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63Charlie last won the day on April 26 2020

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  1. If yes, can someone provide a link, or information on how to proceed? The deductibles I'm paying have placed a financial burden on my family. Thanks for helping.
  2. Yes, my latest C&P exam is chock full of lies. When they LIE, they'll DENY(or low ball). I'm currently rated at 0% for bilateral pes planus and 0% for bilateral sinus tarsi disabilities. These separate conditions were recently service connected by the BVA and remanded for a C&P exam. I can barely walk due to all the pain and try to stay off my feet. I can't wear any closed-in shoe(good thing that I live in a subtropical climate) because my feet and ankles both swell and are too tender for shoes. So, I wear Spenco o
  3. Often the VA evaluates similar disabilities(symptomology) under a particular diagnostic code even if they change the ICD-10 diagnosis. What were the VA diagnostic code(s) you were rated under from the original, and the later decision?
  4. I recently got a remand from the Board for scars 0% rating. The Board ordered a new C&P exam. The RO increased my rating from 0% to 30% for scars(or so I thought), and granted SMC-S as a result this increased rating. The RO implemented an incorrect effective date for the SMC-S. It was difficult for me to determine the RO's effective date methodology but I didn't think that the effective date awarded went back far enough. Then I found that in their decision, the RO unlawfully combined two separately rated disabilities(scars 0%, ac
  5. I learned that the effective date the VA granted on my SMC-S1 will short change me for around 15 months of my increase in benefits. I refuse to donate almost $5000 dollars of my benefits to an organization that can't perform simple mathematics. I will appeal directly to the BVA for an earlier effective date. The VA awarded an effective date that begins 10/17 when it should be 7/16. I already have everything ready to submit and am just waiting on the decision letter to arrive in my mailbox just in case I need to tweak my appeal a bit. If the BVA does make a wrongful den
  6. John999...I'm fighting at the CAVC for a recent BVA denial for service connection of Meniere's Syndrome. It is a high value claim with my symptoms equivalent to a 60% rating.
  7. No attorney representation entitles me to 100% of retro award. Thanks for teaching me to fight and never quit. Now I'm waiting on my direct deposit retro for almost four years with the increase to SMC-S1 from 100%. I have a docket # for my appeal at the CAVC, but no more money for me is involved when my attorney wins that.
  8. Avoid the VA medical system if you have disability claims. Find a private MH provider that you can trust.
  9. You need to slow down and do some serious thinking before making that decision. Disability is a tricky matter especially when it comes to mental health, and physical health. Health can be like one step forward, then suddenly it can go two steps back on some conditions that are unstable. Flare ups are common, and many conditions are chronic, and some conditions progressively worsen with age. I wish you the best on whatever decision you make.
  10. Yes. I recently had an appointment cancellation notice sent to me from a local VA clinic.
  11. Might as well throw my two cents in as this topic was too temping to resist. I filed for an increase around four years ago on multiple service connected conditions. The VARO had a necktie party awaiting me by sending me to a general C&P exam. I had no idea what a " general " C&P exam even meant ??? Come to find out the VARO ordered this examiner to re-evaluate ALL of my service connected conditions, NOT just the ones I was asking increases for. Her re-evaluations recommended reductions and also severance of my service connected conditions across the boar
  12. The diagnostic codes on the three granted appeals are 5271, 5277, and 5284. Also, the Board remanded an appeal for scars currently rated at 10%. The Board denied several more conditions. I'm hoping that the VA will award me enough rating % so I will qualify for SMC-S. I'll probably drop my other appeals if they do. I just want to live my life without anymore VA at this point.
  13. The Board just granted left and right sinus tarsi syndrome, osteoarthritis of ankles, and bilateral pes planus. What are the sinus tarsi syndrome rating percentages? Waiting on the decision letter.
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