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Old 04-06-2018, 07:06 PM
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It's an absolute disaster that we even have to have this conversation.
I recently went to a VES site in Monument Colorado. From the time that I sat down, the guy that was doing my evaluation did absolutely nothing but talk once every 3 to 4 minutes. When he did talk, he kept telling me what my symptoms were and how severe they were.
Since I'm no longer an expert, I can can only give my opinion: VES is a bunch of scam artist! I am on a mission to prove it!
I went in with a previously diagnosed TBI. According to this guy, I have zero symptoms. Despite the uncharacteristic outburst, and frequent hour to 6 hour trembling episodes that I get. Other injuries that I are documented to be service connected, all of a sudden there are no symptoms based on his findings. Ironically, I went to the ER the next few days and was told why that was happening, and that it was highly likely due to the TBI.
There are ways to address issues revolving around VES. I have been keeping up with dozens of websites and forums where people talk about how poor of a job they do. It may take time, but keep track of things you find about this company. When you finally have an appeal hearing, you can definitely use the piles of negative comments to support your claim, and assert that VES is not being honest with the VA about their findings.
I don't think that this is an issue within the VA, but simply the scam companies that they keep contracting to do their claims evaluations. This is the third different company that I have dealt with revolving around my claim, in three years. That tells should explain a lot about the quality of the people doing their evaluations.
I went as far as sending the guy (that i refuse to refer to as a dr) a letter letting him know that I would be contacting various local, state, and federal legislators to inform them of what this company is doing to their veterans. I embedded a received and read alert so I know that they got it and read it. I encourage others to call and email their state and federal legislators. With all of the bs that the VA has going, veterans making complaints might encourage them to get their act together.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:42 PM
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I have to agree with everyone. The VA is nothing other then a deterrence. My situation is even better. After my assessment, I called the evaluator because I never received a copy of his report. He told me he was under contract and couldn't give me a copy. He told me to call his company, VES (Veterans Evaluation Services). I called his company and was told that a copy was sent to VA and while they couldn't give me a copy, I should contact VA directly to get one. VA asked me to submit a Release of Information (ROI) for my own record, back to my own self, just to get a copy! Then they told me they didn't have it. I went around and around with the whole mess. Then finally I had someone call for me and finally received a copy of the assessment...which should have been a part of my package from the beginning. To top it off, after I looked it over, there were several false statements from the evaluator, misrepresenting what I said to him. There was no avenue to dispute it either. I'm at a loss for words with the way I was treated. By the way, don't opt for the RAMP program if you put in for disability. It's a scam as well, and just a quicker way to say no. At least for me.
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Old Today, 08:20 AM
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Same thing, seen by VES in Colorado Springs for hips and migraines and in Denver for TBI last month. Although I received a "favorable" report from the examiners and quite an increase in disability ratings (from 10% to 70%) which I am happy about believe me! But when I received my decision in the mail along with the C&P reports, there were so many inaccuracies and honestly straight out lies I am now very frustrated and wondering what to do. For instance for my hips, she checked range of motion with repetition 3 times for each measurement however she only recorded thr first measurement she took. Each repetition had decreased ROM because of pain, yet she only recorded the first. There was only one time that I did not do the motion repetition 3 times and that was because SHE told me not to because I was in tears, I told her I would try and SHE told me "no, I am going to say you can not do it". Well on the report she said that I stated it was too painful to do 3 times. Compete lie, those words came out of her mouth, not mine. She also said I had no pain upon palpation yet she never palated my hips or thighs, matter of fact she never even touched me. Yet my medical record per VA and Tricare as well as physical therapy for 7 months state dozens of times intense pain upon palpation. Lastly for my hips she stated that passive ROM was the same as active ROM. Again, she never once touched me so therefore how can she know my passove ROM is the same as my active ROM? She also stated on the migraine DBQ in one section that "veteran has missed work several times a month and expends all vacation/sick time regularly due to prostrating migraine attacks" yet she check marked the box "does not cause severe economic instability". Yet I showed her my logbook where I keep track of migraines and my corresponding time cards showing where I took 3,4,5 sometimes 6 or 7 days off of work/had to leave early due to migraines. The TBI examiner also reported incorrect and inaccurate information and used her own words in her report where she was supposed to use my words. Ugh, sorry so long. I have an appointment with my DAV rep the day after Christmas and I have noted on copies of the C&Ps each and every time inaccurate information was reported. Hoping I can get new C&P exams by a different company or at least different examiner and this time h I ve someone go with me if possible. Anybody else have this type of situation happen and have any luck getting a new C&P? I hate to complain because like I said, I am glad that the report was favorable in the fact that they finally connected injuries incurred in service as well as 2 secondary conditions, but it concerns me because although I favorable and increased, the report screwed me on percentages because of inaccurate information.
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