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Buck52

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    Helping other Veterans& watching my grand-monsters grow up and driving my spouse more crazy than me eh!
    Vietnam Veteran

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    To care for him who shall
    have borne the battle
    and for his widow
    and his orphan."
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  1. Received BBE

    Switching VSO POA is not eazy (legally) you need to submit it in writing you revoke their POA...usually the VSO just ignores your request to have them revoke. but if you use a new VSO and you like the results then just Ignore your other VSO and just stay with the new one. eventually he will get it. Just make sure your NOD is filed in a timely matter...you should do that yourself so you know its been filed. if you stay with a VSO just keep in contact with him/her and ask them to notify you on any filing or any change in your claim. ask them to let you know before they do anything with your claim. Just let them know your staying on top of your claim and want any and all information about it before they send in anything...this way you know whats going on. Remember favorable medical evidence from a specialist is the best evidence ever. I wish you the best with your claims.
  2. It seems this C&P EXAMINER did not help you with a rational and go into detail as to why S.A. can be related to PTSD/Medications. Medical Research says it can be, however you need a qualified Dr in this field of medicine to state so in his pro opinion. Although Research says it can be VA uses that as ''speculation'' and will deny on that bases, so you need a Dr to give his opinion on that. Did you happen to catch this C&P Examiners Credentials? was he/she qualified to render an opinion for OSA? or Sleep Apnea? caused or related to your S.C. 70% PTSD & prescribe by VA PTSD Meds . You need to get an Private IMO/IME from a qualified Dr stating in detail that your PTSD/Meds (MAGIC WORDS) IS LIKELY AS NOT RELATED TO YOUR VA Prescribe Sleep Apnea /OSA AND YOU USE VA PRESCRIBE C-PAP for your health and well being and is required you be on the CPAP Machine for your own health (or something close to this) state his credentials and his expertise.
  3. A sleep study is performed while you sleep and the attendant Tech watching you like a hawk via cameras. Recording you How you breath if you stop breathing/ coughing if you stop berating and the time you start back to breath is recording this is called episodes of sleep disturbance and its all recording and then analyzed. I'm not sure what all they look for but they watch you like a hawk your every Breath/NON BREATH. & the time in between. sleep study's are done to see if you have any type of sleep disturbance and the severity of it. so a failed sleep study means you don't have a Sleep Disturbance. You should not been denied according to what you posted above. if a Dr gave his opinion that your s.c. 70%PTSD/MEDS is related to your now Diagnosed Mild/Severe Sleep disturbance known as Sleep Apnea and is prescribe a C-PAP Machine for your health/sleep and'' it is likely as not the reason you have Sleep Apnea'' the rater should have went with that for at least a 50% rating.=== or something close to this ect,,,ect,, Unless your Dr that filled out the DBQ was not qualified to render his/her opinion? post your denial from the VA.....> cover /blackout name and claim # personal information.
  4. Yes there have been several vets win a secondary claims to OSA /sleep Apnea Due to PTSD/MEDS if you had all the evidence Listed above and was denied ? it will help us to help you if you can put a redacted copy of reason and bases of your denial.? I'm unsure what you mean here? Do you mean you had a failed sleep study as in Non- Diagnose for Sleep APNEA? or do you mean the failed sleep study meaning to be you did not have Any sleep disturbance S.A. /OSA?
  5. Do you use e benefit's? As Gastone mention we need more information about your claim. Do you get a service connection rating on a current condition? Are you rated for any condition? can you still work? are you homeless? ect,,,ect,,,, If this is your first time claim and you was denied and Appeal in a timely manner..is your claim at the BVA? IF You if not heard anything on your appeal in 5 years maybe its time to email your congressman or even the VA Secretary..at least his office about this 5 year waiting. It is very hard worring about our claim status most of us have been there but the NEW VA is suppose to be getting better and the claims are supposed to be moving faster and the status of claims. give us some more information and we can help you better. Also broncovet suggest some good advise. Just hang in there this VA claims process will drive anyone batty.
  6. Cue for anemia, right???

    I think filling a Anemia claim is hard for any veteran ...most claims are a secondary to this condition, and they code it with a manual they use...sometimes or most of the time the veteran gets rated with the wrong code this veteran paid attition to his rating code and maybe getting a higher rating because they used the wrong code...and its a cue if it actually changes the Veterans ratings...Good Job to this Veteran for catching that CUE.
  7. Cue for anemia, right???

