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    Retirement Restoration to Eliminate Offset!

    Hi All, If interested, could you please go to http://capwiz.com/moaa/issues/bills/?bill=62389806 to contact the Senate in support of S.234! This bill would permit retired members of the uniformed services who have a service-connected disability rated less than 50 percent to receive full...
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    Va's Definition of Creative Organ

    Can anyone shed some light on whether or not a gallbladder is considered a "creative organ" according to VA? I am trying to get Special Monthly Compensation for an emergency laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal).
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    Regional Office Processing Times

    Does anyone happen to know a link or information that shows the processing times for the various regional offices? I read some information previously regarding the claims processing timeframe and averages for the various regional offices and don't recall where I obtained it.
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    Seattle Regional Office Timelines for Veterans

    I wanted to create a new thread for those Veterans who are waiting finalization of their ratings in the Seattle RO. My claim was submitted in IDES on May 3, 2012 and I retired May 27, 2013. Still waiting on Seattle to finalize the claim, which was estimated to be completed on August 19, 2013...
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    VA Reconsideration Anyone?

    Hi, I am wanting to know if anyone going through the IDES has gone through a VA reconsideration, and if so, approximately, how long did the process take? I was initially told that it would take 15 days, but it has now been over a month. Any comments, suggestions, or recommendations would be...
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    NARSUM 4 MONTHS IN THE WAITING... ANY ADVICE?

    Hi all, I wanted to know if anyone can make any suggestions on what to do as my VA C&P exams were completed 30 MAY 12 and it is almost going into the four month and I still have not received my NARSUM. The MEB doctor told me 27 JUL 12 that she would have it ready in "a month". Any advice??
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    New IDES Rating System Regarding VA Ratings

    I was just informed today, that the VA C&P results will be the governing results for the MEB. Any clarification, input, or comments would be appreciated.
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    OCS injury

    Does anyone know if you are injured while in training school, such as OCS, if that is considered combat-related? Or must you be injured during a war-simulated activity? Thanks if anyone can give some info.
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    MEB/IDES Timeline

    Mar 19, 2012-referred to MEB by Ortho for patellofemoral pain syndrome after closed stress fracture (don't know why MEB was referred as I have had more serious, ongoing medical conditions for over a year) Mar 30-met with MEB Case Manager Apr 24-visited with MEB DOC-to turn in 2807 and ERB Apr...
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    New To The IDES

    My MEB Timeline: Mar 19, 2012-referred to MEB by Ortho for patellofemoral pain syndrome after closed stress fracture (don't know why MEB was referred as I have more serious ongoing medical conditions for over a year) Mar 30-met with MEB Case Manager Apr 24-visited with MEB DOC-to turn in 2807...
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