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Recent posts by: BROVET

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Last Indexed: 07/30/14 17:05:45
Last Post: 07/30/14 17:11:23

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Topic Title Forum Author
Re: Apnea & CPAP (reply)
Since you had the sleep completed prior to your ETS (I assume you are RA), then there should not be any problem with having it SC'd.  Good luck and thank you for your service!
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/30/14 15:48:08
Re: Ptsd Claim help (reply)
Have you been treated and are you currently in treatment for your PTSD?
PTSD Specific Discussions/Claims/Issues

BROVET

07/30/14 15:35:57
Re: Increase denied for SC'd disabilities (reply)
Not trying to pick on you but if you drove 250 miles, you had to get into and out of the vehicle which (as a person with a SC'd back condition) requires some bending.  They were aware of the drive and also may have observed you sitting...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/29/14 23:33:53
Re: Opinions please. Hire a lawyer or use vetrep for appeals process?? (reply)
We are getting a little off topic but here is Cruiser's opinion on using attorney's for a VA case."With regard to this thread   http://vets.yuku.com/topic/126566/Opinions-Hire-lawyer-use-vetrep-appeals-process   the OP is dead wrong. ...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/29/14 23:16:56
Re: This PTSD site (reply)
I feel the same way about this wonderful site.  It is all about vets helping vets, with no motive except helping our brothers and sisters get benefits they are entitled to.  Glad that you prevailed in your claims!!!
PTSD Specific Discussions/Claims/Issues

BROVET

07/29/14 17:31:26
Re: I Just Filed an 1151 Claim (reply)
20yearvet wrote:Not all injuries are covered by the VA, especially falling while putting up a santa decoration. Good luck and hope you are feeling better. You are confusing the Healthcare side of the VA with the Claims side.  The...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/29/14 17:13:39
Re: Opinions please. Hire a lawyer or use vetrep for appeals process?? (reply)
34roadster, what do you base your opinion that a lawyer would be more successful than a VSO?  Cav1Sgt just provided statistics that indicate that the success rate for either is the same. 
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/29/14 17:03:33
Re: Help understanding ratings given (reply)
The letter states that the "Thoracolumbar spine, degenerative disc disease with syringomyelia - 20%", so they did not overlook the syringomyelia but the also awarded 20% for the cervical spine.  Possibly they gave higher rating on the...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/29/14 12:58:58
Re: Need some help with Schedule for Rating (reply)
Yes, disabilities of the spine are rated based upon ROM and, incapacitating incidents.Here is the verbiage for incapacitating incidents.Formula for Rating Intervertebral Disc Syndrome Based on Incapacitating Episodes   With...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/29/14 12:49:28
Re: Personnel records review for PTSD claim? (reply)
They are looking for more evidence to support your claim.  Also, are you aware that you will only be compensated for one mental disability.  For example, if the symptoms of your compensated MDD are the same as those for your MST, then...
PTSD Specific Discussions/Claims/Issues

BROVET

07/28/14 23:46:15
Re: I Just Filed an 1151 Claim (reply)
What a horror story!  I pay for medicare and medicare supplement insurance for any second opinions and a yearly physical (just to double check the VA's numbers).  It just gives me a sense of security.I hope your claim processes quickly!
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/28/14 23:41:11
Re: Is it possible to get my Non-Service connected Disabled Veterans benefits percentage increased (reply)
I don't think that is what he is saying.  He is saying he served during the VN era but did not indicate any VN service.Can you pull out your award documents and post what the award wording stated?
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/28/14 23:32:47
Re: Need some help with Schedule for Rating (reply)
It would be the spine and your rating will be based upon ROM.  The Spine                                                                                                                                                 Rating General...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/28/14 23:25:50
Re: mild degenerative disc disease at c5-6 otherwise.... (reply)
As slphelan has sted above, it totally depends on your ROM.  The statement shows there is some spine difficulty but the rating will be based upon ROM.Here is the rating criteria:  The Spine...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/28/14 23:24:44
Re: Other than Honorable Discharge. (reply)
Here is  information on this topic from Cruiser which explains how a re-enlistment prior to the end of the current enlistment is viewed by the VA:"First and foremost, in every case that I've seen like this (and I've seen hundreds of...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/28/14 17:44:27
Re: Damn it! (reply)
In combat, you either do what is necessary or you die.  Further, if you die, you take out protection for a guy on your right and left.  Sure it hurts when you look at the folks you have killed and realize that some kids or teenagers...
PTSD Specific Discussions/Claims/Issues

BROVET

07/28/14 12:57:46
Re: 38 U.S.C 1702 (reply)
Here is a link to the Federal Register and it clearly explains that the law is for obtaining health care benefits only as stated by...
PTSD Specific Discussions/Claims/Issues

BROVET

07/28/14 00:17:37
Re: Need your opinion on a Dr. letter please. (reply)
Repeat the urban legend concerning the phantom AO on ships often enough and folks will believe it?  I do not think so.  You need to prove that the ship meets the requirements set by the VA, without meeting them your friend is SOL.
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/27/14 21:50:04
Re: Any help or ideas now? (reply)
Did you request everything?  There is a box for additional information on the form you filed out to request your records.  Did you list all records, including personnel, medical, etc.? Edit: Also, the personnel records may arrive later...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/27/14 16:01:47
Re: Currently at 60% and am Waiting for New Rating (reply)
It was included when you received your rating twenty years ago but I do not know how it would be handled now.  Possibly they would give a 0% rating to recognize the disability but not award money because of the 60% rating.  Possibly, one...
VA Disability Claims (General)

BROVET

07/27/14 15:54:19
I only answer questions regarding complaints, technical issues etc. I do not reply to claims or personal questions. Thanks.


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