I am trying to find the most current manuals on what the VA must include in a SOC; in particular what they must list and include about evidence. Can you point me in the right direction. Thanks.more...
Posted on: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
anyway they said I had no obstruction, non-ischemic CAD,non-ischemic ,non-ischemic dialeted cardiomypathyand mitralvalve regurtation secondary to cardiopathy. wow I don't know if I have it in me to appeal. This is pitiful.more...
Posted on: Monday, April 28, 2014
We have just received a statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs telling us of his total VA Benefits per month; $12.33. The question is: What can we do to increase his VA benefits? Can we remove his wife's Social Security benefits from the VA benefits calculations to improve his VA benefits? What are other deductions from their annual income that should apply?more...
Posted on: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
My question is: Vets over 55-years old should not be called for re-examination except in Unusual Circumstances. Do you have knowledge of a successful defense of a reduction based upon the fact that this call up for re-examination seems routine and not a Unusual Circumstance? Can you offer guidance in this area?more...
Posted on: Friday, April 11, 2014
I'm 100% disabled, P & T. I can't work and my VA disability payment is my only income. I'm in the middle of a divorce. The judge has told us that we have to list our income so that my child support and alimony obligations can be calculated. I don't have to list my VA disability pay on an income tax report with the IRS so why do I have to tell this judge? My VA disability pay is tax free. It can't be used to pay my alimony and child support, can it?more...
Posted on: Monday, April 7, 2014
So yes the VA is taking random pee tests. My question is why? Why was that info needed and what for? I asked the ex-patient advocate and his reply was, "You can get your Health Care else ware". Didn't the administration 2 or three years ago say, If Medical Marijuana is allowed in your state you could talk about it with your VA doctors? What gives?more...
Posted on: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I'm 68 years old and retired since age 62 by choice.  I have a 70% rating for years and years but now at this 68 year age and the progression of my condition I could not return to even to just supplement my income (VA & SS). I understand the age 70 condition but can I consider filing for TDIU?  This would allow me to go from 70% to 100%. 

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Posted on: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
I just filed for IHD agent orange. I have two “stent” procedures, one in 2001 and 2002. I have all my hosp and doctor records for this. I started going to the VA in 2008 and now have all my meds from them. I have had two stress tests with the VA, and because my stents are working fine they say I am ok now. I also have a desk job, because I can't really run around much without getting tired. Will they hold it against me for working? more...
Posted on: Monday, February 24, 2014
I went to school but can't do it because i can't be around people at all. My drug addictions led me to forging prescriptions so I have legal problems now and a felony. I haven't worked since getting out in 2006 and have been on SSDI since 2008. I am 29 years old. My question is I was looking at my ebenefits site and it said I have a reexam date of may 2017. If I cant work and I continue treatment at the VA every month and keep taking my meds can they reduce my 100 percent ptsd in May 2017?more...
Posted on: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dear Jim,

First, welcome home and thank you for your service.

I was awarded a 30% service connected compensation, in Oct. 2006.  In December 2013 I talked with an American Legion VSO about appealing my claim and requesting an increase to 50%.

He told me I should see the psychiatrist who is handling my treatment.

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Posted on: Monday, February 10, 2014

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