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Re: Veterans check in here
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2012, 09:50:38 pm »
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« Last Edit: November 23, 2012, 12:55:38 am by Criszilla »
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Re: Veterans check in here
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2012, 02:12:33 pm »
Marine Infantry, 1983-1993. Gulf War 90'-91'. Medical Discharge, injuries from Gulf War.

Like everyone else in military, "take Motrin and suck it up"  has just taken its toll over time. Life shouldn't be this painfull or difficult.

Thanks to All who have served..

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Re: Veterans check in here
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2012, 07:58:10 pm »
And thank you for keeping us safe...your service is appreciated.
I speak from experience not expertise.

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Re: Veterans check in here
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2012, 05:59:28 pm »
Army Airborne May 1999 to Oct 2011...medically discharged from injuries acquired in OEF.
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Re: Veterans check in here
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2012, 10:11:23 pm »
Welcome and thank you. You men and women who serve amaze me more than words can express.

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Re: Veterans check in here
« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2012, 01:36:06 am »
Im glad to see so many vets get approved, it gives me hope.  For all the people who are approved, some very early on in the game please give me any advice tgat I can pass on to my lawyer.
I dont mean to sound like your on deserving but in several of the posts I have read I feel as tgough Im equally if not more disabled. 
In the past it seemed like the crappy law firm (since fired and hired a winner) I had concentrated on my physical ailments ( service connected 90% for stomach) being my stomach and my back ( I believe I have 8 seperate probs) and that wasnt enough.  My other service connected disability (50% for major deppression w/anxiety) was seldom mentioned.  I flooded these guys w/approximately 8-10k xeroxed pages of documentation.  Up until this point I didnt have any doctors letters until this round ( now I have 3 letters from dif docs).
Wondering what you guys did that maybe my lawyer or I should try??  Ive gotta win this round not only  to increase the monthly cash flow but to also get a savings going for my daughter but more importantly to get medicare so I can actually get o7t of the VA health care so I dont wind up dead like my dad did ( because of inept dr's at VA).
Please private msg me if u like.  I will respond back

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Re: Veterans check in here
« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2012, 12:39:04 pm »
Mike,

I know a big thing you have not mentioned is the medications that people take and the side effects they have on you. 
I speak from experience not expertise.

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Re: Veterans check in here
« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2012, 03:03:39 am »
Marci/Mike:  What do you make of this allowance for Veterans?  (D. Military Service Casualty Case (MSCC)

http://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/hallex/I-02/I-2-1-40.html

http://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/hallex/I-04/I-4-3-43.html

Applicable?

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Re: Veterans check in here
« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2012, 06:48:09 am »
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I dont mean to sound like your on deserving but in several of the posts I have read I feel as tgough Im equally if not more disabled.

Mikegd37,

Unless you have walked in other veterans' shoes, don't judge.  Having both physical and 'invisible' disabilities, you should already know that.

That being said, I will get off my soapbox now.

Each Social Security case is different, and the biggest problem is that ALJs vary greatly in how they determine whether or not someone is disabled.  If you have an ALJ who thinks that anyone on a pain medication is an addict, for whatever reason, then that ALJ will deny the claim.  The worst thing about it is that his decision will become part of your case record, and other ALJs will see that.  To refute the ALJ's opinion, documentation on how the pain medication is NECESSARY needs to also be in your file.

 
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Wondering what you guys did that maybe my lawyer or I should try??

Again, each Social Security case is different, and what works for someone else may not work for you.  The best advice I can give is to have plenty of Residual Functioning Capacity (RFC) forms filled out by your treating physicians for both your physical and mental disabilities (I know getting them from the VA is difficult).  In my case, the RFCs I had out numbered and outweighed the RFCs the RFCs Social Security got from the Consultative Examination they sent me to.
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Re: Veterans check in here
« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2012, 09:58:21 pm »
Criszilla,

Good point, those links are in reference to the wounded warrior program which you can read about here:  http://www.ssa.gov/woundedwarriors/
I speak from experience not expertise.

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Re: Veterans check in here
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2012, 01:35:39 am »
Criszilla,

I speed read your 2 links amd I. Think A TON of people could benefit from that info whether they have a lawyer or nt....thank you!!
As for the military aspect I definitely feel that veterans should get a preference.  As far as there timeline of 2001 or sooner I think it is a bunch of BS.  Im not sure what the 20 year war is being called right now, maybe operation enduring freedom??  I feel that if your going to single out a conflict it should be for the entire conflict--I was part of operation desert shield.  I still dont feel like that is enough thpugh.  Granted there are. Notany ww 2 bets out there but what about vietn, panama, etc...?  If these guys/gals are just trying to get approved npw they mabe even more so deserve 2 b expedited111
That however is my two cents...  Thanks for sharing your knowledfe.  I guess I should of served 10 yrs longer two deserve special consideration

Mike

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Re: Veterans check in here
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2012, 02:52:22 pm »
I Agree.

I'm sure the veterans whose families still grieve over the vets wounded or killed in Granada,Panama,Iraq (Desert Shield/Desert Storm) and Cold War vets too would argue they deserve the same considerations as those who "qualify" to be called "combat veterans" or "wounded warrior veterans".
I (as a vet) am just saying the playing field should be EQUAL for ALL
Veterans. Wounded veterans do need to be in the front of the line.

For all of you who do not know about the SSA Wounded Warrior fast track program ONLY affects veterans back to 2001

Those of us that served Honorably before 2001
we are just SOL! (FUBAR)


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Re: Veterans check in here
« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2013, 03:59:02 am »
four years Navy and sixteen years Air Force. :Main16:

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Re: Veterans check in here
« Reply #43 on: February 08, 2013, 12:33:11 pm »
Greetings,

I am retired Army 20 years and 100% SC.  Any veterans that are out there that require aid and attendance there is a program where the VA will currently pay a stipend to anyone that provides these services to any veteran that has mental health and physical injuries that result in the need for assistance.  Google the VA Caregivers program.  The stipend ranges from 400 - 2000 dollars depending on the level of aid that is required. 

As you can see below I have a laundry list of medical ailments that I am currently dealing with and I am just trying to get my documents together and I would appreciate any insight that anyone can provide based on my conditions.

Thanks





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Re: Veterans check in here
« Reply #44 on: February 08, 2013, 02:16:47 pm »
Welcome, and thank you for the resources Gayle.   :Welcome08: