I am in need of some guidance here. I currently have a claim in with the VA and this what is throwing me off. Disabilities Claimed: joint pains (knees, elbows, ankles, cervical, wrists) (Secondary) Deferredright knee condition (Secondary) Deferred Fibromylgia (New) Not service connected due to no record in service IBS (Secondary) 30% because i have seen a doctor for this and they used the presumptive headaches (New) 0% CFS (Secondary) no denial or anything else vascular disease (New) denied not service connected sleep disorder/disturbances (Secondary) no denial or anything else gastrointestinal problems, signs or symptoms (New) rated with the IBS muscle pain (Secondary) no denial or anything else skin condition (New) Dercum's disease psychophysiological disorder (New) no denial or anything else-The evaluator told me i had depression and anxiety. Gulf War veteran with unexplained chronic multi-symptom illness (New) no denial or anything else Gulf War veteran with diagnosed illness as qualifying chronic disability (New) no denial or anything else Gulf War veteran with undiagnosed illness (New) no denial or anything else depression to include cold sweats (Secondary) no denial or anything else dercum's disease (New) no denial or anything else-I am service connector for Lipomatosis Dolorsa which is the same thing but they do not rate it. shortness of breath (Secondary) no denial or anything else low back condition, back injury, back pain (Secondary) Deffered numbness in both legs (Secondary) denied not service connectedPTSD at 30% NOD filed for this and the dercum's diseasetinitus 10%left knee 10% My first question is why would they why would they only rate certain things and do nothing with so many other things? Could the DRO have stopped them from claiming them as they normally do? I talked to my rep from the VFW and he stated my DRO was looking at a bigger issue. not sure what this means Next question, I see you can get up to 40% for undiagnosed illness, but is there a rating for CMI? or are they rated under the condition they are? Last has anyone been rated for Dercum's Disease? Thanks in advance for the help!