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  1. I'am not sure you know this but the VA Raters only recognized the VA MH DEPT (CLINIC) For a PTSD Diagnosis . WHICH YOU MENTION YOU HAD A PTSD DIAGNOSIS FROM A VA Dr...as chronic w/panic attacks at 30% you may be surprised on your new rating if you never had a PTSD FORENSIC EXAM? AND THEY ARE GOING TO RATE YOU! IT LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE IN YOUR FAVOR ESPECIALLY IF YOUR EVIDENCE SUCH AS YOUR DD-214 HAS YOUR DUTY STATION UNIT NAME LOCATION AND THE OPERATION & DATE YOU WERE IN DURING YOUR COMBAT DUTY.AND SHOW CIB OR ANY COMBAT RIBBONS YOU WERE AWARDED FROM YOU
  2. Also if you have Myhealthevet...check your medical notes and see if you have anything related in them that is in your favor. LOOK TO SEE WHAT THE VA DR'S have mention about all your medical related problems.
  3. BASSICALLY , IF YOU SHOWN YOUR SYMPTOMS BEFORE OR AFTER THEY DIAGNOSE YOU FOR THE RELATED COMBAT PTSD AS CHRONIC/STATIC , DEPENDING ON YOUR SYMPTOMS YOU SHOWN AS HOW THEY WILL RATE YOU, THE MORE SERIOUS SYMPTOMS THE HIGHER THE RATING. SO THIS COULD BE A GOOD THING, NORMALLY WHEN THEY SEND THE VETERAN TO A C&P EXAM IS TO GET A QUALIFIED DR TO ASK QUESTIONS AND THE ANSWERS YOU GIVE THEY WILL DETERMINE WHAT YOUR SYMPTOMS ARE. AND HOW THEY WILL RATE YOU. ***CAUTION DO NOT OVER EXAGGERATE YOUR SYMPTOMS OR SAY ANYTHING THAT IS NOT IN YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS (ALWAYS BE TRUTHFUL NO MATT
  4. YES YOU CAN BUT YOU WILL NEED TO USE THE CORRECT NOD form which is VA Form 10182 AND NOT THE OLD LEGACY APPEAL NOD 21-0958 CLINK THIS LINK BELOW TO VLB (Attorney Chris Attig) he explained the difference between the old system and this new AMA System /When filing the NOD I believe you will need to send in your VA Form 10182 NOD and appeal to the BVA (JMO) https://www.veteranslawblog.org/ama-notice-of-disagreement/
  5. Once you’ve established a service connection for your current disability, the VA Regional Office will compare the symptoms and impact of that condition (using your medical records and examinations) to the criteria listed in the VA Schedule of Disability Ratings. By law, when determining the percentage for your rating the VA can only consider the criteria contained in the Diagnostic Code for the given disability – – to do otherwise is error. Unless the effects of medications are specifically included in the impairment rating criteria for your condition, the VA is NOT allowed to cons
  6. This has been said a thousand times A Veteran knows his/r claim more than anyone and it's up to the Veteran to see that he gets what he deserves...himself or from someone that can help. a veteran is his own best advocate Anytime a VSO tells me not to file for increase or anything really that's when I get rid of him...sometimes a veteran don't know what to do and they count on these VSO's but there;s always other VSO 's that will listen and be very helpful. just got to get with the right one. One DAV VSO really pissed me off one time ,I went into his office and
  7. broncovet, you still claim your 3 kids? I thought they were grown left home? if we can still claim our kids I got two big ole ornery boys.....but they both work pay their own taxes. For me and my spouse my only dependent, I think the last time I looked on my base compensation pay including the SMC S AND SMC k it was around 3700 ok times that amount at 1.013 I get 48.1 raise which would be around 3748..010 I get SS Retirement too but its not much around a 1000. month less medicare payment. of about - 125.00 month or close to that.. so around 875...
  8. This don't make the VA Look Good. if your denied based on the last examiners report the ''NP'' YOU may want to go on to the BVA and ask that the first exam be used in the decision and not the N/P, Report or disagree with the NP Report and tell them why. and get a new private IMO.
  9. What part of this I mention is wrong? I quoted I know the VA can bill our private insurance, we are supposed to let them know if we GET THE INSURANCE OR have any other insurance including medicare.(SO THEY CAN BILL THEM A PART OF THE COST) I remember back when I first started using the VA I HAD TO PAY A SMALL CO-PAY it was not that much so I didn't gripe, I was 0% S,C,..AND when I got my 50% NO CO PAYS..IF Only I had known at the time I should have saved up all my prescription receipts from the private drug stores like Walgreens CVS ect,,ect,,,VA will Reimburse you for th
  10. Yeah this is last years cola 2020 , so we all know its going to be less this year at 1.3% for 2021
  11. We'll whatever we get is better than nothing . Thanks to broncovet for posting this.
  12. I am not 100%sure ? but according to broncovet you would need to appeal the EED back to the 2015 date. but broncovet would give a better clearication?
