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address to do an appeal online (topic)
what is the email address to send an online appeal to??Can't find a link anywhere
Compensation & Pension Exams, DBQ's and Appeals

classsi

04/23/15 04:08:55
Re: need link for appeal form (reply)
I have someone that gets paid by DAV. I am firing her as she has done NOTHING....EVER.I need the form now not after I get a new VSO.
Compensation & Pension Exams, DBQ's and Appeals

classsi

04/23/15 03:01:39
need link for appeal form (topic)
I filed a NOD months ago......just checked eBenefits and it says I have NO claims pending, no appeals, nada.I searched the site as best I could for the form to file appeals now that they are more formal............I could find...
Compensation & Pension Exams, DBQ's and Appeals

classsi

04/23/15 02:45:47
Re: Comprehensive List of Items received From The Independent Living Program (reply)
IN MY OPINION ILP is one of (if not THE) most uneven programs the VA is involved in.In some areas it seems to function as the regs are written................all the way to what I have encountered.......which is after 4 years, 7 hours of...
VA Education/Training Programs

classsi

04/12/15 18:31:54
Re: VA math? (reply)
If those are the only ratings the pay would be at the 100% rate. periodIn order for you to be paid at a higher rate you would have to qualify for a Special Monthly Compensation (SMC). As an example: someone with a SINGLE rating of 100%...
PTSD Specific Discussions/Claims/Issues

classsi

03/15/15 19:35:56
Re: VA agrees to inform McClellan soldiers of hazards (reply)
I enlisted in 1972............at that time ALL females did basic at McClellan. We were housed in these old WW2 type buildings that needed serious repair........some of which was being done at the time we were living in them....
Social Chat

classsi

03/14/15 05:32:24
Re: Clothing Allowance (reply)
The allowance is only once per year........apps have to be in prior to 1 Aug and the pay outs are  sometime between Sept and Dec.......it varies a lot by area.
Veteran Finance & Tax Related Issues

classsi

03/14/15 05:20:42
Re: 2nd Clothing Allowance Question (reply)
First....are you service connected already for the conditions requiring the braces??If yes, the type of brace is also a factor. Your best bet would be to go to prosthetics and get the questions answered...you could also fill out the app....
Veteran Finance & Tax Related Issues

classsi

03/14/15 05:19:01
Re: adaptive equipment/conversion for van (reply)
Thanks for the responses......that is the kind of info I need.The bids from the VMI and Braun vendors are both in and are within $60 or $70 of one another.VA  did include the transfer seat as I do not wish to remain in my wheelchair...
Social Chat

classsi

03/14/15 05:13:34
adaptive equipment/conversion for van (topic)
So the bids are being done up to get my van modified to allow access for my power wheelchair.There are two good sized "vendors" in my area..........one uses Braun and the other VMI.Wondering if anyone has any experiences with either of...
Social Chat

classsi

03/10/15 20:40:22
Re: Proposed Changes to Schedule of Ratings. Gynecological Conditions/Disorders Breast (reply)
It's about time for the recognition of the fact that while all soldiers (airmen, sailors etc) have breasts......NOT all are equipped with a penis. Some of us have vagina's, ovaries, a uterus etc.And yes, Virginia....there is a female...
VA Policies & Procedures

classsi

03/06/15 20:52:06
Re: HISA Question in Syracuse NY (reply)
I didn't find it online.I got a call this morning the chief of prosthetics about something else...............while on the phone I asked him if they could send me a list of approved contractors for the area......that is when he informed...
VA Policies & Procedures

classsi

03/06/15 08:49:08
Re: Comprehensive List of Items received From The Independent Living Program (reply)
Still a big fat goose egg here......nada, zilch, nothing.Getting the HISA stuff done has been another episode of chasing ones own tail. Now, however......I have been informed the HISA procedures have changed as of 1 Jan this year so I...
VA Education/Training Programs

classsi

03/05/15 18:05:24
Re: HISA Question in Syracuse NY (reply)
I talked to the head of prosthetics (American Lake and Seattle, WA)  in my area this morning about my needed bathroom modifications.I mentioned to him that I would like to get a list of approved contractors.He informed me the HISA...
VA Policies & Procedures

classsi

03/05/15 17:09:40
A question about the copy rec'd of my C file (topic)
When you request a copy of your C file does the copy you are sent include all records that were available to and used by the VA in rating your claims??  I ask because  mine is missing huge amounts of info.For one thing the VA has still...
VA Disability Claims (General)

classsi

02/08/15 22:08:05
Re: Expansion of Lakewood VA Hospital (reply)
I hope they decide to spend a few of those dollars on the Womens Health Clinic.It was moved out of the main hospital into one of the other buildings several years ago. For the first couple years there was NO handicapped parking at the...
Social Chat

classsi

02/08/15 21:17:01
Re: Ch. 35 and child support (reply)
I think your best bet would be to ask the court for a modification to have your support sent directly to the child due to the child not being in the home.For the record.....from the female perspective....the courts are not all so "woman...
VA Education/Training Programs

classsi

01/29/15 21:54:47
Transport for wheelchair folks (topic)
Not sure if this is the proper forum or not.My care providers are pretty equally divided between American Lake and Seattle. I am in a power wheelchair.....that weighs about 250 pounds.Not too long ago "they" switched the contract for...
VA Policies & Procedures

classsi

01/29/15 19:49:53
Re: slow travel pay another way to discourage veterans from keeping appointments (reply)
I don't think it is to discourage appointments etc but.....I put in for an Oly to Seattle trip, and an Oly to Am Lake trip almost a month ago and still have not been paid for them as of today.
VA Policies & Procedures

classsi

01/29/15 18:54:55
Re: Private doc or va doc? (reply)
I hate to say it but it is possible the same thing would happen with a civilian doc.I had a sleep apnea test done about 12 years ago by a private doc, nothing to do with the VA. When I got the report the history and issues listed were so...
PTSD Specific Discussions/Claims/Issues

classsi

01/08/15 03:40:43
I only answer questions regarding complaints, technical issues etc. I do not reply to claims or personal questions. Thanks.