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  1. Are you still around? Ron from Manitou Springs

  2. Are you still around? Ron from Manitou Springs

  3. The post is kinda confusing. You are asking about a Form 9 (formal appeal) and then you start talking about a NOD. IF you have filed a form 9, a Formal Appeal all you have to do is submit you additional evidence along with a cover page that you type up in WORD or any other document producing program. The cover page should clearly indicate that you are filing/supplying additional evidence in support of your Formal Appeal, Form 9 that was dated on xxxxx date. If you have not received a letter from the VA indicating that your file has been forwarded to the BVA then send the evidence to your s
  4. going to the rating board simply means the development team feels they have collected enough evidence so a rater can make a decision. At this point your claim goes to the bottom of the stack of the ones that is already on the desk of the rater it has been assigned to. He/she could already have 50 claims assigned or 500 claims assigned to them. Then when he/she finally gets to your claim they may feel that an exam is needed or some other piece of medical evidence at which point it goes back into the development team..... so on, so on, so on......... There is no way to really tell as it coul
  5. If you are looking for straight numbers the medical community considers a condition to be chronic if it has lasted for 3 months or more. The VA normally considers it chronic if it has lasted for 6 months or more. If you file a claim for a condition which was diagnosed as "chronic" in the military 5 years after you get out then you are going to have to show continuity of the symptoms then supply a medical opinion that the continuity of symptoms are more than likely caused by the chronic condition that began in service.
  6. Teac is correct. It will be very unlikely that you will qualify with only the loss of use of one extremity. Normally if you qualify they will include your general qualification in the rating letter you receive granting the 100 percent rating and the loss of use.
  7. I see no speed added to the claims process by this change. Exams are not the problem with the backlog as most only take a few seconds to complete anyway. Even if it helps you get an exam a month earlier it still takes the normal processing time at the RO. Things that make one go Hmmmm.......
  8. Dolphin - What I am saying is that the medical evidence must show that without the required daily care your only other option is a nursing home etc..... If you treating VA Doc thinks that your condition is at the point that without the proper in home daily care from a licsened medical professional your only option is to be placed in a nursing home or other assisted facility then he should put that in your medical records. Such a piece of evidence would support your claim during a NOD. However, I do not think they would award a R2 level only on his word. They would still more than likel
  9. I think James was asking if other PTSD drugs were an option. Maybe ones that would not cause ED. Just a guess since I can not read James' mind or his key board. Sorry Test I misread your post. I tried to delete this post but it said I was not authorized to conduct that function. Funny but my loved one says that to me a lot these days hahahahhaha.
  10. What they are telling you is that since you do not qualify for m,n or o then you can not make it to R. In order to get to R2 (based upon your listed disabilities) you are going to have to get a VA doc or a contract doc to say that unless you are placed in a nursing home or other assisted living situation you can not live at your house because you have to have DAILY CARE FROM A LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL. Not trying to be a smart butt or anything but you can say that you need daily care all you want to but unless a VA doc says it you are not going to get an R2 rating. I know that m
  11. Jabo - how do you know info from another file was use to deny your claim?
  12. A Dro review with a personal hearing is worth a million words. So far I have never run into one that is not kind, caring and interested in what your argument is. However, if you are not comfortable with dealing with the rules and regulations of the VA then as suggested you should get a VSO to help you with your appeal.
  13. Testvet Hamesters nothing! That thing must have a pot belly pig in it. Although stoked with xanax, cymbalta and oxy my mind is still spinning!!! I go 18 more just now. Any way to turn it off?
  14. Not the appropriate forum but it will get the most attention. I received over 300 emails today from hadit saying I had personal messages. I deleted all of them but now my Hadit page says I have 52 new ones. I know you guys love me and missed me alot hahahahaha did we get hit with a virus or something? Ricky
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