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    Earning Loss Benefit ( ELB )

    Mine was received on 9 Nov 2016, and I got my money yesterday, so 56 days is about right!
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    Is the system Broken?

    I knew it was broken when I asked if I could apply for benefits due to adverse side affects resulting from my brain surgery and was told "No, it was YOUR choice to have brain surgery, the military is not responsible".
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    Organizations that help with VA claims?

    I would HIGHLY recommend contacting the Legion. I contacted them in January, and they went thru my medical records and recommended three  claims, two that I did not even consider (Planter fascistic and Tinnitus). I won all 3 cases, but one I am on appeals. The settlements I received were in...
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    hearing loss while on ltd and Government Disability pension?

    I have been awarded a DA of 40% based on my release medical, but I am now considered to have a Hearing Disability (VA's words based on my award). I have been on LTD since I was released, and I have no loud hobbies, not even a stereo. The loudest thing that I have been exposed to is a car alarm...
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    VAC Doctor does not agree with my Doctors

    That is exactly what the letter is, a letter to my specialist. OYE VEY  :facepalm: INDEED!
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    VAC Doctor does not agree with my Doctors

    blackberet17 The letter is from the Pension Medical Advisory to my specialist, that includes a copy of the Medical opinion from VAC that was used in denying my claim. It is in this medical opinion that all the errors are, and I just noticed that the medical advisor's signature and date is...
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    VAC Doctor does not agree with my Doctors

    I got my letter from BPA, and there are some unusual errors  and omissions in the medical opinion.  The omission is that I had a severe bout of gastroenteritis, but omitted  that it was a severe reaction to Oxycontin. It was on my med files that I had a previous reaction to Oxycontin, but that...
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    VAC Doctor does not agree with my Doctors

    Thanks for your input Blackberet17, but that's what is puzzling me about this whole situation. I do have a specific diagnosis that was confirmed by a MRI. I had a case of a severe reaction to meds that aggravated my  condition that I had to be hospitalized for, and due to this I required...
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    VAC Doctor does not agree with my Doctors

    Update. BPA is sending a letter to specify what my Neurologist needs to confirm on my medical condition. Since he works with the neurosurgeon who did my surgery, I will try to get his input also. BPA did make a comment that confuses me. According to the medical files available to them, I do...
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    VAC Doctor does not agree with my Doctors

    I got contacted by BPA yesterday, and I was surprised at the tone. The lady was pessimistic, and kept saying that  it was hard to prove medical mismanagement. We got talking, and she was surprised to learn that I am being medically released on the same issues that the VA decision dismissed.  I...
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    VAC Doctor does not agree with my Doctors

    Yes, my case is quite complicated. I had asked multiple times for an MRI, but was told that my original diagnosis was accurate. My diagnosis was done over the phone and by snail mail, I did not even see the specialist who came up with the diagnosis.  I had issues with pain medications that I...
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    VAC Doctor does not agree with my Doctors

    My condition is not military related, but any doctor I talk to says it was aggravated by the military. I was misdiagnosed in 1991, and I had been asking for a MRI since 1995 to clarify my condition. I finally got one in 2008 which proved that I did not have what was diagnosed in 1991, and it...
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    VAC Doctor does not agree with my Doctors

    Thanks George Wallace, I didnt think of that.
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    VAC Doctor does not agree with my Doctors

    I was told that I would get a lawyer to fight the decision, is this good enough, or should I go to the legion? Recceguy, how long are we talking here?
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    VAC Doctor does not agree with my Doctors

    In 2010, I had a form of Brain Surgery to release cranial fluid pressure on my brain. Since then, I have various symptoms that started after the surgery, and I am being medically released because of them. SISIP has deemed that I will be on LTD until I am 65, and due to my mental state, I will be...
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