You should get what you deserve from the VA:
You have two choices.
Find a VSO and file new claims for all the secondary conditions you have. After these claims fail you can Lawyer Up and have someone who knows what they are doing fix things.
Or - you can study up and do the job yourself. It ain't easy. It is a lot of work. But there is plenty of info here and elsewhere to teach you. No body cares more about your claim than you.
I for one don't know the name of that site and, I do not want to know. Just based on witness statements from you guys is enough for me. Why would I want to get advise from a site that is one-sided and not open to differences of opinion. That is how you learn, by listening to what others have experienced. To be punished (banned) because you said something that goes against the brotherhood when proving your proof of the argument, kinda sounds what those despots in Iran do. No thanks. Besides, I'm beginning to like you guys. (Well, most of you:))
One other option: Do both.
You are free to argue that your IBS is
- More than likely a functional disorder presumptive to GW exposure
At least as likely as not secondary to PTSD
- Thus Service Connected Due to Presumptive and Secondary reasons
In my own claim I am arguing SC for several conditions that I have evidence could be linked to more than one condition. As an example, are my Migranes due to my
- neck and shoulder conditions
- Directly connected as I was treated for headaches on active duty
It could be one of the above, or a combination of several conditions. In the end the arguments add up that they are SC because it is Most Likely it is one of the above and the RO can assign them to whatever he chooses.
More retro pay needs more signatures to authorize.
JKWilliamsSr 366 hours ago, Buck52 said:
I AGREE WITH RiCHARD1954
I TELL ALL VETERANS THAT GO TO THEIR C&P EXAMS TO LISTEN CAREFULLY AT THE EXAMINER .
SOME TIMES THE EXAMINERS READ OFF THE COMPUTER ABOUT YOUR CONDITION AND DON'T MENTION IT TO THE VETERAN AS THE EXAM CONTINUES.
SO ITS A GOOD IDEAL TO ASK THE EXAMINER SOMETHING LIKE THIS.
Excuse me Dr but did you read the part my Dr mention about my** bla bla bla? sometimes we have to spoon feed these speechless examiners.
Examiners Veterans need to watch for
1, SPEECHLESS EXAMINERS
2. DON'T ASK MANY QUESTIONS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR CONDITION YOUR CLAIMING.
3. IF ANY EXAMINERS SAYS TO THE VETERAN ITS NOT ME THAT MAKES THE DECISION.
VETERANS NEED TO BE VERY AWARE OF THESE TYPE EXAMINERS.
REMEMBER TO SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF AND TAKE YOUR SPOUSE WITH YOU MOST EXAMINERS WILL LET THEM COME IN WITH YOU IF THE EXAMINER DON'T ......>THEN BE AWARE.
Of your list of examiners to look out for my examiner was #1 and #2.
My examiner barely spoke during the exam. He said tell me about your back and nothing more. The only words he uttered were when he gave me instructions for his bogus ROM exam and to push forward and backward on my legs.
He also did not ask a single question. Not one.
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