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Arcticguy907

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Good afternoon all,

I am a little confused after talking to a VA rep. on the phone.

So,I just signed out on terminal leave and will be officially retired after 21yrs in the Army. I did a BBA claim,I think that's what it's called through my VSO and had all my CP exams done by QTC in May. I called the VA to make sure they received my DD214 and as we were talking the later said that all my C&P exam DBQs are in my file and so is my DD214, but she also said that they wont even start my claim until 01Sept..which is the day iam as I said be retired and also reflected on my DD214. So my question is, why would they sit on my claims until then if they have everything else they need? My VSO initially told me that it should be done by mid August,give or take. He is on leave now until 15Jul,so I cant ask him...any input battles?

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Thank you GB, I certainly will make this work. I start my new job on 01August and will have insurance with them as well. I just dont see the point of a BBA claim when they brief us to start 180 days out from your retirement date if the VA does not start working on it until your retirement date. This is all very confusing to me.

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I do not feel the VA is wrong.

On your retirement date you officially become a veteran.

Thank You for those LONG years of service!

I suggest you carefully read over the CRDP CRSC here at hadit. I assume you have been to a briefing on these benefits- 

 there are are more links and discussion if you search here for CRDP and CRSC.

The link above contains a link to  Military.com CRSC /CRDP info- 

 

https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/disability/payment.html 

There is a lot here on these benefits, but Mil,com has to best explanation.

CRDP is automatic but CRSC has to be applied for.

Make sure you leave the Mil with a copy of your Service medical records, and Personnel records too, and make sure you get some contact info for any other inservice men or women in your unit- if you ever need a Buddy Statement.

 

 

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Thank you for your input, by no means am I implying that the VA is wrong. However, I am on several medications including four for PTSD, to control my blood pressure and so forth. I did perceive a 90 day supply for some,but not all as they are controlled and can only be given in 30 day increments. How am I suppose to get my medication if none of my conditions are recognized by the VA before September? I do have all my records and I have no doubt all of my claims will be service connected. 

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Artic, this is a round-about solution on your meds cost. You can probably get financial assistance from one of several Veterans organizations for medical assistance, ex. VFW< American Legion, AMVETS, etc. I also would expect you might get some help if you talked to your VA hospital patient advocate-they should be able to help or offer suggestions.

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All I can say is Welcome to the VA world. It wouldn't be as much fun it they did things in a logical manner. Keep educating yourself, read here and other sources, and ask questions. We will try to offer help. Remember one thing DON'T Give up. Or as my friend always says "don't let the b.....ds win."

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