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  1. Greetings to all members to Hadit. The question may have been answered in the forum but I can't find and answer anywhere so therefor any help would be greatly appreciated. I have recently file a secondary claim for bilateral knee conditions caused by my bilateral flat feet which I am rated at 50% for. I do have a diagnosis for both knees which were submitted. The examiner opined that I do have a bilateral knee condition that is less than likely than not caused by bilateral pes planus. The examiners rational was " that the veterans bilateral condition was due to a specific incident or injury while in service and not by pes plans". To me, the examiner does see a direct service connection for my knee condition. I was denied bases on the examiners opinion but the rating official did not consider the examiners rationale. I am in the middle of doing an NOD instead of a reconsideration, even though I filed as secondary, Is there a reg out there that states that the rater can do a direct service connection being that I have an event or injury while in service, I do have a diagnosis, and looks like the examiner stated it was caused by an incident or injury while in service (looks like a nexus)? Thank you all in advance for your help.
  2. Please, welcome new VET2VET podcast episode: https://youtu.be/waV5t0HPtbM Today we are joined by Thomas Wendel, DAV National area supervisor for West Cost Region. Thomas E. Wendel served in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1983 until 1997. Since 1999, Tom has worked assisting veterans in processing various entitlement claims on the local, state and federal levels; first in Clare County as a county service officer and then when he came to work for the Disabled American Veterans in 2000. In 2008 he was promoted to the position of supervisor of the DAV Service Office in Detroit and later he was promoted to the position of supervisor of the DAV National area for West Cost Region. DAV is America’s largest, most effective veterans service organizations dedicated to the needs of those injured, ill or wounded in service. We have more than 1,300 Chapters in communities nationwide to help make sure veterans from all generations and their families get the benefits and support they deserve. Today, nearly 1.3 million veterans belong to DAV, and we encourage you to add your voice to the cause. Our programs and free services help all veterans get the health, disability and financial benefits they earned. Take advantage of our benefits claims assistance, medical transportation and employment resources. Your local DAV Chapter is a great way to connect with fellow veterans in your area. ★ JOIN US IN OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU AND OUR FELLOW VETERANS ★ ▶ facebook.com/VETOVET2 ▶ itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vet2vet/id1077206523?mt=2 ▶ twitter.com/VETOVET2 ▶ youtube.com/c/VETOVET2 ▶ plus.google.com/u/0/+VETOVET2 ▶ goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iiqawbuzg7eviiyqm6xz7kju62m?t%3DVET2VET ▶ feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:198832065/sounds.rss ▶ soundcloud.com/vet2vet ▶ stitcher.com/s?fid=80842&refid=stpr ★ LIMITED LIABILITY CLAUSE ★ THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE VET2VET MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. VET2VET MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES OF THE CONTENT AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA VET2VET SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF VET2VET, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE CONSULTING VET2VET.
  3. Hello all, I'm trying to find any female that was deployed to Afghanistan or Middle East during Operation Enduring Freedom 2002, that is now suffering from ovarian failure, early menopause or menstrual issues. I have been trying to file a claim for over a year due to the above issues with no luck. There is no medical documentation to prove my case. If there is anyone out there suffering from the same issues, or you know of anyone who could be, please get in touch with me. I have no family history of ovarian failure but managed to go through menopause by 35. Looking for help!
  4. Please, welcome new VET2VET podcast episode: https://youtu.be/9paX1-FyCaI Today we’re talking about SERVICE CONNECTION. When we talk about service-connecting a medical condition, disease, injury or illness to military service, we are talking about proving the relationship between the two. 1) Direct Service Connection 2) Service Connection by Aggravation 3) Presumptive Service Connection 4) Secondary Service Connection 5) Service Connection due to Injury Caused by Treatment in the VA Healthcare System 6) Special Service Connection Rules for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ★ JOIN US IN OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU AND OUR FELLOW VETERANS ★ ▶ facebook.com/VETOVET2 ▶ itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vet2vet/id1077206523?mt=2 ▶ twitter.com/VETOVET2 ▶ youtube.com/c/VETOVET2 ▶ plus.google.com/u/0/+VETOVET2 ▶ goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iiqawbuzg7eviiyqm6xz7kju62m?t%3DVET2VET ▶ feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:198832065/sounds.rss ▶ soundcloud.com/vet2vet ▶ stitcher.com/s?fid=80842&refid=stpr ★ LIMITED LIABILITY CLAUSE ★ THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE VET2VET MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. VET2VET MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES OF THE CONTENT AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA VET2VET SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF VET2VET, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE CONSULTING VET2VET.
