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Old 03-12-2018, 11:28 AM
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I went to my Congress man McHugh whom later was appointed Sec. Of the Army and I have letters saying if he was able to help me he would, so maybe you should contact him if he still is Sec. just don't tell him bobb sent you!!
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:20 AM
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I don't have a tale of personal woe with the VA system. I may be a rarity in being content with the care I've been receiving thus far. Both at the Castle Point NY, and Biloxi MS facilities. As for supporting the VA and Residential Patients, some local Veterans Orgs and Auxillaries do a better job than others, but most do something, and I am happy to work with a monthly visitation program.

Recently, I was talked into participating in the National Cultural Arts Competition. I can say it was a eye opener to observe and compete. Of the Vets competing, I have the least of any disabilities (My opinion) and greatest respect for those who demonstrated their strengths and abilities. Just to watch my fellow Veterans work past anxiety issues, in addition to any physical problems, just to perform gives a good idea of the commitment they make to be as functional as possible. The effort they make is amazing.

The local competitions for 2018 are wrapping up shortly, and videos are going forward for judging in the National Competitions. The Winners will perform in November in Iowa.

But along with the other events the VA hosts for us and all Veterans. This is a way to reach out and show the rest of our Society; we still function. There is more to the VA, than care for our physical health and well being, or the highlighted failures spotlighted by national media.

And yes, I, also like some, had a less than decent medical practitioner at one point as well. Overall, I am content with the VA and services, I receive. I can only hope the patients in the facilities I interact with each month have good outcomes as well.

Link to VA Creative Arts. Consider it for 2019 if you're eligible to participate.

https://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/caf/index.asp
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:38 PM
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Bill, Don't proceed any further on a VA disability with out getting a VSO or I'm sure you will end up with far less then you should receive or get denied all together.

Contact the VA and ask for a list of VSO's in your area. Again what ever you do, don't try to do it by yourself or you will send a lot of time and get nothing.

If you get a disability for your hearing you will not get a cheap set of hearing aids that you can buy in any 5 and dime store. You will get a set programmed for your hearing loss and they will work perfectly.

The hearing aids I get from the VA cost them $11,000. 00 I know the cost because they let me see a copy of the invoice that they paid for my hearing aids.



Please inform me what a VSO is please ??
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Please inform me what a VSO is please ??
Veteran OR Volunteer
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or VSO.

A person trained to assist a Veteran in obtaining their rightfully earned Benefits. They can help with getting the paperwork organized and prepared for filing a claim and then help with any and all appeals, if needed. They are usually sponsored by Veterans organization, American Legion, VFW, DAV being three of the most well known. Local units of these should have a lists of local VSO's or know how to find one.
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Old 07-29-2018, 12:10 PM
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Veteran OR Volunteer
Service
Officer

or VSO.

A person trained to assist a Veteran in obtaining their rightfully earned Benefits. They can help with getting the paperwork organized and prepared for filing a claim and then help with any and all appeals, if needed. They are usually sponsored by Veterans organization, American Legion, VFW, DAV being three of the most well known. Local units of these should have a lists of local VSO's or know how to find one.
Thank you Devildog
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:09 PM
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Marine72_81 any more word on your VA disability claim? I think I told you once that I went 50 years without putting in for a VA disability. Everyone told me that since I was a Mustang Officer I would not get a disability rating. But when I did put in for it they give me 100% right off the bat. In the past 2 years it has been increased to 170% but I still only get paid 100%. So no matter what you are told keep on plugging away. I am hoping that Cpl Miller keeps pushing on his disability. I thank he had some bad VSO's. Don't stop trying Gary.

I was lucky because I keep every official paper I ever received while I was on active duty including copies of all my orders that showed the dates I spent in military hospitals while on active duty.
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:49 AM
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I'm still pushing like hell Chuck. Last week I finally wrote the White House asking for Trump to help. With all the research there is simply no reason why the VA hasn't added Okinawa to the list of places our military could come into contact with Agent Orange. It's been documented like hell. We'll see if he does step in.

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Old 01-05-2019, 09:37 AM
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Not sure of it works this way on VA stuff.

We have a family member with a long term illness so severe that there is no cure. A (lawyer) that is a friend of ours, told us about a local lawyer that specialized in disability law. The family member initially met with this lady disability lawyer and went over the situation. The disability lawyer was convinced our family member would be awarded disability if she took on the case.

It did not really cost that much but the disability lawyer was a total expert on it all and took care of all the paperwork and applications. Then she set up a meeting/interview with the social security admin and actually that was a big time grilling of the family member for sure.

In the government's defense, it needs to be that way so that only the people that really deserve the help get it.

That said at the end of the lengthy interview, the social security rep gave the family member 100 % disability right then and there.

Gary I suspect it could be a minefield finding the right lawyer on something like this, we got lucky I think, being hooked up with the right one. I suspect you could really get jammed if you had the wrong attorney on something like this.

Maybe you could get a lawyer like this to help, hell they might get you back money that could cover some things. Maybe someone that you know you can trust (like maybe eagle46) could recommend a lawyer for you on this that practices in your area.

Best of luck Gary!
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