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I am getting ready to enroll in VA insurance here in USA>  Does that mean I will be able to use it over there if needed???

 

Get enrolled with the VA facility nearest to you while you are still in the US. It will be easier and there are more people who can help you. Then, when you move to the Philippines, you can check in with the VA facility here, and things will go easier since you already have a history.

 

 Thanks again guys. One of my problems .Is that I never got signed up and certified on myheallthy vet.com. I started it but never finished it.

 So I need help with that. Severly tech challenged hereand my PTSD doesn't help when I start to get frustrated.

    And these days my wife is driving me nuts about my meds!   :bomb:    :ROFLMAO:

 

   OH and my wife tried all day yesterday to phone the Clinic , and it was busy!

 

 

    Be Well

    Gator

 

Contact Paul, and ask him to give your contact information to MPT1947. He is the Adjutant for the local VFW post, and he can get you in touch with the VSO...who can hopefully help you get it sorted out.

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SkyMan

 

If you don't have an appointment letter with your name on it for the specific date, you are NOT getting into the VA clinic - period!

I forget the letter all the time.  You need to be on the guard's list and have an ID.
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mpt1947

I am getting ready to enroll in VA insurance here in USA>  Does that mean I will be able to use it over there if needed???

 

What is VA Insurance?  Is that the Life Insurance - yeah when you die anywhere in the world it will pay out

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jaxsurfingatorncebu

What is VA Insurance?  Is that the Life Insurance - yeah when you die anywhere in the world it will pay out   I think it will depend on the degree of disablility and whether onr not it is combat  connected. I could be wrong. You should be able to get some service.

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  Gator

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jaxsurfingatorncebu

  We just heard From the VA in Manila. I have an appointment with a Doctor next Wednesday at Chung Hua Hospita,to get my meds refilled!. That is a step in the right direction.

 

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    Gator

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cebubird

Wow!!! How lucky you are that they did that!!

Can't believe I'm writing a 'swamp lizard", but by your moniker guess you must be from J-ville.

I am a "Nole from J-ville.

Looks like you got some good info as usual from the guys.

I have been going up there 3 years now and we always stay at the Aloha. Not so cheap-bout 2300 cityside and 2900 bay side, but it's nice, has 2 restaurants and only about a 60peso ride to the clinic.

That bit about them sending you to chong Hua is amazing. I see a couple of doctors there for service connected and still fighting with VA to get my meds re-imbursed 'casue they are not in VA pharmacy formulary.

good luck and btw

OOOOOOHHOOOO OOOA OOOA !!!!!!!(don't know how to write the chant--but you get!!!

Good luck to you and ----golly, am I really saying this to a hated swamp lizard----welcome!!!

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Nangulo

That makes 3 of us from J-ville.

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jaxsurfingatorncebu

Well

 I am not really a swamp lizard! It is just a nickname. But our last home of recard was in Mandarin, Jacksonville Fl. And for you being a savge indian, well.... noone is perfect!!!

roflmao. Go canes , noles, gators. not nesscessarily in that order.

   AS for the Doctors and meds. I guess I will find out. Right now I am at 60% service connected /combat disability. When I left the States .I had filed a NOD on my last ruling.

Like a lot of people I am shooting for 100%. So we shall see what happens.

 

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  Gator

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cebubird

Good to hear from you. I was 40% when we got here 3 years ago and just kept writing letters and requesting exams and incrementally made it to the 100% level. If we had not been planning to move here I probably never would have known to file a claim of any type. Never thought of it til doctor and VA service officer asked me why I had never filed since I had multiple issues that started while in service.

Biggest problem here was it "seemed" the folks in Manila just wanted to keep saying no without ever giving the exams for various issues. Sometimes I wondered if they ever looked at my service records. Fortunately an ex wife still had all my records and she sent them to me and I just began sending copies to Manila. Finally, they scheduled me for all the pertinent exams, and few months ago received the top level. Actually still have a couple things on appeal. Wouldn't make any difference back home of course, but here they want to nitpick everything.

Yeah here, I even find myself rooting for the gators and canes also(unless against the noles of course)

I think J-ville has maybe the best college atmosphere of anywhere-Dogs, canes, gators, noles, lot of tide fans as well, and I really miss that over here.

Good luck with the dr visits-would like to hear how it goes for you, and BTW, Mike(mpt1947)is ALWAYS willing to help out.

Cebubird(nole)

We have to waste money to go up there again this month just to see a primary care physician, even tho I have requested to see other doctors for service issues. The automatic response seems to be that specialists are only there for claims exams

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mpt1947

Well I guess I re-enrolled just at the right time - they only said No to me once and I knew they would.

 

I got my 100% in September/October of last year.

 

Because they are smaller, I believe they do a better job at clearing claims - however a combination of Gov't Cutbacks and when the remaining Filipino WWII Vets die - I think they may not be able to justify their existence for the few of us.

Start saving your money for yearly West Coast Visits (Guam has a clinic as well as Hawaii - They have Military Hospitals) but Non Retiree Vets are low people on the totem poles.  JMHO

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  Greetings All,

                        I/we are planning a trip to Manila next week. I need to see about getting my meds renewed. I have been inCebu since Dec 8th 2012. I am not registered online with the VA. I also need to do that. I started it once but lost a computer. Need help on that.

   Need info on where to stay in Manila close to the Embassy grounds.

 

  Be Well

   Marc

   AKA Gator

   Semper Fi

 

 

 

Post is late but you need to call and secure an appointment..............it's usually 6-10 weeks waiting period.  They don't do same day appointments or assistance of any kind....the services are really limited in the Philippines do don't expect much but a lot less....

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Bill H

When you go to the VA always have very low expectations, then you might find that just occasionally you will be pleasantly surprised.  Not often, but once in a while they'll do it just to keep you off guard I think!  If you are service connected they have to see you for only that condition for which you are service connected regardless of the disability percentage.  I'm 100% but they still refuse to treat me for anything but my service connected issues, except now and again they do.  Go figure?

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jaxsurfingatorncebu

When you go to the VA always have very low expectations, then you might find that just occasionally you will be pleasantly surprised.  Not often, but once in a while they'll do it just to keep you off guard I think!  If you are service connected they have to see you for only that condition for which you are service connected regardless of the disability percentage.  I'm 100% but they still refuse to treat me for anything but my service connected issues, except now and again they do.  Go figure?

      I kinda had that philosophy going when I was back home as well.

WE are going to Siargao for a week or so and when we get back I will launch the full frontal assualt on the VA system here. So we shall see what shakes out.

 

  Be Well

   Gator

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JamesMusslewhite

      I kinda had that philosophy going when I was back home as well.

WE are going to Siargao for a week or so and when we get back I will launch the full frontal assualt on the VA system here. So we shall see what shakes out.

 

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   Gator

Hope you have a pleasant time coming through Surigao City. I know Siargao is really starting to develop their infrastructure and developing a solid tourist industry.

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jaxsurfingatorncebu

Hope you have a pleasant time coming through Surigao City. I know Siargao is really starting to develop their infrastructure and developing a solid tourist industry.

 We most likely won't see much of the town, as we are going from one ferry to the next. But a recon of Surigao is in the future, I would like to see what kinds of properties are available there!

 

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   Gator

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