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    • 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. I'm using handicapped plates because of my legs and  it is hard to concentrate and focus on things because of my head injury so this is overwhelming.  Not to mention that I'm also recovering from cancer surgery.  This is getting too much to handle.

      Is this whole " straight to the board of Veteran Appeals" right from the initial C/P disagreement a normal thing?   Thanks for any insight.  
    • Oh, okay. Either way, the VSO should be able to view the letter on Monday. Thanks.
    • Thanks I think from now I'm just going to try and forget it cause it's more stress then what I need right now.  And my VSO that started this left and the new one is clueless 
    • Did I write something that sounded harsh? If so, I didn't mean for anything to come across that way. I was just verifying the info seeing if you could figure out what it might be.
    • 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.





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Gulf War Vets Who Has Fibro And Had C&p Got Sc For It Please Take A Look

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I don't like it.. He doesn't give firm answers.. There is no nexus of the condition. He mentions nothing in his opinion of reviewing your SMR's. He speculates that it could or could not be secondary condition from Lyme disease. He talks about the relationship of chronic fatigue syndrome, ptsd and fibro.. Basically, I don't know crap or how to distinguish them. Was this your C&P? I know your sc for ptsd, but what else? Give me a break down if you can.

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I don't like it.. He doesn't give firm answers.. There is no nexus of the condition. He mentions nothing in his opinion of reviewing your SMR's. He speculates that it could or could not be secondary condition from Lyme disease. He talks about the relationship of chronic fatigue syndrome, ptsd and fibro.. Basically, I don't know crap or how to distinguish them. Was this your C&P? I know your sc for ptsd, but what else? Give me a break down if you can.

I am SC for 10% for lower back 30% for IBS and 30% for PTSD and i have Lyme Dis wich is at the nod at the ro that is why he mentioned it. Yes this was my C&P if you look at pdf# 6 he explaine it in a way were i think he ruled out Lyme. he also his opione is that i have Fibro because of widespread musclular skeloton pain , muscle weakness, stiffness, fatigue, sleep disturbances, Fibromyalgia systems refractory to therapy he sais yes, and frequency of fibro systems is constant or nearly so.

tender points for pain: ALL BILATERALLY

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Are you filing your fibro as direct, secondary, or presumptive? One of these have to been established to even consider SC. When were you diagnosed with lyme disease? How was this made aware to them? Records or just word of mouth?

Types of connection

1)Direct- established in the military

2)Secondary- caused by a service connected condition

3)Presumptive- diagnosed 12 months after discharge date

4)diagnosed before entering the military with a wavier accepted- condition was aggravated

5)Tort claim- caused from from the VA under their care

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Fibro is a gulf war presumption was dx by my Oct doc an c&p doc

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Why did they deny you lyme disease? What did the raters say..

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