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    • My C&P Results and why i'm disturbed
      Absolutely correct. 90 is very hard to be at. I'm at 90 even right now for my cumulative. I just completed an increase C&P exam for my Bil knees, right shoulder, and cervical spine. Hoping for 100% because my days OTJ are limited at best. But I definitely want to continue working. (My wife drives me crazy)
    • Curious
      Could be one of 2 more common reasons, 1 being that they will schedule you for a C&P in the near future, and the other being clear and substantive evidence in your SMR to grant the Cervical radiculopathy without an exam.  Won't know until you get their decision letter stating what and why. Andy
    • It's A Start
      Did you receive treatment for the first 4 while in service? Then you sure do have to appeal those  denials.
    • Question about NOD wait time after applying.
      Much thanks for your input Navy4Life and Buck52......very helpful overview.
    • It's A Start
      Hello Everyone! Went On Ebennie First Thing This Morning And The Following Is What I Found: 1. Hysterectomy - Service Connect - 0% 2. Cervical Radiculopathy - Not Service Connect  3. Left Foot - Hallux Valgus (bunion) - Service Connect - 0% 4. Right Foot - Hallux Valgus (bunion) - Service Connect - 0% 5. Pes Planus - Service Connect - 30% I Hear NODs Calling My Name! Thank You To All For Your Candid Advices, I Will Keep Everyone Updated As Time Allows. I Also Will Send Some Funds When All Said And Done! ❤️    Hoooraaaaaaaa!!! REACH ONE TO TEACH ONE
    • Increase of MRSA from 0%-? unknown, having c&p exam on tuesday
      MRSA, as a disease process, is always going to be rated at 0% unless you're in the hospital with it and suffering chronic effects. I contracted it in 2009 during my one year staycation at the Seattle VAMC from a contaminated PICC line. After treatment with antibiotics the acute infection resolved. I test positive on any blood tests for it but it is in remission. The body does eventually build an immunity to it of sorts such that you become a carrier for it and can infect others but you, yourself are relatively immune to it unless your immune system becomes compromised. A disease like MRSA is much like Hepatitis B. You become ill and eventually recover and acquire immunity.When that occurs, symptoms abate and there is no outward appearance of the original illness. VA has to rate you at 0% as there is no compensable rating absent any disease symptoms. Merely being turned down for work in the medical sector because you are a "Typhoid Mary" carrier of sorts is not compensable. You have to suffer permanent effects such that it impairs your ability to physically work. 
    • Increase of MRSA from 0%-? unknown, having c&p exam on tuesday
      Is the "0" % a NSC rating, or a "0"  SC rating? "Do they go back to the date of the original claim?" Do you mean you claimed this in the past and they denied, and then you re-opened? Or is this on appeal from the original claim? Is it documented in your SMRS and Discharge Certificate?
    • Finally got my 100% for Malignant melanoma
      How did you get something for malignant melanoma? I submitted that in a DBQ just thinking it may become presumptive or secondary to something I already have.  
    • Is this a cue?
      Can you scan and attach here the decision that you filed the appeal on? And the date of that decision?   (cover your C file # prior to scanning it) The problem with cancelling an appeal then succeeding on a subsequent claim for the same thing is that they usually always give the re-open date as the EED.
    • Hypertension(high Blood Pressure)
      How long did you have HBP, before it was DX'd, treated and brought under control? Your answer doesn't really matter. It's safe to say, it didn't just appear overnight. In most cases, if not all, HBP is working it's Dastardly Magic on your body for a significant period of time, before symptoms present and are DX'd. If you were getting yearly check-ups, at least a 12 month window, right. Just because you have controlled HBP,  without a DX of CAD or other Circulatory Disease, filing a Secondary Claim will get Denied.  Ask your VA PCP to refer you to the Cardiology Dept. If you were to get a Nuclear Stress Test or a Heart Echo that turned up a problem, a Heart Cath would be the defining test for CAD. Semper Fi

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I'm currently a 90% service connected veteran and I am service connected for sleep apnea and PTSD. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea by the VA and was given a CPAP machine. My problem is that I have lost power several times and cant sleep without the use of my CPAP due to my medical condition. I am employed full time but have difficulty with work when I have been awake all night because the power is out and my CPAP will not work. Is it possible to obtain a HISA or SAH grant to have a electric generator supplied for my home?

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In addition to the emergency generator, will you request an automatic start-up and power transfer system? How about fuel for the generator?

Seriously though, my suggestions:

1. Either buy or ask the VA for an Uninterrupted Power System (UPS), such as the type used for home computers, electronics, etc. The UPS sitting in my lap right now has enough battery power to power a CPAP for in excess of 8-10 hours.

2. If your local power system is so crappy, complain to the local power company.

I'm currently a 90% service connected veteran and I am service connected for sleep apnea and PTSD. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea by the VA and was given a CPAP machine. My problem is that I have lost power several times and cant sleep without the use of my CPAP due to my medical condition. I am employed full time but have difficulty with work when I have been awake all night because the power is out and my CPAP will not work. Is it possible to obtain a HISA or SAH grant to have a electric generator supplied for my home?

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I'm currently a 90% service connected veteran and I am service connected for sleep apnea and PTSD. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea by the VA and was given a CPAP machine. My problem is that I have lost power several times and cant sleep without the use of my CPAP due to my medical condition. I am employed full time but have difficulty with work when I have been awake all night because the power is out and my CPAP will not work. Is it possible to obtain a HISA or SAH grant to have a electric generator supplied for my home?

You can always ask, but really it isn't going to happen.. I have a cpap, I gave up on using it... I am on oxygen 24/7 it keeps me alive.... my power goes out at least 6 times a year. I am 100% just for my lungs...... now I even gave a letter from my doctor to the electric company, they are obligated to keep my juice on only if I can't pay the bill other wise I am treated just like any other customer. I also have been awarded the housing grant, and have used the HISA grant... The housing grant can be used for anything that makes the home more accessible. The housing grant requires you to submit a claim just like any other claim. Keep in mind A generator does not make a home more accessible, beside the fact that you must have a specific service connected issue to get it, and needing a CPAP is not one of them.. you would also have to have another c/p exam before it was awarded.. HISA only pays for adaptions like ramps, door widening, or a basic roll in shower. and requires a doctors statement even for those items. Hell I tried to get a whole house HEPA system, and the va gave me a one room portable roll around hepa filter , I gave it away..... good luck with this one, I think you will really need it...

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I think it will be easier to go buy the smaller power unit and avoid all the hassle. Thanks for the responders for the information.

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