Here’s the link to the new to 2015 Hep decisions.
To look at any other ailments, erase “Hepatitis C” and add your search choice then click “Search”.
e. g. PTSD
have a question fellas. was diagnosed in 2005, hcv, and I was just recently awarded 70 PTSD, secondary opiate use disorder due to MST. My hcv was a direct result of my self medicating. Will nexus be hard to prove for secondary condition?
Not at all. The BVA has hundreds of cases of HCV secondary to self-medication granted. search it at the BVA decisions site. I think I’ve published quite a few here in BVA hep decisions.
are there any pitfalls I have to be aware of? Tattoos, unprotected sex, for example.
You will need a nexus letter (Independent Medical Opinion or IMO) stating the cause of the HCV is due to self-medicating. Your psychiatrist can supply it. If he is unwilling to (due to being employed by VA) you will have to obtain one from an outside source. As for tattoos or unprotected sex, if it occurred after service in the intercurrent period, the psychiatrist or doctor would have to explain why they would be more significant risk factors than IV drug use or intranasal cocaine sharing of straws.
I hear ya. Thanks again.
well …got my C-file and it is like 5 encyclopidias ..now what?
nod can’t access decisions on hep-c
mellow out dude
sorry nod figured it out forget it
I just started a denied claim for hep-c .I have already had a transplant .I first started out with the portland VA with on luck. Then I went to The University of Washington and was accepted there. I started a claim in 2000 then was denied so I just said I didnt want to mess with the Gov. So I let it go. Now I find out I could have appealed.Anyway, I now have an attorney to do this for me .I got my PTSD but I wanted the claim for Hep-c. I had to motgage my house for said transplant because the Portland VA said it would be a year and I didn’t have that long.I was wondering if the VA would re= refund me monies I used for the TRansplant?
Ain’t gonna happen, Ray. VA might be willing to extend Equitable relief if (and a big if) you did get SC for the HCV. Have you thought about tying it to the PTSD as a secondary (drug addiction) causing it? That’s the only viable alternative I see without perusing the case and the evidence. Good luck though without that sounding too judgemental. We’re here to help.
so you are say I should admit to being a drug user while in Nam. There is another way I could have gotten it and that was when I got medivaced to the hospital ship off the coast of danang . they treated me for an open wound and did not wash hands going from one guy to the next
Plus I have read about two or three cases just like mine and they got ok’d for disability vvets.com
thanks I’m sure we all could use a little help……I could but not good at story telling…I have to go to a cj hearing …don’t know what that is. Once you have claim awarded to you cdan they take it away?
what is bva ro and all those letter they use ? new to this
well nod it looks like they are denying most hep-c claims
that is correct we never give any info on veterans personnel record to anyone one !
Ok I hear ya.
what month are they on? Mine is November 2011
Not Hep C but my BVA case is Nov 2011
Dan, It all depends on when your case was certified at your local Regional Office (VARO). When you send in your last filing to appeal called the Form 9, it normally takes about a year before there is room for it at the BVA. Thus there is a large “out basket” holding a ton of claims awaiting transmittal. The latest I have heard was a certified claim in May 2011 was heard May 2012. If your claim sat for a year at the RO before transmittal to DC, I would expect to see some decision by November 2013. Shooting in the dark, We all pray it’s sooner but you know VA by now if you’re this far along.
Hey Alex, Ray here. Does the RO send you a letter notifying you that your case is in route to DC. Hope you are doing well Thanx
Well, if you have an agent/attorney, yes. If a VSO, it all depends if the VA even tells him. Eventually you hear from the BVA on evidence cut off date.
Yea…it said 90 days to submit anymore evidence . Then it will be another year till a hearing. Guess i’ll go on a round about and do some protesting. At least Trump gave the VA a 6% increase. Better than nothing. C-ya Ray
That’s about right unless you are homeless or want a face-to-face Board hearing. If so, add 2.5 years to your estimate.
I am hearing asknod that the congress in seattle are pretty upset about that the VA office is the most worst place to process VA Claims correct me if I am wrong and they are working on the problems but they all may the sign of the cross first. Gio
They said three were the wrost Waco Tx Seattle Wa I think LA Ca or St Pete,s FL
Amen to that Gio
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