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  1. Folks: I just got notified my result of round 2 of my claim was finished and I saw the results on Ebenefits. Anyway this round, only 1 of 7 contentions was service connected (others denied) which was one 10% SC for Hypertensive Heart Disease as a secondary to Hypertension. My initial claim of 80% has remained at 80% because the extra 10% was not enough to move the ratings up. But, I intend to challenge most the denials anyway with new IMO/IMEs from Dr Ellis over the next few months with my NOD. I'm not getting much traction with claims associated with the explosion that I was in so I cont
  2. I was recently denied SC for coronary artery disease as a secondary to hypertension. I have since filed another claim for unrelated contention but when I was checking under "disabilities" in Ebenefits, I see were coronary artery disease is back under pending disabilities but this time is a new claim vice a secondary claim. Do anyone have any insight on this? Thanks
  3. So I received a letter from the BVA today and basically says it has been remanded again It states that extra-scheduler consideration is warranted. This is what it says 1. Refer Veterans claim to the Director of Compensation and Pension Service or Under Secretary for Benefits for consideration of whether the additional symptomatology resulting from his service connected hypertension warrants an extra-scheduler rating. 2. If any benefit sought on appeal remains denied, issue a supplemental statement of the case. Then the case should be returned to the Board, if in order. What does this mean ? D
  4. I submitted a claim with a few new disabilities and to reopen the following disabilities shown below that were non service connected (as rated in 2007). To my surprise, I found the following statement on one of my C&Ps resutls. INCREASE CLAIMS: The veteran is claiming an increase in her service connected: " Hypertension " Asthma with allergic rhinitis " Migraine headaches " Mitral Valve Disorder " Right knee PFS " Lumbar Back Strain **Please note that the record currently does not show the veteran as service-connected for headaches, heart condition, right knee, or lum
  5. I was wondering if this sounded right. We had a meeting with my fathers SO. They told my dad he basically is getting compensated well. That filing the new claims for the IHD the Parkinsons and the worsening of the Neuropathy. Would not benefit him at all. Only in the event of his death my mother would get compensated if he passed from sac disabilities. Dad also Inquired about the Aid and attendance he filed over a year ago. It's not in the system they said. So my dad asked how to get it. The person at the SO told him that he should wait and see how this goes. It don't feel 100%. For some r
  6. The VA's 'Experts' On Toxic Chemicals May Not Know What They're Talking About Veterans who were exposed to contaminated water are seeing a disturbing pattern of disability claim denials The Department of Veterans Affairs provided Burpee with medical coverage, including hospice, but repeatedly denied his claims for disability benefits. Burpee died not knowing whether his wife, four children and four grandchildren would be taken care of in the future. "They throw up so many roadblocks to you, it's unreal," said Brenda Burpee, Donald's widow. Among the chemicals, trichloroethylen
  7. Lost my cdl because the meds I'm on for my knees and ptsd first I lost being a Emt/firefighter for hypertension and a heart attack now my drivers license I'm so down in the dumps not sure what road take now God bless all on here
  8. So.... July 2014 I was bumped from 40 to 70 percent. However I was denied sc for both knees...depression...sleep apnea and hypertension. March 2015 I started the quick claim process for those issues plus a few others where I will be submitting more evidence once ready. I decided that I should do a NOD for the issues that were not service connected in my July 2014 award letter since my one year window was almost closed. The point was to make sure I could secure my back pay on those issues in the case that the va does SC some of them. I explain why Im doing the NOD to the VA counselo
  9. I'm looking to see anybody on her knows anything about the va coving my claim for taking lariam in Somalia made me sick at the time trying to get my irregular heat beats and hypertension and heart attack rated i'm rated now 80%thanks ahead for the help God bless
