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Top Stinger

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About Top Stinger

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  • Service Connected Disability
    80%
  • Branch of Service
    USMC
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  1. I am 80% service connected with 50% major depression and unemployed for a year should I filed for TDIU
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    Top Stinger

    Dot09 my knees are degenerative joint disease and my limited motions are 0-85 on both. I tried to get special consideration for arthritis included but was told I didn't meet the criteria. Buck 52 you were correct my VA PCP and Social Worker both said they do not fil out DBQs. So my question is do I file for depression as secondary to pain without one. They sent me to a pain management class and behavior activation class for pain but the medical notes do not mention my depression is from pain. So what do I do. Some advice would be appreciated.
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    Thanks for the Link. My current Service Connection is Degenerative joint disease in both knees 10 % each knee, Bilateral Foot Pain 10%, Pain dislocated elbow 10%, Ankyosis left ankle 10 %, cubital tunnel left wrist 10%, tinnitus 10%, and hearing loss 0%
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    Top Stinger

    My current Service Connection is Degenerative joint disease in both knees 10 % each knee, Bilateral Foot Pain 10%, Pain dislocated elbow 10%, Ankyosis left ankle 10 %, cubital tunnel left wrist 10%, tinnitus 10%, and hearing loss 0%
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    Top Stinger

    VA notes have been have been updated. Who do I need to get to do the DBQ and I am on Meds
  6. I have been diagnosed with depression by my VA PCP and referred to a Social Worker with the same diagnosis. I was sent to pain management class which I have completed and now I have been referred to a Behavior Activation for Depression and Anxiety Class which I am now attending. The Psychologist stated this class is for us to change our behavior how we deal with pain. I want to file a claim for depression secondary to pain. My question do I need to wait for a diagnosis from a Psychiatrist before I file my claim
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    Top Stinger

    Sorry I forgot to mentioned that I pulled a muscle in my right thigh 3 times while in the military and was seen at sick call all 3 times and it is documented in my SMR and 2 doctors now say this is what cause the myositis officans that causes the pain in my right hip. I will need to look back at the denial letters to get the bases for denial
  8. I submitted a claim for bilateral hip and back pain and was denied because nothing was documented in my SMR. My personal doctor wrote a letter stated that it was least 50 % at least as likely as not the that the hip and back pain/problems came from my serviced connected disabilities for my knees and feet in which I receive 10 % for each knee and 10 % for bilateral foot pain. I later had 2 doctors and VA physical therapist tell me that the pain in my right hip pain comes from the myositis officans in my right thigh. I submitted this as new evidence and the claim was denied again. This claim is 5 years old an was reopened an denied again this year. I do not want to lose the possibility of back pay on my claim. I need some advice. Do I need to just file a new claim for myositis officans of the right thigh and see if I can get that approve. If that is approved can I use it to reopen the claim for my hip.
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