Listen: Hypertension, Heart Disease, SKI discussed on Veterans Helping Veterans
"Certain aircrafts and stuff like that. That were transporting each and orange so so when we're talking about Agent, Orange exposure and a diagnosis of hypertension. That's another big one because if they ever add hypertension as presumptive to to Agent, Orange exposure that open up so many other avenues for veterans to be service connected for because as many people know, you can have hypertension it can be controlled medication, but there's so many offshoots. Hypertension that can happen stroke, heart disease, things of that sort self and those are all service connected as well. So if you have a disability that that's secondary to hypertension that's open for service connection. So it just kind of keep in mind. If you're exposed to Agent Orange, and you have through tension get the claim in because 'cause that claims should warrant benefits down the road if they ever. Our ad hypertension. Well, I thought I'd pretend too much one of the empty John. But I would not know. Oh, man. Hard about as man. Yeah. Ski mccart this use coronary artery disease, heart conditions like that. Yeah. Yeah. But, but hypertension is it's a very how should I say, it's a type of disability that many many people have including a number of veterans in and the bean counters at the department of extra terrorist are just terrified here that they're gonna have to add. 'cause it's no it's not so much. Hang ten percent. Disability for hypertension, which is usually qualified when you're on prescription and your diastolic, and let's call up and hypertension or above a certain level. Even if it's controlled you can get a ten percent disability. What the afraid of is paying out for the severe chronic does not that calm innate as a result of hypertension, especially stroke cause heart disease. I already be service connected on presumptive to Agent Orange. But but any other disability that's not an already on the presumptive list, like stroke or any other? Residual shoot a hypertension would be service connected as well. Yes. So. Involved in that, it's it's more complex and people realize just keep an eye on the oaks. And like like, we said that if he had it, especially if you're blue water navy bathroom, and you had Mitch us or if your spouse and and. Surviving spouse get climbing get in there and talk to to metrics rep or someone like John Dory here, he's a certified metrics claim agent. And I don't know how many or cross country, you know, Dionne. You know, I looked at the website one time. So I was kinda curious how many people are there that do what I do on a claims agent level and the credits that appearance age if he's not including Ernie's there's a lot of attorneys. That are authorized and do what what we what we do is claims agents. I think there's only a couple of hundred throughout the country, maybe to two hundred fifty throughout the country, and and I would recommend guest of those two hundred hundred fifty accredited appeal to agents maybe half on some trade on time. I'm just guessing at that. But I know for the state of Minnesota, we've got three, and and I'm fulltime the other guy is that I know of John Brown was sitting on this show years ago. He's still fulltime. And I think there's two others that are registered I know one to do it full time. But I guess the point being is this Gerald what I guess plan. So the question eight I would reckon to guess credited appeals agents at do it fulltime, and it hit me maybe a couple of hundred safety somewhere around there. Well, we're many veterans all in claims, that's not very many. Well, I tell you there's a lot of work out there to be had. I sometimes I rubbed shoulders with threes. Co workers, and tears that have run into from previous jobs and still this is the job you gotta get into. I if you wanna make a difference. You wanna, you know, make a living doing it, your old boss, and you're good at what you do. It's a perfect job. It's best thing. I ever did.."