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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 a

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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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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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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IM A 80% DVA, ON TOTAL STATE DISSABILITY BING "LEVY" THREATENE

I'M A 80% DVA, ON TOTAL 'STATE' DISSABILITY BING "LEVY" THREATENED BY A CREDIT CARD COMPANY FOR MONEY DRAWN BEFORE MY ACCEDENT CAUSED HOSPITAL STAYS OF OVER A YEAR, AND THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO LABLE ME TOTALLY DISABLED. QUESTION ~ THE PAPERS ONLY ADDRESS ME AS A 'DEFENDANT', AND STATE THE WILL ATTACHE ALL FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS WITH MY SOCIAL SECURITY ACCOUNT NUMBER ON IT? DOES THAT INCLUDE MY JOINT ACCOUNTS? PLEASE ADVISE ASAP. I AM, AND HAVE BEEN FOR SOMETIME NOW, ON A FIXED INCOME BEARLY GETTING ALONG, AND THE 'SHARKS' SMELL MY BLOOD IN THE WATER!!

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Hello. In filing a Notice of disagreement to a Va aid and

Hello. In filing a Notice of disagreement to a Va aid and attendance claim, i attach a ford 21-4138, and I am confused where to send it. Do I send to DVa in St Paul MN (where all correspondance has been to date?), or do I send to the local Va office where I understand the DRO is located?thank you for your help this is all very confusing.

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