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Work Loads, Business Tasks and Progress

Posted by James Jett on November 24, 2009


The last twelve months have been time-consuming, leaving very little time for writing  and posting  content.  In the last six months, my job has been to transfer three years of a company’s accounts from paper too electronic, without any changes in the account names or amounts. Since the accounting records needed for the funding application is important,  each day is consume working on the accounts, leaving no time for posting or pleasure.
With the accounting work complete, I loaded my car and transported myself to Ohio. Once here, I went to work on the landscaping required to get the yard back in shape, after the County of Lake, installed a new water line and used my parking space on the side of the garage as off-street parking with the promise they would do all  needed repairs, to make it whole again. That work is still pending, but I spoke to Lake County’s Project Engineer, and agreed that I will write a letter to the contractor and let them know that I expect them to keep the agreement.
All the business concerns, health matters requiring care, and the house and yard needing much care, consumed every hour in the day.  Add  the time getting my computer repaired, and working with my Grand kids  parents to get the girls started in swimming and playing Soccer, seem to exceed the hours in a day!
Now we are back, ready to write posts and pages, telling every business effort we engaged in, successes and failures. Yes, I mean tell-all, in some detail. Always making sure, I honor all NDA agreements. (Non Disclosures Agreements). Why tell-all? We are in business, starting, expanding and growing businesses. They asked to come on board because my associates got burned on three large contracts.  You can see why, people in this business dislike dishonesty and will help each other avoid getting burned by someone trying to get enough information by talking to you, and get a contract with a buddy or friend because now they can do it themselves. “ Proceed with caution.  This stuff occurs every day.”

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Applications: VA Forms 21-527,21-4142,21-8416,21-4138

Posted by James Jett on October 31, 2007


Well, I finally mailed all the forms in my application for compensation benefits for eye injury. In addition I am claiming more condition, since I applied for benefits on February 11, 1955 and the appeal period has expired and the decision was last. If I want the issues reconsider, I need to offer new material evidence. To qualify as new, the material  submitted to the VA for the first time, to be considered as “material evidence” it must relate to a established fact. The new and material evidence, considered with the evidence on record must raise a reasonable possibility that the conclusion will change.

With this information, I gather doctor reports about my medical conditions and the treatments provided for those conditions. It seems to me, my doctor visits clearly points out the facts that I went in the Naval Reserve, and the Army Airborne a healthy man and came out with slowly declining health. Because I had the best medical insurance at my places of employment, I received the proper treatments for my sicknesses. Now my insurance cost has skyrocketed and my income declined because a pension that should pay $500. Per month, now pay $12.40 per month! For this reason I enrolled in the VA Health Care Programs, enabling me to get treatment and medicine I need without going deeper in debt.

With my health condition, I applied for everything that health and income needs dictated, and will await the decision. To claim a non service-connected pensions I completed VA Form 21-527, most of that information is readily available on your 1099R, SSA-1099 and your current income tax statements. VA Form 21-4142 is where you list each visit to the doctor, hospital or clinic, using a form for each treatment. On VA Form 21-8416, I recorded all medical expenses all the way back to (in my case April 16, 2006) because that is the date I made my first application. These expenses, both,  medical and drug bills’ insurance did not pay. Example: health insurance, including Medicare; in addition private medical insurance, co-pay and deductibles. Once  completed, write a good statement supporting your claims. Make sure you sign everything requiring a signature. The last thing I had to complete was the Direct Deposit Information: Things like: Checking or Saving Account, Account Number, Name of financial institution and (last but important) Routing or Transit Number

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Working on Form 21-4142: Problem with Health App.

Posted by James Jett on October 12, 2007


While working on VA Form 21-4142, I received a letter stating that my 2005 income tax showed more income then I reported on the application for health care and my Priority Group will change to show the addition to my income unless I send a copy of the 2005 income tax and the 1099s from each income source. My first urge, find out why the numbers are not the same as my 1099 when that is exactly where I copied the figure from. Well, it turn out I somehow double the amount I received from my Social Security when preparing my income tax for that year. How did that happen? When I used one of the best software programs to report my income tax to the IRS, or Internal Revenue Service I made an error in reporting my income. My best guest is when I started to work on my taxes I told the program to start with 2004 figures because I knew there would be only a few changes. Since my Social Security increase for cost of living would be one figure that would change, I entered that figure and the amount was total for both years. An amendment will get me an extra refund amount. I have sent all the information to the VA and hope they see that the 1099 is as I reported on the application.

