Anthony OConnell to AZDVS

August 10, 2015 Anthony OConnell
Missing document dated February 7, 2012
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Would you please send me a copy of the document dated February 7,2012, that is referenced in the attachment
"4mentionsFeb7-13p.pdf' ?
Thank you.
Anthony OConnell 7637



August 17, 2015
Missing document dated February 7, 2012
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Would you please send rT)e a copy of the document dated February 7, 2012, that is referenced in the attachment
"4mentionsFeb7-13p.pdf' ?
Thank you.
Anthony OConnell 7637



August 20, 2015
Missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
'Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14, 2012, 9:21am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans
Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Would you be accountable?
Thankyou.
Anthony OConnell 7637



August 24, 2015
Missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Would you be accountable?
Thank. you.
Anthony OConnell 7637



August 25, 2015
Missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Please send me the evidence for this. Why would AZDVS be working from a "claim folder" in this digital age? What
did I allegedly put in a claim for? Why would my "claim folder" be in Honolulu?

(1) "Since there is already a claim folder in Honolulu for you, they should already have a DD 214 on file."
(January 31,2012, 1:31 pm Brian O'Neil to Anthony OConnell, Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(2) "If you recall when you came in, we went over the piece of paper from eligibility, which stated on it your
claim folder was in Honolulu
, in theregional office there. At some point in time, before you came to see
me, you put in a claim for something from the VA. It might have been education, or a home loan. But
they generated a claim folder on you. There is only one claim folder per veteran."
(March 14, 5:09pm, Brian O'Neil to Anthony OConnell, Arizona Department of Veterans Services, 240 S.
Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

Would you be accountable?
Thank. you.
Anthony OConnell 7637



August 26, 2015
Missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Please send me the evidence for this. Why would AZDVS be working from a "claim folder" in this digital age? What
did I allegedly put in a claim for? Why would my "claim folder" be in Honolulu?

(1) "Since there is already a claim folder in Honolulu for you, they should already have aDD 214 on file."
(January 31,2012, 1:31 pm Brian O'Neil to Anthony OConnell, Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(2) "If you recall when you came in, we went over the piece of paper from eligibility, which stated on it your
claim folder was in Honolulu
, in theregional office there. At some point in time, before you came to see
me, you put in a claim for something from the VA. It might have been education, or a home loan. But
they generated a claim folder on you. There is only one claim folder per veteran."
(March 14, 5:09pm, Brian O'Neil to Anthony OConnell, Arizona Department of Veterans Services, 240 S.
Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

Would you be accountable?
Thank. you.
Anthony OConnell 7637



August 28, 2015
Missing document identified by "February 7, 2012", "claim fold in Honolulu"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Please send me the evidence for this. Why would AZDVS be working from a "claim folder" in this digital age? What
did I allegedly put in a claim for? Why would my "claim folder" be in Honolulu?

(1) "Since there is already a claim folder in Honolulu for you, they should already have aDD 214 on file."
(January 31,2012, 1:31 pm Brian O'Neil to Anthony OConnell, Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(2) "If you recall when you came in, we went over the piece of paper from eligibility, which stated on it your
claim folder was in Honolulu
, in theregional office there. At some point in time, before you came to see
me, you put in a claim for something from the VA. It might have been education, or a home loan. But
they generated a claim folder on you. There is only one claim folder per veteran."
(March 14, 5:09pm, Brian O'Neil to Anthony OConnell, Arizona Department of Veterans Services, 240 S.
Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

Would you be accountable?
Thank. you.
Anthony OConnell 7637



August 31, 2015
Missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Thank you.
Anthony OConnell 7637



September 2, 2015
ADVS Request
[AZDCS] John Scott <joscott@azdvs,gov>
To: "anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com" <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Mr. O'Connell pursuant to your request, please see the answers to your questions:
The answer to your questions are:

1. 90 days is not an unusual time frame for the VA to recognize a correspondence sent by a veteran or his representative.
2. The VA has all of the documents in the veteran's claim file.
3. The letter in question (enclosed in his email) was sent from the Phoenix Regional office and stamped with
Service Center Manager's signature who was Jeffrey Mc Adams at the time.
4. The VA is accountable for all actions taken on the claim. The ADVS was representing and advising the
claimant at the time.
5. The veteran can request a copy of his entire claims file through a FOIA request to the Pension
Management Center in St. Paul MN. The address is on page 9 of the information he attached to the email.
The letter you are requesting was sent from VA, not ADVS, and therefore in order to get it you would need to
complete a FOIA (freedom of information act) request of your VA Claims File. If you need assistance applying for
said request please let us know so we can assist you.


