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  1. My friend had lost his 50% rating for failing to appear at a random hearing for his PTSD. Now 9 months later he has ben reinstated and is set to receive back the 50%. (letter has been received). He was hoping that he would get retro back to the date they knocked him to 0%. He will not. Any thoughts how retro is given? Thanks for taking the time!
  2. Hello: My friend lost his 50% PTSD rating. He has taken the steps necessary to retrieve it back. He just completed another C&P with a VA affiliated physician. He believes that he can possibly receive 70%. Any thoughts. He was devastated upon losing losing the 50% but he did not show up when asked to for a followup C&P. It's a tough process to gain back what you lost. Thanks for any input.
  3. Fellow vets, cap examiner writes chronic ptsd - what can be expected?
  4. My bilaterals are for (4) 10% diabetic neuropathys. Don't they total 40%?
  5. Thanks for your reply. I have 20% diabetes, + (Left & Right) 10% bilaterals for diabetic neuropathy upper + (Left & Right) 10% bilaterals for diabetic neuropathy lower, and also 10% for tinnitus. Rationale was I am unable to work because of my loss of memory "needed" as a letter carrier, and also my hands had become weakened because of my diabetic neuropathy, which is super important as a letter carrier. I left my job after 17 years because I could not continue. That was 2 yrs. ago, I was 62. Again, thanks!
  6. Hello: I received a diagnosis of chronic PTSD "on a C&P exam" Without any other information at the moment. I am unemployed and unable to work; the examiner was very responsive to me during the interview. My paperwork from the Vet Center also felt and explained their reason why I should be granted IU. I am currently 60% (non PTSD). Can the examiner grant me IU or do I have to attend another C&P. Any thoughts. Thanks for your time. Vietvet
  7. Berta, thank you. I am currently working with a new Vet Center in Fl. My nexus is solid and was written by a VA licensed clinical social worker/MAC. He strongly suggested that I receive TDIU in his report. Also I am currently being prescribed medication for my PTSD.
  8. Fellow vets, hello. I have diabetes 20%, bilateral neuropathy both hands and legs 10,10,10,10%. Would these disabilites be regarded as '1' service connected at 60% for consideration of IU? Awating C&P for PTSD. Thanks for your input. Vietvet Also have tinnitus @10%.
  9. Fellow Vets: I was rated 0% service connected for Hearing WITH Tinniuts back in 1970. I filed a notice of disagreement within one year and it remained 0% for Hearing WITH Tinnitus. I understand how difficult the hearing portion is, but shouldn't I have been rated 10% each ear in 1970 for Tinniuts? Note: back then it was 10% for each ear. Now I know it's 10% for both ears. Then in 2006 when I refiled again took my CAP and was awarded 0% Hearing and 10% Tinnitus. Question: Do I have any claim for an error in the rating; should I have been granted 20% service connected back in '70? Am
  10. Hello. If my diabetes has worsened and that I now take pills, must it also be stated in my files that I am on a restricted diet? I would like to file for an increase. Thanks for any comments.
  11. Thanks so much for your response. My VA primary doc arranged for the appt. What is lowballing the secondary?
  12. Hello. I just had an appt. at the VA to check whether I have P/Neuropathy, secondary to my Diabetees II. The VA doc stated in his report that I have do. Do I now have to get an official C&P exam, or should I just submit paperwork for a claim secondary to Diabetees II, and the raters will by pass the C&P. Not sure how to proceed. Thanks for any help.
  13. Hello fellow vets: I am filing an appeal for service connection of vertigo secondary to tinnitus/hearing loss. I've gone to a private doc who gave me a complete and thorough exam. What can my private doc write for me to help my appeal. Does he need to see my total medical VA records? Very grateful for any help. Thanks.
  14. Josephine, hello: I think that by seeing an outside doctor I can get a real answer as to whether there is a connection between my vertigo and hearing loss/tinnitus, or am I just waisting my time, because there is no linkage... My tinnitus was a result of loud firings of guns, weapons, etc. I separated in 1970 and within 6 months filed and received 0% service connected status-non-compensationable for both my hearing loss and tinnitus. I placed a claim for tinnitus/hearing loss in 2005 and was awarded 10% for tinnitus (missing the bilateral rating of 20% for both ears that was earlier issued).
  15. ================================================================ Josephine: Thank you very much for taking the time to respond. I greatly appreciate it. First, I have bilateral hearing loss rated 0% {issued hearing aids}, with bilateral tinnitus rated 10%. My VA primary doctor has diagnosed me with intermittent benign paroxysmal positioning vertigo and has prescribed 'Meclizine' for the dizziness. I can walk a straight line, but at times I have some difficulty staying on course; I tend to sway alittle when closing my eyes and standing still. Not certain what the 'Drun
  16. Greetings: Has anyone successfully appealed Vertigo secondary to S/C Tinnitus and Hearing Loss. I would like to start the process. Thanks
  17. Hello. I was 0% SC for tinnitus and bi-lateral hearing loss in 1969. In 2006 I was rated 10% for the tinnitus, and issued hearing aids. Can vertigo be claimed as secondary to tinnitus and/or hearing loss? as I recently had a C&P exam. As I was leaving the doc said "Everything should be OK now" and shook my hand. Did that mean anything? Appreciate feedback.
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