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    The hits keep on coming

    Welp folks, if ever there was a time, that I wanted to go into a rage, the last few weeks has been it. It all started with simple letter, Dear Mr. (twitch); Your hip prosthethic has been identified as being affected by a recall and further testing and evaluation is required. blab lhablahbll...
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    interesting letter arrived

    Ok, Officially retirred, been on a mental hiatus, VA closed my case out in 4 weeks etc. Got a letter friday, stating that " We are still processing your application for compensation" Which I thought was weird, as I did not actually file my appeal yet. Well I log into Ebennies and see my case...
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    VARR example/request etc.

    Anyone have an example of their VARR request? did you just turn in evidence or did you type a summary? I do not/have not contacted an MEB attorney, because I am unsure what I want to do, but my latest thought is to forgo the formal board, and request a VARR on my right hip. If they are not...
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    Cannot decide, want to fight but who and were

    My main "gripe" is with the va, they overlooked some major stuff and some minor stuff, all of which would bring me to 100%. I have been approved scaadl and SSDI, but not being paid yet The IPEB only declared my fake right hip and left hip (FAI) as unfitting-60% The NARSUM/refferal, was for...
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    submitting before claim finalized

    Has anyone read or seen a case where New evidence/overlooked evidence was uploaded/submitted to the VA after acceptance of the 199/356 etc. and then the ratings changed before finalization? I still want to fight, but in conjunction with the fight, I want to make sure the VA has everything...
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    VA fight decision time questions

    Ok first off, I will be fighting my findings, however I have an uphill climb because of a few things 1st, they did add my back and left hip to my narsum, but the peb only rated my right and left hip for unfitting, ignoring the back etc. So I have to not only get the back(not contesting rating...
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    SCAADL to VA caregiver experiences

    Looking for input on folks experience with transferring their scaadl to VA caregiver. Was it seamless? was it drawn out? did it "feel like it was a given to be transferred" or did it feel like a whole new fight? My newly assigned RCC (yes the same week I finaly get ratings and SSDI approved...
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    My finding and what I will be fighting

    Ok first off percentages total 60* dod they will be marks by a *, VA 90%, contentions will be marked by a # category 1, Unfitting and compensable and rateable 1. Total hip replacement code 5054 50% * 2. Left hip Osteo arthritis (FAI) 5003-5251 10% * category 2 conditions lumbago 20% left...
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    rank on retirement funny thought.

    Ok random thought/question Lets say i was graced by the angels above that the random musings I put down on my WAPS test this year nets me a promotion to e-7, even if I was still in the AF on the date of promotion, I would not get to wear it because of the service commitmet, no biggie, if I have...
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    SSDI, did anyone explain military lingo?

    Got my hearing coming up Mar. 4th. I think I have a pretty strong case, but I wanted to ask something. Did any one type up a letter or memo explaining military lingo? Like I just got my SCAADL form signed by the doctors, with an aid level of 18(medium), and I was put on quarters 3 times jan-feb...
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    SCAADL/SSDI and taxes

    Random thought so help me out if you can, A. I know SCAADL is taxed, but is it taxed as SS income or just federal (not receiving it yet so unsure), my thought is, if I get approved for scaadl, AND backpay, and its taxable as SSDI income, should that also raise my SSDI amount if I win in court...
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    MY SCAADL appt,

    Not sure what to do know, PCM filled out the first form, but does not know who to take it too. SO that question first. Now the details; First the nurse had no clue what it was, and believed that the doctor would not do it and was rather rude etc. But I have had a history with this particular...
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    not important just venting

    If you dare to read through this, any kind words are welcome, been a "day" Ok, so last week 4 days bed rest, 5 in dec., 3-4 in Nov., etc. Physical therapy was working but just slowly, so they denied my request to continue as they say i had "plateau'd" again. Had nerves burned in head in dec...
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    Finally a court date

    So I finally get a court date notice today 4 march 14. I am scared but happy. The sad part is, I still do not have ratings either, I really hope I have those back by the time I go to court. (technically my 120 day mark of file being AT the VA is like 16 January). I am pretty certain my rating...
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    Stop Spreading lies-budget is not NDAA

    Here is the full summary from the "budget deal" being talked about on the news this week " Annual adjustment of retired pay and retainer pay amounts for retired members of the Armed Forces under age 62This provisionmodifies the annual cost-of-living adjustment for working-age military retirees...
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    misc condition questions

    Ok, so I have a pretty firm grasp on most of my conditions and what I guess the ratings will be but there are a few bothering me Scars: I have read the code back to front front to back, but it makes little sense I have seen them go several ways; counting scars, I put the painful/peeling/raised...
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    cervicalgia question (radiculopathy)

    I was just re-reading my C/P exam notes and rran across this little nugget which has me stumped, which bothers me because I am usually trying to help people vs ask questions. Cervical spine function is impaired, method was pin prick, C5-Sensory deficit of bilateral shoulders and bilateral...
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    Wounded Warrior SSDI ALJ hearing????

    Anyone know if there is a process for ensuring your ALJ hearing gets precedence based on the same WW SSDI rules? (its only been 4 months so far but getting closer to discharge so getting concerned)
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    Finally an update for my timeline

    Called at random on Friday to see what was going on, Peblo was in a helpful mood and actually looked it up. My IPEB concluded I was unfit and sent my packet to the VA 18 SEP, 2 months for that determination. Now the va waiting begins. Package is at providence, so who knows how long seen some...
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    Obama to cap 2014 Military raise at 1%

    Again, even though congress passes laws, Obama uses his authority to dance around a law. Rather you are D or R or L or whatever does not matter in regards to this issue, He wants the military to continue to intervene and be the world police, yet finds ways to make sure to back hand us at every...
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