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Rhodesia

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  1. I had a second total knee replacement on the same knee, I receive 60% from the first total knee replacement and now I just finished a C&P exam for the second total knee replacement which is called a revision to replace the original hardware, on top of my DBQ from the VA it says LEFT TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT (RFE) so what does (RFE) mean since it was not on the last exam for my first knee replacement. Thank you
  2. Thank you good to know. I was rated due to my second knee replacement on the same knee from 30% to 60% then I was rated 0% for the two surgical scars and the VA added a 10% due to one of the scars was over 10 inches long. Not counting what I currently have. I still take morphine for the knee pain (Around the area of the Knee) and still having issues with that long second scar which resulted in 78 staples I looked like a subject from Dr. Frankenstein's lab. I retired from the VA in 2016 and I don't work I have had 3 P&T's from the second knee replacement which they call a Knee revision beca
  3. I have had 2 knee replacements on the same knee, one back in 2016 and another in 2018. I was rated 70% on august of 2019. I just finished my Temp 100% for my 2nd knee replacement now I'm being seen again for a comp & pension exam for my 2nd knee replacement by a private contractor through the VA. The letter says that I'm being seen for a reduction in rating or an increase in rating for the 2nd knee replacement. I'm a little confused because I have been hearing that the VA can reduce your rating if you are better or your quality of life was made better by the VA. I only know one veteran t
  4. No not a typo on my part or up late must have been a typo on their part because it does say 60% service connected 08/01/2919 as I look back on my last knee replacement they had it down early too while I was on the 100% temp then they paid me the 30% rating, the VSO was scratching her head why they did that she did call them and the date is effective for 8/01/2019 so like you said have to wait until the letter because she wants to see how they wrote that up but from the 100% temp letter I downloaded on ebenefits it does say 100% effective 12/01/2018 that's the date when by original 100% temp fo
  5. I was just awarded 60% total left knee replacement effective 08/01/2019 My first knee replacement was effective on 01/01/2018 at 30% so I was given a 30% increase which brings my rating up to 70% as of right now what I need to know is I also been awarded 100% temp effective 12/01/2018 but as I look at my disability on ebebefits it looks like I will be getting the 100% up until 08/01/2019 then my 70% kicks in after that date let me know if this theory is wrong here is what I was awarded left total knee replacement 60% Service Connected 0
  6. here is what I just received from an inquiry I made in my missing Documents and current claim, I guess the VA is having problems transferring eBenefits over to VA.Gov I'm missing my C&P exam from QTC that is contracted by the VA they don't keep copies because it's all done by interfacing with the VA servers, So I did get paid for travel so they can't say I never showed up for the C&P exam. it's just that my C&P exam is missing got to love this paperless society. Recently you requested assistance from VA. Below is our response. If you wish to reopen this issue,
  7. Yea I can relate I worked for the VA then retired I have seen allot of bad things how the VA treats us Combat veterans and as employees as well, there are some good VA employees that will go out of their way to help but I also have seen them get in trouble for doing so. As a retired VA police Officer I have been on standbys where the C&P doctor is telling the veteran he is being denied and the Veteran goes ballistic, most people don't know this but the VA doctors that are contracted by the VA try to denies a veterans claims, they use the term "In the best interest of the Government" or "If
  8. I never put to much faith in the VSO's to help some may be good and some not. I'm still waiting for my 100% temp pay after my 2nd total knee replacement service connected since June of 2018 I already received a 0% rating for my 15 inch and 1/2 inch wide scar from the knee surgery and here I was hoping to get at least 10% rating when you look under the CFR for it but I guess rules are changing.
  9. Did any view the new web site yet? I noticed that all my information is missing on ebenefits and says it was moved over to VA.GOV so I checked my documentation for my claims and they are missing all it shows is I filed a claim on Nov 15th 2018 but when you look under status or files all of my medical documentation I submitted for my total knee replacement and the C&P exam are not there it looks like I have never submitted anything. Has anyone looked at the new site now since the VA transferred everything over to the new site? Mine now says All Active Claims Have Moved To VA.GOV
  10. Guess I'm not the only one on here that received a 0% rating for my total knee replacement scar on my knee

