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Re: Injured vets still await disability appeal process

"I can assure you that budgetary constraints do not factor into adjudications at any point," Lainez said. "This has never been a factor and it will not be in the future."

Not all advocates are upset with the slow pace. Jim Lorraine, who heads the care coalition at the military's Special Operations Command, said his organization is spreading the word, telling veterans to keep track of records and to be prepared to submit applications.

"I'd like to be the first one to flood them with records when they are ready to go," he said.

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Re: Injured vets still await disability appeal process

The DOD is Not only slow and Dishonest in their endless "Below 30% Awards"....... they only gave the Wounded Soldier so much time to appeal their Award.

In many cases the Soldier wasn't even told of the time limit on the appeal, and his rights of appeal were buried in the Mound of paper work he was given after the Boards decision.

If anyone out there wants good advise on a problem that their Iraq War son or daughter or husband is having with the MEB-PEB , I have corresponded many times with "Lt. Col. Mike Parker" (Mentioned in Docs Post) and I can supply his email address to you.

The Good Col. is a walking Encyclopedia on these matters and spends much of his time in Washington helping Iraq War Veterans.