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  • Birthday 07/26/1990

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  1. I received my SOC this Monday and am getting retro pay from 1-14-19 from 10% to 30%. I've called numerous times and they keep saying there is a note in the computer that states i have retro pay. However, the paper has not been cut or released to start the process of my back payment. They say it can take a month for a year. Any idea on how long this normally takes? Thank you.
  2. Any update with this? I was just SC for meniers but at 30% since they listed there was no gait.
  3. I am going to file the I9 within 60 days. Not sure of this process fully but am i better off doing a RAMP process at this point? Since I was granted connection for meniers but disagree with the %, thanks.
  4. Thanks, My vso checked and it is saying i've been granted 30% for the meniers when my situation should be 60-100. It must be a SOC since they denied by original claims from 2017. But I will wait for the papers to actually come in like you said, thanks.
  5. I just got my rating back at 30% and you were right with the rating. I have the gait at 1-2 times a week. However, they only documented me with vertigo and that i just sit down when the episode comes to avoid any issues. Which then resulted in them not marking the gait box on the DBQ. I am already 10% with tinittus and now approved for the 30% option you posted. Will I be at 30% plus the 10%? Or just 30% now? i know you posted it but the wording is what throws me off with these issues, thanks.
  6. Currently in the same boat you were. Va gov stares couldn’t fully grant my appeal and Ebenefits remains the same. How did you end up doing? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
  7. Claim from 2017 for else infections and hearing % increase denied and NOD started from 12-2017. I am SC for Left hearing loss and Eustachian tube dysfunction at 0% and tinnitus at 10%. 4-2019 I am diagnosed with Ménière’s by VA And treated with pills. I gather a favorable nexus and dbq from my ent nurse practitioner and Dbq and nexus is made and more than Likely causes by service from c&p exam. Examiner agrees and sends Off paperwork. I start a congressional inquiry a month ago for a hold up in my case. I get an email today from the liaison that I now have a DRO and then I check online today and see the attachment provided. I am still at 10% On Ebenefits despite all info provided that could possibly be needed. What else do you recommend? The statement says they couldn’t “fully grant my appeal” does that mean I was approved for some of it? Or is that just a generic response regardless of the outcome ? Thanks.
  8. You don’t need the drunk walk for max rating either. Tinnitus, hearing loss, and vertigo on an occurance of more than 4 Times a month can get you 100% under a peripheral vestibular disorder or endolymphatic hydrops.
  9. I knew that but I believe at that point it’s considered a vestibular disorder and is basically rated as Ménière’s, minus the “drunk walk” supplemented for vertigo
  10. any update on your claim? What happened after/if you received the letter relating your MD to service? Thanks.
  11. Thanks, GBArmy. I reached out to my congressmen office and the liaison is also a vet. He was very friendly and listened. I told him that I spoke to the va claims chief in my area and told him what he said. The liaison told me not to worry, as his email would go way above the chiefs head to hopefully get my claim "unstuck." I do not believe he sent any paper work with the inquiry to prove but I hope that they will see it when they look thru my file or w.e they must do. Maybe this will bring light to it and they will see all paperwork that could possibly be needed is submitted and favorable. Thanks for your response.
  12. I've read that as well for meniers (6205) you must have all symptoms you mentioned to include the drunk walk. Also I've read that endolympathic hydrops (6204) requires you to have HL, tinnitus, and vertigo and can rate you 30%, 60%, 100% depending on the amount of episodes per week/month. I do not half the "drunk walk" as needed for 6205 but per history/dqb/etc i met all for endolympathic hydrops.
  13. Hello all, i'll summarize the best I can. Submitted a claim for hearing loss % increase and ear infections early 2017. I was already granted connection for left ear hearing loss at 0% and tinnitus. Appeal comes back denied dec 2017 and then NOD process begins. Nothing claim/appeal wise is done up until July 2019 after i submit another new claim for meneirs secondary to vertigo, or something to that extent (VSO did it). The vEarly 2019 i was diagnosed and treated for meneirs from VA ent. Civilian nurse practitioner (arnp) ENT diagnoses and gives me a dqb/nexus statement 51% or greater for meniers. After claim is submitted C&P occurs and she tells me & then i read afterwords a favorable dbq/nexus/medical opinion (whichever the proper term) at 51% or greater it was caused due to my service. MEPS physical shows ears and hearing normal prior to enlistment in 2008. The va responds that they cannot process this claim and it'll be added to my NOD. Issues starting in 2009 and are still current. My NOD is 3 months short of 2 years, granted I just added more info so i understand that. I got the va claims bureau chiefs number here in st.petersburg FLorida and I've spoke to him twice. He told me about 2 months ago I should have an answer in less than 2 months. Two months passes and nothing so i spoke to him again and he then says less than 6 months he is 100% certain I will receive a decision from a DRO, since that is what i selected in 2017. With 2 c&ps occurring after the 2019 claim in august, all paperwork is needed and submitted and i opted out with the option that I have no additional evidence to submit so they can start the process. A few weeks ago I did a congressional inquiry to see what the hold up is after being misinformed (no surprise, I know) by the va claims chief at my RO. I am still on legacy also. I am just confused with all paperwork, medical records, medical opinion, dbq/nexus, etc etc all being favorable, what is the hold up or issue? My claim has been "being reviewed by DRO" since early last year. My question is has anyone recently did a congressional inquiry with any benefits or opposite of? Anyone else on here currently or previously filed for meneirs disease or endolymphatic hydrops? How was your process and what was your outcome?
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