Good day Jim, I have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer at VA. I did not serve in Vietnam, however when I told the doctor that I worked as a radar mechanic for over 9 years he suggested that I apply for the VA prostate cancer disability program. What are my chances of being approved? Radar EM emissions are dangerous but I don't know if they apply to VA or not. Many thanks.
My husband was just award 100% P & T by the BVA in Washington.
He has been at 80% for a few years. We are now being sent for exams by the VA regional office. We are confused as to why unless they are perhaps appealing the BVA decision. Can they do that. And if they go back and pay back pay, does the 10 years start from the date it was approved or the retro date they pay you back pay for.
What is the VA regulation that the rating specialist is supposed to follow in regards to changing, lying or misrepresenting what the C&P examiner actually wrote in the C&P evaluation statement?
In order to deny a claim. Rewriting the doctors statement or ignoring supporting data submitted by claimant. The RO making it almost impossible for the claimant to get a copy of the C&P report to defend or appeal the claim. Thank you.
I'm a reporter writing an article on a VN vet who claims multiple tours and multiple valor medals. Records from NARA obtained via FOIA indicate no VN service. As well, his DD 214 is suspect. It would be very helpful to authenticate or disauthenticate it. What agency, organization or person can you recommend?
Other than NPRC I don't know of anything I'd trust.
Hello Jim, I am new to posting on blog. I have recently medically retired from the Army and have been awarded a permanent 1oo% service connected disability.
Jim: Hello, I was awarded a 80% rate in April 2012 and then on September of the same year I got a letter saying even tho I was rated 80% they would pay me at 100% because one of my claims was not a final decision...reading the comments below I would assume I have a schedule 100 rating?
Jim: Well my husband was in the Army from June 1976-Feb 98. He received 70%. Then in August of the same year I told my husband something has got to be done about the snoring. I have put up with it about 20 years. We went he was given the sleep study test and was diagnosed with sever Sleep Apnea. He has stop breathing over 530 x during the night. We turned the paper work in over 2 or 3 years ago. Sent back in for an appeal. Came right back denied. I can't believe this has happen to him. When he enlisted they promised they would take care of him for the rest of his life.
the va has rated me a zero percentage for high blood pressure and im on three meds what do I do.
Jim: I enlisted in Jun 74 and was honorably discharged in 10/81. I currently have a 10% disability for the ringing in my ears. The ringing has been there since, but did not file a claim until 6/14. When I was getting my medical records together the DAV worker noticed that at my ETS medical review revealed "flat feet" was noted. A claim was filed. Approximately 1 1/2 years ago I underwent a decompression lumber laminectomy as I was previously 6'2" and was then just 6'1". My legs were in terrible shape. I was unable to stand or walk.
Jim: Where could I find a attorney to represent my buddy with a chemical exposure claim against the Veterans Affair, since they have denied my buddy PTSD and compensation for a Kidney removal secondary to Chemical Exposure back in the 1970's combat tour during the Vietnam Era. Badly in need of an attorney because my buddy also suffer from other ailment and disease related to service connection.
Jim: I am a Vietnam Blue Water Veteran. I was just awarded 30% disability for my IHD/CAD.Over the years I've had 6 heart attacks, I have 16 stents and a triple bypass. Should I appeal the award?