Im in the middle of the NOD process with an older claim, about to submit an FDC for a new disease not addressed before. Do I need to resend my MSR's with the FDC. The VA already has everything from my old claim. Ive been retired for over a year now so nothing has changed in my MSR's.
Now that is very good and sound advice and it makes all the sense in the world to me! But when my claim was denied the 1st time, it stated " knee pain is not a diagnosis and just pain alone doesn't qualify for c&p". Which I thought was odd because I know people that has been approved for "chronic back pain ".Weird....
I agree with John999
If you get 100% for one disability and 60%for secondary disability the VA is obligated to set you up with the statutory ratings from the SMC Rating table....so when you get your deferred rating and its 100% and you have at least another 50% along with you SC.30% this should be a statutory rating qualifying you for SMC..(Special Monthly Compensation) about 347.00 extra for spouse as dependent and more with a child as your dependent too.
Don't let them beat you out of it if you get a 100% rating for PTSD & A Secondary rating of 30% for Bladder trauma NOD This...they do try to screw you up on these ratings like John999 mention look up the criteria for a bladder trauma rating according to what the Dr mention in his report.
to make it a little clearer a 100% rating with 2 -30% ratings calculate by VA Math to 51% so the rating will be 50% & 100% &50% is not enough for SMC.
what they may do is rate you 30%for Bladder Trauma and 30% for your Ankle? & 100% for PTSD, if they rate you 30% for those latter disability's that's not enough for SMC So fight them over this if you have to.
you need a 100% rating and anything that adds up to or over the 60% to get the SMC's
you deserve every penny possible..