Single Status Update
Question about an approved appeal. On April 6th 2016, a VBA Law judge granted my appeal for residuals of multiple ischemic strokes being service connected. The Judge for my case was Bradley W. Hennings. Docket No. 15-06 351A Date Apr 06 2016. I received a copy of the judgement in the mail two weeks ago. It said that the VARO that first received the claim in Feb 2011 had the case sent back to them. I followed up with the DAV who represented my case to see where things were and got the following email back from them
RE: [EXTERNAL] John Gagnier
My questions are They never did a C&P exam to determine my level of disability ((The Seattle VA hospital has me categorized as Priority Group 4 (Catastrophically disabled) How are they going to make a fair evaluation without having ever done an exam with a qualified M.D. I have been in a wheelchair since May 2007 with no use of my left arm/hand, leg and foot. What do you think my percentage should be? (I submitted my claim in Feb 2011.
Thanks for responding Pete. This is the first time that I have ever posted here. So, I appreciate any direction on how to go about it for best results. One thing that I had not mentioned is that when the judge granted my appeal, he also stated that he authorized my case to be "advanced"