In April 23 2020 I submitted a claim for my right knee. May 15th I received a denial letter. I requested a higher level review on June 2nd. On Oct. 20 I received my informal conference call. Today, Oct. 24 on Va.gov I noticed the Higher level review was closed and a new claim opened on Oct. 22 with a submittal date of April 23rd. Under the view detail tab … [Read more...] about Higher level reveiw
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On the pay charts for Disability and Compensation it says that if you have more than a 30% disability than you are suppose to get an additional amount if your spouse is on Aid and Attendance. I was rated at 90% with 100% unemployability from July 2010. My husband was on aid and attendance from 1982 until he passed away in 2018. I submitted a form that listed him as my … [Read more...] about How to get the extra benefit if your spouse is on AA
I have a dispute with a 20 year experienced VSO. ON A FAIRLY SIMPLE ISSUE. When a Veteran is getting IU for say 80% or 90% it is possible for him to be able to work > if he gets his rating up to 100% because that makes his IU Moot and he is considered to have a 100% final degree in his rating and he can work then. (if he wants to) without worry they will take … [Read more...] about DISPUTE WITH A 20 YEAR vso
Hang onto your hats, boys, and girls. I just read on Stars & Stripes that the VA is terminating all in-house C&P exams. Going forward they are going to contact them all out. Apparently, no exceptions for MH exams, MST, etc. Yet they haven't implemented corrective actions based on an audit they had 2 years ago. Does anybody think this 100% re-sourcing may be a bad … [Read more...] about C&P exams
Are you ready for this? Holy Lord! So I posted about how I'd submitted a request for Increase on my SC'd Asthma and got back a decision letter that stated SC For Asthma was denied which totally threw me for a loop. After a lot of research in to regulations for Severance of SC and so forth, I'd already figured out that they hadn't followed process if severing SC was the … [Read more...] about SC Denial On Already SC'd Condition As a Separate Condition Claim?