  10. Folks: I've had Hypertension Issues since my early days in Kuwait and was hospitalized there for several days for a kidney stone and kidney issues. Recently, I was service connected at 0% for hypertension. Anyway, much later, I ended up with 3 large marble sized cysts on my Kidney's. Anyway, so, around 1998, when I was still active in the Army, I started having chest pains that would not go away. So, they gave me an heart echocardiogram back then and found some heart valve regurgitation problems. As a result, from that time on, I've had chest pains and carried around nitro to relieve t
  11. Good Morning. I hope the collective minds at HadIt.Com can offer some solutions to my problem. I need to prove “boots on ground” to receive disability benefits for Diabetes Mellitus II, Kidney Failure, Hypertension, Left Leg Above Knee Amputation and individual unemployability. VA has denied both disability claims because of no official documentation. In 1972 I was an 18-year-old kid, fresh out of High School, Boot Camp and MMA School and sent to fleet. I had orders to USS Haleakala on station off the coast of Vietnam. There are 34 unaccounted days after reporting off leave at Naval Sta
  12. My last decision date was Aug 18 2014. I was bumped from 40% to 70% Several of the claims received no rating due to not enough evidence Sleep apnea Both knees High blood pressure Depression secondary to hearing loss In Mar 2015 I started the quick claim fdc process. I have yet to submit my claims as Im waiting on IMEs from Dr Bash. The Va has assured me that I have a one year window to submit my quick claims. So from Mar 2015 till Mar 2016 My question is this??? How do I keep my one year date from my august 2014 decision date? I would like to receive retro pay on the hypertensio
  13. I am a gulf war1 vet @80% I had a heart attack 2008 2 stents place in my heart I am not rated for my heart or hypertension I was reading that cardiovascular disease falls under the gulf war presumptions has anybody on here got rater for that thanks ahead and God bless us all
  14. If one filed a claim in 2008 for hypertension (HBP) and was susequently service connected for hypertension through his military medical records (zero, controlled by meds), would it be unreasonable for them to have seen an enlarge left ventrical and an abnormal ECG also in the record, to also sevice connect for heart desease? And if they didnt, which they didnt, do I, Start a new claim for heart desease. Or, a cue? Or, what?? Thanks, Hamslice From what I read in 7000, you get 30% for enlarged heart by x-ray, which I have on record in 2004 with an x-ray. And I also h
  15. Good Evening Everyone, I have been browsing this site for a few hours. I did not find answers to what I have questions for. So I am hoping someone can advise me. My Father served in the Marine Corp In Vietnam from 7/1967 to 5/1970. It was determined that he was exposed to Agent Orange. Along with being on a registry for Camp Lejeune for water contamination. My Father wears AFO leg braces for the Neuropathy. He was falling a lot and I had discussed with his Primary Care Dr a few years back that I felt my father had the beginning stages of Parkinson's. The Dr sent him to the Ne
  16. I filed a claim for CAD secondary to HTN. I had my C & P on June 5th and I received my copy via release of information yesterday. My question is I thought CAD secondary to sc HTn was a slam dunk. The write up from the C&P doctor states: While HTN is a risk factor for CAD, the veteran also has other risk factors including male age over 45 years old, family history of heart disease, prior cigareete smoking (quit in 1997) and low HDL in 2002. Also accoding to UP to DATE: obesity and weight gain promotes or aggravates all the atherogenic risk factors and physical activity worsens some to t
  17. Hes awesome. A really nice guy who knows his stuff. I paid him to do four IMEs for me He found three more contentions and did 7 IMEs for me for no addittional charge 7 seperate DBQs filled out and sighned right in front of me after examinations Hes also writing a letter and nexus for each DBQ If your on the fence about using him....dont be... Hes brillant at this stuff Heres just one example.. I told him one of my contentions was high blood pressure. I have plenty of evidence in my medical records but the VA still denied. Its only 10% but I figured his letter would help
