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  1. Finally got a VA rating letter. They gave me back pay to 2014, plus 30% increase. I had asked for 100% total since I already had 60%. Now, with VA math that only bumps me up to 70%, if I do their math correctly. I told them I need 100% for crucial dental work. Looks like they just ignored that part of my claim. They also said nothing about my recent service connection for hypothyroidism, which I believe I should have gotten 30% because the rating schedule seems to call for it. I got 0% for that, because they said there were no symptoms, even though I gave the C & P examiner a host of sympt
  2. I had a similar problem. I was granted SC, but 0%. The rating schedule for Hypothyroidism says I should have gotten 30% with the symptoms I told the C&P examiner. Can somebody tell me what to do? I'm going to see a VA Endocrinologist specialist. Maybe I can get some of my symptoms diagnosed as residuals. That's what my VSO wants me to do then she will file a supplemental claim. Also, how do I get a copy of the exam?
  3. Also, my service connected grant for tongue cancer is being rated at the RO. My attorney seems to think I will get a big retro award going back to 2016. The VA first gave me SC then took it back. It went to the BVA and was denied. He took it to the Court and had it remanded back to the BVA where it was granted. The VSO said I was awarded some money from the time they awarded it til the time it was taken back, but I don't remember. Don't know how much that would have been. Does anybody know what the rating might be?
  4. My supplemental claim for Hypothyroidism was service connected. But at 0% rating. I need somebody to tell me what the schedule of rating is for Hypothyroidism. It looks to me like it should be 30% for six months, then residual evaluation after that. This is what it says... Hypothyroidism without myxedema30 Note (2): This evaluation shall continue for six months after initial diagnosis. Thereafter, rate residuals of disease or medical treatment under the most appropriate diagnostic code(s) under the appropriate body system (e.g., eye, digestive, mental disorders).
  5. Berta, I don't understand a lot of what you've said. But if you can help me understand my case, and how it relates to Nehmer I would appreciate it. Happy Easter
  6. So it looks like I don't need to remind them, or point anything out, they have everything and will make a decision. Right? Any idea when?
  7. Thanks Berta. The confusing thing for me is my C&P exam was for the newly added AO presumptive disease Hypothyroidism, but I had previously included Hypothyroidism as a residual in my claim for the just SC granted tongue cancer.
  8. They sent me a letter stating because of my age, they would be speeding it up. Of course, nobody really knows what that means. When I was service-connected for PTSD, the money came quickly. Mine is an unusual case, and my VSO says she "can't wait" to learn the decision. I had requested "service connection, plus residuals" and one of the residuals was Hypothyroidism. Then they passed the new law providing SC for that disease, hence my C&P exam. So they have 2 claims for that. I hope you're wrong about another long wait. Happy Easter
  9. My Attorney was successful in getting a BVA grant. It had been remanded back from the Veteran's Court. A CUE reversal. I'm over the moon, but don't know what to expect next. I also had a successful C&P exam for Hypothyroidism. (The newly added disease to the list of Presumptive conditions related to AO.) The Schedule of Ratings calls for a minimum of 30% there. I had asked the BVA for 100% from my present 60% for the tongue cancer, because anything less will not get me needed crucial dental work. I am hoping the combined rating will get me there. Do I now just wait for a RO rating decision
  10. GBArmy, while I appreciate your interest, neither one of those codes, 7800 and 7901 pertain to me. I have TWO pending claims. The first, AO tongue cancer with residuals, (including hypothyroidism), on appeal remand from the Veteran's court, with an attorney this time. Also, a supplemental claim for hypothyroidism, since the new law made it a presumptive AO Vietnam disease, and should be a slam dunk. In the original one, I was treated for the cancer, but I'm asking for 100% because VA Dental will not do the extensive work I need without it. I have a C&P coming up and hope for at least enoug
  11. 3 New diseases have been added to the presumptive list for AO. Mine is hypothyroidism. My VSO informed me the VA is accepting claims but waiting for final word on what the effective date will be. I have submitted a request of records to check, but believe my earliest claim is 2014. I have submitted a supplemental claim. I have a C&P exam coming up.
  12. I have a C&P Exam coming up. I put in a supplementary claim for Agent Orange hypothyroidism. Does anybody know if it has been added to the presumptive list. I heard it has, which is why I filed the claim. But my VSO, who filed the claim, says it's still waiting for Congress to pass it . Otherwise why would she submit the claim?? Please help, my email is richarddharrison@juno.com
  13. I have a C&P Exam coming up. I put in a supplementary claim for Agent Orange hypothyroidism. Does anybody know if it has been added to the presumptive list. I heard it has, which is why I filed the claim. But my VSO, who filed the claim, says it's still waiting for Congress to pass it . Otherwise why would she submit the claim?? Please help, my email is richarddharrison@juno.com
  14. Is mine automatically expedited, since I'm 76, or do I need to request it through my lawyer?
  15. The reason for the remand is because my attorney convinced the CAVC to agree that it was not proper to have a CUE in an my case. He believes the BVA will agree. I don't think I will need an IMO, I already have a strong case with excellent nexus statement. He thinks it might be a few weeks to a few months. Aren't they supposed to give "expiditious treatment" for advanced age also? My attorney seemed to think so.
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