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  3. Apply for a new claim for the neck injury. No, dont count on them to do it "automatically". Thats like "automatically" winning the lottery. Then ask for your migraines secondary.
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  5. Caluza element 1: Current diagnosis...get that from a doctor. With PTSD it needs to be a VA doc. Caluza element 2: In service event. You cant "get" that..it needs to be documented in your records. You may be able to get a buddy letter which would suffice. Example: Your buddy saw you get shot at. Caluza element 3: Nexus. This comes from a doctor, or from an IMO. You have to pay for the IMO.
  6. Thank you for responding. Question about the 3 Caluza's you mention regarding the nexus. Who do I get that from? The VA therapist I am working with or is that done during the C&P exam? Thanks
  7. Well when the VA mention it was not medically necessary to use a C-pap for your health and a Qualified Dr mention this in your records the VA Committed the Error because it would have change the out come of the decision. CUE (Clear Unmistakable Error)
  8. So part of my appeal got implemented today! I am finally rated at 90% and hopefully I will see a nice fat backpay! 10 months and the squeaky wheel got greased!
  9. DID you get travel reimbursement for checked baggage or anything like that? I just got back Friday and am getting told different stories. Overall I have to agree with your review.
  10. The VA denied my claim that my OSA was secondary to PTSD and in the denial they also said that the CPAP was not a medical necessary. My private Dr had done a sleep study and he prescribed the CPAP for me in which my private insurance is now paying for. So, my thoughts are that if I didn't need one, they would not be paying for it. When I asked the C&P Dr about it he said that the CPAP was the correct prescription for OSA so he had no idea why that was in my denial or why they would state that. And please explain what it means that I can CUE this. sorry don't know all the acronyms here yet. Thank you!
  11. What a trip you have been on. I started mine only two years ago. I have won sc at %50 MH and misc 30+ for other secondary connected issues. I am proud of you fighting so long. So did you get a huge back pay check?
  12. I am not sure if that the fact that he was not a service member matters. I know that if he was not a service member and it was off post then its a no go. But your case might be different. Their claim was denied as it was not a MST technically because it was non military related. Also, you do sound like you have the evidence needed to prove your claim. I wish you luck.
  13. SO I went to the sleep study at a civilian hospital and it was done Friday night. The next morning, the nurse told me I did have issues with OSA, and though she was just the nurse and could not give me too much info, she said I did need a CPAP and she could see why I was prescribed one. So it sounds like I passed (or really failed) the sleep study. She gave me some info on where I could see the results in a week or so and they would be also sent to the VA. I will report back when I have more info.
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  18. LHairston, They reopened my claim without me asking. The only thing that I can think of, is that my DBQ was delayed. Since they now have all the information they needed, so it was reopened. It is showing a completion date between November of this year and March of next year. I had opted into RAMP since my appeal has been going on since 2015. It look like you need to show that you still have issues. You need to go to the doctor to document the issue and show that it chronic. You will also need to show how it impact your daily life (does it affect work). I am not sure what it would be file under but they have denied my claim because I did not use the right code. Welcome to the forum! There is a lot of good information on here that will guide you in the right direction.
  19. I went to my c&p exam and found out my migraines are connected to an active duty neck injury that I didn’t claim. It’s also caused my neck vertebrae to be straightened and is pinching a nerve causing numbness down my forearm to my thumb, which I thought was unrelated. How can I add these to my claim that is in progress because all I put on the paperwork was the migraines. She did xrays and everything so the paper trail is already there. Or do they rate it automatically since it was found in the exam?
  20. If a Veteran uses the DAV they better work their claims them-self research it get on hadit. and ask questions. I don't know of a better place to start and learn how to win your claim than with hadit members. ..The DAV is just swinging on the long time name from war war 1.& II They may scribble your name on the claim application and as for as evidence they simply write ''see records'' they may have been ok back in War War 1 & II but since then in my opinion they just want the 19.dollars a month donations to keep the name ''Disable American Veterans'' Note: If your a first time claimant ,request all your military records service and medical and request your C-file Do this before you file, you may want or need to file more than one claim and remember there's no limits on how many claims a veteran can file. Main thing is when you file make sure they can't deny you you do that with medical evidence and in service records...WITH QUALIFIED Dr's to give you their opinion if needed. (specialist is recommended if you have a condition or decease to give his/her opinion for in service related Remember the 3 main things you need to file the'' Caluza Triangle'' 1 Medical Diagnose (no diagnose no service connection 2.In service event or injury (with locations and correct dates) 3. Medical opinion to connect one and 2. (this is a Nexus)
  21. Not all Vets have 5k in the bank to afford a flight to OKC, and an exam..sure it may be less, but it might as well be a million dollars if you dont have it. There are docs and attorneys who help deserving Vets get the benefits they deserve and dont require they have a bankroll to pay for all this stuff up front. My old attorney, Glover Luck upfronted an IMO, and deducted the proceeds out of my retro. I understand Hill and Pontoon does the same. Dr. Anise is a lawyer and a doctor, so he may look at your case and decided to upfront an IMO if he thinks your case has merit. I was near homeless when I applied for benefits, and, of course, VA made sure they delayed my benefits at least 3 years virtually guaranteeing I lost my home. (no income.) Its their plan. Make the Vet think he will get benefits in 90 days or less, deny him 80 percent of the time, then put him in a 5 year appeal que, hoping the Veteran will commit suicide before he ever gets them. It works far too often. Solutions are not readily available, and very difficult to find. They did not know how persistent I am...still fighting them for benefits 17 years after I applied. They thought surely I would commit suicide first. Sadly, many Vets do just that. Persistence works when other stuff does not.
  22. Look here: https://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/bookc.asp Find knee (probably under muscular skeletal) and compare your symptoms and diagnosis from your doc notes to whats listed. Each percentage rating has criteria you have to meet, primarily range of motion, though pain can be rated as well. Make sure you have a relatively regular attendance to doctor appointments so you have a good record of how the condition affects you, then file.
  23. Most conditions can be raised. The best thing to do is to look on a site like this http://www.militarydisabilitymadeeasy.com/vadisability.html See where you fall into the condition and how bad it has gotten. There are also times where it does not cover the severity of the issue and you would appeal to a Judge for a higher rating.
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