SincereIy,
John F. Scott II
Asistant Deputy Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839, N. 3rd Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
802-234-8415



September 3, 2015
Missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Your Assistant Deputy Director's email of September 2, 2015, does not send me a copy of this document (See
Reference below). Your Department apparently created this document. If you as Director of this Department don't have the power to get a copy I surely don't. Please try again. Please send me a copy of this document.Thank you.
Anthony OConnell 7637

                                                            Reference:
John Scott <joscott@azdvs,gov> Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:41 AM
To: "anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com" <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Mr. O'Connell pursuant to your request, please see the answers to your questions:
The answer to your questions are:
1. 90 days is not an unusual time frame for the VA to recognize a correspondence sent by a veteran or his
representative.
2. The VA has all of the documents in the veteran's claim file.
3. The letter in question (enclosed in his email) was sent from the Phoenix Regional office and stamped with
Service Center Manager's signature who was Jeffrey Mc Adams at the time.
4. The VA is accountable for all actions taken on the claim. The ADVS was representing and advising the claimant
at the time.
5. The veteran can request a copy of his entire claims file through a FOIA request to the Pension Management
Center in St. Paul MN. The address is on page 9 of the information he attached to the email.
The tetter you are requesting was sent from VA, not ADVS, and therefore in order to get it you would need to
cornplete a FOIA (freedom of information act) request of your VA Claims File. If you need assistance applying for
said request please let us know so we can assist you.
Sincerely,
John F. Scott II
Assistant Deputy Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415

Comment: The question was: "Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below
with February 7, 2012?"



September 4, 2015, 9:45am
Request for documents
Robert (Scott) Fincher <rfincher@azdvs.gov>
To: "anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com" <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Dear Mr. O'Connell,
Please call me regarding your request for documents dated February 7, 2012. I would like to discuss the proper
procedure for you to acquire those documents.
Warmest regards,
R. Scott Fincher

Veterans Services Division
Training and Information Manager
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
Office:
rfincher@azdvs.gov



September 4, 2015, 12:04pm
Missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Your Assistant Deputy Director's email of September 2, 2015, does not send me a copy of this document (See Reference below). Your Department apparently created this document. If you as Director of this Department don't have the power to get a copy I surely don't. Please try again. Please send me a copy of this document.
Thank you.
Anthony OConnell 7637

                                                            Reference:
John Scott <joscott@azdvs,gov> Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:41 AM
To: "anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com" <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Mr. O'Connell pursuant to your request, please see the answers to your questions:
The answer to your questions are:
1. 90 days is not an unusual time frame for the VA to recognize a correspondence sent by a veteran or his
representative.
2. The VA has all of the documents in the veteran's claim file.
3. The letter in question (enclosed in his email) was sent from the Phoenix Regional office and stamped with
Service Center Manager's signature who was Jeffrey Mc Adams at the time.
4. The VA is accountable for all actions taken on the claim. The ADVS was representing and advising the claimant
at the time.
5. The veteran can request a copy of his entire claims file through a FOIA request to the Pension Management
Center in St. Paul MN. The address is on page 9 of the information he attached to the email.
The tetter you are requesting was sent from VA, not ADVS, and therefore in order to get it you would need to
cornplete a FOIA (freedom of information act) request of your VA Claims File. If you need assistance applying for
said request please let us know so we can assist you.
Sincerely,
John F. Scott II
Assistant Deputy Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3,~39 N. 3rd Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415

Comment: The question was: "Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below
with February 7, 2012?"



