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 Post subject: Filed in June 2007
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:59 pm 
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Location: Livonia, MI
Your Gulf War Unit: B Co. 7/159 Avn. Regt.
I filled for copensation in June of 2007 and all that I have recieved so far is the standard we got your claim letter and two we are still working on your claim letters. I have yet to be scheduled for an exam. I do understand that there is a one year backlog on claims due to the recent wars. If I hear anything I will post it here for everyone to see.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:17 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 3rd Bn 17th Field Artillery
Patience, patience, and more patience ... I said this before ... I've been working on my claim since '96 ... hope it goes better for you than it has for me.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:33 am 
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Get used to those letters. The back log is 2.5 years just to have your case reviewed for the 1st time. As I've said before, it took me 11 years to get my full disability rating even though my condition has been the same over that period. It is a rare thing for you to get the rating you deserve on the first filing. Don't lose faith and don't quit fighting, you'll get there eventually.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:58 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 3rd Battalion (ATC), 58th Aviation
All I can tell you is that it did take quite a while to get a disability rating.. First they put me at 10% then we had a review. It finally took my Civillian doc to put me out of work.. Then it still took 6 months or so...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:46 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: B Co. 7/159 Avn. Regt.
I just got a letter from the VA telling me to get all my medical records to them. I think that I am going to have to take a day off from work to get all of them and send them to the VA.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:47 am 
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Redmaxx wrote:
I just got a letter from the VA telling me to get all my medical records to them. I think that I am going to have to take a day off from work to get all of them and send them to the VA.


Pay for the postage yourself and send it Registered Receipt Return Requested mail. That way you are sure they got to where they are going. Don't send them straight to the VA either, send them to your VSO who will submit them for you after making a copy of them to keep on file in case the VA loses you files.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:54 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 2nd Brigade 1st Infantry Division
Redmaxx wrote:
I just got a letter from the VA telling me to get all my medical records to them. I think that I am going to have to take a day off from work to get all of them and send them to the VA.


Call your civilian doctor ahead of time and make the request. Expect to be charged per page for your civy medical records. I priced mine, since my civy doc has been treating me for a lot I dont get treated for in the VA, and I was quoted $1 per page for the first 25 pages then $.25 per page afterwards. My civy med records file is about 4 inches thick.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:40 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: B Co. 7/159 Avn. Regt.
Thank you for the advice, I will be taking care of this in the next couple of weeks. Should I submit records for things that I haven't applied for? (Like mental health records if I'm not submitting for PTSD?)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:49 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 3rd Battalion (ATC), 58th Aviation
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Thank you for the advice, I will be taking care of this in the next couple of weeks. Should I submit records for things that I haven't applied for? (Like mental health records if I'm not submitting for PTSD?)


SUBMIT ALL OF YOUR RECORDS. That way they have a copy of EVERYTHING... So if you decide to make a claim later on, you will be able to.. Knowing that They have gotten all of it already...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:56 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: B Co. 7/159 Avn. Regt.
Very good, thank you. Glad to see that you are back Bilbo.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:55 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 3rd Battalion (ATC), 58th Aviation
I will be back off and on.. I am still busy with the honey do list.. Which comes second to the list that says Do Now dangit.. (my list)

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 Post subject: Re: Filed in June 2007
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:52 am 
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If you've been out of work for 6 months apply for SS disability as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Filed in June 2007
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:40 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 197 Inf. Bde. Mech. (Sep.) H.H.C.
The first cont. i had with the V.A. was when they sent me letter saying that i was elig. to rec. V.A. bennifits . This was in 2005. At that point i had been out for 13 years. I filed a claim on line. About 3 mons. ago and have rec. 2 letters saying ther are working on my claim. The letters come in the middle of the month .


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 Post subject: Re: Filed in June 2007
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:08 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 24th Infantry Division, 197th Infantry Brigage, 72 Engr Co.
Welcome to the site sledgehammer. Nice to see another vet from Kelley Hill. Are you aware that the posts you are responding are 5 and 6 years old?

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