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Can You Get Sc For Flat Feet?

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My husband went into the military with flat feet noted on his physical examination. They have gotten worse over the years. Can he get compensation or will they say it was congenital birth defect? Also his ankles, knees and back bother him due to his feet.

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Alb,

Doesn't seem too promising since it was noted in his entrance physical.

How long ago was he separated and what will his doctor's put in writing ?

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I am Service Connected 30% for flat feet. It was a fairly easy claim to win and all he really needs to do is prove that the condition got worse during his service. He will probably need a Medical Opinion that states his flat foot got worse from the time he enetered service.

It is still going to be dicey and he needs to be very carefu how it is presented to VA. By the way the Military should not have taken him if the condition was severe.

Good Luck

My prognosis is its possible and if his condition is severe he will probably be rated around 30%. His other problems if shown to flat feet could increase the rating

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My husband went into the military with flat feet noted on his physical examination. They have gotten worse over the years. Can he get compensation or will they say it was congenital birth defect? Also his ankles, knees and back bother him due to his feet.

His best bet would be if he could show "aggravation" that exceeded the normal progression of the worsening of the condition.

He won't be able to service connect the flat feet, for they were noted upon his induction physical.......however, if he can show that they worsened above and beyond while in the service...............?

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I am battling a claim for flatfoot acquired...diagnosed by the VAMC docs (podiatry). So, I can't imagine going in with flat feet and getting them service connected without a fight.

I agree with Pete53...if it is pursued...wording is going to be key, not to mention a doc willing to sign off on stating that his condition was made worse by service. Best regards.

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