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Just wanted to share this with everyone as I prefer to give credit where it is truly due:

After I won my recent claim, with this forums help for my mental health my brother-in-law, an Air Force vet, began to look at his mental health more seriously. With guidance I received via these forums, I helped by advising him on how to develop his claim and he submitted everything on Jul 1 2020. Today, he received a lump sum deposit from VA. Upon later review of his VA.gov account, it had been updated to reflect his mental health as secondary to his current back claim and was awarded 70%. Bringing him to 80% combined (30% for back).

My sister and her family are greatly appreciative of everyone here who has contributed to the forums, as I explained to them where my new found knowledge had come from. You guys are the real helpers!

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Just wanted to share this with everyone as I prefer to give credit where it is truly due: After I won my recent claim, with this forums help for my mental health my brother-in-law, an Air Force v

Foxhound6 Great news!!!  Way to go. That's what Hadit is all about. Learn, win, pass it on. Congrats to you both.

GREAT. OUTSTANDING. AWWEESSOOMMEE. Keep those success stories coming, love to read them all.

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Foxhound6 Great news!!!  Way to go. That's what Hadit is all about. Learn, win, pass it on. Congrats to you both.

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Congratulations!  Something similar has happened to most of us, and we are giving back.  Your family member can/should give back also.  

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