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WingsOfGold

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Yeah, same wrt tinnitus. I can't hardly hear out of my left ear, and the tinnitus is worse in that one. Sometimes it wakes me up in the wee hours, not that I wasn't already chronically sleep-deprived. I listen to rain on youtube a lot of nights, and that does seem to keep my inner noise to a manageable level. Youtube normally times out after x-number of songs, but it'll play a single song that's 3-hours or longer just fine, 9 times out of 10.
Oh, and phuck the VA.

Besides, I did okay for myself as far as savings and all that, so more for the guys and gals who really need it. Including the ones with all the flight gear, but no rating.

The two AME's I use for examples both retired as AME1's and are retired from other jobs. That means reg retirement, SS, 100% E6 disability tax free and their second careers. Friends I guess so but they have fewer scruples than I.
 
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PeoplesElbow

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The two AME's I use for examples both retired as AME1's and are retired from other jobs. That means reg retirement, SS, 100% E6 disability tax free and their second careers. Friends I guess so but they have fewer scruples than I.
What about someone that became depressed after their wife left them and get 100% and brag about it...
 
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spr1975wshs

Mostly settled in...
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Dat phunee!

The Mrs and I were at Eglin when the USAF was testing improved shells for the GAU-8 back in the early 80's.

The firing point was actually aiming across one of the main roads, into the armament lab's target bunker.

Red lights and siren would go off, railroad gates would come down across the road, whistle blast, herd of elephants farting in sequence, all clear would sound, lights went off, the gates went up.
 
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Yooper

Up. Identified. Lase. Fire. On the way.
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I have no clue of how to go about it with the VA.
1 of the service organizations can help you begin the process. The DAV or Legion can help you. Good luck.
Sorry to be late to the party, but Monello is absolutely correct. Get one of the nat svc organizations to help you.

I used DAV. Full disclosure: I'm a lifetime member. Having said that, while I'm VERY grateful for DAV's help when I had to go to Baltimore for a hearing the office DAV big shot there asked me if I was a member and pretty much stated that he wouldn't be too thrilled with helping me if I wasn't. I was pretty pissed, to be honest, though I kept my tongue b/c I needed his help (I was already a lifetime member and that's all I said). So that's my "disappointment" with DAV; otherwise, they've been very, very helpful.

Why? Because the system is stacked against you. VA C&P is designed to wear you down and get you to self-select out of the disability ratings process. So a service organization is, to my mind, an absolute must. I couldn't have gotten my (very legitimate, but complicated) 100% without DAV's help; I was too broken down, too dispirited, and too overwhelmed by "all of it" during the five years it took to finally get my rating.

Doesn't cost you anything to have a svc org work up your file though you may get the hard sell as the process moves forward to support the org you pick. I've heard good things about quite a few of the nat svc orgs, but also have found that it is VERY dependent on where you live. The DAV chapter here in SoMD is good, but wasn't/isn't where an acquaintance of mine lived when he needed help for his C&P process. I've heard the same about others. The American Legion seems to get mostly top marks wherever it is from my limited experience.

Yup, Monello is absolutely correct. And once you get started, don't give up. Games will be played by them on you; use that svc org to turn the tables!

Cheers, my friend. And best wishes.

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