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    I was treated for Vertigo, hearing loss, and tinnitus in service. The treatment is noted in my service records. Perhaps the reason they are sending you for another examination is because the Nurse Practitioner was not qualified to make a diagnosis of Meniere's Disease. I was initially sent to two Audiologists who were not qualified to diagnose Meniere's. I was then sent to a VA otolaryngologist who was instructed to only determine whether my hearing was service connected, and not if I was service connected for Meniere's. That ENT Specialist did service connect me for Meniere's, but the VA ignored it. I also had two two private otolaryngologists who diagnosed me with Meniere's plus I had one strong IMO from a private physician. The VA doctor who examine me ignored my doctors' opinions and did not link my Meniere's to service. The BVA Judge disagreed and granted service connection for meniere's. Hopefully you are being examined by a doctor who is qualified.
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    I completely know what you mean-to correct the record. I think that is why I have had so many claims myself after my husband died. The 2009 award for direct SC death sort of corrected the wrongful death VA caused (FTCA)-at least it made it easier for me to deal with his medical error death-and I intend to get ALL of their errors resolved.to include the legal ones. Your post here is not much different from that of Many vets- none of you should feel alone. Congrats on the sobriety! Alcohol only makes things worse.
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    Non-political post It is not a full or total government shutdown. A very large chunk of the government was funded through next year when the recent budget was passed. The impact on the VA would be minimal. Below are some related news articles: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/what-happens-during-a-government-shutdown-7-things-you-should-know https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/a-guide-to-a-potential-partial-federal-government-shutdown https://www.cbsnews.com/news/heres-what-shuts-down-in-a-government-shutdown https://www.winknews.com/2018/12/11/what-to-know-about-a-government-shutdown
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    No one responded but I will share what happened. My full retro is available in my bank currently and ebenefits does not show the payment made as of yet.
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    Thank you for all your advice. I wish I would have found you guys before I even filed. I didn't know about representatives or anything like that until I got my decision in the mail. So now I am doing appeals and playing the waiting game. I will keep you all posted about what happens. I think the waiting game can be the hardest one played. :)
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