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by smokypin
Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Increase of benefits .... true or false?
Replies: 5
Views: 3664

Re: Increase of benefits .... true or false?

I asked him if he had to be re-evaluated, he said no. He went to a VA rep filed for increase and 3 years later he got it.
by smokypin
Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Increase of benefits .... true or false?
Replies: 5
Views: 3664

Increase of benefits .... true or false?

I came across a veteran that told me that he applied for an increase of benefits and the VA incresed his benefits without a physical evaluation. Is that BS or can it be true?
by smokypin
Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C&P
Replies: 3
Views: 2842

Severance Pay:

I don't know if this helps. Severance Pay: Public Law 104-201 was signed into law on September 23, 1996. Section 653 provides that for severance, separation or readjustment pay received after September 30, 1996, VA should not recoup any amounts withheld for Federal income tax purposes. VA has direct...
by smokypin
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Your +/- VA Experiences
Topic: Gulf War syndrome is real
Replies: 8
Views: 10473

Re: Gulf War syndrome is real

Just like in the government, I think there should be some house cleaning done in the VA department.
by smokypin
Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: Your +/- VA Experiences
Topic: Gulf War syndrome is real
Replies: 8
Views: 10473

Gulf War syndrome is real

A congressionally mandated scientific panel has concluded that Gulf War syndrome is real and still afflicts nearly one-quarter of the 700,000 U.S. troops who served in the 1991 conflict, according to a report released yesterday. The report broke with most earlier studies by concluding that two chemi...
by smokypin
Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MILITARY DISCOUNT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3228

MILITARY DISCOUNT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last weekend I went to the movie theater and it was 25% off if you show military ID. I showed my veteran ID and they were like sorry but no discount. I started to get mad so a woman that worked there looked at my ID and she gave me the discount.
by smokypin
Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Asbury Park
Replies: 0
Views: 1920

Asbury Park

Asbury Park, are you still in Asbury Park?
by smokypin
Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Your +/- VA Experiences
Topic: VA Physical Evaluation
Replies: 17
Views: 11241

Re: VA Physical Evaluation

Bravo Bulldogs,864th 1990-1992
by smokypin
Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Your +/- VA Experiences
Topic: Getting ready to file for disability
Replies: 9
Views: 8510

Re: Getting ready to file for disability

I'll check it out and print it. Thank you.
by smokypin
Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Your +/- VA Experiences
Topic: Getting ready to file for disability
Replies: 9
Views: 8510

Sleep disorder

Sleep disorder: I filed a claim for sleep disorder and I am currently being treated at the VA sleep clinic. I want to know will the regional office have that information or do I need to go to the sleep clinic to get copies of my treatment and send them to the regional office?
by smokypin
Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Your +/- VA Experiences
Topic: VA Physical Evaluation
Replies: 17
Views: 11241

Re: VA Physical Evaluation

Yes, 864th Eng. Bn. About your peepee test, Trust No one!!!.. When I had my Gulfwar exam they took my blood for testing and I got 2 different answers, so I am thinking of going to a regular clinic for a blood test. I realy think the VA holds our claim results for a couple of years just to see if we ...
by smokypin
Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Your +/- VA Experiences
Topic: VA Physical Evaluation
Replies: 17
Views: 11241

Re: VA Physical Evaluation

I had one back in February.
by smokypin
Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Your +/- VA Experiences
Topic: VA Physical Evaluation
Replies: 17
Views: 11241

Re: VA Physical Evaluation

Yes, I do have a rep.
by smokypin
Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Your +/- VA Experiences
Topic: Army medical records
Replies: 13
Views: 10238

Re: Army medical records

Yes, I have one and I was thinking on bringing the papers to him.
by smokypin
Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Your +/- VA Experiences
Topic: VA Physical Evaluation
Replies: 17
Views: 11241

Re: VA Physical Evaluation

Yes, it helped. As for my claim so far I received 2 of those letters "we are still processing your claim"