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Hello all, I separated in 2007 and was awarded 80% for a number of things (listed below) after awards I have never made another claim. Since I got out I've used the VA for some care for my eyes and CPAP gear but not for everything as I have private insurance. Last month on Dec 21st I had a heart attack at 37 years old (turned 37 2 weeks before on Dec 11th) with 1 each 100% blockage requiring a stent. I was not on cholesterol or BP meds and I receive no disability for any cardio related issue. I had an electrocardiogram and my heart looks great with 100% function and my non VA cardiolo
My mother agreed to let me handle filing a claim for my father. You see he passed away in 2000 at the V.A. Hospital. I need to know how to handle this. I am guessing that I need to obtain his C File, review it and put together the proof needed to show that he died because of service connected disabilites. He was 100% PT but not for 10 years so my mother does not receive any compensation because of it. Personally I think the V.A. was guilty of malpractice. They were treating him for pneumonia as an inpatient and he died of myocardial infarction. But I digress. I would like to see if there
How does this work? Do I have a leg to stand on should I continue to appeal a DRO decision on an appeal 38 CFR part 4 has several listings in which conditions are to be rated at 100% when they first occur, then evaluated for residuals after 6 months for a final rating. Some examples are the various causes of stroke under 38 CFR 4.124a. There are also a number of heart conditions with 3 or 6 months at 100% then rerated based on specific criteria in 38 CFR 4.104. So if a veterans has, say, a stroke, then applies for service connection and a disability rating AFTER the stroke has occur