Just got the call from my DAV Service Officer. Granted TDIU back to April 2009 when I retired on FERS Disability. I'ts been battle to the BVA in 2012 which ended in a remand and today the remand got completed. I am so relieved it i finally over. Never give up if you feel you have a valid claim. It took me almost 8 years to get this claim finalized. This site has helped me in so many ways! Thank You!
So I have plenty of questions trying to get this straightened out. My original diagnosis from the VA was Dermititis (the decision letter says "minimal erythematous slightly scaly patches (claimed as skin condition)" Since being out of the military it has been officially biopsied and diagnosed as Psoriasis. I filed and claim and I am going in for a new C&P for increase. Should or will they adjust these conditions on my claim. They both have the same rating criteria. However I want to file for a secondary condition of Psoriatic arthritis eventually. Is this going to be a problem with previous compensation and the increase. My current medical records don't reflect the same condition as the decision letter.
Thank you Andy,seems the C&P notes are locked,it says the C&P is complete but I am not allowed to view notes.First time this has happened.
The 2 va podiatrist both said in their treatment notes and is was due to the in service and related to being 0311.
right foot worse then left,i am going back for an injection next week hopefully I will have an update by then
Appreciate your thoughts and input
Yeah, got denied for the sleep apnea and MDD as well. I appealed both, and will know something more in 3-5 years, I guess.
I spoke to a NOVA lawyer not too long ago...and got turned away, 4th time wasn't the charm for me.
My VA MH doctor told me that he can't help me as per the law and regulations(help with my claims, not the therapy itself), as far as which way to go and such. And as per same regs can't even write an IMO.
The P.A. who my sleep apnea file is assigned to, at my private sleep clinic, doesn't believe that pain can disrupt sleep enough to be a factor in SA.
I previously contacted Mr. Attig's office, was turned down by him, and the firm they recommended, and H&P as well.
It's hard enough just trying to live, to do my job well, to keep the wife happy(no success there), be a good daddy, and son, without having to fight the VA. It's no surprise that the results of my neurological exam(at the VA)showed marked memory loss issues.
Yes I've had a few wins with claims, but they're the small ones, the big ones elude me. Every denial adds more "weight" to my load, at this point I just want to dump that load off my back. I don't even want to think of asking for help anymore, because I know I can't get turned away if I don't ask.