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I served onboard the USS Grasp (ARS-24) homeport at Pearl

I served onboard the USS Grasp (ARS-24) homeport at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii from December 1959 to October 1963. Every year the ship made Westpac Cruise including the Republic of Vietnam. In 1962 the ship operated in Danang Harbor, but returned to port where the crew were allowed on the pier and downtown Danang. Therefore, qualified us to have set our booths on the ground. As a result, the presumptions of Agent Orange herbeside exposure should be awarded also to me and all my shipments on the Grasp. To me especially because in 2003 I was subjected to hormonal and radiation therapy for prostate cancer. That made me suffer ED. I will appreciate clarification of this before my demise. This is very important! Thanks.

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I'm a MN DVA claims rep. I'm working on a case involving

Hi, I'm a MN DVA claims rep. I'm working on a case involving a veteran who reenlisted early (before his original term of service expired), served through his original expiration date and beyond, and then got a bad discharge before his 2nd enlistment expired. I need to see the 1972 and 1977 versions of one of the VA laws which applies in this case, now called 38 CFR 3.13(c). The current version (above) says that the service member is considered to have received an unconditional discharge on the date their original term of enlistment expires. In 1972 the law might have been called 32 FR 13224. In 1977 or 1978 there was a change to the law, and it became 43 FR 15154.

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My fiancée applied for his DVA disability about 13 months (in

My fiancée applied for his DVA disability about 13 months (in Oklahoma) and keeps getting the run around. He has also been moved from Med Board to Physical Evaluation Board (PEB). He was just recently told DVA could refuse to pay disability for a certain amount of time if he is awarded medical retirement and a disability rating from PEB. Is there any truth to this?

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since the sharp vs the united states, it seems i can get SBP

since the sharp vs the united states, it seems i can get SBP and my DIC WHEN I GET MARRIED IN MARCH, I AM 59.MY QUESTION IS ,SINCE I WAS PAID A LUMP SUM FROM SBP WHEN MY HUSBAND PASSED AWAY IN 2005, HOW WILL THAT WORK, WILL I HAVE TO PAY A LUMP SUM BACK OR WILL THEY TAKE OUT A PORTION OF THE SBP TO PAY IT BACK.I WAS TOLD SINCE I WILL GET MORE IM DIC THEN THE MILITARY WILL JUST GIVE ME BACK WHAT MY HUSBAND PAID IN.ALSO UPON GETTING MARRIED WILL I HAVE TO GIVE UP MY TRICARE HEALTH INSURANCE FROM THE MILITARY.

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My husband was on the USS ST Paul in 1967 in Viet Nam. The

My husband was on the USS ST Paul in 1967 in Viet Nam. The ship docked in Xuah Dai Bay and Can Rank Bay and he was a shore. Would he be considered a brown water navy person or still a blue water navy. He has several illness due to Agent Orange. Should we turn our claim over to a lawyer or go thru DVA.

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Where can I find more information

Where can I find more information about the diagnosis of "Acne"? I found in the Veterans diseases associated with Agent Orange; that states: "Chloracne" or[similar "acneform" disease] A skin condition that occurs soon after exposure to chemicals and looks like common form of acne seen in teenagers. Under VA's rating regulations, "chloracne" [or other "acneform" disease similar to "chloracne"] must be at least 10 % disabling within one year of exposure to herbicide." The rating done by Adjudication xxxxxx,Stating: " Dear Mr. Calvento, Your disability compensation claim has been evaluated. To establish entitlement to this benefit the evidence must show: [a] That you have disability incurred or aggravated in service, in line of duty and It must be 10% or more disabling. The evidence, including your service records, does not meet these requirement. Accordingly, you are not entitled to compensation for the reason'[s] checked below: 1. Your disabilities listed below, are SERVICE-CONNECTED, but less than 10% disabling and compensation is not payable. " ACNE " You are entitled to necessary treatment by VA for any service-connected disability. Application for necessary treatments can be made at the nearest VA Office. If you apply in person, please present this letter. If you apply by letter please include the C- shown above. xxxxxxxx [SIGNED] Adjudication Officer Veterans Administration, Regional Office, Federal Building, xxxxxxxxxxx THIS TO ME IS a wrong RATING, is contrary to the Veterans Disease Associated with Agent Orange ,that state: VA assumes that certain diseases can be related to a veterans qualifying military service: We call these "Presumptive Disease" Veterans and their survivors may be illigible for disability compensation or survivors' benefits for these diseases. VA has recognized certain cancers and other health problems as presumptive diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service. Veterans and their survivors may be eligible for disability compensation or survivor benefits, for these diseases. In February 11/1987: A rating was done by Veterans Service Officer; C.M. Page; That states: xxxxxxxx Dear Mr. Calvento: XXXXX XXXXX certificate is furnished for your use in establishing Civil Service preference: This is to certify that the records of the Veterans Administration in the case of xxxxxxxxx, disclose, upon medical examination acceptable to the Veterans Administration, the existence of a service connected disability or disabilities. Sincerely XXXXXXXXXX ; signed] Veterans Service Officer [From the Veterans Administration,xxxxxxxxxx] Please, let me know: [1] How I can submit these documents to the BVA appeal Board.? [2] Will the error by the Adjudicator Officer; xxxxx , has not taken, the Veterans Administration recognized diseases list.The "ACNE" rating,that is stipulated in the recognized diseases by the "VA list of diseases" Clearly states that "ACNE", is rated 10%, disability, and is to be compensated as service-connected disability. Within one year of exposure and is considered "PRESUMPTIVE DISEASES" [3] What statute law in the Veterans Administration is there? To RIGHT this WRONG ?

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How can I be denied an increase in compensation from the VA

How can I be denied an increase in compensation from the VA when I am rated at 100% by social security ?

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can a veteran be disqualified for a grant and per diem program

can a veteran be disqualified for a grant and per diem program for a BCD?

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I appreciate that answer, now I still have a problem. On the

I appreciate that answer, now I still have a problem. On the HINQ that they gave me When I Was at tha VA trying to get Help, it states that he had chronic obstructive pulmorary disease and traumatic chest wall defect. And it is listed at 100%. The problem is going to be that the hospice nurse that Came to the house to pronounce him dead put natural causes. So I am sure that won't work so what do i do now?

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