  18. Hi I have been watching this site for some time now below is what I'm dealing with along with allot of other disabilities I am 60% at this time allot of 10% I have a IMO from Dr Bash that I have already turn in to VA my claim was at Prep for decision now it when back to gathering of evidence can I please get some feed back on this. I thank you guys in advance!! Berta I think I'm dealing with the same thing that your Husband when though concerning his heart condition, I'm sorry for your lost. Ken Military: 1979- 1999 I started going to Womack Army Medical Center in the early 90’s
  19. asknod responded to a post located here on hadit This response made such a huge impact on me as to its importance; that I had to respond to it and start this thread: asknod wrote: You won because you took the time to learn the twisted system. Far too many come here and merely try to get others to do their footwork. Advice is one thing. Asking for a complete book of Cliff Notes is far more. No one is more invested in your claim, more knowledgeable than you about the actual facts, nor capable of bringing the proper legal arguments to the table. It took me 14 years to recognize my 1994
  20. I realize there are quite a few threads going on about SMC and I didn't want to hijack any of them with my question...Which is pretty simple (LOL) Am I eligible for SMC based upon my last VA award??? 60 Nephropathy w/Hypertension 60 PN Upper Left 40 PN Lower Left 40 PN Lower Right 30 IHD 20 DMII 20 PAD Lower Left 20 PAD Lower Right 10 PN Upper Right 10 Scar L/R Carotid 10 Scar Abdomen 0 Hypertension 0 Surg Rt Ring Finger 100% P&T plus SMC (K-1) OSC
  21. This is my response to recent C & P exam conducted on 10 April 2015. Went over the exam word by word and discovered many, many errors and statements that were not true. Note: I tried to attach this as word document, but hadit system would not accept it. File was only 42kb in size. i used M/S Word 10, as have Word 13, but did not use it. Please note examiners terminology and his omission of key facts, as usual. I did not correct the misspelling by the examiner. Hope this helps someone. I am somewhat meticulous in my critique of the exam, as a decision can turn on one key word or p
  22. I have a few question, but here is a little background first. I served in the Navy from 1993-2003. When I got out, I was awarded service connection and compensation for Asthma 30%, Acid Reflux 10%, Tinnitus 10%, and Hypertension 10%. I have a few others rated at 0% but do not remember them off the top of my head. In January/February of this year (2015) I went to VA medical with some complaints and was subsequently diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy. To be frank, I am a bit unclear about all my diagnosis; it has been a bit of a trial for my family considering I just turned 40 I feel shellsho
  23. This is extract from my recent C & P exam for ED. I filed claim in 2012 for ED as secondary to HTN. Denied in 2013 as not service connected, even though started have ED problems before i retired in 2005. 4. Erectile dysfunction ----------------------- Does the Veteran have erectile dysfunction? [X] Yes [ ] No If yes, complete the following section: a. Etiology of erectile dysfunction: htn b. If the Veteran has erectile dysfunction, is it as likely as not (at least a 50% probability) attributable to one of the diagnoses in Section 1, including residuals of treatment for this di
  24. Recent had C & P exam and noted several disabilities that VARO added to my claim. This is what doctor opined on spirolactone, which VA started me on in 2007 for hypertension. I am not sure if have claim or not, unless it is 1151 claim. OPINION REQUESTED: Aggravation of a nonservice connected disability by A service connected disability. Was the Veteran's diverticulitis with constipation at least as likely as not aggravated beyond its natural progression by his/her service connected hypertension with pulmonary hypertension? Medical opinion: It is at least as likely is not at
  25. This is 28 April 2015 results of my C & P exam for heart disease. I have been trying since 2003 to get SC for heart disease. I had 6 tests less than 6 months after came off AD DBQ CARDIO Heart: MEDICAL OPINION REQUEST TYPE OF MEDICAL OPINION REQUESTED: Aggravation of a nonservice Connected disability by a service connected disability. OPINION REQUESTED: Aggravation of a nonservice connected disability by a service connected disability. Was the Veteran's atrial fibrillation and ischemic heart disease At least as likely as not aggravated beyond its natural progression by his/her
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