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Okemos_Veteran74

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About Okemos_Veteran74

  • Rank
    E-5 Petty Officer 2nd Class
  • Birthday 09/21/1974

Profile Information

  • Military Rank
    Cadet
  • Location
    Okemos

Previous Fields

  • Service Connected Disability
    TBI
  • Branch of Service
    US Army Reserve

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  1. I would imagine there are some very hard working people who get an undeserved bad ranking because they are working at a VA that was substandard. I wish there was a way to highlight the parts of a VA that we’re doing a good job.
  2. Can a secondary condition be rated higher than a primary condition? For example, let's say someone had a traumatic brain injury that was rated at 40%. Could someone have PTSD secondary to TBI rated at 70%?
  3. To follow up on my question. Are there any instances where a secondary condition cannot be higher then the primary condition?
  4. Can a secondary condition be rated higher than a primary condition? For example, let's say someone had a traumatic brain injury that was rated at 40%. Could someone have PTSD secondary to TBI rated at 70%?
  5. Thank you. I’m not exactly sure of how I will file it. If it is secondary to TBI, would it be pyramiding?
  6. I was on ebenefits looking to file a claim for Vertigo. I do not see it listed as a separate condition. I know that I have it, and I know that my VA doctor told me not to drive because of it. So it wouldn’t hurt to file. How would I list it?
  7. Okemos_Veteran74

    VA Dental versus Private Dental

    thank you all for the responses.
  8. Does anyone have an opinion one way or another on which is better VA or private dental service? I'm not talkin about root canals or any expensive surgery or anything like that. I mainly go for X-rays and having my teeth cleaned every 6 months. What I notice any difference between a private dentist office and the VA?
  9. Background:I am rated at 70% for TBI. The doctor performing my C&P stated that he did not expect my TBI to improve because of the interrelated PTSD symptoms (which are permanent and total). I went to the traumatic brain injury clinic at the Ann Arbor VA. The doctor there told me that he did not believe that I was having any symptoms related from a traumatic brain injury that occurred over 20 years ago. He stated it was not just his opinion but it was the Medical Science Community behind him. I went to a VA social worker and asked to go to a different VA because I said I wanted to be seen by a VA doctor that believed they could treat me. Or I said I wanted to use veterans choice to be seen at a local brain injury Clinic in my area (which is also a private facility). Both requests were denied. I guess I'm a little bit of a loss because if I'm rated at 70% for a brain injury by the VA how can a VA doctor disagree and say that I am no longer experiencing symptoms from the TBI. What am I missing here? Another social worker tried to explain it to me by saying that he believed the VA doctor was saying that my conditions were being caused by mental health concerns not necessarily by traumatic brain injury symptoms.
  10. Hi Okemos_Veteran74, Thank you for your donation! We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks Tbird/Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation Benefits Forums - HadIt.com Veterans
  11. Okemos_Veteran74

    Hadit Members In Michigan

    Hello Persistent, nice to meet you.
  12. Okemos_Veteran74

    New Donation Okemos_Veteran74

    Your welcome, and more is coming.
  13. Hi Okemos_Veteran74, Thank you for your donation of $25.00. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation Benefits Forums - HadIt.com Veterans
  14. Can a chiropractor fill out a DBQ, and can a claim be filled out for a condition that you receive chiropractic care for?
  15. Thank you. I'm going to go and price the trikes.
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