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I'M ON TEMPORARY 100% DISABILITY FOR PROSTATE CANCER, PTSD 50%, TINNITIS 10% AND HEARING LOSS 0%. PROSTATE CANCER LONGER THAN FIVE YEARS. VA PROPOSED A REDUCTION TO 60% FOR RESIDUALS, BRINGING THE PROPOSED TOTAL TO 80%. I'M FIGHTING THE PROPOSED REDUCTION. IF I DO NOT WIN THE REDUCTION, WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO FILE FOR IU? WILL IT AUTOMATICALLY BE CONSIDERED WITH THE REDUCTION, OR WILL I HAVE TO WAIT AND FILE AFTER THE NOTIFICATION. HOPEFULLY I WILL WIN AND DON'T HAVE TO FILE, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO BE PREPARED.

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You can file for IU at anytime.

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I MIGHT BE WRONG, BUT WHAT I HAVE READ IS IU WAS MOOT UNTIL BELOW 100%. I AM WONDERING SINCE I'M TEMPERIORLY RATING OF 100% THIS INCLUDES ME.

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I'M ON TEMPORARY 100% DISABILITY FOR PROSTATE CANCER, PTSD 50%, TINNITIS 10% AND HEARING LOSS 0%. PROSTATE CANCER LONGER THAN FIVE YEARS. VA PROPOSED A REDUCTION TO 60% FOR RESIDUALS, BRINGING THE PROPOSED TOTAL TO 80%. I'M FIGHTING THE PROPOSED REDUCTION. IF I DO NOT WIN THE REDUCTION, WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO FILE FOR IU? WILL IT AUTOMATICALLY BE CONSIDERED WITH THE REDUCTION, OR WILL I HAVE TO WAIT AND FILE AFTER THE NOTIFICATION. HOPEFULLY I WILL WIN AND DON'T HAVE TO FILE, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO BE PREPARED.

Was you diagnosed with prostate cancer within 5 years after service?

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Was you diagnosed with prostate cancer within 5 years after service?

THANKS FOR ANSWERING. NO I WAS NOT DIAGNOSED 5 YEARS AFTER SERVICE. I WAS DIAGNOSED IN APRIL 2004. VIETNAM VET.

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HELLO TO EVERYONE. I HAD MY DRO HEARING YESTERDAY, MONDAY 22 NOV. 2010, AND THE JUDGE WOULD NOT ALLOW A RE-EXAMINATION FOR MY PROSTATE. EVEN AFTER PRESENTING FACTS AND INCOMPLETE & INACCURATE TESTING, SOME JUST OUTRIGHT LIES, AND OLD TEST RESULTS WERE USED. JUDGE SAID A RE-EXAMINE WAS NOT NEEDED. THE HEARING WAS TO EVALUATE JUST THE RESIDUALS OF PROSTATE CANCER AND SMC AWARD. SOME GOOD NEWS WAS THE JUDGE AND MY VSO REP BOTH AGREED ON RECORD, FILING FOR IU TO SOLVE THIS SITUATION. I'M WILL STILL HAVE A 82% RATING EVEN AFTER THE PROPOSED REDUCTION. I HAD THE FORM FILLED AND STAMPED READY TO GO. FOLLOWED YOUR ADVICE WITH #18 & # 25, THE HEARING JUDGE WAS PRESENTED WITH THE "STAMPED" FORM AND SAID SHE WOULD HAND CARRY IT TO PROPER CHANNELS. HOPEFULLY THIS WILL SPEED UP THE PROCESS. I WILL COMMUNICATE MORE AFTER I RECEIVE THE ACTUAL VA LETTER IN THE MAIL. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE VETERANS FOR THEIR HELP AND INFO. PRAY THAT EACH AND EVERY VET & THEIR FAMILIES HAVE A SAFE, AND BEARABLE HOLIDAY.

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