  5. Please, welcome new VET2VET podcast episode: https://youtu.be/sTH3p-WwXn0 The way VA defines The word "permanent" slightly differently. For that matter, the word total doesn't mean total when discussing a disability. These are just terms to VA. There really isn't a protected rating. Any rating can be modified by VA at any time, depending on the circumstances. How do you know if your benefit is P & T? What is IU? What is substantially gainful employment? Are there any other eligibility requirements? How is the way VA decides total disability different from other agencies? TDIU awards may be permanent or they may be temporary. If I get a 100% rating, should I continue fighting the VA for benefits? SMC compensation Can you think of any other scenarios were a Veteran might want to keep filing to VA after they reach a 100% rating? ★ JOIN US IN OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU AND OUR FELLOW VETERANS ★ ▶ facebook.com/veterantoveteran/ ▶ itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vet2vet/id1077206523?mt=2 ▶ twitter.com/veterantovetera/lists/vet2vet ▶ youtube.com/channel/UCebXFpogeJ9r4EqRyxHriYQ ▶ plus.google.com/u/0/+VETOVET2 ▶ goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iiqawbuzg7eviiyqm6xz7kju62m?t%3DVET2VET ▶ feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:198832065/sounds.rss ▶ soundcloud.com/vet2vet ▶ stitcher.com/s?fid=80842&refid=stpr ★ LIMITED LIABILITY CLAUSE ★ THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE VET2VET MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. VET2VET MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES OF THE CONTENT AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA VET2VET SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF VET2VET, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE CONSULTING VET2VET.
  6. Hello there, Currently waiting for a rating. Put in the claim jan 2014 changed to prep for decision begining fot this month. Things are moving pretty fast. What should I expect when I get my claim will it be denied? This is from the C&P DSM 5 PTSD 309.81 DATE 06/23/14 DSM 5 SCHIZOAFFECTTIVE DISOREDER, BIPOLAR TYPE 295.70 DATE 06/23/14 DSM 5 ACHOL DEPENDENCE ICD 305.00 DATE 06/23/14 THE VETERAN MEETS THE FULL DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA FOR POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, SCHIZOAFFECTIVE DISORDER, BIPOLAR TYPE AND ALCHOL DEPENDENCE BASED ON DSM-IV AND IN ADDITION TO DSM 5 DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA, THE VETERANS ALCHOL DEPENDENCE IS RELATED TO PTSD AS HE BEGAN TO DRINK TO EASE HIS ANXIETY RELATED TO THE TRAUMA AND PTSD SYMPTOMS. THE VETERANS SYMPTOMS OF PTSD ARE DISTINCT FROM HIS DELUSIONS AND AUDITORY HALLUCINATIONS CAUSED BE SCHIZOAFFECTIVE DISORDER VIPOLAR TYPE. HE IS HYPERVIGILANT FROM PTSD. HIS ALCHOL DEPENDENCE IS ALSO DISTINCT EITH PERIOD OF BINGE DRINKING AND BLACKOUTS. X OCCUPATIONAL AND SOCIAL IMPARMENT WITH REDUCED ABILITY AND PRODUCTIVITY. 