ok I got all my ducks in a row with it.. I take it to a legion rep, he says he will lose his job if he submitted it. and then my state rep says that is the last step if the nod doesn't go through.
I was also told if I submit a cue and it doesnt go through there is no appeals no nothing, I lose my benefits for it!? is this true!?
Yes, yes, yes, and again...yes. Not because you "need" to, they will tell you to your face that they have all the pertinent information on hand. I know because I was told this, said I will send anyway, reaffirmed that I don't need to...sent copies of SMR and such, claim was denied anyway. Examiner claimed on the C&P report that he DID NOT view my SMR. And so then, neither did the RO, who had the copied SMR entries filed as my evidence.
IF you don't send them, they will definitely not look at the electronic copy on hand to see what's what. And if you do send them, they may or may not look at them anyway. But then at least you will have covered all your bases.
I have been retired for 7 years now and was rated at 60% for various disabilities after I retired.
One month after I retired, I had a colonoscopy; benign polyps, a type that could turn to cancer, were found and removed. I have had polyps removed twice since then. Now I would like to get my polyps service connected at 0% in case something more serious were to develop in the future.
My question: Since my polyps diagnosis was only a month after I retired, do I need a NEXUS letter to say the polyps were "more than likely" to have developed while on active duty, or would it be presumed the polyps developed while I was still on active duty?
I looked at the presumptives in Title 38, and I don't think this fell under any of the automatics.
Thanks for any help.