Now I am back on this VA Form 21-4142, that I must complete and return to the Tiger Team. They are processing my claim.Yes I have up to a year from the date of the letter requesting the information on the form. But I need to get this finish because I have a new assignment and it will need some long hours, because I will be setting up avenues to all Government related funding, concern mostly with countries other than the United States. The part of this Form I am concern about now that they have received Form 21-526 is the doctors that treated me for the health problems I am submitting this claim for. Making sure the VA can find the health records and get them from the places where I received health treatment. When I get this in the mail I should have some good news about my medical records! Stay tuned!

Since what I am working on is usually what I write about I hope to get more information posted in the future. Maintaining the rule, if it is not factual I will refuse to report it. For instance, the people you talk with when you want to do business in another country or set up a business in that country. Who will give funds for a startup business? Who will finance building roads, bridges and utilities like gas, water and electric? Starting now, I will contact all the States in this country and ask questions that will revel names, phone numbers and locations of the people to contact, and the best time to contact them.

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President Unit Citation (Korea)

Posted by James Jett on May 8, 2007


Presidential Unit Citation (Korea)

Presidential Unit Citation (Korea).svg

“The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation issued by, the government of South Korea to both Korean military and foreign units. The last major issuance of the decoration was during the Korean War the decoration bestowed to several U.S., UK and Commonwealth military units. By order of the Korean government, the award was also retroactively authorized to every unit of the United States Army which had deployed to Korea between 1950 and 1954.”

For people reading these posts for the first time I want to give you a brief history about the reason I started this Blog, and where it will go from here. After the NPRC (National Personnel Records Center) informed me about the fire in 1976 where all my (Army) military records burned in the fire, all my records burned to ashes, nothing left that could be used to prove that I serve in the army of the United States of America. In the letter they asked me to sent anything that would show the posts, in the states, Japan and Korea, and the company I served in and when I served in combat. The concern is for my Army records, my Naval Reserve records is intact and I have received copies for my Personnel Files.

In my effort to gather information I learned how important the various documents are when a veteran apply for benefits or burial! And the key document needed to make application for anything from the VA (Veteran Administration) is your DD214. Next you need to prove that you received an Honorable Discharge from the military, easy enough because I had a copy of my DD214, but was not sure about my Discharge. After rambling though files for the better part of three months I found my Discharge and a record showing that I went to Cuyahoga County in Cleveland and had a copy of my Discharge recorded and put on file for future needs for when a fire or some other disaster. Still missing is the letter from Gen. William Westmoreland and my Jump Masters certificate (the original, not copies of both). My detective work tells me that I left some important papers in a brown briefcase in the trunk of a rental car, turned the car in and never missed the briefcase because I had stop caring a Briefcase to work and just forgot about it in the trunk of the car. The shock to everyone, I mean disbelief, because in this city, indeed in this county we return things or report them to the press so that they get back to the rightful owner. The News Herald news paper made a copy of the article that they published using the letter and the other information I submitted to them after my appointed to do some work that involved the veterans in Lake County. However after over fifteen years they discarded the information I submitted. My search will continue, I believe I will find copies of all my military documents in the next month or prove that I earned them.

As the quoted information from Wikipedia states the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation rewarded retroactively to every unit of the United States Army which had deployed to Korea between 1950 and 1954. Normally you would be authorized to wear a Unit Citation if you are servicing in the unit, when you leave that unit you could not wear it on your uniform unless you served with that unit, when they awarded Citation  . These medals, ribbons, badges and citations tell a lot about the service, the type of unit, plus the locations the military places your unit, and how well your unit completed the mission. Just be aware the decorations you earned mean a lot, especially if you apply for business opportunities, benefits and burial. I am talking to some people employed at the VA that did not serve in the military and some time is not aware of the importance places, decorations, injuries and wounds. A veteran can get classified higher or lower based on service medals received by servicing in the military.

This is the last decorations that is not on your DD214,  any missing, you need to upgrade them or apply for them if you have not received them.

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Business Meetings, Selecting and Operations

Posted by James Jett on April 19, 2007


First phone calls, than meetings to plan for a business environment that is safe for customers. It started Saturday where we discussed building and operating in large cities. We looked at a few minutes of firm watching “Blood on The Carpet,” next. We made video to show that this media fits into to days business operations. We discussed the political impact on the trades, housing site, entertainment and recreation. Something I must admit came as a surprise to me and that is group opposition, they oppose the site, or the size, or just want the project totally rejected.

With all the changing neighborhoods, changing lifestyles, add to all this corrupt Politicians and Shady contractors; you know to plan well and have your wits about and be alert in all your contracting and subcontracts. Saturday I spoke by phone to one of Charles’s associates, in charge of the Native American Gaming Site that his company is developing in another state. This assures me that they are capable of working in most states. In the conversation Russel said that when they build a gaming center, they will  have the ability to train the members in the Tribe in skills other than those required to work for the gaming center. This prevents them from becoming dependent on the gaming Center!