September 8, 2015
Still missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Your Assistant Deputy Director's email of September 2, 2015, does not send me a copy of this document (See
Reference below). Your Department apparently created this document. If you as Director of this Department don't have the power to get a copy I surely don't. Please try again. Please send me a copy of this document.
Thank you.
Anthony OConnell 7637

                                                            Reference:
John Scott <joscott@azdvs,gov> Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:41 AM
To: "anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com" <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Mr. O'Connell pursuant to your request, please see the answers to your questions:
The answer to your questions are:
1. 90 days is not an unusual time frame for the VA to recognize a correspondence sent by a veteran or his
representative.
2. The VA has all of the documents in the veteran's claim file.
3. The letter in question (enclosed in his email) was sent from the Phoenix Regional office and stamped with
Service Center Manager's signature who was Jeffrey Mc Adams at the time.
4. The VA is accountable for all actions taken on the claim. The ADVS was representing and advising the claimant
at the time.
5. The veteran can request a copy of his entire claims file through a FOIA request to the Pension Management
Center in St. Paul MN. The address is on page 9 of the information he attached to the email.
The tetter you are requesting was sent from VA, not ADVS, and therefore in order to get it you would need to
cornplete a FOIA (freedom of information act) request of your VA Claims File. If you need assistance applying for
said request please let us know so we can assist you.
Sincerely,
John F. Scott II
Assistant Deputy Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3,~39 N. 3rd Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415



September 9, 2015
Still missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Your Assistant Deputy Director's email of September 2, 2015, does not send me a copy of this document (See
Reference below). Your Department apparently created this document. If you as Director of this Department don't have the power to get a copy I surely don't. Please try again. Please send me a copy of this document.
Thank you.
Anthony OConnell 7637

                                                            Reference:
John Scott <joscott@azdvs,gov> Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:41 AM
To: "anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com" <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Mr. O'Connell pursuant to your request, please see the answers to your questions:
The answer to your questions are:
1. 90 days is not an unusual time frame for the VA to recognize a correspondence sent by a veteran or his
representative.
2. The VA has all of the documents in the veteran's claim file.
3. The letter in question (enclosed in his email) was sent from the Phoenix Regional office and stamped with
Service Center Manager's signature who was Jeffrey Mc Adams at the time.
4. The VA is accountable for all actions taken on the claim. The ADVS was representing and advising the claimant
at the time.
5. The veteran can request a copy of his entire claims file through a FOIA request to the Pension Management
Center in St. Paul MN. The address is on page 9 of the information he attached to the email.
The tetter you are requesting was sent from VA, not ADVS, and therefore in order to get it you would need to
cornplete a FOIA (freedom of information act) request of your VA Claims File. If you need assistance applying for
said request please let us know so we can assist you.
Sincerely,
John F. Scott II
Assistant Deputy Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415

Comment: The question was: "Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012 ?".


September 9, 2015, 8:56am
Tera Scherer <tscherer@azdvs.gov>
To: Anthony OConnell <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Wed, Sep 9,2015 at 8:56 AM
Mr. O'Connell,
I am Director Wright's assistant and would like if you could provide me with your phone
number so we can further assist you in your quest for your missing document you are continually
emailing Director Wright regarding. Alternatively l can be reached at the number below.l look
forward to hearing back from you so that we may help resolve this issue.
Very respectfully,
Tera Scherer
Executive Assistant

Office of the Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415



September 10, 2015
Still missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Your Assistant Deputy Director's email of September 2, 2015, does not send me a copy of this document (See
Reference below). Your Department apparently created this document. If you as Director of this Department don't have the power to get a copy I surely don't. Please try again. Please send me a copy of this document.
Thank you.
Anthony OConnell 7637

                                                            Reference:
John Scott <joscott@azdvs,gov> Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:41 AM
To: "anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com" <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Mr. O'Connell pursuant to your request, please see the answers to your questions:
The answer to your questions are:
1. 90 days is not an unusual time frame for the VA to recognize a correspondence sent by a veteran or his
representative.
2. The VA has all of the documents in the veteran's claim file.
3. The letter in question (enclosed in his email) was sent from the Phoenix Regional office and stamped with
Service Center Manager's signature who was Jeffrey Mc Adams at the time.
4. The VA is accountable for all actions taken on the claim. The ADVS was representing and advising the claimant
at the time.
5. The veteran can request a copy of his entire claims file through a FOIA request to the Pension Management
Center in St. Paul MN. The address is on page 9 of the information he attached to the email.
The tetter you are requesting was sent from VA, not ADVS, and therefore in order to get it you would need to
cornplete a FOIA (freedom of information act) request of your VA Claims File. If you need assistance applying for
said request please let us know so we can assist you.
Sincerely,
John F. Scott II
Assistant Deputy Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415



