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    Medal of honor (game)

    Yawn.... I woke up early for the Beta and the server are down... They are having a free open beta: Metal of Honor
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    H.R. 4667 (COLA Adjustment) | And the HOAX

    Before you get to excited about the pay chart that is floating around: Disabled American Veterans - News & Info - News
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    Back Pain / Spine MEBs

    The below criteria were forwarded to us through DoD disability channels, all the way from D.C. These are the criteria used by the Veterans Administration (VA) to adjudicate disability on spine/back pain cases. Since the DoD Disability Evaluation System utilizes the VA Schedule for Rating...
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    Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry

    ATSDR - Public Health Assessments & Health Consultations This site has finding on alot of bases that had hazarders areas. May help in substantiating your claim.
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    VA Claims Tips:

    Good info someone posted (why reinvent the wheel)... From "SgtDBrownRet" on leatherneck dot com VA Claims Tips: Below is a sheet I give to every vet I come in contact. I advise that it be used to help gather evidence to support any VA claim. The main thing that slows up a VA claim is the...
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    GAO-05-64 (Part 1 of 3)

    This is the accessible text file for GAO report number GAO-05-64 entitled 'VA and DOD Health Care: Efforts to Coordinate a Single Physical Exam Process for Servicemembers Leaving the Military' which was released on November 12, 2004. This text file was formatted by the U.S. Government...
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    Is ratable?

    I tried to find a couple things in the VSARD: Hyperlipidemia Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Does anyone know if they are listed or not? Or how they would be "translated"? Thanks
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    Interesting hand replacement.

    Interesting hand replacement: i-LIMB prosthetic hand works like the real thing Coolest Gadgets
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    Qualifications?

    What is the cut off for 'old'. ;)
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    veterans-only online community

    I heard a radio advert, about a web site for veterans-only. Community of Veterans I'm going to check it out & let you all know. Please supply feedback also.
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    A way to possable save you $$$$

    We all could use an extra buck or two, in our pockets... Was checking some thing out on the web, and came across a simple way to help you get out of debt (5 minutes on the phone with your credit card company may lower your APR by 10% or more). Ok sound like late night TV add junk, but seems...
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    Job sites that cater to ex-Military/Vets

    Here are some job sites that cater to US Vet/Ex Military. Post your favorite & I'll add to the list! (If some are found to be "shady" let me know and I'll remove from the list) USAJOBS - The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site Security Clearance Jobs - ClearanceJobs.com Military...
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    H&R Block is offering free TaxCut Premium Federal 2008 + E-File.

    H&R Block is offering free TaxCut Premium Federal 2008 + E-File. Click here Click "Buy Now" Click "No Thanks" Remove "Extended Download Service" once in cart Check out When every Dollar counts, free is good!
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    VA Compensation formula when retired with >=20 years

    Assuming there is no CRDP or CRSC calculations: You start with $1000 from military disability retirement (taxable) VA Rates you at 50% = $800 (non-taxable). You cannot receive both, so you have to waive, in part or in whole one benefit. Given the $1000 is taxable, you will waive $800 in...
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    Ménière's Disease rating via VA

    Has anyone been diagnosed with Ménière's Disease (6205) on active duty. And subsequently rated by the VA. Was wondering the extent of your condition & rating given? Thanks
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    Code Changes for FY09

    FY09 ICD-9-CM Code Changes This program has prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders for 2.0 Continuing Education Units. Objectives • Volumes 1 & 2 • Note invalid (deleted) diagnosis codes (26) • Review new ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes (374) • Review revised...
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    MEB 101

    √ The first step in the first step in the Air Force disability evaluation process to determine who is not “worldwide qualified.” √ The existence of a physical defect or condition does not necessarily require MEB submission or consideration √ However, if clinical evaluation determines that an...
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    FPEB Q & A

    Q: I have a question about compensation? A: See this: Compensation Q & A Q: What is my chances to get xx% compensation? A: The serverity of your condition/how many unfitting conditions are submitted/whoever does your board/what is in your records. It would be a guess on my part, at best...
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    IPEB Q & A

    Q: I have a question about compensation? A: See this: Compensation Q & A Q: What is my chances to get xx% compensation? A: The serverity of your condition/how many unfitting conditions are submitted/whoever does your boar/what is in your records. It would be a guess on my part at best...
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    Compensation Q & A

    Q & A Q: I received (0%-29%) disability rating from the military, what is my compensation if I accept? A: Base Pay X 2 X (years in service, minimum of 3 years, or minimum of 6 if combat-related) = Severance pay. Subtract 28% for taxes, that may (Should) be returned after filing taxes...
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