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toddt last won the day on October 23 2016

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  1. While kidney cancer is not on the presumptive list there was a study done 7 years ago linking it to AO. https://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/cancer/articles/2011/05/14/agent-orange-linked-to-kidney-cancer-study If the doctor treating you feels that it maybe as a result of your exposure to agent orange you could get him/her to write up a medical opinion stating that it "is as likely as not" that your cancer is a result of your exposure. He/she must explain in detail why they believe it to be so.
  2. The C-file is just that. It contains records, notes, letters having to do with any claims that the veteran applied for. The VA gathers all information pertaining to what was claimed. The C-file will not necessarily have all medical records. In service medical records have to be requested. These might help you: https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=requesting+military+medical+records&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#kpvalbx=1 https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records
  3. This is great, thanks for posting broncovet. Now if I could only find out how to request a Writ of Mandamus I'd be in high cotton. I have been perusing the CAVC rules for Writs and using google to find out the meanings of "R at 257, Id. at *14", etc., etc. at my advanced age and limited mental capacity it is taking a long time. It has now been 2 1/2 years since my remand the the VARO, so according to Alex (asknod) it may be time to request a mandate.
  4. He could have been a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman assigned to a fleet marine unit in country.. We won't know much until "sailorswife" responds to your questions.
  5. " I have been looking for cases that have been granted at the RO level, and I have not found any. " You will not find any case granted at the RO level. The ones granted at the RO level are not publicized. You may be able to find the stats on what percentage the RO grants. Good luck with your hearing.
  6. https://www.military.com/benefits/veterans-health-care/va-health-care-hearing-aids.html
  7. While a sleep specialist would be best I see no reason why an ENT doc would not work.
  8. When you apply for disability benefits, the VA creates a claims folder. Information you send to the VA, records the VA obtains on your behalf, and documents created by the VA are all in this folder. The claims file is commonly referred to as the “C-file." The claims file is not your military medical records. To get your military medical records you need to request them from: National Personnel Records Center1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63138. I would write up anything that you think will be valuable to the C&P examiner and take it with you. Good luck.
  9. I am going to assume that you are claiming sleep apnea due to a deviated septum caused by your fall. The C&P doctor will surely say that your sleep apnea is less likely than not caused by your fall but due to your being obese or your neck is larger than 17 inches. So to answer your question - YES it will do a lot of good to get another IMO stating that your sleep apnea is "more likely than not" caused by your fall and that at the time your weight was not a contributing factor. Make sure also, that the IMO gives the reasons that a deviated septum would lead to sleep apnea and that the doctor that does the IMO is a sleep specialist and has read your military medical records and has so noted in the IMO.
  10. According to this the answer to your question is: YES Read under Evidence Required: https://benefits.va.gov/compensation/types-dependency_and_indemnity.asp
  11. Failure to adhere to the three legs of the Caluza triangle. https://www.hadit.com/caluza-triangle-defines-necessary-service-connection/ You can go here and read all the denials and reasons: https://www.index.va.gov/search/va/bva.jsp
  12. Usually means that you should be receiving them soon.
  13. broncovet, thank you for your well thought out explanation. Florida recognizes exposure to Agent Orange as being "combat-related". I was not sure how to go about requesting the VA to "correct" and/or "recognize" my disabilities as being due to exposure to Agent Orange.

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