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  1. The major downside to CPAP therapy is that it can take some trial and error: your doctor may need to change the prescribed pressure a few times so that you use the most effective and comfortable setting but after that they are done with us. I have had a cpap for 20 years and have found the interaction with sleep medicine doctors to be lacking. Thanks to the new advancements in computer chip usage you can take more control over treatment plan. Over time, we have health changes, changes in medications, new pains or operations and over all changes in life all affect sleep. I was having huge probl
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  2. please make comments and let your voices be heard on this
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  3. My believe is that there is an underestimation of what this can do to future claims. This is really setting up a lot of claims to fail (if this goes through).
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  4. I WOULD APPEAL FOR A BETTER EED.....YOUR MORE THAN LIKELY TO GET IT. 3 OR 4 YEARS AT 10% IS A NICE LITTLE HUNK OF CHANGE.
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  5. There is way more than working from home that qualifies it as sheltered. You would first have to have documented that you asked for accommodation, and the working from home would have to be determined just for you. Then doctors statements, and employer statements about how the job had been significantly modified just for you
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  6. XIbodybag QUOTE '' But the contracted dr diagnosed me with "other stressor related disorder" and low balled me. In contrast the health side of the VA DID diagnose me with chronic ptsd w/ panic attacks. They also denied my claim for my right knee even though I uploaded evidence.'' IF A OUTSIDE CONTRACTOR DR (EXAMINER) MENTION THIS ABOVE THEN THAT WAS A C&P EXAM. MAKE SURE HE WAS QUAILFIED TO MAKE A MENTAL HEALTH MEDICAL OPINION ./ WHAT WERE HIS/.R CREDENTIALS? YOU NEED TO GET A IMO (INDENPENDENT MEDICAL OPINION )FROM A QUALIFIED SPECIALIST IN THE FIELD OF MEDIC
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  7. MileHigh Without providing any details of your disabilities, I would say Yes, you would "get in trouble." The simple fact working from home is a very common fact for millions of employees currently, you would have to show a lot more in terms of accommodations. Here's a good article to start from Hill & Ponton https://www.hillandponton.com/sheltered-employment-tdiu-benefits/
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  8. Hi Everyone! I want to thank you all for the great job, that you are doing. Your "wealth" of information has help me a great deal, getting claims approved, which I am throughly grateful for. I have a question. I am receiving SMC-S as a result of 100% diaphragmatic paralysis, 80% for vision, and several other disabilities. My eye doctor, who used to work at the VA informed me, that I am now "legally blind" in my left eye, and that i meet the criteria for SMC-K. He has written two letters stating just that. My VSO says that SMC-K, is included in the SMC-S. My eye doctor says "hell no", th
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  9. So i dealt with the almost same thing back in 2015. I applied for an increase and ended up getting a letter stating that they were going to decrease my PTSD. It was my fault since i freaked out during a C&P and jsut wanted to get out of there and said i was ok, etc etc After i got the letter I contacted a VSO and got on HADIT. In truth the HADIT folks helped me 100x more than the VSO did. I learned about IMO's and got a Psychologist who went over my VA records, treatment records and history. After this was all submitted with a NOD the VA unofficially contacted my VSO and said th
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  10. Are you ready for this? Holy Lord! So I posted about how I'd submitted a request for Increase on my SC'd Asthma and got back a decision letter that stated SC For Asthma was denied which totally threw me for a loop. After a lot of research in to regulations for Severance of SC and so forth, I'd already figured out that they hadn't followed process if severing SC was the intent. According to 38 FCR 3.105(a) Section 2 in my case: Error in binding decisions prior to final adjudication. Prior to the time that a claim is finally adjudicated, previous decisions which are binding will be
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  11. Might as well throw my two cents in as this topic was too temping to resist. I filed for an increase around four years ago on multiple service connected conditions. The VARO had a necktie party awaiting me by sending me to a general C&P exam. I had no idea what a " general " C&P exam even meant ??? Come to find out the VARO ordered this examiner to re-evaluate ALL of my service connected conditions, NOT just the ones I was asking increases for. Her re-evaluations recommended reductions and also severance of my service connected conditions across the boar
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