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Garrett

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About Garrett

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  • Military Rank
    Petty Officer 3rd class

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  • Service Connected Disability
    60%
  • Branch of Service
    USN
  1. Yes, I had an in home sleep study that VA administered back in 2014. They said it was severe and provided me with a CPAP.
  2. I did get allergic rhinitis service connected at 0% with sleep disturbance.
  3. DisabilityRatingDecisionRelated ToEffective Dateleft ear hearing loss0%Service Connected10/20/2017left ankle sprain with instability and degenerative joint disease10%Service Connected04/09/1996 right ankle strain, with degenerative arthritis 10%Service Connected10/20/2017sleep apneaNot Service Connectedgastroesophageal reflux disease with symptoms of sleep disturbance10%Service Connected08/15/2018migraine headachesNot Service Connectedtinnitus10%Service Connected06/21/2017chest painsNot Service Connecteddiabetes mellitus type 2Not Service Connectedback strainNot Service Connectedprostate conditionNot Service Connectedleft shoulder impingement syndrome with mild degenerative joint disease20%Service Connected04/09/1996 left upper extremity radiculopathy Not Service Connectedchronic bronchitis0%Service Connected04/21/2011right shoulder instability with severe degenerative joint disease30%Service Connected10/16/2018 right shoulder residual surgical scarring 0%Service Connected04/09/1996 right elbow condition Not Service Connected right upper extremity radiculopathy (previously claimed as right arm condition) Not Service Connectedallergic rhinitis0%Service Connected07/27/2009 I was denied for sleep apnea 3 years ago. As you can see above, they granted an increase of GERD with sleep disturbance. My question is can I refile for the sleep apnea secondary to GERD. Your feedback is much appreciated. Thanks, Garrett
  4. After about 10 years, VA finally made a decision on my appeal. It was remanded back to the original office back in February of 2016. It took an additional 2 plus years to get my rating. In April of 2010 I was awarded a combined rating of 50% that included 20% for my right shoulder. 20% for left shoulder, 10% for left ankle condition, and 0% for GERD. While waiting, I filed a secondary claim for right ankle condition and tinnitus. I was awarded 10% for tinnitus and 10% for right ankle condition. I received 0% for left ear hearing loss. The remanded granted allergic rhinitis at 0%, and chronic bronchitis at 0%. They increased to gerd to 10% with sleep disturbance. Keep in mind I filed for sleep apnea in 2014. I am now at a combined rating of 70%. My question is can I filed for sleep apnea as a secondary condition to gerd. I am also having problems with knees, hips and lower back. They denied a low back strain even though it's in my military medical records. I was involved in a car accident in 2009 and I think they used that as a escape goat. Can I filed secondary conditions relating to my ankle conditions? Thanks, Garrett
  5. I recently had a C&P back exam and while going over my medical records the physician saw there were to incidents involving my back. One was during service in 1994 and the other was related to a car accident in 2011. When they took x-rays, degenerative arthritis was diagnosed. I was granted four claims that involved degenerative arthritis for my shoulders and both ankles back in 2010. My question is will VA likely deny my back due to the last incident was the car accident or will they rate it as degenerative joint disease with limited range of motion?
  6. I recently had a C&P back exam and while going over my medical records the physician saw there were to incidents involving my back. One was during service in 1994 and the other was related to a car accident in 2011. When they took x-rays, degenerative arthritis was diagnosed. I was granted four claims that involved degenerative arthritis for my shoulders and both ankles back in 2010. My question is will VA likely deny my back due to the last incident was the car accident or will they rate it as degenerative joint disease with limited range of motion?
  7. I need a little feedback. I just had a C&P exam for back strain and the doctor that was performing said he saw where there were two incidents with my back. One in 1994 while in the military and one auto accident in 2011. They did x-rays in 2011 and saw the I had degenerative joint disease in my lower back. I am already rated 20% for both shoulders with degenerative joint disease and right ankle and left ankle 10% each. I was in Desert Storm Desert Shield. Will they at least rate the degenerative joint disease in my back or try to tie it to the accident in 2011 since it was the most recent? Event thought it did not cause the disease. My range of motion sucks. I am currently at 60% total. Thanks, Garrett USN
  8. I have a disability rating of 50% right now and have a video conference set Feb 2. Migraine headaches-not service connected severe degenerative joint disease, right shoulder with instability 20%-service connected right arm condition-not service connected right elbow condition-not service connected mild degenerative joint disease , left shoulder with impingement syndrome 20%-service connected sinus problem-not service connected left ankle condition 10%-service connected gastroesophageal reflux disease 0%-service connected I am in constant pain with my shoulders with limited rotation and my shoulders pop like popcorn most of the time. I appealed the rating and I am just getting to a video conference. My claim was filed back in 2009. My pain level is at a 5 at all times and jumps to 10 when aggravate my shoulders with anything that I do. I am employed but aggravate my shoulders with doing my duties and everyday activities such as dressing myself and even taking showers. Any suggestions in how to proceed? Thanks in advance Garrett
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