I was wondering how long veterans have been waiting to get their service connected disability? We started this with my husband almost 7 years ago. My husband was riding a motorcycle home from a day of duty and was hit head-on by a semi-truck that came around the corner in his lane. Instead of smashing him, he was thrown over the front of the truck, landed 90 feet away on the asphalt with his head, bounced and flew another 35 feet and landed with his left shoulder dug into a mound of work. The VA has the accident report. We have used the DAV but they don't seem to be doing much. My husband has been denied numerous times and we have appealed each time. He has seen a judge twice since the first one retired. The BVA in Washington has remanded his medical records to the Regional office twice. Each time fussing at the Regional office for not getting everything they were supposed to. The last letter from the BVA remanding to the Regional office was this last January. They wanted more psychiatric and psychological evaluations, medical evaluations & MRI and things like that. He went to 3 appointments last Wednesday for service connected but I'm not sure how that went. My husband has mood swings due to traumatic brain injury, PTSD, severe back, neck, & leg pains, asbestosis & severe depression. When he applied in 1998, they automatically gave him non-service connected pension. With that, no one in the household can work or else it comes out of his pay. The amount we get puts us at 300% below poverty level. We still have 2 minor children at home. We are trying to give them a better life than what they have had all their life. I have contacted Senator Mark Pryor and Rep. Tim Griffin and haven't gotten anywhere. He is a member of DAV but hasn't gotten any further with that. He also applied in 1990 and the BVA has told the Regional office to take in account of that. I don't know what else to do. If someone knows of any other help he can get, I sure would appreciate it. Thank you.