Nuther VA story--the short version from my friend's wife in NH

Nuther VA story--the short version from my friend's wife in NH

Joined: March 30th, 2003, 5:17 pm

April 27th, 2018, 11:08 pm #1

He's got appointments this week at the VA for documentation of his refiled claims for compensation of Agent Orange exposure,( diabetes, nephropathy and eye problems), loss of hearing, internal and external scar tissue, damage to right hand and arm and PTSD.  The guy in claims thought he has a good chance this time.  He has been refused 3 times.

Anyone here think he's got a god chance this time? Or maybe he'll get refusal number four?

Thank-you-for-your-service.
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Joined: May 4th, 2010, 1:03 pm

April 30th, 2018, 1:30 pm #2

I'm on my forth filing now for a radiation exposure claim.  Local County Veteran Service Officer can't believe they keep turning it down.  Third submission included a comprehensive letter from a Senior VA Hematologist in support of my claim plus rock solid evidence of location and level of exposure.  About two weeks ago I filed a formal letter of disagreement.  That means that the file goes to a completely independent reviewer that has complete decision making authority.  If that fails I can request an in-person hearing.  The only reason I can think of for previous denials is that reviewers/raters are running the claim against a standard checklist as it appears they haven't actually read the file.  Recommend you advise claimant to file a notice of disagreement if current claim is denied.  At least it will get an independent review!
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Joined: March 30th, 2003, 5:17 pm

April 30th, 2018, 8:00 pm #3

It's standard VA....NO! Haven't read it? Not a surprise if that's true--why would they... NO!

I just got a thing in the mail the local VA shop is relocating, better location, better service, "Please come and check us out. NFWay. Sorry. 4 times, huh? What you're supposed to do, is die. Get it. 300,000 did the right thing, another 600,000 are taking their sweet ass time--not good.

Thanks man! You dun pissed me off with this great VA news. Hahaha. This is an org that seriously needs to be put down. You deserve better--like real insurance. And you can thank the Left for killing Trumps new guy--good enough for 3 presidents but all of a sudden he's a pervert. These guys.
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doug
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May 3rd, 2018, 1:05 pm #4

The VA action deny, delay, hope they die and go away. 
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Joined: March 30th, 2003, 5:17 pm

May 3rd, 2018, 1:42 pm #5

Yes I think you right. Oh and the number 300K died waiting and 600K in the wings is a debatable number because many of them--it has been argued--are repeat names and names of long deceased Vets. If that's true then you might--maybe--get a handle on how good their records are/aren't. None of this makes sense and surprisingly some vet orgs do not want the VA to change. The more I look into it, the more muddle and nonsense I find.
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