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About JFizzle

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  1. Hello good people of Hadit.com, I have a remanded appeal that was last updated on ebenefits on May 16th. I called the DAV to get a more detailed update and was told that the appeal is at the Houston Regional office and the last note says "VHA request to N grant". Would any of you have a idea of what this could mean? The receptionist at the DAV was puzzled as well as to what this entry could mean. Thanks in advance JFizz
  2. Thank you Berta and Broncovet for the timely answer and thoroughness... and my apologies for getting back to this just now. My claim is a remanded claim, as I was only awarded partially almost a year ago for the complete claim. (Sorry for the confusion, I was thinking a remanded claim was encompassed with the term appeal and didn't know there was difference.) The claim went from with VLJ to undergoing development, which confused me because I have never seen anyone have this status nor could I find it in the search (google or hadit).
  3. Good day good people of Hadit.com.... I checked E-benefits today and got the following status on my Work in Progress link: Undergoing Development : The Board has requested a medical opinion concerning a question involved in your appeal. You will receive a copy of this opinion and will be provided an opportunity to respond. Obviously the board is asking for a medical opinion on my appeal, but I was wondering if anyone else had this status and to give any insight on what to expect. Thanks in advance.... JFizzle
  4. Should veterans place the percentage desired as part of an initial claim or let the VA decide? Does specifying the claim to a percentage completey deny the claim if the criteria for the percentage request is not deemed a match? Even if it matches at a lower percentage? Just curious to know if there is any success with that approach?
  5. Any advice is appreciated Hello Fellow Hadit Members. Upon entry to the military 2000, my entry exam indicated I had bilateral mild pes planus. My current condition of flatfeet has now worsened from mild to rigid... I am assuming that is beyond mild or moderate and is severe or pronounced. I am currently service connected with: 1. Left Knee ACL Tear & Meniscus Tear Surgery 2. Mild Left Quad Muscle Weakness/Atrophy 3. Right Ankle Pain and Achilles Tendonitis with Bursitis So I have constant knee and foot pains. I was not aware that the exam indicated I had
  6. So... I have had a few conditions pending for a decision on an appeal and was awarded and paid.... I checked ebenefits and my percentage changed, percentages of each condition was modified accordingly, and everything seems to be up to date.... but when I check the status of the appeal, it says it is still in remanded appeal status and still with the AMC or original office making a decision... it has been a few days, and was wondering if appeal status's change or could they be considering other ailments found during my C&P exam?? I thoulght if you get paid, e-benefits would be updated to co
  7. Are there any suggestions or preferred methods on how to approach an independent doctor to perform a VA evaluation for your conditions, service connect an event during service, and fill out a DBQ?
  8. Hamslice, Thank you for your advice. I am currently 10% for my left knee (residuals, left knee injury, postoperative), 10% for meniscus tear (left knee meniscal tear with anterior cruciate ligament tear), and 10% for Right leg/foot Tendonitis (right ankle sprain, with Achilles tendonitis and bursitis). I have an ortho appointment with a new doctor and I would like to gain his current diagnosis and medical opinion as well. Do you have any suggestions on obtaining the necessary opinion from a doctor for a Va claim? Thanks, JFIZZLE
  9. Hello good people of hadit.... I have never claimed muscle weakness as one of my ailments from the military..........I had left knee surgery back in 2003 while in service for patellar tendon ACL repair. Since this surgery, my left quad has been weak (atrophy) and measureably smaller than my right quad. I have walked differently (gait) since that time with a now natural limp because of the quad not fully restoring. I have suffered from achilles tendonitis, back pains, plantar fasciitus, flat(ter) feet (unclaimed pre-existingly mild condition upon entry but can be considered severe), and v
  10. Good day Good people of Hadit: I recently reviewed my medical records from MEPS and discovered I was documented to having mild pes planus as a pre-service condition. With all of the lower extremity issues I have had throughout my service (and continue to have), none of my in-service records beyond MEPS indicated I had flat feet. Recently, I was diagnosed with severe flat feet by my physical therapist during my initial evaluation. I was also told from my podiatrist that I have moderately severe flat feet and plantar fasciitis in my left foot which that got me looking into claiming this dis
  11. Hello Good People at Hadit, I recently got the exam report from a c&p done less that 2 weeks ago. I will post the results below. I have a few questions about the report and the expectation of the service connected rating scale. For the DBQ for Skin Diseases it states: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Evidence reviewed (check all that apply): [X] VA e-folder (VBMS or Virtual VA) [X] CPRS 1. Diagnosis: ------------- Does the Veteran now have or ha
  12. Question about the rating and decision process on remands, and my apologies for any inconvenience trying to understand the remand process. When the remand is sent from the BVA to the RO with specific instructions, can the RO make a favorable decision and give a rating on a previously denied claim (remand) if they see fit upon review of the case and file?
  13. Good day to you all, I have a few questions concerning the appeal process as it concerns the decision, BVA, RO, and claim date that hopefully you all can chime in to help clarify. 1. When the BVA letter indicates a "complete grant" for sought benefits, does that mean award the maximum rating allowed? or just award and process? 2. Story Line - In my case, the BVA stated in my letter a few remands (for nasal related issues) and a "complete grant" for sleep apnea (Received the letter 5 days ago). The letter indicated my claim was through a credible lay statement (which described my
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