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  1. Would I be able to apply for SMC with the following disabilities: 70% PTSD 60% GERD 50% Sleep Apnea 30% Cervical DDD 20% Minor Cervical 10% Tinnitus 10% Plantar Fasc Feet 10% Lumbar back 10% Knee I'm newly 100% P&T, not working and homebound with approved SSDI Thanks in advance for any responses
  2. Buck thanks for chiming in, I'm still sitting at 90% as we speak....but my newly won APPEALS ratings for 20%, 30% (effective date 10/23/07) and Sleep Apnea 50% (effective date 03/24/14) should give me 100% P&T soon based on Ebennies. My PTSD 70% was awarded 2014, but with those back dated effective dates above, I shouldve had 100% the day of the PTSD was awarded in 2014 but I had the above items in appeal. Do I need to apply for SMC S or will it be awarded automatically? **The Sleep Apnea effective date comes after the date I reached 100%P&T(1/22/14 but based on my new
  3. I done that already, my specific question is about the Sleep Apnea effective date which come after my effective 100% 1/22/14, how will they handle the compensation for the Sleep Apnea?
  4. I'm currently 90% and I just won a long appeal. I'm confused on the compensation because one dates comes after a date where I wouldve been 100%. How do they compensate a won claim and the claimant is already 100%. Please below Currently 90% and won my appeal today: Appeal won today and effective: 10/23/2007 30% Cervical DDD 20% Right Upper Radiculopathy (Minor to cervical DDD above) Above appeal won today added with 70%PTSD put me over 100% 70% PTSD effective date 1/22/14 My PTSD on1/22/14 is the past date that gives me over 100% P&T based on my the appeals
  5. I been housebound for 4 years and no work
  6. 1) I been reading many things on SMC but I'm still confused so I will just lay my disabilities and hopefully someone can tell me if I initially qualify: 100% Overall Disability Rating 70%Mental Health (MDD) 60% GERD 50% Sleep Apnea and few other lower rated disabilities 2) Second question I read that the VA will automatically implement a SMC rating is you qualify, how true is this? Will I need to initiate the process if I qualify Thanks in advance
  7. Berta, thanks for your information it is very helpful. Hopefully they will look at all my evidence at the BVA. I just call this morning and the BVA received my file from RO on April 6. How much time do you think I have before they make an determination on my case?
  8. I originally put in a Sleep Apnea claim all the way back in 2007 secondary to GERD. This claim was denied all the way to CAVC and Aug 2016 it was remanded back to AMC. Since the initial claim I went from 10% GERD to 60% GERD and gained 70%MDDepression. Since I was allowed to add in additional information my VSO also added in secondary 70% mental health in addition to GERD=Sleep Apnea secondary to GERD/and or MDD basically. **Update** New info: At this stage I decided to get an IMO done stating my case for Sleep Apnea secondary to GERD/MDD/Tinnitus. The IMO was submitted as additional
  9. I have letter from my VA Psychiatrist diagnosing PTSD and it mention all throughout my VA records since 2014. No claim for it because I'm 70%MDD.
  10. Wow I didn't know I was suppose to have a experienced person working on my remand. Ok. Current combined rating of 90% SC. Here is the Docket# Case Number:15-885 I'll update some more the timeline tomorrow but most of the info is in the docket case file.
  11. Gastone, please keep in mind that is this claim is for secondary/and or aggravation to GERD and MDD. My SA claim is been ongoing since 2007, it went all the way to CAVC and now back to AMC for this current C&P. Since this appeal started I have been approved 60% for GERD and 70% for MDD with diagnosis a for PTSD all through out my VA records. The examiner wasn't a doctor it was Nurse Practitioner who was there just for paperwork. He just ask me a few questions at the C&P. I know in order to win I will need a IMO. I have that in the works too and will be submitting this week.
  12. Hello guys, please let me know what you think about my Sleep Apnea DBQ, hopefully this is enough to get my service connected? 30% or 50%? Sleep Apnea Disability Benefits Questionnaire Is this DBQ being completed in conjunction with a VA 21-2507, C&P Examination Request? [X] Yes [ ] No ACE and Evidence Review ----------------------- Indicate method used to obtain medical information to complete this document: [X] In-person examination Evidence Review --------------- Evidence reviewed (check all that apply):
  13. BroncoVet....thanks for you input. I'm onboard with everything you wrote! *The VA basically gave me a nexus for insomnia (written language in my appeal) but not for Sleep Apnea which is what my claim is for. My claim is for Sleep Apnea secondary to GERD and MDD/PTSD. I don't have my Comp and Pen results yet so I was trying to decide whether to submit an IMO with my claim prior to approval/disapproval or after as a appeal. I basically want to win at this stage with out doing an another appeal. It has already been 10 years since my original claim. I'm trying to win now!
  14. Fellow Veterans, Please point me in the right direction if possible. I have respiratory/Sleep Apnea claim back to 2007. In 2012 in response to my appeal the VA sent my C&P appt to my previous address and I never made to the appt, so they made a decision with out my C&P exam and I was denied. I appealed this all the way to CAVC and won a remand back to AMC. Well almost 10 years later I'm finally getting my C&P for Sleep Apnea. During this long awaiting period I gained 60% GERD and 70% Major Depression/PTSD and I able to use this as additional evidence. My main question is shoul
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