Jump to content
Using an Ad Blocker? Consider adding HadIt.com as an exception. Hadit.com is funded through advertising, ad free memberships, contributions and out of pocket. ×
  • 0


mountain tyme


Hello I have a question...last week a good friend of mine father was hospitalized due to COPD, high blood pressure, CHF, and Diabetes 2...he served in the Navy from 1964-1970 he was a Aircraft structural Maintenace and also worked on the air crafts  hydraulics systems...back in April 2017 he received a letter from the Member Service Health Eligibility Center which stated he was  awarded  (1.) 40% service connected and (2.) Determined to be a Vietnam-era herbicide-exposed Veteran...

Her dad is 78 years old and he is confused she had power of attorney he does not remember what he claimed back then but he was enrolled in Priority Group 2 effective in 2017...can she go ahead and put in a VA claim for the presumptive conditions...and does she have to prove he had feet on ground...he told them when he put the claim in originally that he had to go into port (Vietnam) to pick up replacement equipment to repair the planes...he served on the USS Enterprise (CVA-65)...from 1965-1967

thank you for any help...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Answers 1
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Top Posters For This Question

1 answer to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
  • Moderator

Mountain tyme Your friend is at a distinct disadvantage not knowing what they have. Strongly advise getting a representative like a VSO or claims agent that can look into his records and see what he has; it is called VBMS and they should ask if the VSO/rep has it. If not, get someone who does. I would call 800-8267-1000, explain the problem and ask them to send a letter which describes his disabilities and ratings that were awarded. He should be receiving a monthly direct deposit of a disability into his banking account. Check that; if he has a 40% rating, it could be $673.28 or $747.28 if he is married. Priority Group # sounds right. The same phone number can get you a listing of VSO/claims agents in your state., or, go to https://www.benefits.va.gov/vso/You should look to find his discharge papers, dd214. Get a copy of that as it is a basis for just about any award. If he is determined to be a Vietnam veteran, several of those disabilities could be presumptive to Agent Orange, especially diabetes. It might be beneficial if you redacted his personal info, such as name, SSN etc. and post the letter you reference to this string for us to review. The point is there are so many questions we need answers to for us to help. Or, as stated, get someone who knows what they are doing and has access to his files.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Advertisemnt

  • How to get your questions answered...


    All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

    Tips on posting on the forums.

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.
    2. Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.

    Leading to:

    Post clear questions and then give background info on them.


    • A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
      • was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
    • B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
      • I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?

    This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.


    Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.

    This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before they hit the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims and this helps us do that.

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   


  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines