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Hughie

Is The Va Getting Ahead Of Themseves

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Hi all,

Did some searching of the forum first to see if there was already an aswer to my quetion but no luck. I am currently rated at 10% for cluster Headaches under 8100 and have been since getting out in 97. Over the years my Headaches have gotten worse and in April of 09 while in California I put in for a re-evaluation via local County VS. I have since moved to North Carolina and finally gotten everything moved to Winston-Salem.

After getting everything moved myself. The DAV suggested doing it myself as they were afraid if they tryed taking over prolong the proccess but have offered to handle any chalenge. I had to do a lot of the paperwork over again to get medical records requested and send in my statements again which is fine but I got a compensation exam scheduled for next week with QTC and after that was scheduled I just got a letter from the VA saying they just sent requests for medical records out.

My question is "Don't they normally get or attempt to get all medical records before scheduling a compensation exam?"

I am also affraid they don't have all my statements since these were sent in with my forms to request medical records.

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Had QTC Exam yesterday. Took about 15 minutes in waiting room. 5 minutes for the exam. She said there is really not much she can do to examine me for Cluster Headaches except examine me for a few nuro things to make sure it is not a tumor (close your eyes, touch your nose, stand still, ect.) and ask standard questions about the headaches. I guess nothing left but to wait and see what the VA says now.

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Got my Decision in the mail today. 3 weeks after my Exam. I am very impressed with the quick turn around!

FYI: Had 10% before. Increase to 30%. They split part of my claim off into two other seperate claims which are still under reveiw.

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Welcome to Hadit.

Congratulation, it's a good start.

As Always Hope the Best

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That was quick for VA

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