    The only thing I would question as to why they rated you like they did they put this in there reasons for decision ''We have Assign a 10% evaluation for your Primary Anemia based on Requiring continuous use of medication'' it may not make a difference but seems specious to me.
  8. I just wanted to let active military personal know that its a lot better to have any and all medical conditions reported or Documented while your still in the military. Do not Put off going to the Docs while your still in the military, a lot of us older Nam Vets put off going to the dispensary or sick call for aches and pains for (proud reasons or that it was just something we chalk up not to seek medical help . and THAT is a BIG MISTAKE ...for compensation claims purposes later on down the road after your out if you had any of your conditions documented while in military no matter what it is.. it makes it a lot easier for service connection to be established. if you ever come down with something that you had while in the military or it gets a lot worse so while your still active in military if you have any medical condition that you get while serving go see the Dr's you maybe glad you did in the future and it sure could help your life for the better. JMO My 24 year old grandson gets tired of me preaching this to him .''.as he says ok grandpa I will'', he is a combat medic station in Z Africa under special operations for his deployment to?? he don't know he sent us a Christmas video and he look so tired out and bored. he said he was in weapons trainning at the moment...and is locked and loaded when the time comes.
  9. SMC (S1)

    Congratulation with the SMC S. 1 H.B. They are required to award the SMC-S when a Veteran has another separate rating 60 % or more above the 100% Obviously you meet the SMC-S Criteria. some times they don't award the SMC And the Veteran has to file for it. It's a permanent rating unless you show improvement ...if the VA gets word from your treating Dr's then they will usually call you up for a C&P other wise enjoy the $$ until that actually happens ( if it does?)
  10. Health issue

    chilo209 sorry that your having these health problems What you may do is go see your VA PCP (your appointed Dr) And he /she will check you, and refer you to the appropriate clinics for your health problems..do this ASAP.
  11. Great Advise form brocovet......He Nailed it.
  12. Cue for anemia, right???

