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Old 09-21-2017, 09:03 AM
 
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Agree. It is possible the claim was denied but if that did happen, it is most likely a major screw up within the process of the claim not that the condition didn't warrant approval. The VA because of its over burden legislative mandates without proper funding, is going to make mistakes, but that mistake probably has nothing to do with the condition and more like it's within the process.
yes - there was a mistake in my award letter. They had me at X percentage in the summary of the letter but at X+ in the explanations - even taking into account VA math. I showed the DAV guy and he just called his contact in Houston and it was fixed right there.
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:19 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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My husband is 100% service connected disabled. People told me that you need to hire an attorney to put through a claim or you will be denied. I didn't. I read each piece of paper that I filled out for him. I made sure that I didn't leave anything blank. Once you submit it it takes a few months to get an answer but then they pay retroactively to the date you submitted the claim. If you are good at doing paperwork there is no reason whatsoever to pay an attorney for this.
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Old 09-25-2017, 04:27 PM
 
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My husband is 100% service connected disabled. People told me that you need to hire an attorney to put through a claim or you will be denied. I didn't. I read each piece of paper that I filled out for him. I made sure that I didn't leave anything blank. Once you submit it it takes a few months to get an answer but then they pay retroactively to the date you submitted the claim. If you are good at doing paperwork there is no reason whatsoever to pay an attorney for this.
yep - I helped my brother in law with his. You have to read the regulations and what the doctors will examine. He also had to have letters from former employers that I typed up and had them sign describing his limitations. Everything he had I covered in the letters.

I find it interesting and people ask me why I haven't gone to increase mine. I tell them because I do not meet the criteria. I'm not going to lie!
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