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    E-4 Petty Officer 3rd Class

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  • Service Connected Disability
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    USMC

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  1. Ebenefits came up today saying documents were overdue. My c&p is still processing. I’m guessing the vsr is just running behind.
  2. I spoke to a VA rep (I think I might have actually spoke to a rater). They said the request was to review my electronic file in reference to severity under the ACE program. Wondering if this sound like a good thing for me or not. I have been treated by a private doc for this condition the entire time i've had it, so there won't be much info in that file, besides the link for service connection because its a secondary.
  3. Just an update. VES completed the record review c&p and the VA received it back. No further word yet though. According to ebennies and the 1-800 # no request for outside documents or records has been made.
  4. hamslice, were you awarded 10% for each joint claimed or overall? It they give me 10% on each joint that would get me to that magical 100%. I would probably still pursue an increase later just to have the increased issues on the record. Just for a little clarification I am not saying that my private doc did an inadequate exam by not completeing all the paperwork. I’m saying the va didn’t by only using partial information since they have no input for ROM.
  5. Maybe I don’t understand but I’m not refuting evidences but the fact that the evidence is incomplete because they didn’t perform a full c&p Maybe I don’t understand but I’m not refuting evidences but the fact that the evidence is incomplete because they didn’t perform a full c&p
  6. So saying he did not complete all the facets of the c&p exam is not enough. In this case arthritis is rated an active process, which has its own rating criteria and requires incapacitating episodes. This case is not me. Stated so in my private doc dbq. The other rating criteria is residuals. Such as limited ranges of motion. If he doesn’t cover everything can it be disputed that way?
  7. So I’m guessing in the end of the never seem and don’t get the rating I think I should I can file NOD and say insufficient c&p?
  8. The one I have is for a pending claim. The contractor doing the exam said the don’t have a request from the va for an in person. So I’m hoping there is enough detail in the dbq to give me a fair rating, and this is just because my doc didn’t review my va file. Or they will be requesting an in person after more info, or I’m just screwed.
  9. I don’t have an exam on file with the va for this condition. It’s a new secondary condition. I did submit a dbq from a private doc though, still no rom though. I believe I have all of the Caluza elements. 1. The dbq shows diagnosis 2. The doc said “more likely than not” it was caused by to an already service connected condition.
  10. I actually asked this question in another topic but wanted to bring this particular question up independently. So I talked to VES today and they said it was a medical record review only C&P. I’m not sure whether that is good or bad. My private doctor mentioned painful movement but he did not do a range of motion test. I really hope they give me at least a minimum on each joint if that that is the case. Otherwise they are not doing their part to determine severity, am I correct in that?
  11. So I talked to VES today and they said it was a medical record review only C&P. I’m not sure whether that is good or bad. My private doctor mentioned painful movement but he did not do a range of motion test. I really hope they give me at least a minimum on each joint if that that is the case.
  12. How have these contract docs been treating people? Thorough and fair exam?
  13. So I submitted my claim on December 4th, and today it went to gathering evidence. Seems to be moving pretty quick. I was told that Veterans evaluation group would be doing the C&P. No word on where or when, but I was interested if anyone had any experience with them for arthritis exams, and particularity if you have in the Baltimore area.
  14. So how is the va supposed to rate based on a day when it doesn’t hurt and my description of a bad day since they tend not to believe anything a vet says?
  15. I addressed a similar subject in a different topic, but here it goes. I submitted my arthritis claim yesterday through DAV. I asked he he thought I should handle a C&P and letting them know about pain even if i'm having a better day. He said just "make it seem like my worst day", more or less. He also said that explaining to the doc what my worst days are like doesn't mean anything to them. I have to take my meds on a schedule and flares usually happen at the end and beginning of a dosage period (every 2-3 months) and I just took my meds a week ago, so symptoms will start to reduce very soon. I'm at a loss on how to handle this, I don't want to get screwed out of a rating, but I don't want the VA to think I'm full of crap and deny. The difference between DAV's advice and what I have gotten through everyone on here is so different I'm not sure what to do.
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