September 11, 2015
Missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012? Your department created this document. If you don't have the power to get it I surely don't. If you don't intend to seed me a copy please just say so. Please don't make it appear that I am responsibe for you not sending it.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Thank you.
Anthony OConnell 7637

                                                            Reference:
John Scott <joscott@azdvs,gov> Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:41 AM
To: "anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com" <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Mr. O'Connell pursuant to your request, please see the answers to your questions:
The answer to your questions are:
1. 90 days is not an unusual time frame for the VA to recognize a correspondence sent by a veteran or his
representative.
2. The VA has all of the documents in the veteran's claim file.
3. The letter in question (enclosed in his email) was sent from the Phoenix Regional office and stamped with
Service Center Manager's signature who was Jeffrey Mc Adams at the time.
4. The VA is accountable for all actions taken on the claim. The ADVS was representing and advising the claimant
at the time.
5. The veteran can request a copy of his entire claims file through a FOIA request to the Pension Management
Center in St. Paul MN. The address is on page 9 of the information he attached to the email.
The tetter you are requesting was sent from VA, not ADVS, and therefore in order to get it you would need to
cornplete a FOIA (freedom of information act) request of your VA Claims File. If you need assistance applying for
said request please let us know so we can assist you.
Sincerely,
John F. Scott II
Assistant Deputy Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415
Comment: The question was: "Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below
with February 7, 2012?"


September 9, 2015, 8:56am
Tera Scherer <tscherer@azdvs.gov>
To: Anthony OConnell <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Wed, Sep 9,2015 at 8:56 AM
Mr. O'Connell,
I am Director Wright's assistant and would like if you could provide me with your phone
number so we can further assist you in your quest for your missing document you are continually
emailing Director Wright regarding. Alternatively l can be reached at the number below.l look
forward to hearing back from you so that we may help resolve this issue.
Very respectfully,
Tera Scherer
Executive Assistant

Office of the Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415
Comments:
(1) Why would "'Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012?" require verbal communication?
(2) What more information do you need?



September 10, 2015, 1:25pm
Tera Scherer <tscherer@azdvs.gov>
To: Anthony OConnell <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 1:25 PM
Again I ask for a contact number to reach you so we may offer further assistance in this matter.
Very respectfully,
Tera Scherer

Executive Assistant
Office of the Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415
Comments:
(1) Why would this require verbal communication?
(2) What more information do you need? Please be specific.
(3) How did my "'Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012?" become your "Again I ask for a contact number to reach you so we may offer further assistance in this matter."
(4) Do you want to make me appear responsible for you not sending me a copy?
(5) Why destroy a clear paper trail with verbal communication?



September 14, 2015
Still missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012? Your department created this document. If you don't have the power to get it I surely don't. If you don't intend to seed me a copy please just say so. Please don't make it appear that I am responsibe for you not sending it.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Thank you.
Anthony OConnell 7637

                                                            Reference:
John Scott <joscott@azdvs,gov> Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:41 AM
To: "anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com" <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Mr. O'Connell pursuant to your request, please see the answers to your questions:
The answer to your questions are:
1. 90 days is not an unusual time frame for the VA to recognize a correspondence sent by a veteran or his
representative.
2. The VA has all of the documents in the veteran's claim file.
3. The letter in question (enclosed in his email) was sent from the Phoenix Regional office and stamped with
Service Center Manager's signature who was Jeffrey Mc Adams at the time.
4. The VA is accountable for all actions taken on the claim. The ADVS was representing and advising the claimant
at the time.
5. The veteran can request a copy of his entire claims file through a FOIA request to the Pension Management
Center in St. Paul MN. The address is on page 9 of the information he attached to the email.
The tetter you are requesting was sent from VA, not ADVS, and therefore in order to get it you would need to
cornplete a FOIA (freedom of information act) request of your VA Claims File. If you need assistance applying for
said request please let us know so we can assist you.
Sincerely,
John F. Scott II
Assistant Deputy Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3,~39 N. 3rd Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415
Comment: The question was: "Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below
with February 7, 2012?"