  13. harry59 quoted ''I do see VA disability attorneys often on YouTube but I'm not sure which one to go with. Any suggestions would be very helpful. '' Here are a few attorneys that are good at what they do helping with Veterans claims 1. Chris Attig (attorney) law blog) 2.Hil &Ponton Attorney's 3.CCK Law Attorney's 4.Ken Carpenter. Veteran Attorney 5.Accredited VA Claims Agents are good to use Alex Graham and he Also is a Hadit elder member. (also known as ''Asknod) Asknod blogger 6.John Dorle Accredited VA Claims Agent regular guest on the hadit
  14. Never put off filing a claim all the time you wait just means more time to wait.
  15. If I was you I would file for the increase on both your s.c. condition and get a PTSD Diagnose from the VA *Note* >> the VA MH Dept is the only acceptable PTSD Diagnosis. if you think you have PTSD go ahead and file for that After you get your diagnose ..but even if you establish service connection they will still send you to a forensic MH C&P Exam to determine the symptoms and the severity of them that your VA MH Dr diagnosed you with. iI don't think its never to late to file for any condition if it was military related......it can be 20/30/40 years ago and just now f
  16. Check his award letter they rated him at 70% for S.C. HEARING LOSS they should have added in his award letter he is eligible for a higher rating if his hearing loss worsen.
  17. I would think he is considered at 100% for the IU but his actual rating is 70% however if he has a seperate condition at 60% then he would qualified for the SMC S H.B. also if his hearing loss has got worse then file for increase on the hearing loss and he would most likely get to the 100%scheduler rating as 70% is considered profound hearing loss...so if he is just rated at 100% for hearing loss and no other separate condition then he won't meet the SMC Criteria What is confusing here is the ( loss of use rule) he has loss of use of his hearing but the ears is not considered a organ
  18. Is your service connected 70% due to your Back Problems? The Letter is good , I would ask if the letter can be written out as due to your VA disability and "Unfortunately, due to the nature of this position and his physical limitations, no reasonable accommodations can be made?" Also is the same type letter from a Qualified Dr would help stating he read your medical records and examine you and it is his professional medical opinion that it is likely as not this Individual can no longer work due to his condition./disability for any type of work including any Sedentary typ
  19. This would be a good time to call in and ask your question from a experienced seasoned senior rater with over 30 plus years of experience . Bill can answer your questions when we can't....he good and through at what he does or did do and he will pass on information that we all may need. As Jbasser mention call into the show (515)606-9764 when in the q then hit #1 you be glad you called.
  20. I Always figured it was the VA job to use ''the duty to assist'' a veteran when they test the veteran and the test shows he has a profound hearing loss & if he is service connected for tinnitus, unless the test results showed that his hearing loss was not bad enough to cover the VA hearing loss guidelines? which a Veteran has to be damn near deaf to just get a 10%rating the way their criteria for hearing loss is. Now of course if you never filed a claim for hearing loss but looks like to me if he had tinnitus that is basically a hearing problem or a distortion for hearing loss.
  21. Anyone know just how to read c-pap numbers I had to increase my air flow on my c-pap But here is what the VA set them to in the beginning. (Jan 2016) C-pap pressure 9.0 CM EPR FULL TIME Apnea Index 0.9 Hypopnea Index 0.0 AHI 0.9 OBSTRUCTIVE :O.8 Central Unknown 0.0 this was set about 5 years ago..I had to re-set these # since then because I kept waking up at night..and I seem to think that the c-pap was not giving out enough air flow for me to sleep , so I adjusted the C-pap as to where the air flow was more stronger and that seem to help with my sleeping. s
  22. To be a little more clear examples say you filed for it on a MONDAY 10/5/2020 BUT USE THE US POSTAL SERVICE and VA Received it on Wed 10-7-20, then 10-07/2020 would be the date they use. If you file it electronically the date you filed it would be the same date the VA Receives it if you file it in the am part of the day and you should get the confirmation that the VA Received it. Although the effective date would be on the application.
  23. I agree with Ham although the secondary condition becomes part of the original condition that caused it or related to it..., but as Ham mention the date of the secondary condition is the date you filed for it.
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