    Rating 7700 Anemia, hypochromic-microcytic and megaloblastic, such as iron-deficiency and pernicious anemia: Hemoglobin 5gm/100ml or less, with findings such as high output congestive heart failure or dyspnea at rest100 Hemoglobin 7gm/100ml or less, with findings such as dyspnea on mild exertion, cardiomegaly, tachycardia (100 to 120 beats per minute) or syncope (three episodes in the last six months)70 Hemoglobin 8gm/100ml or less, with findings such as weakness, easy fatigability, headaches, lightheadedness, or shortness of breath30 Hemoglobin 10gm/100ml or less with findings such as weakness, easy fatigability or headaches10 Hemoglobin 10gm/100ml or less, asymptomatic0 Note: Evaluate complications of pernicious anemia, such as dementia or peripheral neuropathy, separately. 7702 Agranulocytosis, acute: Requiring bone marrow transplant, or; requiring transfusion of platelets or red cells at least once every six weeks, or; infections recurring at least once every six weeks100 Requiring transfusion of platelets or red cells at least once every three months, or; infections recurring at least once every three months60 Requiring transfusion of platelets or red cells at least once per year but less than once every three months, or; infections recurring at least once per year but less than once every three months30 Requiring continuous medication for control10 Note: The 100 percent rating for bone marrow transplant shall be assigned as of the date of hospital admission and shall continue with a mandatory VA examination six months following hospital discharge. Any change in evaluation based upon that or any subsequent examination shall be subject to the provisions of §3.105(e) of this chapter. 7703 Leukemia: With active disease or during a treatment phase100 Otherwise rate as anemia (code 7700) or aplastic anemia (code 7716), whichever would result in the greater benefit. Note: The 100 percent rating shall continue beyond the cessation of any surgical, radiation, antineoplastic chemotherapy or other therapeutic procedures. Six months after discontinuance of such treatment, the appropriate disability rating shall be determined by mandatory VA examination. Any change in evaluation based upon that or any subsequent examination shall be subject to the provisions of §3.105(e) of this chapter. If there has been no recurrence, rate on residuals. 7704 Polycythemia vera: During periods of treatment with myelosuppressants and for three months following cessation of myelosuppressant therapy100 Requiring phlebotomy40 Stable, with or without continuous medication10 Note: Rate complications such as hypertension, gout, stroke or thrombotic disease separately. 7705 Thrombocytopenia, primary, idiopathic or immune: Platelet count of less than 20,000, with active bleeding, requiring treatment with medication and transfusions100 Platelet count between 20,000 and 70,000, not requiring treatment, without bleeding70 Stable platelet count between 70,000 and 100,000, without bleeding30 Stable platelet count of 100,000 or more, without bleeding0 7706 Splenectomy20 Note: Rate complications such as systemic infections with encapsulated bacteria separately. 7707 Spleen, injury of, healed. Rate for any residuals. 7709 Hodgkin's disease: With active disease or during a treatment phase100 Note: The 100 percent rating shall continue beyond the cessation of any surgical, radiation, antineoplastic chemotherapy or other therapeutic procedures. Six months after discontinuance of such treatment, the appropriate disability rating shall be determined by mandatory VA examination. Any change in evaluation based upon that or any subsequent examination shall be subject to the provisions of §3.105(e) of this chapter. If there has been no local recurrence or metastasis, rate on residuals. 7710 Adenitis, tuberculous, active or inactive. Rate under §§4.88c or 4.89 of this part, whichever is appropriate. 7714 Sickle cell anemia: With repeated painful crises, occurring in skin, joints, bones or any major organs caused by hemolysis and sickling of red blood cells, with anemia, thrombosis and infarction, with symptoms precluding even light manual labor100 With painful crises several times a year or with symptoms precluding other than light manual labor60 Following repeated hemolytic sickling crises with continuing impairment of health30 Asymptomatic, established case in remission, but with identifiable organ impairment10 Note: Sickle cell trait alone, without a history of directly attributable pathological findings, is not a ratable disability. Cases of symptomatic sickle cell trait will be forwarded to the Director, Compensation Service, for consideration under §3.321(b)(1) of this chapter. 7715 Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: With active disease or during a treatment phase100 Note: The 100 percent rating shall continue beyond the cessation of any surgical, radiation, antineoplastic chemotherapy or other therapeutic procedures. Six months after discontinuance of such treatment, the appropriate disability rating shall be dtermined by mandatory VA examination. Any change in evaluation based upon that or any subsequent examination shall be subject to the provisions of §3.105(e) of this chapter. If there has been no local recurrence or metastasis, rate on residuals. 7716 Aplastic anemia: Requiring bone marrow transplant, or; requiring transfusion of platelets or red cells at least once every six weeks, or; infections recurring at least once every six weeks100 Requiring transfusion of platelets or red cells at least once every three months, or; infections recurring at least once every three months60 Requiring transfusion of platelets or red cells at least once per year but less than once every three months, or; infections recurring at least once per year but less than once every three months30 Requiring continuous medication for control10 Note: The 100 percent rating for bone marrow transplant shall be assigned as of the date of hospital admission and shall continue with a mandatory VA examination six months following hospital discharge. Any change in evaluation based upon that or any subsequent examination shall be subject to the provisions of §3.105(e) of this chapter. 7717 AL amyloidosis (primary amyloidosis)100 [60 FR 49227, Sept. 22, 1995, as amended at 77 FR 6467, Feb. 8, 2012; 79 FR 2100, Jan. 13, 2014]
  13. Cue for anemia, right???

    I'm not sure if this would be CUE? other members here can help I have a question for you? Was you service connected for the Anemia on code 7700? if yes what nexus did you use for the service connection? Are you currently seeking treatment from the VA Taking monthly/bi monthly injections to help control the Anemia or medications? Reason I ask I have been diagnose for Pernicious Anaemia for years from the VA since 1989, they (VA)change that here recently to ''Megaloblastic Anemia'' I been having to take the B-12 Injections ever since they diagnose it. Notice the spelling in ''Pernicious Anaemia'' I can't find anything that would cause it from military service other than A.O. from Vietnam...Unfortunately there's no research evidence to help me connect it to my military service. At the time of diagnose from VA back in1989 My hemoglobin level was 8g/dL D'rs are not sure what causes the Pernicious Anaemia Its not on the A.O. List...but I have had the symptoms of some of the things that are on the list I just can't nexus it to my military service... VA Dr's are no help. Also the VAMC that diagnose me don't have any medical records ...they said they sent my records to another location for storage...that location was not NRPC in St Louis I contacted them...so I'm screwed there.
  14. PTSD Connected finally

    wtg congratulation on your win.