Charles, back from his trip to China arranged a meeting with Bob Dean, LONE RANGER he is the Reporter that compiled some of the information that landed some Contractors in jail. Charles and I spoke with Bob on the phone about the vast number of problems, in Cleveland, with the Construction trades. Now we can avoid the bad guys and work with the good contractors. This is a good result because we avoid getting in the middle of a building project and have the contractor hauled off to jailed and locked up because Reporter Bob Dean’s good reports finally reach the hand of someone who believe in the laws and follow them. Bob Dean. Charles and I will meet at Bob’s house this Sunday evening. Yes we will talk about problems in the Building Trades: Charles will have the other part of the agenda. These face to face meeting started Saturday, then Sunday and Monday and continued by phone until today.

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Veterans, Business, Blogging

Posted by James Jett on March 7, 2007


After reviewing the posts on this Blog over the weekend, to decide if I should continue this Blog, I concluded I will continue Blogging. After consultant with the Veterans in my family, they feel this is the best procedure to use in my effort to find some one that serviced in Korea with me in Company “L”, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team. Also, we all agree, this is the best place to store the information, so all can get access to it, if some one has questions about the information I am posting. And we do see a benefit in the business opportunities, burial requirements and safe guarding military records.

Just watch the news about the veteran’s benefits and the rights mandated in the enabling legislation. The VA has the assigned duties and responsibility for implementing the programs for the veterans, with no other tasks, yet neglecting to do so in Walter Reed Hospital and in the combat areas. No time, will be wasted, in getting all the problems, met by the people in the military, solved, and with all delivery speed.

Once I get the book from the library and post the other two companies that is operating on-line, the business organizational planing will be complete. Then we will work on working plans. To began and get a good start on the working plans click here and follow the plan on the page. If this link fail click SCORE in the Blogroll, then select Registering Your Small Business from the Posts. This is all the rules for registering with the Federal Government. When I get started I will post my steps on a Page named “Registering”, with any other information I glean in the mean time.

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Burial Place

Posted by James Jett on January 20, 2007


Two national cemetery and one state cemetery located in Ohio. The state cemetery, Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery located in Sandusky, Ohio and the National cemetery, Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery located in Rittman, Ohio and the other one, Dayton National Cemetery, located in Dayton, Ohio. Pictured above is our first course, we can change our minds once we visit the sites. Presently, all information is word-of-mouth and Web Site information. Both national cemeteries have space available to accommodate caskets and cremated remains.

Yes issues! always issues, so let me state up front, I believe this country is suffering from a heavy load of political correctness, at the same time trying to be both fair and just. Therefore when I apply for any benefit I make sure I know the rules by which I can qualify. Now I will be mindful of the wife and children that is without food and clothes, because the veteran died and she is unable to work.

My plans are to work with some of the veteran groups, in Ohio I met a group of Rakkasans (Paratroopers) they asked me to join the organization, maybe I will, if their concerns are the benefits, due veterans and their love ones. With the slow, but show progress I am making in my effort to restore my records, my needs are very few. The medical report last months from all my doctors are excellence. The same is true of my wife, we could both live for another twenty years, and will need exercise and healthy food, to stay active and mobile. To that end, I am in training, to fight Sugar Ray or Mike Tyson. I will take Mike, Sugar Ray hit you to many time in each round. Maybe I will post my picture in a boxing outfit this year, in honor of Veterans Day.

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Business to Burial

Posted by James Jett on January 12, 2007


In the earlier post, I discussed the need to get a place for buried and start or increase my family businesses to ensure a bright future for my Grandchildren. I also stated that I would record the results of my efforts for all to read. Therefore I will keep my word. Just one commitment from you, read my Disclaimer above!


A place to rest

Yes, I called 1-800-827-1000 and talked to a person in New Jersey, I am in Ohio, Very willing to help, answered all my questions, no surprises. I had one last question: Can I be buried in the National Cemetery nearest me even if it’s in the State next to me?. The Answer: call or visit the National Cemetery and tell them “I live in Ohio can I be buried in this cemetery?”. (substitute your state for Ohio) Understand! some cemeteries has a shortage of grave sites, some are down to cremation only. You can glean this information by research at the Veterans Affairs Site.

Business:

Mostly, I been on the phone with Sons and Daughter, discussing the best rules to follow in selecting the products or services, we wish to market. Mean time, I have a comment on the post: Veterans Business and Benefits, from Ken Larson, Volunteer Counselor, with the Service Corps of Retired Executives,(SCORE). Please read the comment and click on SCORE in the Blogroll to visit his site. This is what I am reading each day alone with information I have compiled over the years. Hopefully this will give you more information in your people planing.

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