...In my opinion, you only have one choice now. You should find a veterans law attorney to handle your appeal for you. If I were you, I wouldn't give the VSO another thought...more...
Posted on: Monday, December 30, 2013
Yes, I think you did the right thing by hiring a lawyer. However, an attorney can't do anything to speed up the process...more...
Posted on: Friday, December 20, 2013
Reply: I also have 100% disability from VA and I have medicare Part A & B. I've elected to use no supplemental coverages for myself. Supplemental policies are often called Medigap insurance. more...
Posted on: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
If you're a Vietnam era Navy veteran and you served off the coast of Vietnam, don't give up in your pursuit of the benefits you earned.more...
Posted on: Friday, December 13, 2013
I applied for disability for HBP and for sleep apnea and was denied because they could not find any service connection.more...
Posted on: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
If a surgery may make your condition better, can the VA tell you that you have to have the surgery?more...
Posted on: Monday, December 9, 2013
Dear Jim, I am writing this because I was hoping to get your expertise and assistance in this matter. I recently separated from the Marine Corps after 8 years of active service. At the time of my separation, I was disabled from a previous injury and unable to reenlist due to being unfit for duty (I actually have my Primary Care Manager’s letter stating as much). I was not sent to a Medical Board or a Performance Evaluation Board, but was instead told to ‘take it up with the VA’ and dropped to full duty for my EAS date. more...
Posted on: Monday, December 2, 2013
Hi Jim, Wondering if you've come across many Nam Vets that have been diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme Stage 4 Brain Cancer? My late husband of 40+ years was in Nam as a Tanker in 70/71. He fought for 38 years before he finally got a rating of 40% (10%-Tinnitis & 30% PTSD). He'd been trying to get help for his hearing loss that he came home with from Nam since 1972, but all the VA would give him was 10% Tinnitis. He also wanted help with his eye, a 50 Cal blew up in his face and he came home from Nam with a growth on his eye. Finally after over 30 years, the growth enlarging and interfering with his eye site, he had surgery to remove the growth.more...
Posted on: Monday, December 2, 2013
Jim, First I want to thank you for running this website, it is helping me unravel a disastrous start to my retirement C&P claim. Real quick, do you find it helpful to write a personal letter to the VA and upload it to the eBenefits site? I have heard both yes and no so wanted an experts opinion. Thanks Again.more...
Posted on: Monday, December 2, 2013
Hey Jim, I am caught between a rock and a hard place. I have been continuously evaluated at O1 and R1 for the past 31 years and last November, the VARO sent me a letter demanding a reexamination. I contacted my current POA and asked them about this. In short, they said it must be a mistake, because I am protected under 3.951(b) and to cancel the exam. So I did not attend. In any event, last August I received a proposal to reduce from O1 and R1 to P2. I have 100% for LOU of both feet, 100% for neurogenic bowel, and 60% for neurogenic bladder. I was rated in 1982 for O1 and R1, or 38 CFR 3.50 (e)(2).more...
Posted on: Monday, December 2, 2013

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