 

September 9, 2015, 8:56am
Tera Scherer <tscherer@azdvs.gov>
To: Anthony OConnell <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Wed, Sep 9,2015 at 8:56 AM
Mr. O'Connell,
I am Director Wright's assistant and would like if you could provide me with your phone
number so we can further assist you in your quest for your missing document you are continually
emailing Director Wright regarding. Alternatively l can be reached at the number below.l look
forward to hearing back from you so that we may help resolve this issue.
Very respectfully,
Tera Scherer
Executive Assistant

Office of the Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415
Comments:
(1) Why would "'Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012?" require verbal communication?
(2) What more information do you need?

 

September 10, 2015, 1:25pm
Tera Scherer <tscherer@azdvs.gov>
To: Anthony OConnell <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 1:25 PM
Again I ask for a contact number to reach you so we may offer further assistance in this matter.
Very respectfully,
Tera Scherer
Executive Assistant
Office of the Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415
Comments:
(1) Why would this require verbal communication?
(2) What more information do you need? Please be specific.
(3) How did my "'Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012?" become your "Again I ask for a contact number to reach you so we may offer further assistance in this matter."
(4) Do you want to make me appear responsible for you not sending me a copy?
(5) Why destroy a clear paper trail with verbal communication?



September 15, 2015
Still missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012? Your department created this document. If you don't have the power to get it I surely don't. If you don't intend to seed me a copy please just say so. Please don't make it appear that I am responsibe for you not sending it.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Thank you.
Anthony OConnell 7637

                                                            Reference:
John Scott <joscott@azdvs,gov> Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:41 AM
To: "anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com" <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Mr. O'Connell pursuant to your request, please see the answers to your questions:
The answer to your questions are:
1. 90 days is not an unusual time frame for the VA to recognize a correspondence sent by a veteran or his
representative.
2. The VA has all of the documents in the veteran's claim file.
3. The letter in question (enclosed in his email) was sent from the Phoenix Regional office and stamped with
Service Center Manager's signature who was Jeffrey Mc Adams at the time.
4. The VA is accountable for all actions taken on the claim. The ADVS was representing and advising the claimant
at the time.
5. The veteran can request a copy of his entire claims file through a FOIA request to the Pension Management
Center in St. Paul MN. The address is on page 9 of the information he attached to the email.
The tetter you are requesting was sent from VA, not ADVS, and therefore in order to get it you would need to
cornplete a FOIA (freedom of information act) request of your VA Claims File. If you need assistance applying for
said request please let us know so we can assist you.
Sincerely,
John F. Scott II
Assistant Deputy Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3,~39 N. 3rd Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415
Comment: The question was: "Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below
with February 7, 2012?"

 

September 9, 2015, 8:56am
Tera Scherer <tscherer@azdvs.gov>
To: Anthony OConnell <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Wed, Sep 9,2015 at 8:56 AM
O'Connell,
I am Director Wright's assistant and would like if you could provide me with your phone
number so we can further assist you in your quest for your missing document you are continually
emailing Director Wright regarding. Alternatively l can be reached at the number below.l look
forward to hearing back from you so that we may help resolve this issue.
Very respectfully,
Tera Scherer
Executive Assistant
Office of the Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415
Comments:
(1) Why would "'Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012?" require verbal communication?
(2) What more information do you need?

 

September 10, 2015, 1:25pm
Tera Scherer <tscherer@azdvs.gov>
To: Anthony OConnell <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 1:25 PM
Again I ask for a contact number to reach you so we may offer further assistance in this matter.
Very respectfully,
Tera Scherer
Executive Assistant
Office of the Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415
Comments:
(1) Why would this require verbal communication?
(2) What more information do you need? Please be specific.
(3) How did my "'Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012?" become your "Again I ask for a contact number to reach you so we may offer further assistance in this matter."
(4) Do you want to make me appear responsible for you not sending me a copy?
(5) Why destroy a clear paper trail with verbal communication?



