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van2016 posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research ForumHello! I've been silent in the background for awhile now sifting through all the information while I put together my Fully Developed Claim. This site is absolutely amazing and I'm extremely grateful for everyone's wealth of knowledge they have shared to help veterans. I've recently run into a problem hopefully someone can give me advice on. I started my FDC Oct 9th 2016 and it was set to expire 2017. About a week before the expiration I had a doctor give me new medical information to add to my claim. He told me to send a fax requesting a 90 day extension for the new medical information. However, I am a single father with a 1yr old, bouncing around to houses who will let us stay with them. It just so happened this week I was to send the fax my car was in the shop from a wreck, in addition I had no access to a fax machine, it was also Columbus day, the weekend etc.... anyways, I was able to send a fax on the 9th but my claim is no longer showing on ebenifits. Guys I'm really stressing about this. Just like everyone else this is super important and I was very much depending on having that date for the back pay. How can I get the original date of my claim back? What should I do???
Title 38 has only one standard exam position for measuring knee extension/flexion, that is the sitting position. See TITLE 38 § 4.71 Plate II (the official version at GPO Website or the hard copy, not VA Website.) I see QTC measuring standing, sitting, laying down, or whatever they want. Each position can give different results (5 degrees, 10 degrees or whatever.) What is often done is the QTC 'examiner' picks the least favorable measurement for the Vet and submits that to VA. Most Vets do not even know they are being screwed. The BDQ does not even say what position to use, so even your own doctor can be using a less favorable (unauthorized) position. The VA Rater has no way to know (and may not even care) what position was used unless the examiner messes up and mentions it. Has anyone ever noticed this and fought against said circumnavigation of Title 38?