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  1. I have too! You would be surprise in how they make determinations. Cases of same illnesses, but completely different outcomes by judges. Makes you wonder if they dont base on their personal views rather than by the law.
  2. Back in 2019 this statement was made to another individual. I am puzzled. I am currently 70%. I became 50% back in 2016, 70% in 2019. I had health insurance and kept it after I retired, plus MEDICARE, TFL (mil retiree). I didnt pay any co pays due to having three insurances at the time, but VA billed my MEDICARE and civilian insurance, which paid the Dr visit and my prescriptions by civilian ins. TFL always came up with some excuse not to pay anything for years. But the payments dont go to the VA Dr I see, but someone else I've never seen at the RO billing office. I suspended my civ
  3. Sometimes it is not the doctor, but that little ole nurse that comes in prior and sits and types in the computer that add words. Ive noted statements on mine that they never asked about.
  4. BrokenSoldier. Just had to add. You say "that should have been submitted the first time". I currently have a case going on at the court level. In my case I submitted docs in a timely manner, (Date stamped by VA as received)only for the rater not to forward to C&P. One that I didnt really need based on what I submitted. This back in 2007. I didnt get my Cfile until 2018 when I learned of this or I would have appealed,- I put my trust in the RO. I just thank God examiner was honest and stated that my Cfile wasnt there or reviewed and docs I submitted wasnt there and reviewed. Even
  5. I am currently appealing to the US court for my denial of increase in GERD to include Class C esophagitis, erosive gastritis. I am currently being rating for 10% since 2007, up from 0% in 1998 or over 13 years, even though Ive had GERD, gastris with H pylori in service and then again with the claim I made in 2007. I didnt know of the bad C&P until I got my C-file in 2018. It is very important to get yours, as you can find out a lot of things. Like they didnt forward your VA file and your civilian paperwork to the examiner. I was very lucky the examiner noted this, as rater said he did
  6. I've had a contracted C&P done by LHI last year. My examiner was a prior Navy NP, so I was lucky. Got my claim approved. Having a prior svc person helps as they know what you went through. Ive dealt with this company when I was civil svc employee. Most are civilian doctors with no mil exp., they are contracted to do Army reservist annual physicals. If you are to go thru this company, beware of the questions they ask. For example, what happened to the reservists, "do you have a headache", Yes, Boom, the PULHES would have a "3", then the Reservist would have to go through the hoops,
  7. I would think they can request a new C&P if they are on the roll to reduce ratings, especially those under 5 years. Back in Jul 2018 there was a report by the OIG: IG Report Unwarranted Medical Reexaminations for Disability Benefits. Yet they are still doing it. With my son, they used that good ole "sent to an old address" trick. He didnt show and bam conveniently reduced for "failure to show up". Because he was a person back in 2016 that had his Ebenefits acct hacked, he then deregistered. Because of that he couldnt get in it to see what the issue was.
  8. "When was the decision which reduced you from 10 percent to 0 percent? (Was it within a year so you can appeal it?) Also, did they give you an increase in some sort of "GERD" alternative rating? Such as gastritis diverticulosis? If you will post the decisions "reasons and bases" (redact your name and address), then maybe we can help more". C&P given 7 May 2007-Examiner-"The veterans C-file has not been provided and is not reviewed." Veteran states that currently being followed by a gastroenterologist in private practice who performd EGD on Nov 2006. That report
  9. This is clear error "unless" this was some sort of temporary or convalescent rating". The VA is required to give you 60 days notice and an opportunity for a hearing, as well as notice of proposed reduction. I was rated 0% for GERD only when I retired. Had gastritis with h-pylori a year before I retired, but it wasnt mentioned in the initial C&P. In 2007 I submitted EGD results from my Gastro Dr, but it wasnt provided to the examiner, to include my VA record. I had GERD as well as chronic gastritis with h-pylori. The C&P examiner noted that he was not provided any records t
  10. Had an upper and lower GI that was requested by the Primary care Dr in Jan 2019 at the VA hospital. Due to the results I then filed a request for an increase on 6 Mar 2019. Ive been rated 10 % for GERD only, since 2007, even tho Ive had gastritis as well, even before I got out of service. I find out on myhealthvet that an ACE was completed on 27 Mar 2019. Im curious as if this was really necessary as the procedure was done by the VA system and all rater had to do was view the evidence. And they downgraded to 0% on 27 Aug 2019. Nope, did not receive notification that they were going to
  11. "Keep in mind that due to the nature of the digestive system, VA would most likely combined your conditions and pay you at the higher rate to avoid pyramiding". That is one of my main gripes. They are only listing the GERD with hiatal hernia and ignoring the rest of my gastric issues such as the gastritis which I also had in service. I included it in my 2007 request for increase and again in 2019. The info from the civilian dr that stated I had the gastritis with H pylori was not even provided to the examiner in 2007, nor did he have my VA health records. The 2019 request was based on an
  12. Kinda tossing around if I actually have a CUE from a 2007 C&P. Back then your records wasnt on file so you didnt know what was in it and had to depend on what the rater stated. I got a copy of my Cfile recently and learned that the C&P I had, the examiner stated he did not have my VA records, nor the civilian Dr info I submitted. Yet in my cfile the civ info is date stamped by the VA mailroom. I had requested an increase in GERD from noncompensable given in 1998 to compensable to include the gastritis with H pylori again, something I had in service as well that was ignored in my in
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