September 16, 2015
Still missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012? Your department created this document. If you don't have the power to get it I surely don't. If you don't intend to seed me a copy please just say so. Please don't make it appear that I am responsibe for you not sending it.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Thank you.
Anthony OConnell 7637

                                                            Reference:
John Scott <joscott@azdvs,gov> Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:41 AM
To: "anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com" <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Mr. O'Connell pursuant to your request, please see the answers to your questions:
The answer to your questions are:
1. 90 days is not an unusual time frame for the VA to recognize a correspondence sent by a veteran or his
representative.
2. The VA has all of the documents in the veteran's claim file.
3. The letter in question (enclosed in his email) was sent from the Phoenix Regional office and stamped with
Service Center Manager's signature who was Jeffrey Mc Adams at the time.
4. The VA is accountable for all actions taken on the claim. The ADVS was representing and advising the claimant
at the time.
5. The veteran can request a copy of his entire claims file through a FOIA request to the Pension Management
Center in St. Paul MN. The address is on page 9 of the information he attached to the email.
The tetter you are requesting was sent from VA, not ADVS, and therefore in order to get it you would need to
cornplete a FOIA (freedom of information act) request of your VA Claims File. If you need assistance applying for
said request please let us know so we can assist you.
Sincerely,
John F. Scott II
Assistant Deputy Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3,~39 N. 3rd Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415
Comment: The question was: "Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below
with February 7, 2012?"

 

September 9, 2015, 8:56am
Tera Scherer <tscherer@azdvs.gov>
To: Anthony OConnell <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Wed, Sep 9,2015 at 8:56 AM
Mr. O'Connell,
I am Director Wright's assistant and would like if you could provide me with your phone
number so we can further assist you in your quest for your missing document you are continually
emailing Director Wright regarding. Alternatively l can be reached at the number below.l look
forward to hearing back from you so that we may help resolve this issue.
Very respectfully,
Tera Scherer
Executive Assistant

Office of the Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415
Comments:
(1) Why would "'Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012?" require verbal communication?
(2) What more information do you need?

 

September 10, 2015, 1:25pm
Tera Scherer <tscherer@azdvs.gov>
To: Anthony OConnell <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 1:25 PM
Again I ask for a contact number to reach you so we may offer further assistance in this matter.
Very respectfully,
Tera Scherer
Executive Assistant

Office of the Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415
Comments:
(1) Why would this require verbal communication?
(2) What more information do you need? Please be specific.
(3) How did my "'Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012?" become your "Again I ask for a contact number to reach you so we may offer further assistance in this matter."
(4) Do you want to make me appear responsible for you not sending me a copy?
(5) Why destroy a clear paper trail with verbal communication?



September 17, 2015
Still missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012? Your department created this document. If you don't have the power to get it I surely don't. If you don't intend to seed me a copy please just say so. Please don't make it appear that I am responsibe for you not sending it.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Thank you.
Anthony OConnell 7637

                                                            Reference:
John Scott <joscott@azdvs,gov> Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:41 AM
To: "anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com" <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Mr. O'Connell pursuant to your request, please see the answers to your questions:
The answer to your questions are:
1. 90 days is not an unusual time frame for the VA to recognize a correspondence sent by a veteran or his
representative.
2. The VA has all of the documents in the veteran's claim file.
3. The letter in q uestion (enclosed in his email) was sent from the Phoenix Regional office and stamped with
Service Center Manager's signature who was Jeffrey Mc Adams at the time.
4. The VA is accountable for all actions taken on the claim. The ADVS was representing and advising the claimant
at the time.
5. The veteran can request a copy of his entire claims file through a FOIA request to the Pension Management
Center in St. Paul MN. The address is on page 9 of the information he attached to the email.
The tetter you are requesting was sent from VA, not ADVS, and therefore in order to get it you would need to
cornplete a FOIA (freedom of information act) request of your VA Claims File. If you need assistance applying for
said request please let us know so we can assist you.
Sincerely,
John F. Scott II
Assistant Deputy Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3,~39 N. 3rd Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415Comment: The question was: "Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below
with February 7, 2012?"

 

September 9, 2015, 8:56am
Tera Scherer <tscherer@azdvs.gov>
To: Anthony OConnell <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Wed, Sep 9,2015 at 8:56 AM
Mr. O'Connell,
I am Director Wright's assistant and would like if you could provide me with your phone
number so we can further assist you in your quest for your missing document you are continually
emailing Director Wright regarding. Alternatively l can be reached at the number below.l look
forward to hearing back from you so that we may help resolve this issue.
Very respectfully,
Tera Scherer
Executive Assistant

Office of the Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415
Comments:
(1) Why would "'Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012?" require verbal communication?
(2) What more information do you need?

