File a VA claim with VSO

Claiming VA

I am an Afghanistan War veteran who has been out of the military for 10 years. Now that I have a better understanding of how this works and who it covers, I decided to apply for it. If you can establish that you have an ongoing service related disability, you may have a claim. Here is how I filed a VA claim:

1. Contact the Veteran Services Office (VSO) Near you. You can find them by going to your favorite search engine and typing “yourstate+vso+veteran”. Each state has a VSO dedicated to helping Veterans file, support, and track claims.
2. Get your DD214 (notarized). You can get this from “archives.gov/veterans/”. Or if you have one just make sure you get it notarized.
3. Get your military medical records. This is optional because the VA can get them. I thought this was a show stopper because I could not get mine. But don’t worry about it. It is better if you have them.
4. Fill out the VA Form 21-526EZ, Application for Disability Compensation and Related Compensation Benefits
5. Fill out the VA Form 21-686c, Declaration of Status of Dependents
6. Fill out the VA Form 21-0781, Statement of Claim for Service Connection PTSD. This is only applicable if you have PTSD.

The VSO used what I filled out to file my claim electronically.


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My Package From PH Part 2


I received my package from the Philippines.  My sister sent a 4 pound package from Cebu to Colorado through Philpost.  It cost 2,500 peso (approximately $55USD).   The package contained some small cans of Carne Norte corn beef, Renow-D (beauty products) and bracelets.  Everything got here intact.

I have had a smaller packages sent here.

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7 Things to consider when moving to america

moving to america

I moved to the United States in October 2014.  Traveling to the USA came with a shock on a few levels that I did not expect.  As I wrote about flight preparations for moving to America, I noticed that something needs to be said about what I should have considered when coming to America.

1. People.  Our impressions of Americans come from TV shows and movies.  Reality is way more complex.  You should expect a lot of different races.  If you are from a place where everyone pretty much looks the same, this may take some adjustment.  You may find it difficult to build new friends and relationships around you because people look so different.  But just remember most people have all the basic wants and needs that you do no matter what they look like.

photo: cyberthevote.org
photo by: cyberthevote.org
moving to america
moving to america

2. Culture. The culture and etiquette is totally different. You may have a culture shock if you cannot adapt quickly.  Things like people saying hello or suddenly starting a conversation with you is normal in some states.  Its not normal in the Philippines.  America has a culture of convenience created by the prosperity that corporate success brings.  On the positive side, you will not find better customer service in restaurants and stores in many other countries.  On the negative side, many Americans get complacent with their health.  So you see a lot of very obese people walking around.

moving to america weather
moving to america weather

3. Weather. Coming from a tropical country and moving to a cold, arid climate in the mountains has been really hard. You have to be tough to fight against the cold! I’m not kidding. It gets really cold here in Colorado and when the snow starts, its like sticking your face inside the freezer.  The weather in the US varies from state to state.  So you should read up on the climate of the place you are moving to.


moving to america hamburger
moving to america hamburger efind.com

4. Food.  The variety of fast food in America is unmatched. But what you might not expect is the variety of food from different cultures especially in places with a large mixture of people like LA where there is so much diversity. There are Asian markets here but you cannot expect to get all the items that you need in preparing your food if it’s specific to your country and culture. You have to explore new cuisine and try American food. The most noticeable here are that you get your food in can or frozen. You cannot get a fresh coconut milk here.

Indices Difference from numbeo.com
Consumer Prices in Colorado Springs, CO are 89.95% higher than in Cebu
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Colorado Springs, CO are 97.94% higher than in Cebu
Rent Prices in Colorado Springs, CO are 123.61% higher than in Cebu
Restaurant Prices in Colorado Springs, CO are 217.78% higher than in Cebu
Groceries Prices in Colorado Springs, CO are 110.11% higher than in Cebu
Local Purchasing Power in Colorado Springs, CO is 418.13% higher than in Cebu
photo by:designcontest.com
photo by:designcontest.com

5. Prices.  The cost of living in the US is different.  Honestly, somethings are cheaper in the US than in the Philippines.  Gas, for example, is cheaper in the US (as of 2014/2015).  Some foods that are specific to the Philippines are harder to get in the US so they will be more expensive.  Things like Dorian and jackfruit are pretty expensive.  Overall the cost of living in the US is 100% higer so cars, homes and clothes do have a higher price tag.  But since the average American has a higher local purchasing power is than the average Filipino it is much easier to live in the US even with higher prices.

image: philnews.ph
image: philnews.ph

6. Family.  One of the biggest issues for Filipino nationals moving to America has to be family.  If you are very attached to your family living in the Philippines, you should really think about how much you will miss them when you decide to move.  It is not easy to be away from the family you grew up with and it is not cheap to fly back and forth between the US and the Philippines.


photo by: cnn.com

7. Transportation.  America is a huge place.  In many cities there is a lot of space between your home and all the places you must go such as the hospital, the grocery store and government facilities.  Most people here have cars to get where they need to go.  It is not practical to catch a taxi or bus to do things like get groceries.  Its too expensive to do it by taxi and the bus will not run often enough or close enough to your home.  Those who do get groceries or go to medical appointments via bus and taxi do so because they really don’t have any other choice.

So far, moving to America has been a challenging yet rewarding experience.  Americans totally take for granted the freedom of access they have to living a pretty comfortable life.  The level of opportunity given to you just by being in the boarders of the United States is amazing.




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omegle girls


Omegle girls

Omegle girls are all over the popular roulette chat site Omegle.com. Roulette chat means that it randomly selects strangers. It is a live webcam chatroom that browse to people who are also on the site at the moment you are online.

How to Connect with Omegle Girls

You can browse for omegle girls who are currently online.    After the age check, it ask for you to open your webcam.  When you allow the webcam to be connected, it automatically opens up the screen with anyone who are online. If you do not like what you see you can hit ESC to proceed to the next screen and greet the strangers if you like what you see.

This is the frontpage omegle.com. Hit Video to start chatting.others are just ads that leads to another site. One of the sites it leads to when you hit adult options is this site http://waw1.omegle.com/redir/y?track=homepage-  it is a site for the live show of cam girls for free although not sure if it works.

This is the screen you will see after you hit esc. It gives options of switching to a text if you don’t feel like chatting with a camera on. You can also hit back to unmoderated section to find more people who are online.

This is the next screen that appears when hitting the unmoderated section that leads to the option of pussy lips or gay cams but do not click the choices because it is just an advertisement that leads to another site.You can return back to searching people by hitting New Esc.  Another site to look for is at omeglegirls.com but it is a site for cam show where girls get  recorded cam with or without clothes on. Here is one screenshot i got from there. Not sure if the rest are real .

Goodluck guys on finding live chat and more with omegle girls ! 🙂


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