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 Post subject: re: va help
PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:50 pm 
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Filed claim in Sept. 07 for migraines, joint pain and bursitis in shoulder. Was denied on all in early 08, appealed and just had a C&P exam for migraine in April 2010. Any Gulf War vets have any advice or info on timeframe that I am looking at. Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:15 am 
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Lifer
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Your Gulf War Unit: 3rd Bn 17th Field Artillery
Read, read, and read some more. Do the research on what makes a 'good claim' and get a Service officer to represent you.

The VA has a HUGE backlog ... no tellin' when you'll hear something.

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:38 am 
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Good Soldiers Never Die
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Your Gulf War Unit: 24th Infantry Division, 197th Infantry Brigage, 72 Engr Co.
Rule of thumb in my family is 1 year after they receive your claim until there is resolution.

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24th Infantry Division
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Assault and Barrier Pltn
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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:58 pm 
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Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:53 pm
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Location: ky,
Your Gulf War Unit: 72nd. ENGR. CO. 197TH INF. BDE. 24TH INF
if you have any med records, mil or civilian records that can support your claims , they"ll help. i"m still fighting them , along with countless others....don"t give up.

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18th AIRBORNE CORPS
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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:01 am 
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Location: New Hampshire
Your Gulf War Unit: 400th MP BN, 800th MP Bde
My claims are in review for upgrades on all plus I have finally put in for PTSD. My SO told me that the average now is 8 months or more. Figure on a year.

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SFC Lynn M. Santosuosso
U.S. Army
VFW Post 1772
Desert Shield/Storm 1990-1991,
400th MP BN, 800th MP Bde

Ft Dix, NJ BCT, 1980
Lowry AFB Denver, CO, 1981
Ft Benning, GA, 1983
Ft Devens, MA, 1985
Ft Meade, MD, 1990
76th Div, USAR. 1992-1997


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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:59 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 112th Security Police - T.A.C.
Great info. on this site. Still waiting to hear on my claim. Thanks again. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:08 pm 
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Location: ky,
Your Gulf War Unit: 72nd. ENGR. CO. 197TH INF. BDE. 24TH INF
read up on the many, many, post on this site...alot of great infromation on here, you"ll get a idea on what to expect an get the feeling on what to expect from the va.....goood luck

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197th. INF. BDE(m)(s)
24th. INF.DIV
18th AIRBORNE CORPS
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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:40 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 3rd Bn 17th Field Artillery
The best thing one can do when engaging with the VA is be armed with knowledge. This site has some good knowledge posted on it and some good personal experience about using that knowledge.

Good luck to all in their particular quest.

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3rd Bn 17th Field Artillery
210th FA Bde
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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:29 am 
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Location: ky,
Your Gulf War Unit: 72nd. ENGR. CO. 197TH INF. BDE. 24TH INF
tops right, read up as much as you can, don"t think something you think is minor to you is minor. if you have a question for us , just ask many of us have been/ going through similar things .just holler at us .......
side note: i think its REALLY great that after almost 20 yrs, later, we"re still watching each others back, but sad also that we have to cause the gov. in some cases do"nt want to. either way brothers till the end, we never forget one of our own.

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197th. INF. BDE(m)(s)
24th. INF.DIV
18th AIRBORNE CORPS
SAPPERS FORWARD!


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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:33 am 
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Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Your Gulf War Unit: 1st Armored Division HHB 6/3 ADA
haze wrote:
tops right, read up as much as you can, don"t think something you think is minor to you is minor. if you have a question for us , just ask many of us have been/ going through similar things .just holler at us .......
side note: i think its REALLY great that after almost 20 yrs, later, we"re still watching each others back, but sad also that we have to cause the gov. in some cases do"nt want to. either way brothers till the end, we never forget one of our own.


Great post! I agree, and yes I think its awesome we are all still here trying to help one another!

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Schwabach, Germany
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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:57 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 3rd Bn 17th Field Artillery
Got to. This site is about my only mainstay. It keeps me pretty steady ... most of the time.

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3rd Bn 17th Field Artillery
210th FA Bde
DS (OPCON) 3/2 ACR, GS 1 ID
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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:08 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 1st Armored Division HHB 6/3 ADA
FA1SGret wrote:
Got to. This site is about my only mainstay. It keeps me pretty steady ... most of the time.


Like the other post you posted too, this is why I am here trying to steady and sane in some ways...reading different stories helps alot and helps with my memory a little..

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Schwabach, Germany
Desert Shield/Storm


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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:12 pm 
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Location: ky,
Your Gulf War Unit: 72nd. ENGR. CO. 197TH INF. BDE. 24TH INF
there"s plenty to read up on here on this site. i think that hearing from fellow vets, and their(shall we say saga), stories, va trouble, work and everyday lives really does us all good, the good times as well as the bad. reminds us that we"re not alone out there, at times that knowlodge that others are having the same or similar problems and they keep going, keeps me going at the low parts of my life, but also brightens my day alot a able just to talk with all of ya"ll. take care

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72nd. ENGR. CO.
197th. INF. BDE(m)(s)
24th. INF.DIV
18th AIRBORNE CORPS
SAPPERS FORWARD!


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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:50 am 
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Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Your Gulf War Unit: 1st Armored Division HHB 6/3 ADA
haze wrote:
there"s plenty to read up on here on this site. i think that hearing from fellow vets, and their(shall we say saga), stories, va trouble, work and everyday lives really does us all good, the good times as well as the bad. reminds us that we"re not alone out there, at times that knowlodge that others are having the same or similar problems and they keep going, keeps me going at the low parts of my life, but also brightens my day alot a able just to talk with all of ya"ll. take care



Thanks, take care have a good day..

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Schwabach, Germany
Desert Shield/Storm


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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:27 am 
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Good Soldiers Never Die
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Location: North Carolina
Your Gulf War Unit: 24th Infantry Division, 197th Infantry Brigage, 72 Engr Co.
A great deal of frustration today. It is crazy that the VA expects all this paperwork and documentation to be found, kept up with, signed, filed and or maintained by me. I can barely focus on anything, can't remember nuthin', can't tolerate much, can't find anything, can't tolerate people much, can't get motivated and can't follow directions well. My poor wife.

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18th Airborne Corps
24th Infantry Division
197th Infantry 72 ENGR CO
Assault and Barrier Pltn
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