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Just a Big Old Thank You!! Hadit Members

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 On behalf of our  creator of Hadit.com Tbird  (Theresa Allridge) and all the Veterans in the Good Old U.S.A.

I wanted to thank some  members here  and let them know they all are appreciated here on hadit  taking their time away from their family's and devoted their time here on hadit to help these veterans ,  all your post are outstanding,  I personally wanted to say thank You & God Bless you All.

these members are

broncovet/Berta /Pete992      Geekysquid?? MIA?                     

vetquest                                    paulstrgn

GB Army                                  63 charlie

Shrekthetank1                      Oceanbound

Dustoff II                               jfrei

Vync                                      Fat

Hamslice                             awgv001

stumpy579                        Navy04

brokensolider 244th           

Richard 1954


And so many more I can't think of the names   but this is a fine List we have here on Hadit 

All the work you all put in here is wonderful & 

We salute you all   keep up the great work.

God Bless


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Buck, you sir are also greatly appreciated. When I found this site like others, "I was mad as hell and I couldn't take it anymore." I remember the quote but I don't remember who said it. This site is somewhat therapy for me. Plus I can glean a little about my own claim.  Never could I imagine that so many veterans would be going through some of the same situations. Even some are so dang close to my claim I can swear that someone is looking at my claim and posting or responding to my post and it is scary.  Maybe it is my paranoia but they are real close.  Dealing with some of the Sugar Honey Ice Tea I had to go through, I don't want any other veteran/person to go through it.  I went way below rock bottom and I am still trying to crawl my way out/up.  The disability is just one factor but when you add losing your family and your home it makes thing even harder. I know there are some horror stories out there about what some veterans had to go through while VA decided their claim/fate that you would really not believe and really not want to hear because of the true gut punch feelings that would just make you sick. 

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Everyone's story is different, but our adversary remains undetoured. 

With your help and all the help of others on here,

I too find hope and I trudge on,




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From my family and I,

Thank you all!

Thanks to this forum, and the fountain of knowledge in the community,

I started off on my journey hurt, confused, and angry -

I was separated from service, with unclaimed/poorly evaluated injuries.

Then, I wasn't familiar with the process, what I could claim, what the injuries I had were called, or who to see to get the appropriate treatment. I still learn new things every day!

To say that in my experience, I was chewed on and spat out, is an understatement. From poor notes in my original exam by a doctor who seemed to care less, and the same from an off base neurologist. I got passed along from place to place. The doctors knew they were getting paid, seemingly regardless of the quality of their work.

Recently, the picture has become much clearer, and more of my fellow veterans came by my side, some that I served with, who shared their testimonies, and helped me regain control over my butchered claims.


The circumstances nearly put my family through homelessness.

The circumstances nearly killed my wife (Type 1 Diabetic...Can't live without insulin, which means you HAVE to be able to afford insurance - because paying completely out of pocket would be financial suicide, thus begins the vicious cycle of "do I eat, or do I pay for insulin?")

To quote Google "A person with type 1 diabetes incurred annual insulin costs of $5,705, on average, in 2016. The average cost was roughly half that at $2,864 per patient in 2012, according to a report due to be released on Tuesday by the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI)."

This doesn't reflect costs of specialist co-pays, endocrinology, and a host of other devices, tubes, lancets, Bgs strip tests.....JUST THE INSULIN COST.

Also, the circumstances nearly killed me - My glimmer of hope was fading fast.

Unfortunately, while witnessing our struggles, my father succumbed to illness.

Hadit elders and family ensured that I did not derail on my path through the claims process.

The ship is nearly on course now, and we're out of the choppy water.

Now, it's time toss other Veterans the lifesaver and help them find their way along with us!

I am forever grateful, and humbly look forward to helping others in need to the best of my ability here on Hadit.

I've got your 6.

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couldn't have said it better @Buck52 the people are what makes hadit.com special. When I started hadit.com all those years ago, my hope was that veterans would jump in to help each other and it has exceeded my wildest dreams.

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Thank-you Tbird and buck52 and broncovet.  When I found hadit I was in the middle of applying for TDIU for a disability that caused my early out from service some twenty five years prior.  I had already won some pretty close fights but was now dealing with a VA that stopped following the CFR's.  It took ten years but I was at 100% and SMC S.  I have learned how to fight the VA and how to help others that come later, and some that have gone before.  But we at Hadit must also remember Asknod.  With his guidance I won an EED claim that encompassed ten years of backpay for SMC S.  Thank-you one and all.

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As Tbird has said Knowledge is Power- and the VA wants to keep us in the dark about the regulations, rating Schedules, the many ways one can claim comp, under different theories of entitlement,etc etc, anything that could help us succeed.

This site is evidence of how many have succeeded with that Power from their Knowledge of VA case law, etc and from others here.

I have been in the Electronic veterans community since 1988 ( Vet Link  NY -modem to modem-very expensive sometimes),Prodigy Vets BBS, with Bill Smith former BVA lawyer, and the great Alex Humphrey (vet  lawyer) who was a member here ,until he died.etc etc etc, and the internet has made it far easier than ever ro get the info we need.

I regret I missed the Anniversary radio show if one was done- I had the FLU in January- and still have post viral fatigue from it.

All of you have expertise! It might be in the field of your personal disability or, in the issues you had with the VA.

We learn from helping newbies , with maybe an unusual claims situation, that takes some research, as well as from us hardcore claimants who are hadit  members.



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