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
I was awarded a SAH GRANT, not a loan, a few years ago, that I didn't need at the time as my house was previously built ADA compliant for my SC disabilities. The local VA O.T. reviewed my plans and made some suggestions for things I hadn't thought about, and they were incorporated into our plans before building. I've been living in the house for 12 years now, with no accessibility problems due to our careful planning.more...
Posted on: Monday, February 3, 2014
I'm currently rated at 100% but not permanent and total. I've been at this rating for 3 years now. I'm 30% for actual injuries and 70% for ptsd. I know I will never be able to hold gainful employment again.more...
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Hi Jim,


First and foremost, thank you for your service and what you are doing now.

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Posted on: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
I'm afraid I may have made a mistake. I am rated as TDIU and I accepted employment. The employment is temporary and only lasts 2 months over the holiday season. It will end in January. Now a friend of a friend tells me that I'll probably lose the IU benefit since I worked. I don't know what to do. If I lose the full benefit, I'll probably lose everything. Can you help me? more...
Posted on: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hi Jim,

I have some questions and need your help.  My NOD for higher evaluation for sinus infection with sinus headaches currently evaluated as10 percent was denied recently.

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Posted on: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dear Jim,

My VA Doctor resigned now im on a waiting list its been two months now and still waiting. How can I speed up the process to receive medical attention.

Reply:

Call the VA Office of the Medical Inspector (OMI). Their Hotline Number is 800-634-4782. The office opens at 8:00 AM Eastern.

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Posted on: Thursday, January 9, 2014

Jim,

I have a question about a story on the WatchDog. It is entitled "Veterans urged to file discharge papers locally" , by Keith Strange.

I have also written him for clarification.

When I was discharged in '70, we were also advised to do the same.

This was before the advent of identity theft.

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Posted on: Friday, January 3, 2014

Dear Jim,

I look at your page every day. I thank you for the service you provide not just to me but to all the veterans out there. I am sure you will respond to this letter way before the VA respond to my claim.

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Posted on: Thursday, January 2, 2014
"It is really frustrating to see this stuff happen over and over again. It hurts the Veteran and just makes the VA continue to look bad..."more...
Posted on: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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