 

September 10, 2015, 1:25pm
Tera Scherer <tscherer@azdvs.gov>
To: Anthony OConnell <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 1:25 PM
Again I ask for a contact number to reach you so we may offer further assistance in this matter.
Very respectfully,
Tera Scherer
Executive Assistant

Office of the Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415Comments:
(1) Why would this require verbal communication?
(2) What more information do you need? Please be specific.
(3) How did my "'Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012?" become your "Again I ask for a contact number to reach you so we may offer further assistance in this matter."
(4) Do you want to make me appear responsible for you not sending me a copy?
(5) Why destroy a clear paper trail with verbal communication?



September 18, 2015
Still missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012? Your department created this document. If you don't have the power to get it I surely don't. If you don't intend to seed me a copy please just say so. Please don't make it appear that I am responsibe for you not sending it.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Thank you.
Anthony OConnell 7637

                                                            Reference:
John Scott <joscott@azdvs,gov> Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:41 AM
To: "anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com" <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Mr. O'Connell pursuant to your request, please see the answers to your questions:
The answer to your questions are:
1. 90 days is not an unusual time frame for the VA to recognize a correspondence sent by a veteran or his
representative.
2. The VA has all of the documents in the veteran's claim file.
3. The letter in question (enclosed in his email) was sent from the Phoenix Regional office and stamped with
Service Center Manager's signature who was Jeffrey Mc Adams at the time.
4. The VA is accountable for all actions taken on the claim. The ADVS was representing and advising the claimant
at the time.
5. The veteran can request a copy of his entire claims file through a FOIA request to the Pension Management
Center in St. Paul MN. The address is on page 9 of the information he attached to the email.
The tetter you are requesting was sent from VA, not ADVS, and therefore in order to get it you would need to
cornplete a FOIA (freedom of information act) request of your VA Claims File. If you need assistance applying for
said request please let us know so we can assist you.
Sincerely,
John F. Scott II
Assistant Deputy Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3,~39 N. 3rd Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415
Comment: The question was: "Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below
with February 7, 2012?"

 

September 9, 2015, 8:56am
Tera Scherer <tscherer@azdvs.gov>
To: Anthony OConnell <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Wed, Sep 9,2015 at 8:56 AM
Mr. O'Connell,
I am Director Wright's assistant and would like if you could provide me with your phone
number so we can further assist you in your quest for your missing document you are continually
emailing Director Wright regarding. Alternatively l can be reached at the number below.l look
forward to hearing back from you so that we may help resolve this issue.
Very respectfully,
Tera Scherer
Executive Assistant,

Office of the Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415
Comments:
(1) Why would "'Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012?" require verbal communication?
(2) What more information do you need?

 

September 10, 2015, 1:25pm
Tera Scherer <tscherer@azdvs.gov>
To: Anthony OConnell <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 1:25 PM
Again I ask for a contact number to reach you so we may offer further assistance in this matter.
Very respectfully,
Tera Scherer
Executive Assistant

Office of the Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415Comments:
(1) Why would this require verbal communication?
(2) What more information do you need? Please be specific.
(3) How did my "'Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012?" become your "Again I ask for a contact number to reach you so we may offer further assistance in this matter."
(4) Do you want to make me appear responsible for you not sending me a copy?
(5) Why destroy a clear paper trail with verbal communication?



September 21, 2015
Still missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012? Your department created this document. If you don't have the power to get it I surely don't. If you don't intend to seed me a copy please just say so. Please don't make it appear that I am responsibe for you not sending it.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Thank you.
Anthony OConnell 7637

                                                            Reference:
John Scott <joscott@azdvs,gov> Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:41 AM
To: "anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com" <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Mr. O'Connell pursuant to your request, please see the answers to your questions:
The answer to your questions are:
1. 90 days is not an unusual time frame for the VA to recognize a correspondence sent by a veteran or his
representative.
2. The VA has all of the documents in the veteran's claim file.
3. The letter in question (enclosed in his email) was sent from the Phoenix Regional office and stamped with
Service Center Manager's signature who was Jeffrey Mc Adams at the time.
4. The VA is accountable for all actions taken on the claim. The ADVS was representing and advising the claimant
at the time.
5. The veteran can request a copy of his entire claims file through a FOIA request to the Pension Management
Center in St. Paul MN. The address is on page 9 of the information he attached to the email.
The tetter you are requesting was sent from VA, not ADVS, and therefore in order to get it you would need to
cornplete a FOIA (freedom of information act) request of your VA Claims File. If you need assistance applying for
said request please let us know so we can assist you.
Sincerely,
John F. Scott II
Assistant Deputy Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3,~39 N. 3rd Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415
Comment: The question was: "Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below
with February 7, 2012?"

