I'm kind of confused and concerned about this one...
I submitted my VA Disability claim for multiple items way back in 2011. I got a very bad CP exam doc who denied everything despite nearly 20 years of treatment by civilian docs for some of the issues. In 2012 I appealed with a notice of disagreement.
In the meantime a doctor at the VA was willing to help with the paperwork for the TBI and filled it out which sped up that portion - I ended up getting 10% for tinnitus, 40% for the TBI residuals (memory and concentration) and 30% for migraines/headaches.
What is still on the original appeal is my feet/ankles & knees from an injury as well as left hand from putting a screwdriver through it. It's been sitting in the 1st stage appeal limbo basket for nearly 5 years.
Fast forward to 2016 - suddenly I find out that my original disability claim has been sent to Washington DC to the Board of Veteran Appeals. Wow - what a shocker as I was expecting at least another exam.
They said it will go before a judge. What concerns me is that it's my original claim, including the TBI issues. Will everything be reviewed and is it possible to lose what I have? I thought it should have been only for the items still in appeal.
Is this whole " straight to the board of Veteran Appeals" right from the initial C/P disagreement a normal thing? Thanks for any insight.
I have no idea what the letter is regarding and what it says. Until then, I can't give you an answer. I was simply making sure the other poster that stated what he stated understood that if the VA erred on a disability rating and the Veteran was getting over paid for it, the Veteran is not obligated to pay it back.