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    Severance recoup payments duplicated

    I am at a loss here of what to do or who to talk to. I was initially rated in 03 and began paying a severance pay back and I received a letter March of 2010 and in April 2010 I began receiving my full monthly compensation. In September 2011, a claim had been approved for asthma and my rating was...
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    Vitamin Deficencies

    I too have had a huge change occur since I cut gluten from my diet and when I do slip I notice a HUGE change in my fatigue. The fatigue hits me hard. I have had to stop working full time a year ago because the fatigue was so horrible. I fell asleep at the wheel all the time after a couple...
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    VA Physical Practices

    You can also contact your VA rep and speak up to the VA hospital with complaints regarding how the physical was handled. In 2003, my asthma was denied simply because I was not wheezing nor having an asthma attack. Of course I wouldn't, I was on inhalers and steroids. In 2011, I had another...
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    Introduce yourself

    Wow, this is my first visit to this sight after being a mostly quiet member for close to a year I believe. I feel a little less than deserving to be introducing myself to so many prior long-timers and lifers. It makes me feel a little inadequate to say the least. I served a little over 4...
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    Fibromyalgia and Myofascial pain syndrome

    I was very lucky considering all of the stories I have heard about their MEB process. My MEB process did linger with no movement for about 5months. My Commander and 1SG asked me about the status one day, and this was after my final exam for the MEB. I had made an inquiring on it and their...
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    Fibromyalgia and Myofascial pain syndrome

    I have been out since 2002. The PDBR is the physical disability board review that is reviewing my MEB process. I fell within that period of time where they were not rating according to the VARSD when the regulations said to. Needless to say, that husband has been my ex husband since 2007...
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    Fibromyalgia and Myofascial pain syndrome

    This is interesting, because I was only offered 20% in 2002. Since, I had little ones and my stress level was through the roof due to my constant pain, exhaustion and frustrating from not being able to perform like I had wanted to my marriage was suffering as well. So, I took the 20% because...
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    Asthma changed to a service connected disability

    I have had this question lurking within me for over a week now and I have tried analyzing and applying what I know and have learned. In 2001, I was diagnosed in the Army for asthma. 6 months later I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and subsequently was MEB'd for fibromyalgia. My MEB notes a...
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    VA keeps saying they haven't got the DD214 (repost to make sure its in right place)

    Have you contacted a local VA rep? There is also another website https://iris.custhelp.com/ where you can ask questions, send documentation and anything else regarding VA disability compensation. I would really suggest getting a VA rep, such as the DAV or American legion to help you. They have...
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    Chapter 31 Voc Rehab Question

    Veterans are eligible if they: Have received, or will receive, a discharge that is other than dishonorable Have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10%, or a memorandum rating of 20% or more from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Apply for Vocational Rehabilitation and...
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    Received Severance and VA?! Help!

    The best way to handle your situation is contact your local VA rep. or even contact the DAV and assign them to represent you. They can help you get the situation straightened out. He will need a copy of your initial ratings letter and of course your DD214 and I would suggest printing out a...
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    MED board Percentage questions

    http://www.benefits.va.gov/warms/bookc.asp#h The attached link is to CFR 38 section 4.97 (scroll down to 4.97 - respiratory) Here you will find schedule for ratings. This will give you some sort of guide as to how they get your rating. Make sure you maintain a well organized file of your...
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    New Fibromyalgia MEB started Please Help!

    Funny because that is who I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia by, the official Landstuhl Hospital's Rheumatologist after being referred the Rheumatologist by the Orthopedic who was referred to me by the Physical Therapist and General Practitioner. The Rheumatologist confirmed everyone's suspicion...
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    Severance Pay recoupment information. Must Read!!

    Request an audit of your account on what has been recouoped. It must be done in writing. It can be done through https://iris.custhelp.com/ or sending the request in writing to your VA regional office. It does take a while, last time it took me 60 days to received the statement. The funny...
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    VA Pay After Severance

    Hey Arthur - Keep very close eye on that paper they sent you regarding the last payment taken out that says your severance pay has been paid back in full. After a year and a half they started recouping mine again after I won an appeal for asthma that dated back to my original rating.
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