You all have been so helpful as I help my husband navigate the disability claim process. As I've learned more about the bilateral rating factor, now I am questioning if his rating of 50% awarded back from 2005 was calculated properly. Can you kind folks help me understand if the below ratings should be 50% or 60%? Do any of the ratings qualify for the bilateral factor? … [Read more...] about Calling all Bilateral Rating experts
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My claim for disability was approved in 2013 (40%) with back pay to 2011. In October of 2017, I found out that I could file a secondary claim for depression as my service connected disability causes depression. I received a 50% rating for the depression and a combined rating of 70%. This claim took about 6 weeks from start to finish. In January 2018, I filed a claim for … [Read more...] about Appealing Effective Dates for IU
Currently I receive 30% disability for Exercised Induced Asthma. For the past several years I’ve been seeing the VA doctor once a year which they continue making me appointment year after year. I’ve been told by many disabled veterans that when you go into these appointments don’t go dressed up and always say your condition is the same or worse. Reason … [Read more...] about Question regarding Dr visits
If you have athletic heart syndrome, could it be service connected if you were an athlete while in the service? also if it contributed to serious heart failure and surgery? Thank You https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athletic_heart_syndrome … [Read more...] about athletic heart syndrome
Aug 2015- denied claim for numerous contentions July 2016- notice of disagreement to start appeal against denied contentions Feb 2018- offered Ramp entry June 1st 2018- opted into Ramp Jun-Aug 2018- gathering evidence phase August 31 2018- prep for decision phase Atlanta Georgia is handling my Ramp claim Estimated completion dates according … [Read more...] about My Ramp progress
As many of you know, Im at my 4th trip to the CAVC, at least 5 BVA decisions, and more than a dozen VARO decisions, and I still have not won all I deserve in more than 16 years. I am getting ready to hit VA with BOTH BARRELS, Im done with their fooling around delays, etc. I should know it a month or two if this CAVC is awarded, and, if not, here comes barrel 1: 1. … [Read more...] about BOTH BARRELS!!!!!
What can I expect from this meeting for ILP? I tried to do my homework on this but it was really vague! I have read ASKNOD’s posts but I don’t know what to ask for to help me around the house! I have steps that I thought I would ask for handrails to help me hold on to. I was thinking of also asking for jets to be installed in our tub since I know I would be turned … [Read more...] about Initial appointment for independent living assessment
Is it better to have VSO to help in the appeals or to have someone else I currently have a claim that has been denied Tinnitus and Vertigo I was looking at Chris Attig videos online and I am Dazed and Confused. also was wondering about Sleep apnea claims. … [Read more...] about is it better to choose a VSO or lawyer to appeal Claim ?
( With Your Representative This indicates that your representative has your claims file for review.) Does this mean that a decision has been made and is it positive or negative? … [Read more...] about Airfondia, Veteran
im starting to see a lot of people are and have been in the same boat as me regarding retro and change of rating percentage. this question is to kinda find not a time frame but to solidify that something is really off with VA. obviously right im just starting to feel that maybe since this new Ramp program if the DROs or the processors told to drop some things and pick up on … [Read more...] about has any member received Retro After BVA GRANT ?