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  1. Neuritis and neuralgila should be listed in the VA Schedule of ratings-here: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=e01889934e16ee0751373657d3b13a6e&mc=true&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr4_main_02.tp Neuritis is listed about 7/8th down on the scrollbar-to right hand side of your PC Neuralgia is listed somewhere there too- We should have a copy of those blank C & P exams somewhere here under a search. If this causes you instability of use of the leg, that should be mentioned by you at the exam. Unfortunately, even if a disability is obviously
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  2. Secondary's are my best ammo I ever used for my compensation. First, you don't need a nexus, from service, like you do for primary disabilities. Second, some of my secondary victories came without any doctor records (at the time of filling). I just said my left ankle hurts a lot and I believe it is from limping from my right foot (service connected) issue. After I made the claim, the VA sent me to a C&P, and after that appointment, the C&P examiner sent me for x-rays. I was awarded secondary for my left ankle off my primary right foot, etc.. Finally, as Buck stated, a
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  3. According to this, we are looking at "about" 1.3 percent Cola, but It could be better, or worse! However, most noticed food prices went up in the past few months. I am gonna guess 1.5 percent or better. My guess only. https://militarybenefits.info/cola-increase-watch/
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  4. Congress just passed the 2021 bill for COLA for the president to sign off on today (Thursday). So far it is unclear exactly how much the increase might be, but early estimates suggest anywhere from 1.1% to 1.3%. The increase is set to into effect 12-1-20. Sould know sometime late this month or early next. I'll take it!
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  6. Thanks for the support @Foxhound6
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  8. I agree with GBArmy. Beat them at their own game...Obesity is linked to PTSD in common Medical Literature. (True) But The only thing here is the VA will not use'' common medical literature'' in making their decision or any medical literature that we use or copy from another web site. The Qualified Dr will need to give his professional opinion on the nexus that it ''is likely as not'' the cause or related to.this Veteran medications he takes for PTSD...ect,,,ect,,,of the above statement.
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  9. I agree with GBArmy. Beat them at their own game...Obesity is linked to PTSD in common Medical Literature. It's can be due to medication taken for PTSD, Stress Overeating, etc.. That would make the Obesity a symptom/secondary condition of the PTSD which (by VA Legal Language) makes the Obesity a "part of" the SC'd PTSD directly making your OSA secondary to the PTSD.
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  10. I've personally never needed an actual "Nexus Letter". Even with my PTSD due to MST. I got a diagnosis from a Private Doc (I have other Health Insurance than VA). She was very sympathetic to the VA issues, and she was willing to fill out the VA Form for me that normally is filled out at the C&P. I already had proof of the incident that occurred in service by way of Police Report. My Therapist is awesome and filled that one paper out for me, no charge. Everything else, I did on my own. Secondary conditions were actually pretty easy (at least for me). I knew I needed to prove d
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  11. Good afternoon to every one, my question as follows after c@p exam completed how much long will it be to get answer will it take to get up or down? Does it usually take 6 months to get 100 percent temp disability for surgery? I had back surgery back in July and I am still waiting, yes it is service connected, Thanks Ken
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  12. ecfr is moving here is a link to 38CFR4 https://ecfr.federalregister.gov/current/title-38/chapter-I/part-4
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  13. Does the 30% reflect the ACL scar? This decision reveals the 2018 change in ratings of scars. https://www.va.gov/vetapp19/files12/19191968.txt
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  14. Freedom101 It is in queue and it really is going to depend on how long it get before some one picks it up. The virus still has severely messed up the VA in a lot of areas. That said, I think it should be within a couple more weeks, but no one really can predict. Depending on the amount of back pay, that also slows down big dollar settlements. Check your "letters" section on VA.gov. Sometimes there is a change in your ratings or other hints on the grant.
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  15. Vync It is what it is. We also call it the hamster wheel. Now, if there was some ADDITIONAL monetary considerations that the VA had to pay out to the veteran for sloppy work (or sloppy work from outside examiners), it think maybe we wouldn't have to go round-and-round. Unfortunately, it is the opposite. There are enough veterans that accept the denial to make it worth while for the VA to put up for the poor quality sometimes. More cost effective. Why else would they put up with it?
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  16. Broncovet I'd take your estimate. Heck, I'd take any increase over 0%! We should be getting a firmer estimate from the Feds sometime next month for sure.
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  17. I hope others will chime in- This BVA statement above from your case clearly shows how you could have appealed this, under (b): "A TDIU could meet the SMC requirements by either: a) increasing a single disability rating of less than 60 percent to at least 60 percent (in a case where a separate 100 percent rating is already established), or b) increasing a single disability that is less than 100 percent to a “total” (100 percent) rating, in a case where there is already established a combination of other ratings that meet the separate 60 percent rating requirement for SMC." If yo
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  18. It sounds like the VARO "failed to adjuticate" the claim for SMC S, THE FIRST TIME, and its also likely the VARO failed to correctly implement the Remand, and probably order a C and P exam for housebound, as well as adjuticate SMC S upon remand. Its an error for the VARO to fail to comply with the Remand, to include readjuticating the issue of SMC S. A veteran can qualify for SMC S in 2 ways: (Both require either a single 100 percent disability OR TDIU). 1. 100 percent (single disability or tdiu, per Bradley vs Peake), plus an additional 60 percent seperate and disti
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