Jump to content



Popular Topics  Tinnitus | Hearing loss | Post-traumatic stress disorder | Lumbosacral or cervical strain | Scars, general | Limitation of flexion, knee | Paralysis of the sciatic nerve | Limitation of motion of the ankle | Diabetes mellitus | Migraine | Limitation of flexion, knee

Ad Free Subscription - Available $5 per month, $50 per year. Ads support the site, but some folks want an option without ads. Subscriptions are available! Thank you for your support.

Popular Forums: VA Disability Claims - Appealing Your Claims NOD, DRO, BVA, USCAVC -Compensation & Pension Exams - E-Benefits Questions - PTSD 


Popular Posts C and P Exam – Do’s and Don’tsDisability Rating Calculator6 Reasons to Keep Pursuing Claims and Appeals – AFTER you reach 100% | More

 





Popular Forums: VA Disability Claims - Appealing Your Claims NOD, DRO, BVA, USCAVC -Compensation & Pension Exams - E-Benefits Questions - PTSD 



Popular Posts C and P Exam – Do’s and Don’tsDisability Rating Calculator |6 Reasons to Keep Pursuing Claims and Appeals – AFTER you reach 100% | More

 

 

 

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 when it comes to filing Veterans Affairs Disability Claims. Chris Attig - Veterans Law Blog

 







Popular Forums

 

Common VA Disabilities





What is HadIt.com Veteran to Veteran LLC?
The how to's and why for's in the Veterans Affairs process for filing a claim for service connected disability compensation. We combine the Knowledge, Skills, and abilities of Veterans to provide other Veterans the Information and support they need dealing with the Veterans Affairs system.

What can I do here?
Utilize our site and forum to research Veterans Affairs Disability Claims procedures benefits.  Search for topics of interest. Join our active discussion forum and post questions to other veterans. Ask your questions here.


  • 0
Berta

No New AO presumptives?

Question

I have had a bad cold all week and just started checking my emails....this AM a Florida Newspaper stated that VA had decided Not to add anymore AO presumptives.

They gave no link for that statement. Have I missed something?

This came up on a Google Alert I have had for a long time regarding the potential new AO presumptives the VA Secretary would consider.

Has anyone received any definitive news from the VA or any vet org, that there will be no new AO presumptives in the future?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

23 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

I think these are the latest on A.O. as of 2014 Posted previously by Ms Tbird

http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2016/Veterans-and-Agent-Orange-Update-2014.aspx

Unless the Trump Admin makes more previson on this?

I agree with Ms Berta on the on this

''Stroke is also being considered..if a veteran had had an ischemic stroke and also has a AO IHD rating- it is Highly likely the ischemic stroke would have the same environmental etiology as the heart disease did. I have a letter to that effect to send to the Secretary.''

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites






  • 0

You know the VA prescribed two high blood pressure meds for me and yet when I go for physical exams they say my BP is just slightly high and I should keep a log to prove I have High Blood.  My pressure is not too high since I just had an increase from VA in my High Blood meds.  It seems they are saying I don't have high blood because I am taking high blood meds.  I already have AO presumptive heart condition (60%) and DMII (20%),   yet the VA fights admitting I have high blood pressure even though I have not claimed it.  If it becomes AO presumptive for high blood you can bet I will claim it because even though it is just 10% maybe high blood can lead to stroke and heart failure over time.    High blood can also ruin your kidneys.    All these conditions interact with each other and the result is you die.  I understand the VA wants to treat us as if we were an assembly of parts but any idiot knows when one system fails they all fail.  VA is using the "Four Corners" defense to stall until all AO vets are safely dead and in their graves.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

AO UPDATE 2017, is supposed to be released late 2018 to early 2019.

For those interested, VAWATCHDOG.org had a link regarding the AO Update Release.

Hypertension being determined by the 2017 IOM AO Update as "Limited but Suggestive Association to AO," makes it a real stretch to think it will be added as an AO Presumptive. Even though it's not supposed to, what an addition of an AO Presumptive for Hypertension would cost in Retro and Future Comp $$$$, is sure to be taken into consideration by the Powers that Be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

I have made a strong argument to Secretary Shulkin as to getting ischemic stroke on the  future (hopefully) next AO presumptive list  ,which as I understand it will be the last AO list- if it even is a list.

I feel any vet who has a disability that Shulkin might consider to write to him and tell him why their disability should become  presumptive to AO.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
On 1/24/2018 at 8:37 AM, Berta said:

This is the last 'announcement" I am aware of :

https://www.stripes.com/after-18-months-of-study-va-delays-adding-new-agent-orange-illnesses-1.495773

It refers to the NAM ( formerly IOM ) report which I think has been posted here somewhere.

Ischemic stroke is also one of the conditions the Secretary would consider.

I wish they would. I’ve had about 4 of them so far, and probably one in the service, but Exemption 5 of FOIA 5[552 (5)(b)] keeps them from releasing most of my medical records after Vietnam. 

I need a lawyer pronto. Got the reconsideration on the Feb.1st. I have one I am gonna call, but he is on officer in the Army Reserves. Isn’t that clearly a conflict of interest. I don’t want just back benefits, I want damages from a malpractice suit.

the VA said that is the only way I might get a copy of my records withheld. I’m looking for a lawyer that doesn’t work for the VA. One that will seek millions in damages for lying about my records being lost for 45 years. The best in the country.

the VA is full of deceitful liars that need to be called out, and I am now ready.

Any help? Thank You,

victor ray

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
On 2/11/2018 at 5:32 PM, Buck52 said:

I think these are the latest on A.O. as of 2014 Posted previously by Ms Tbird

http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2016/Veterans-and-Agent-Orange-Update-2014.aspx

Unless the Trump Admin makes more previson on this?

I agree with Ms Berta on the on this

''Stroke is also being considered..if a veteran had had an ischemic stroke and also has a AO IHD rating- it is Highly likely the ischemic stroke would have the same environmental etiology as the heart disease did. I have a letter to that effect to send to the Secretary.''

 

Well,

i can tell you this as of February 1st 2018, my strokes were denied and I have 2 documented after the service documented and possibly one in the service, but they are hiding the evidence per Exemption 5 of FOIA. 

THEY TOOK MY DISABILITY down to regular retirement because I turned 66 also, even though i’m Disabled from strokes. I have the Hospital records in Vietnam showing the immediate results of contact dermatitis which they call Atop dermatitis, and I have the papular rash around the eyes, ears, neck and trunk, with swollen ankles, arms,. I have the symptoms of exposure, but they used the Chloroquine rule to “medically dump” me, which is illegal, but who challenges the Army? 

 

429CB0FC-4A4E-4E83-95F0-1E7DBD828070.jpeg

B0E09A4D-D1B0-49E4-AD3E-AED16163EF6C.jpeg

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


×