70% SCHIZOAFFECTIVE DISORDER, BIPOLAR TYPE 20% ALCHOL DEPENDENCE 10% PTSD PTSD DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA A X DIRECTLY EXPERINCING THE TRAUMATIC EVENTS X WITNESSING IN PERSON, THE TRAUMATIC EVENTS, AS THEY OCCOURED TO OTHERS CRITERIA B X INTENSE OR PROLONGED PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS AT EXPOSURE TO INTERNALOR EXTERNAL CUES THAT SYMBOLIZE OR RESEMBLE AN ASPECT OFTHE TRAUMATIC EVENT CRITERA C X AVOIDENCE OF OR EFFORTS TO AVOID EXTERNAL REMINDERS ( PEOPLE, PLACES, CONVERSATIONS, ACTIVITIES, OBJECTS SITUATIONS THAT AROUSE DISTRESSING MEMORIES, THOUGHTS, OR FEELINGS ABOUT OR CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRAUMATIC EVENT(S) CRITERIA D X PERSISTENT AND EXXAGERATED NEGATIVE BELIEFS OR EXPECTATIONS ABOUT ONESELF, OTHERS, OR THE WORLD (EG, "I AM BAD", "NO ONE CAN BE TRUSTED", "THE WORLD IS COMPLETLY DANGEROUS", "MY WHOLE NERVOUS SYSTEM IS PERMANENTLY RUINED") X PRESISTNEGATIVE EMOTIANL STATE (E.G. FEAR, HORROR, ANGER, GUILT, OR SHAME) X FEELINGS OF DETACHMENT OR ESTRANGEDMENT FROM OTHERS. CRITERIA E X HYPERVIGILANCE X PROBLEMS WITH CONCENTRATION CRITERIA F X DURATION FOFTHE DISTURBANCE IS MORE THAN 1 MONTH CRITERIA G X THE DISTURBANCES CAUSES CLINNICALLY SIGNIFIGANT DISTRESS OR IMPARIMENT IN SOCIAL, OCCUPATIONAL, OR OTHR IMPORTANT AREAS OF FUNCTIONING. SYMPTOMS X DEPRESSED MOOD X ANXIETY X SUSPICIOUSNEDD X DEPRESSION AFFECTING THE ABILITY TO FUNCTION INDEPENDENTLY, APPROPRIATLEY, AND EFFECTIVLEY X IMPARMENT OF SHORT- AND LONG TERM MEMORY, FOR EXAMPLE RETENTION OF ONLY HIGHLY LEARNED MATERIAL, WHILE FORGETTING TO COMPLETE TASKS X FLATTEND AFFECT X CIRCUMLOCUTORY SPEECH X STEROTYPED SPEECH X SPEECH INTERMITTENTLY ILLOGICCAL, OBSCURE, OR IRREVANT X IMPARED JUDGMENT X GROSS IMPARMENT IN THOUGHT PROCESSES OR COMMUNICATION X DISTURBANCES OF MOTIVATION AND MOOD X INABILITY TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS X PERSISTENT DELUSIOONS OR HALLUCATIONS X INTERMITTENT INABLITY TO PREFORM ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING, INCLUDING MIANTENANCE OF MINIMAL PERSONAL HYGENE BEHAVIORAL OBSERVATIONS THE VETERAN PRESENTED AS AN AVERAGE GROOMED AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE WITH NOTICABLE FLAT AFFECT. HE BECAME INCREASINGLY MORE LABILE AS HE BEGAN VERBELIZING HIS DELUSIONAL BELIFS. X THERE IS A DIAGNOSIS OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE. THE DIAGNOSIS IS. ALCHOL DEPENDENCE X SUBSTANCE ABUS IS SECONDARY TO AGGRAVATED BY A PSHCHIATRIC DISORDER RELATED TO MILITARY X THE VETERAN CONTENDS THAT FUNCTIONAL IMPAIRMENT IS DUE TO THE EFFECTS OF A MENTAL DISORDER. THE VETERAN PRESENTS AS ACTIVELY DELUSIONAL. HE IS HIGHLY DISTRACTED BY HIS NEED TO "CURE CANCER" AND OTHER GRANDIOSE BELIEFS. WILL THIS SHOW AS MILTARY RELATED? WILL I GET A RATING? FILED 1/15/2014 PREPARATION FOR DECISION 08/04/2014C&P 0623/2014 ANYBODY HAVE A CLAIM LIKE THIS? WHAT COULD I EXPECT? SHOULD I GET THAT APPEAL STARTED?
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