Hi Everyone. I was discharged from the Air Force in 2000 for a service connected Somatization DO with a 10% disability rating. I also had a 0% rating service connected for degenerative spine. I filed my claim with the V.a. in 2000 that included somatization along with my medical records. Well, the Va denied me. I didn't know anything about the system at the time. Somehow or another, they awarded me 10% for the migraines that I was having, but totally ignored or looked over my reason for discharge, which was somatization do. Later, they raised my migraines to 30%. I had filed a few claims, which were all denied, and everything was paper at that time. Well, they also took my medical records and never returned them at my initial evaluation. It wasn't until 2010, after being denied again, that I could now use Ebenefits and see the reasons I was being denied. They said that I also missed a scheduled exam in 2010. I believe that to be true. I then realized that I needed my medical records, which they had taken in 2000, and I had no idea where to get them again. Long story short, I filed another claim in 2013 that included somatization again, but during this time, I had also gotten my military medical records again and located my form 356 inside that clearly stated my service connected reasoning for discharge "somatization do" along with the percentage, and I put in a CUE at that time for the somatization. Well the V.A. kicked out the CUE claim for an earlier effective date, because I had an ongoing claim that included it. I was awarded my new claim that included somatization on 1/2015, but they dated it to reflect the beginning of that current claim for 2013. I have filed the Cue on 9/3/15 for somatization along with the form 356 which clearly states my service connected somatization and percentage that was located in my military medical records which they disregarded the first time in 2000. So, my question is: Do you think the V.A. will find a way to not retro me back to 2000, which the DAV helped me file for? This CUE claim is in the PREPARATION FOR DECISION phase as of now. Thanks!