Accomplishing in 10 months what would have taken 5 years, the Elite Member Success Story of Joe Moynihan
TEN MONTHS after joining the Elite Program at VA Claims Insider, Joe Moynihan finally has the disability rating he was denied 40 years ago.
Moynihan joined the Army in 1975 and served as a Fire Control Instrument Repairman. He was recommended for Officer Candidate School but failed the physical because his knees were deemed unfit for combat.
Military duties were taking a toll on him, both physically and emotionally. Discouraged, Moynihan left the Army in 1978 and was given a disability rating of 40%.
Two Years Later, Joe’s Disability was Revoked
“I was at the VA for a physical and the doctor told me my surgical scars were shrinking — and from that data they took away my disability.” It took Moynihan’s orthopedic surgeon back home writing a letter (stating the reality of Joe’s physical condition) to get his 40% rating reinstated.
For the next 35 years, Moynihan chose to pay for his own healthcare. He feared the alternative could cost him his disability a second time.
After retiring from the workforce in 2015, Joe reconnected with an old friend he had served with in the Army. His friend encouraged Joe to check out some of the online resources available to disabled veterans.
Moynihan Soon Realized He was Underrated
After doing his homework and weighing the pros and cons of the free versus paid options, Joe decided that VA Claims Insider’s Elite Program was the route to go.
“I thought it was pretty expensive, but I did the math. I actually made a spreadsheet. I looked at it from a business perspective and saw that I could get a return on my investment in less than two months. It just made sense.”
Joe learned the best personal approach to his claims by watching VA Claims Insider’s YouTube videos, attending Elite Member-only webinars and connecting with his Veteran Coach Sean Gavitt. Moynihan speaks highly of the guidance his Veteran Coach provided. “Sean was excellent. Very, very compassionate.”
But Joe realized early on that even with great coaching and new information now at his disposal, it was still up to him to do the ‘heavy lifting.’ “You really have to work at it,” he says.
Moynihan plans to continue pursuing his benefits even after being granted 100 percent P&T. “It’s not about the money now,” he says, “I just want the records to be right and things to be correct.”
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