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I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this, but I have email chains with a veterans claim representative where they refused to SUBMIT my claim because they said it would not be something I could claim.  I ended up submitting my claim myself, then submitting to higher level review and it looks like my claim is getting approved.  If I had not been tenacious and listened to the VA rep that wouldn't even submit my claim, I'd be out thousands in backpay and a rating.  Has anyone experienced having the VA refuse to file the claim?  I started thinking about how many vets this could have happened to...shut down before they even submit!

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gumba88 You wrote... I believe you have two things going on. First, you used  "Vet Rep", probably a VSO correct? Possibly from the VFW, Am. Legion, etc and he refused to submit? But it rea

This has been said a thousand times A Veteran knows his/r claim more than anyone and it's up to the Veteran to see that he gets what he deserves...himself  or from someone that can help. a v

A lot of veterans go through the same thing. Years ago, I had a VA supervisor tell me I had no way of getting an increase. I think I was around 20% and that was around 2000 and around 2004 my VSO told

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i have some issues going with 2 claims and had appointment with my VSO yesterday. first time i have had a really bad meeting with him. 

he is so concerned about getting me to 100% and nothing else. said i am worrying too much about getting claims correct when i am going to get my OSA claim and be at 100%. i told him its not about getting to a certain % but making sure things are right. he said "either you want to be treated by the VA for your claims, you want to make it 100% or its about the money..you are being treated and if you make it to 100% you are covered from head to toe medically...so is this about money"

i was really frustrated bc then he said he doesnt know how to proceed and recommends me getting a lawyer if i dont want his recommendations. fortunately the state of VA has lawyers on hand to talk to through their VSO program, so i have an appointment with one. 

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