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Question:

Can you provide contact info for the three doctors on your on your watchdog site for HMO letters.

 

Jim's Reply:

There are more than 3 doctors available to talk with you about an IMO or Independent Medical Opinion. If you'll click this link, you can speak with all of them. 

 

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Question:

My claims was remanded by the BVA back to the RO for a C&P. The RO denied the claims based on the C&P. According to the RO, the denied claims were sent back to the BVA. Would I send the VA additional evidence pertaining to these claims via the Janesville fax or to the BVA fax? I've asked several VSO and the VA (800 number) but received different information. What say you? Thank you.

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Question:

My rating increased to 100% P&T increasing my benefits. SNAP reduced my food stamps from several hundred dollars to $18. The food stamps helped offsetting cost for groceries. I thought SNAP puts Veterans with 100% P&T in a different category as disabled. I spoke with the SNAP personnel and they said that my monthly income is over their eligibility. Any advice?

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Do you think that you have been illegally discriminated against? If so, you may have experienced a Civil Rights violation. Civil Rights are personal rights guaranteed and protected by law to ensure people are not discriminated against in certain areas due to certain characteristics.


Some protected "areas" include:

  • Housing (renting or buying),
  • Public benefits,
  • Education,
  • Employment, and
  • Voting.

The protected characteristics include:

A picture of a DD Form 214 form on a wooden table.
The reason for your discharge and the “character” of that discharge is very important in deciding if you (and/or your dependents) are eligible for military and veteran benefits as a result of military service. The reason for your discharge is listed on the DD-214 Certificate of Release which is issued at the completion of military service.
A picture of a DD Form 214 form on a wooden table.

 

 

When a member of the Armed Forces is released from their obligation to serve, they receive a formal discharge which is identified on the DD-214 Certificate of Release or other separation documents.  There are five ways to characterize a discharge:
 

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