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Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by MiCPL, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. MiCPL

    MiCPL www.micpl.net

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    I have a disability conpensation question. I am an honorably Dischaged disabled vet, when I recived my compensation (5yrs. ago)It was not nearly enough but i thought"i'm young and there and more needy and honorable vets than me that need this money" so I never challenged it. Well being a little older i'm thinking that might not have been the best thing to do. heres my question- can I still challenge my disability claim after 5 yrs or do i have to live with it? I may not need it now but i know I will be one of the needy and honorable vets that looks to this compensation for some relife. thx for any help you can provide.
     
  2. KNEESINTHEBREEZ

    KNEESINTHEBREEZ Got Silk?

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    You can go to the VA hospital and get a re-eval. Get with the DAV, they have people that will help you with the process, including the paperwork involved.
     

  3. MiCPL

    MiCPL www.micpl.net

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    From one 82nd soldier to another i say thx.
     
  4. rlbgfish173

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    Check out brothersboundbyhonor.com
     
  5. raw52

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    Dear bz0q04:

    Keep you claim current. Have worked with VA direct with delays and lost records. Have gone to our county veterans assistance office (which knows the ins and outs of the VA) with great results! Either way from one Vet to another, THANK YOU for Serving!!!!

    Rich
    VN Vet
     
  6. KNEESINTHEBREEZ

    KNEESINTHEBREEZ Got Silk?

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    Sweet!
    You should check out this website, US PARATROOPERS. Being a paratrooper website, there are plenty of folks that have various service connected disabilities and there's a specific section on Veterans affairs. Plus, we'd love to have another paratrooper. You'd be the first from Glocktalk :cool:
     
  7. APD

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    Good to see some fellow jumpers here.
    I was told you can go back and get reevaluated whenever you feel the need, I may go back in the future as things get worse.
     
  8. craftsman

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    I am a local chapter adjutant for the D.A.V.in Pennsylvania.You can
    reopen your claim at any time but the time restrictions apply to
    the challange to the decision.Go through whoever was your power of
    attorney before,V.F.W.or whoever,to get the paperwork needed.But
    may I suggest that you join your local D.A.V.Chapter and go through
    their NSO Officer.
     
  9. MiCPL

    MiCPL www.micpl.net

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    I am a DAV member. and regaurdless of what happens, i will always be. thx for the info.

    jason
     
  10. cadillacguns

    cadillacguns Millennium Member

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    Your local VA office should have a DAV or Am Legion service officer nearby, you can request a re-examination, then you wait while the VA screws you over or you die first. Be prepared to wait 6-10 years for the results you need. I finaly saw the VA appeals court in Apr 04 after waiting over 3 years (Back log they say) then in Nov the case was sentback (Remanded) to the local Va Regional Office to do the right thing in the first place. Its now almost jan and I have not heard from the VA.