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  1. VAJumper

    Squeeky wheel finally got greased.

    100% P&T VA.
  2. VAJumper

    Petition for the VA to rate the most seriously disabled Vets first

    Every time someone signs, my Congressman gets an email. Thanks, Doug, Col, USAF, Disability (Ret) with RSD...
  3. VAJumper

    Low Rating or No Rating for PTSD? Check this out!

    http://www.legion.org/veteranshealthcare/189959/legion-applauds-dod-review-ptsd-cases
  4. VAJumper

    Prestabilization Rating

    Severly disabled and unabled to secure gainful employment? You may be entitled to a prestabilization rating. See below from VASRD. I wish I'd known about this sooner. §4.28 Prestabilization rating from date of discharge from service. The following ratings may be assigned, in...
  5. VAJumper

    New Special Compensation Available for Assistance with Activities of Daily Living

    SCAADL SPECIAL PAY AVAILABLE for seriously ill/injured se - Downloads - Physical Evaluation Board Forum SCAADL Instruction http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/134112p.pdf Unfortunately for many, it's not retroactive and of course--voluntary. That's the DoDs way of saying if you...
  6. VAJumper

    Army Discharge No MEB on Social Security Disability 1 year before discharge

    Jason, Mike and or other moderators. On my Facebook Group, Military and Veterans with RSD, a spouse just contacted me stating her husband had severe RSD in both legs and has been on SSDI since before his discharge June 2010. Yes discharge. He was never medically boarded and was...
  7. VAJumper

    I thought I was retired...NOT!!! The mistakes continue....

    Here's a copy of an email I sent to my PEBLO today (still a/w answer/response): I wanted to let you know I've had some serious issues regarding my retirement processes and was hoping you could up-channel these issues to the appropriate office at AFPC. 1. DD214: I contacted the...
  8. VAJumper

    How to get LOD Care or Treatment in the Air Force Reserve

    What can I do if I am having trouble getting an appointment with the MTF for my approved LOD? Have the MTF call HQ AFRC/SG Hotline at (888) 577-2561  Select Option 4, HQ AFRC LOD Verification of Eligibility for Care  Service Member’s full SSAN will be required  Hours of operation are Mon –...
  9. VAJumper

    Medical Continuation Orders Policy for Air Force Reserves

    http://www.afrc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-100407-031.pdf (I'm just the messenger)
  10. VAJumper

    VSI/SSB Recoupment Began Again in August 2010

    For old-timers such as myself who left active duty in the 1992-1993 time frame and accepted a voluntary separation incentive (VSI) or SSB, the DoD had stopped collecting it last year due to hardships on retiring individuals. They've started recouping again but at a maximum rate of 40%. This...
  11. VAJumper

    AFBCMR Package sent/RSD

    I sent off my package to the AFBCMR since the IPEB did not rate three unfitting items: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy: ?? COPD requiring oxygen therapy: 100% Meniere's Syndrome: 60% On 25 Oct, I will be testifying before a VA Congressional Committee with an RSD physician and National RSD...
  12. VAJumper

    Free SEGWAYs for disabled Vets!

    See the link below to apply for a free Segway. SEGS4VETS.COM
  13. VAJumper

    Free SEGWAYs for disabled Vets!

    See the link below to apply for a free Segway. Disabled and a Veteran? Get a Free Segway. | Wheelchair Accessibility Blog and Disability News
  14. VAJumper

    New Air Force Form allows reconsideration of rating without need to appeal to PEB

    Attached is a link to the form. This gives members one chance to state their case without having to go through the entire appeal process. This is great news! Revised AF Form 1180 - Downloads - Physical Evaluation Board Forum
  15. VAJumper

    Reserve Components: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force -- chance to be heard

    All who have had or or having medical continuation orders or DES issues should post their comments (anonymous) after this news article. This may be our one chance to get the attention of Congress to correct the problems with Reserve orders issues and the DES. The period for comments is...
  16. VAJumper

    ARC DES Issues with Congressman Wittman: 7 May 10

    This meeting with me and Mike McDermott (Ruptured-duck) took place on 7 May 10 at Congressman Wittman's Office in Yorktown, VA. SMSgt McDermott drove all night from NewYork arriving to attend this milestone meeting. Congressman Wittman is the Senior minority representative of the House Armed...
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    ARC DES Issues with Congressman Wittman: 7 May 10

    This meeting with me and Mike McDermott (Ruptured-duck) took place on 7 May 10 at Congressman Wittman's Office in Yorktown, VA. SMSgt McDermott drove all night from NewYork arriving to attend this milestone meeting. Congressman Wittman is the Senior minority representative of the House Armed...
  18. VAJumper

    Being MEB'd for ANY Psychological Condition?

    Make sure when you review your MEB package, your Psyche notes are included before signing it off. If they send your package without them, you may incur unnecessary delays as the IPEB struggles to get copies of them. They are protected under a higher standard than Privacy act or HIIPA. If you...
  19. VAJumper

    Article 138 Complaint

    I'm filing an Article 138 complaint tomorrow. See my signature for the link about how this powerful tool can be used. Besides IG and Congress, this is another tool you can use. Here is the text from usmilitary.about.com: Article 138 is one of the most powerful rights under the Uniform...
  20. VAJumper

    Appealing IPEB : Study on rating upgrades/downgrades?

    A must read for anyone considering appealing their IPEB results.;) http://www.pebforum.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=82
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