  11. Good answer, I'm still waiting to hear about the 100% temp for the second knee replacement I still have one pending disability claim still open suppose to close on 01/13/2019 so far nothing has moved since the government shutdown.
  12. Too funny since you mentioned Whoaaa, HOSS! Tatoo this on your arm, if you need to remember it After I finished my 5 year enlistment with the French Foreign Legion I had a hell of a time re-enlisting back into the Marine Corps. because of the Tattoo's from the Legion LOL
  13. I had two total knee replacements on the same knee my first one was in 12/2016 and my second one was in June 2018 I think that's the issue that the VA will not pay out the 100% temp under 38 CFR 4.30 for the second knee replacement maybe that's why the VA is telling me you only get one per service connected injury for a major surgery. I'm still waiting to see if the VSO's statement claim for reconsideration for the 13 month 100% temp will be granted but she says don't get my hopes up because she has been seeing this throughout the VA. So I told her if a Veteran has a serviced connected injury
  14. Well I was rated 0% for a 15 inch 1/2 inch wide scar on my knee due to a total knee replacement, the VA cited that there were some changes to how the VA rates scars on the body due to service connected injury's, that's why my 20% was taken away last years for scars due to this. My surgery scar was not in a visible area meaning your clothes will cover the scar but if your scars were above the neck line face etc then the minimum rating would be 10%. My VSO is trying to find out why and if this has changed then I can't file a NOD. I will not be receiving any award for the 0% either but the VA ha
  15. Well my claim just changed this morning even the wording to it so this it what it says now Status of Your Claim PREPARATION FOR DECISION Submitted: 11/15/2018 (Compensation) Estimated Completion: 01/13/2019 - 02/08/2019 Disabilities Claimed: post operative surgical scarring due to service connected left knee surgery in June 2018 scar is 15 inches long and 1/ 2 inches wide (Increase), reconsider total left knee replacement (Revision) 100% temp total (Increase) Representative for VA Claims: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Current Status: Preparation f
  16. My exam was on the 11th of this month it took 45 minutes and I received my travel pay in a form of a check from QTC 3 days later that was fast and not from the VA I'm assuming they have a contract with the VA to pay out travel expenses. other than that I have not seen anything updated in ebenfits on my claim for my 2nd total knee replacement all the Dr, would tell me is that Yes I had a 2nd knee replacement, and the scars to go with it, he did measure the scars and my pain level from the scars and he did some measurements on how far I can bend my knee, he said he sends this up electronically t
  17. I had a total knee replacement revision due to a serious fall which ended up replacement of the whole knee again that why I'm still having issues I'm on my 3rd physical therapy for my knee since June and the pain level is around 6 to 7 and I have issues sleeping at knight due to the knee. The surgeon said if the therapy does not work then he will need to replace the spacer that is between the knee to give it more support. as for the morphine I can't take the other pain killers I get sick so that's why I'm on Morphine. Their are times that I'm bleeding inside under the scar when going through t
  18. Ok made it to the exam spent about 45 minutes in there he had my file up from the VA on his computer I guess the VA can do these now send your file just about anywhere. He was doing allot of typing and asking questions, then he evaluated my 15 inch scar and asked questions why I had to have a second knee replacement and so forth. wanted to know if I'm having any pain from the scars and are they intermittent or constant showed him my last 3 prescriptions for Morphine prescription for the pain, and do I have troubles sleeping because of the knee replacement due to the post surgery scars. in the
  19. Thank you I leave this morning I will keep you posted how the exam went, but I find it odd that I have to fill out my own DBQ exam. Also as a side note the VSO asked the VA to reconsider my 100% temp for the 13 month for my second total knee replacement under 38 CFR 4.30 as a second claim. I have not heard anything on that issue or anything that was posted in the bank account. the VSO said I should receive retro back pay from June 4th 2018. that's IF they approve it. All she said was just keep checking your bank account because you can never tell when they will post it.
  20. I'm going up to Eugene, Oregon to be seen by a private Dr. for a C&P exam for my total left knee replacement Scar which is 15 inches long and 1/2 inch wide and there has been Constance pain on the scar itself since the surgery on june 4th 2018 I have been given Morphine to deal with the pain I'm on my third prescription since June 2018 from the scar, this is my second knee replacement on the same knee and this time I had 72 staples to close up the incision. I have been reading on here that most of the exams people have been given a rating of 0% I hate to travel 200 miles for a 10 minute
  21. Ok can anyone tell me what I'm looking at here? from what I can tell it looks like they have canceled all 3 request to my Total knee replacement claim that I had to refile all over again because they denied me under 38 CFR 4.30

    • Optional Documents 11/30/2018

    Please submit any supporting documents. Include any documents that we requested when you submitted your application for this claim.

    To see all uploaded documents associated to this claim, select the "All Uploaded Documents for this Claim" tab above.

    Note: Supporting documents uploaded before January 26, 2015 are not displayed.

    • Request 1

    Due Date: Not available Status:  No Longer Needed

    DBQ MUSC Knee & lower leg

    • Request 2

    Due Date: Not available Status:  No Longer Needed

    DBQ DERM Scars Disfigurement

    • Request 3

    Due Date: Not available Status:  No Longer Needed

    Exam Request - Processing

    Thanks for any input

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