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Oceanbound

2018, Got my Docket #

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Will post my appeal journey in this thread. Here starts the road to victory. 

Sept 2017 - hired GloverLuck since I HADIT with getting denied by the VA with the injuries I have documented in my file. I was homeless, lost my marriage, and 15 years of my life.

April 2018 - Got my Docket #.

Hopefully it does not take 5 years, but I expect it for the traditional route, and not RAMP.

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I can't comment on your claim, but I do have a concern.

The VA healthcare system and the VA compensation and pensions are two distinct and separate entities.

If you do have health problems, and you go to your annual physical, you should be using that to help you get better or maintain your health.  I do not understand the adversary actions regards your PCP or NP, or the person who takes you blood pressure.  They are there to help you.

Now, if you have private healthcare, then I would suggest you get your healthcare there and forego the VA clinic or hospital, as its seems to not be helping you and could be causing you additional problem, i.e., high blood pressure.  LOL..

The VA comp and pen is a whole other system and should be approached from a very adversarial position as its "you against them" for money.

I go to my VA clinic and or hospital and appreciate everything they do for me.  Free visits, free prescription and travel pay when appropriate.

Nothing they, the VA healthcare side, have ever done has been detrimental to my claims in any way.  

FWIW,

Hamslice

 

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On 1/14/2019 at 2:29 PM, Oceanbound said:

It is very disgusting, the idiot that was doing my annual physical was fighting with me because I knew more than her and wasn't taking her crap. Sorry not sorry you just graduated from nurse practitioner school and only got this job to pay for your over price no name joke school. 

So she can not get her ten cent bonus lying in my med file. She still lied but it is on record and I filed a complaint to the Sec of VA. Ombudsmen are a joke--which I told them in writing: I do not need you at all and instead filing my own to the Sec VA. I have high standards, up yours.

So on Jan 4th I saw retro coming. Was pleased with the small amount. Got it three days later, which was way before the Big brown envelope (it's actually white now) to see what was approved, that came on the 12th. Will be using it for the IMO that I was waiting on obtaining. The actually RO meeting with my attorney was months ago and the decisions finally came.

Across the board the clown at the RO denied me on everything. No surprise! Pretty much said that I was never in the service, these injuries were from birth or afterward military service. So every idiot from QTC was in cahoots with the VA. Shaking my head, I'm at the worst RO in the country--yes the one with the death waiting list. 

This now allows me to see another local board certified physician. Who isn't a bottom of the barrel quack, since I can not even get proper care at the VA hospital/my VA pcp. I'm very much done with them.

The outcome was denied and delayed because I'm not dead yet. (The three D's) They even denied my presumptive. The one they approved was one I never sought, this was done only to shut me up, be happy and go away to never return. 

So now my attorney and I are headed to the BVA. This spring, I'm going to take a trip to Oklahoma, and see the good doctor Ellis.

 

 

 

I been there on my ptsd claim. Luckily everyone else at the VA knew the examiner was full of s###. My initial denial for an increase was because I told teh examiner I play PC games like Civilization. He used that piece of info to suggest malingering and that I could hold a job because he knows how hard of a game civilization is. It took over a year for the appeal, but I got my increase to 100% P&T. Then the RO used this examiner's notes to say my backpay only went to the last C&P exam. It was basically the RO saying the 1st examiner was right and wrong at the same time. When my backpay claim got to the BVA, it took a BVA judge less than a week to give me the correct backpay date. 

A lot of times we have to deal with crappy people and raise the appeal, BVA flag to get the 'real' people looking at our claim. Good luck and may you have several more quality years ahead of you; and, be able to enjoy that backpay, correct rating.

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Yes I have a Writely (google docs) spreadsheet for each disability and the doc who will do the ime/o for that.

Seems I have a re-eval C&P this monday and positive about it going well.

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Just donated. Without this site I wouldn't be posting here and finding resolution to the madness. 

So those that are reading this sign up , donate, and feel good - for this website been around since the BBS days (bulletin board system)

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Since I got denied from one of my main disabilities and now have the funds to get a secondary IMO from a specialist that can squash the two bad ones from the VA. Only problem is that as soon as I told this specialist physician, I'm a vet,  he was going to charge twice the going rate than what I can get with another doctor. He basically said those cheaper guys can't help me. Not true pal they are just as qualified as you in being a specialist.

Can he get help me? Yes.

Pay him or keep looking? You already done your homework in finding this specialist, pay him.

Thoughts

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