 

September 9, 2015, 8:56am
Tera Scherer <tscherer@azdvs.gov>
To: Anthony OConnell <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Wed, Sep 9,2015 at 8:56 AM
Mr. O'Connell,
I am Director Wright's assistant and would like if you could provide me with your phone
number so we can further assist you in your quest for your missing document you are continually
emailing Director Wright regarding. Alternatively l can be reached at the number below.l look
forward to hearing back from you so that we may help resolve this issue.
Very respectfully,
Tera Scherer

Executive Assistant
Office of the Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415
Comments:
(1) Why would "'Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012?" require verbal communication?
(2) What more information do you need?

 

September 10, 2015, 1:25pm
Tera Scherer <tscherer@azdvs.gov>
To: Anthony OConnell <anthonymineroconnell@gmail.com>
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 1:25 PM
Again I ask for a contact number to reach you so we may offer further assistance in this matter.
Very respectfully,
Tera Scherer

Executive Assistant
Office of the Director
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-234-8415
Comments:
(1) Why would this require verbal communication?
(2) What more information do you need? Please be specific.
(3) How did my "'Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012?" become your "Again I ask for a contact number to reach you so we may offer further assistance in this matter."
(4) Why destroy a clear paper trail with verbal communication?
(5) Do you want to make me appear responsible for you not sending me a copy?



September 22, 2015
Still missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012? Your department created this document. If you don't have the power to get it I don't have the poer to get it. If you don't intend to send me a copy please just say so.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Please respond.
Sincerely, Anthony OConnell 7637



September 24, 2015
Still missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012? Your department created this document. If you don't have the power to get it I don't have the poer to get it. If you don't intend to send me a copy please just say so.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Please respond.
Sincerely, Anthony OConnell 7637



September 25, 2015
Still missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012? Your department created this document. If you don't have the power to get it I don't have the poer to get it. If you don't intend to send me a copy please just say so.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Please respond.
Sincerely, Anthony OConnell 7637



September 28, 2015
Still missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012? Your department created this document. If you don't have the power to get it I don't have the poer to get it. If you don't intend to send me a copy please just say so.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Please respond.
Sincerely, Anthony OConnell 7637



September 29, 2015
Still missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012? Your department created this document. If you don't have the power to get it I don't have the poer to get it. If you don't intend to send me a copy please just say so.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Please respond.
Sincerely, Anthony OConnell 7637



September 30, 2015
Still missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012? Your department created this document. If you don't have the power to get it I don't have the poer to get it. If you don't intend to send me a copy please just say so.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Please respond.
Sincerely, Anthony OConnell 7637



October 5, 2015
Still missing document identified by "February 7, 2012"
Dear Director of Arizona Department of Veterans Services Colonel Wanda Wright:
Would you please send me a copy of the document identified below with February 7, 2012? Your department created this document. If you don't have the power to get it I don't have the poer to get it. If you don't intend to send me a copy please just say so.

(1) "We have received your typed statement on February 7, 2012, stating that you wish to withdraw your
claim for *Skin cancer"
(May 10, 2012, Jeffrey McAdams to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
P. O. Box 34790, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4790)

(2) "VA withdrew your request for compensation of skin cancer, based on a typed statement that they
received on February 7, 2012."
(May 14,2012,9:21 am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.Arizona Department of Veterans Services,
240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(3) "Statement submitted on February 7, 2012 that you would like to withdraw claim for skin cancer."
(May 17, 2012, 9:05am email.BrianO.NeiltoAnthonyOConnell.. Arizona Department of Veterans
.Services, 240 S. Montezuma Street, Suite 208, Prescott, AZ 86303)

(4) "VA Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of claim, received February 7, 2012"
(May 25,2012, T. A. Olson to Anthony M OConnell, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office,
Pension Management Center (335/21 P), Bishop Henry Whipple Fed. Bldg., POBox 11000, St Paul MN
55111-90000)

Please respond.
Sincerely, Anthony OConnell 7637