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  1. Thank you Gastone. I do understanding that the bilateral factor is 10% of the rating and not 10% overall. Is it true that the max rating is 40% per extremity? How would that look if they rated me 30% for the flat feet condition..? The evidence of my TBI (s) is based on my account and what I told them in 2009 when I exited from active duty, however, there is some evidence of the combat I was exposed to in my awards, and I have at least 3 buddies that I'm still in contact with that will write statements that they were there. I don't have any external damage or scarring, however, I was exposed to more than a dozen IEDs striking my 4 vehicle patrol with 4 of them hitting or within very close proximity to my vehicle. We hit so many roadside bombs that it rarely spiked our adrenaline towards the end. I was never treated as we did not sustain severe injuries, but I was semi-unconscious at least once, maybe twice. I did read Berta's TBI post this morning and it seems like they are trying to figure it out. My MH provider was a NP from 2009-2015. I can tell you that I have been complaining of several conditions over the last 9 years without realizing how they may be related to TBIs, but the more I read, the more it makes sense. Is my "Award Letter" on ebenefits? Is it different from the document I uploaded? Thank you for your feedback.
  2. Gastone, It is my understanding that there is an additional 10% rating applied with the bilateral factor and I do not see that on the redacted award letter I attached. I have not filed for a copy of my C-file, but I will this week. I have been reading up on the new TBI rating policies and it sounds like PTSD is mental and TBI is physical, but the veteran has to really push to have it rated that way. Are you saying that unless there are visible signs of TBI it cannot be rated separately from PTSD? I do use my VMC for all my medical care, however, I have not been referred to OT/PT for my joint problems. Lastly, I was not referred to Neurology yet. My PCP had me have an MRI 2 weeks ago, and I have a follow-up in 2 weeks with her and my MH provider in the next 2 weeks. I understand I should she PT and neurology for these conditions. Should I also be pushing for DBQ's to be filled out for TBI, PTSD and my joint problems? Thank you. Rating Award.docx
  3. Thanks jfrei. Can anyone shed some light on the other questions? Thank you.
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