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  1. Good evening all, I'm currently rated at 20% for Fibromyalgia (FM) and 10% for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). I fit the definition for 40% for FM and 60 for CFS that I find on the eCFR. As a Gulf War vet these are presumptive conditions. All I should need is a statement in VA-speak with the proper levels included. I also have a 0% for eczema, but discovered that I may qualify for 60% if I interpret the definition on the eCFR correctly. Background: I filed for those conditions as soon as Congress changed the law to make them presumptive for the Gulf War vets. I filed a NOD in mid December of 2012, requesting the De Novo process to review and adjust the levels appropriately. No action on this yet. I first filed for CFS in 1996 and was denied. My questions for the community: - Regarding FM and CFS: Should I wait for this de novo process to finish before obtaining and submitting a new IMO? - Is it "better" or "easier" if I obtain the same information in my VA medical file from a VA doc at the local VA outpatient clinic? - Should I wait to submit a claim to increase the rating for eczema until the FM and CFS process is finished? A representative once told me that submitting new paperwork while something was in process would cause the entire thing to stop and start over, putting me back at the end of the line for a decision. I don't know if thats accurate or not, but I would like the claim date to be as early as possible for backpay reasons. - the eCFR lists "7806-Dermatitis or eczema" on a single line. Is it possible to get separate ratings for both? - Is it possible to get the rating for CFS backdated to 1996? I did not file something each year. There was about a 15 year gap between the first and second filings. That's a lot of questions, and I want to say Thank You! in advance to anyone who answers. Ben
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