When I retired from the Army in 1994, I didn't know to file a NOD when my first claim came back at 20%. I'm presently at 80% with an appeal pending for IU which I expect to win. Iam also on SSDI which I was awarded on the first try. I filed for it myself.
I wish I knew then what I know now. I've learned that the only way to go about filing a claim is to do it yourself. My friend and mentor, Jim Strickland, taught me that no one cares about my claim as much as I do. He's right, you know. In this blog you will read about my journey. Follow along. You will learn a lot here. What I don't know I haven't learned yet. Stick around. We'll learn together.