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  1. Thanks I'll do that. I requested an in person hearing for my appeal and the DAV is representing me, so I assume I give all evidence to the DAV instead of uploading it to my claim on ebenefits.
  2. Amazing thank you. I flew blackhawks. Should I mention that I did not seek medical help for my back in service for fear of losing flight status? How would I go about adding that to my claim?
  3. Thanks. Does the IMO/nexus letter have to include a C+P performed by the doctor? Will the VA schedule me for another C+P? The scoliosis was mentioned somewhere in my MEPS exam but I can not find it anywhere and I have my medical records. The VA must have a document I don't have. Therefore I think I will be just trying to prove the arthritis was caused by service.
  4. Thanks for the reply. Is an IMO the same thing as a nexus letter? The DAV only sent me the nexus letter template and told me to have the doctor explain why it is secondary to one of my service connected disabilities. This led me to think that having the doctor give his opinion that my injury was caused by service would not be good enough for an appeal. Can just a doctor's opinion with no in service treatment records be enough?
  5. I was rated 20% for my shoulder due to many dislocations and 10% for cervical strain. I applied for lower back condition thru the DAV. It was denied because they stated the scoliosis I have is not service related. I appealed and asked for a hearing. Since I didn't mention scoliosis in the claim I'm not sure why that is all that they looked at. I've had a back Xray which showed "2. Mild anterior endplate spurring, with disc heights maintained. 3. Thoracic dextroscoliosis, measuring 22 degrees" Which I'm told is indicative of degenerative disc disease and/or a
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