 3 sentences about his claim, and then closed at the end: “Please call me. So-and-so told me you were the best and I want your help.”

      While I appreciate the compliments, I shudder a little at emails like this.  For 2 reasons.

      First, I get a lot of emails like this.  And while I diligently represent my clients – I often tell them we will pursue their claim until we have no more appeals or until we win – I am most assuredly not the best.

      There are a LOT of damn good VA Disability attorneys out there.  (Most, if not all, of the best are members of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates…read about one of them, here)

      Second, I don’t want Veterans to choose their attorney based on who their friend thought was the best.  I want Veterans to choose the VA Disability attorney who is BEST for their case.

      In some situations, that may be the Attig Law Firm.

      But it may also be be Hill and Ponton, or Chisholm-Kilpatrick, or Bergman Moore.  Or any one of the dozens of other attorneys who have made the representation of Veterans their professional life’s work.

      There are hundreds of attorneys that are out there representing Veterans, and I’m here to tell you that who is best for your friend’s case may not be the best for your case.

      How do you Find the Best VA Disability Attorney for your Claim?

      First, you have to answer the question: do you NEED an attorney?

      Some of you don’t...
      • 1 reply
    • VA Emergency Medical Care
      VA Emergency Medical Care
      • 3 replies
    • Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act
      Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act
      • 0 replies
    • Thanks Berta for your help. I did receive my 100% today for my IU claim on 6/20/2018. It only took 64 days to complete and it is p&t. Thanks for your words of wisdom. 
×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines