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LTC Stephen F.
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Thank you SGT Stacy Moody for an informative discussion about the VA and a link to the VA website. Hopefully this will benefit many who are unfamiliar with the VA.
RallyPoint members who are veterans tend to be familiar with the VA but I expect many service members are not as familiar.
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PO2 Weaver Brian
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Very good, very informative and well put. You have touched on one of the things that few veterans understand, and which for one reason or another, isn't explained to very many people. I have been explaining this to other veterans for years. The only thing that I would add to this is, these 3 separate administrations almost never communicate with each other. I have had people tell me all about how they told their doctor and/or nurse all about all their issues, and yet they were denied on a disability claim. So very often they just do not get that their claim is handled by a completely separate entity, and that it is up to each individual to make certain that the VBA has all the information you think they should have. The VHA will not automatically do it for you. They have no idea what your claim is about, or that you even have one in the system. Even if you think a condition is well documented in your VA medical records, get a copy, and send it to the VBA to back up your claim. Highlight the section you want them to see, reference it chapter and verse in your claim. Just because they have access to your records does not mean they will look at all of your records.
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SGT Stacy Moody
SGT Stacy Moody
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That is absolutely correct Mr. Weaver, as far as ensuring you send a copy of your VA records in with your claim, always always always. FYI, if your enrolled in the VHA, you can register for MyHealthEVet, and get copies of your records anytime and print them at home, plus have a direct email contact to your provider order your medications at the touch of a button etc......guess Ill do a write up on that next :)
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PO2 Weaver Brian
PO2 Weaver Brian
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SGT Stacy Moody - I use it constantly. Excellent website. Prescription refills, secure messaging, and the ability to view/print your records are the best additions to be made since they introduced it .
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SGT Michael Thorin
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I'm with LTC Ford. I have had this information for several years now, and always passed it along on an individual basis.

Don't know why I never thought of doing this, but I am glad that someone did.

Thank you very much SGT Moody.
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