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  1. I tried looking through forums, but cannot find this answer. I had a GERD claim increase on Jan. 2019. I am *fairly* certain it was previously rated at 0% upon discharge and then finally received an increase in Jan. 2019. I cannot find anywhere online when the GERD was previously rated for 0%-I looked through "historical claims/appeals" and it does not show anywhere on there (there is one claim that I submitted a long time ago that says "administrative review-closed, but, it was so long ago, I honestly do not remember what the administrative review was for or what it was related to). Is t
  2. I recently received a re-exam for my anxiety disorder that I have a 70% rating for. They sent me a packet explaining they want to lower the rating to 30% because of "improvements made". When i told my treating physician about this, he disagreed that any improvements have been made and agrees to write a statement for me to send in as evidence. I'm just curious how much ground his statement can hold against their examiners and if it is likely that they will reduce my rating or leave it as is. Has anyone else submitted doctors statements and had the VA rule in their favor? Is it common?
  3. I received a letter from the BVA dated May 24 , 2018 stating that I had been granted service connection for some issues and a remand for other issues. I am still waiting on an effective date and rating. My question is will the VA implement the grant while waiting on the remand? how long does this process usually take? I was ok while my case was on appeal but since I received my grant I have went crazy. I check e benefits 3 times a day and i cannot stop wondering what my new rating is. How long does this process take? I thought I had won my case but nothing has changed. sooo tired of waiting on
  4. Hi Everyone, In my most recent C&P the examiner noted and measured 2 scars on my neck and jaw. I've read the rating info for scars of the Head/Face/Neck and filled in the chart they had because the first rating option didn't apply. Can someone confirm for me that according to the rating info below, it would qualify me for 30%. There's pain noted in the C&P with each scar in addition to the characteristics noted below. "If there are 6 or more Characteristics, it is rated 80%. If there are 4 or 5 Characteristics, it is rated 50%. If there are 2 or 3 Characteristics, it is rat
  5. I have a rating for 10% for:. right knee patellofemoral syndrome, claimed as gout and iliotibial band syndrome Is it common for VA to group conditions, can these be separated? Thanks for the assist...
  6. Hello, everyone! I've been on this site reading all the valuable information while I waited for my new claims to process. A local VSO initiated my intent to file, back in March of this year, and I brought in all of the requested documents for an appointment on July 11. This is when the file was formally submitted to the VA. I had two new claims. I was given two C&P appointments, for each issue...one in July, and the other in August. I called Peggy to find out the status, last Thursday, and I was told that my file had been updated that very day. It appeared there was a rating decision,
  7. I filed for an increase recently to my 40% rating. In August 2009 my rating was increased from 20% (awarded in 1994) to 1) ankylosing spondylitis /spine thoracolumbar 20%, 2) ankylosing spondylitis/knee 10% 3) ankylosing spondylitis/cervical spine 10%. Since then my range of motion has gotten worse and I have been prescribed prednisone and two years ago Humira. They had rated me under arthritis and range of motion. I went for a C&P in May and saw my new rating on Eben: 1) NEW: (dated 4/27/18) ankylosing spondylitis /spine thoracolumbar spine 10%, 2) UNCHANGED ankylosing s
  8. I was dropped from 100 % to 90%. The reason was that they claimed my lung had improved and rated them down from 60% to 10% even though I was having problem breathing.I filed an appeal as they used the wrong reading to score my rating. They should have used the DELCO which was low. I was using the DVA as my representative but I never heard one word from them and never received any callbacks. I continued to pursue my shortness of breath and the finally did a right heart cath that showed I had moderate to high pulmonary hypertension. I believed that should have answered the question on the short
  9. This is my latest C&P what am I looking at? Can anyone break this down? Neck (Cervical Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire Is this DBQ being completed in conjunction with a VA 21-2507, C&P Examination Request? [X] Yes [ ] No Evidence Comments: BOARD REMAND 1. Diagnosis ------------ Does the Veteran now have or has he/she ever been diagnosed with a cervical spine (neck) condition? [X] Yes [ ] No Cervical Spine Common Diagnose
  10. Hey I'm new to the forum and really need help trying to understand what my last C&P means for my rating.. I have been waiting on this since 2010 on appeal and finally got a C&P after remand to RO. Can anyone tell me what possible rating I might receive Semper Fi. Neck (Cervical Spine) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire Is this DBQ being completed in conjunction with a VA 21-2507, C&P Examination Request? [X] Yes [ ] No Evidence Comments: BOARD REMAND
  11. Hi everybody My doctor recently filled the DBQ for Parkinson disease. How VA rate certain Parkinson conditions. I have look the scheduled rating for disabilities, but cannot find an answer. Balance impairment = Moderate Bradykinesia or slow motion = Moderate Stooped posture = Mild Does veteran Parkinson impact his or her ability to work? = YES Unable to work due to slowness, tremors and difficulty walking. Thank so much for your help. Currently, I have service connected Parkinson 30% not related to agent orange.
  12. I got my rating today. Basically I submitted a fully developed claim around Aug. Had C&P's done in Nov 6th. They shipped out my claim to Philly to be rated and within a month I get the rating. Just under 4 months total from start to finish, unreal! I ended up with 90%. I searched through tons of information on this website and I am truly grateful to all my veteran/civilian brothers and sister for sharing your experiences with me. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. I live with some pretty bad stuff that money can't buy but, this helps me and my family out a lot. One questions I h
  13. The CAVC case, Jones vs Shinseki, is instructive. http://www.veteranslawlibrary.com/files/CAVC_cases/2012/Jones_11-2704.pdf This Veteran complained that the Board did not rate him strictly by the criteria. The CAVC stated it plainly: As this Court has made clear, "[t]he Board's consideration of factors which arewhollyoutside the rating criteria provided by the regulations is error as a matter of law." This comes very close to saying that, when the VA rates the Veteran OTHER than by the specified criteria, it is CUE. In this case, the Veteran won a remand, because
  14. SOOOOOO.......I pretty much gave up on checking my ebenefits account for any movement on my claim status. Actually I called the 800 number for the VA trying to get some info on what was going on with my GI bill since they decided to move it from one office to another and didin't "know where it was" haha. Anyway, so I go through and to my surprise 2 things happened I never expected: They not only found my Education file but they put a rush on it and my back pay will be coming through next week, ANNNDD there was a note attached to my medical claim saying something along the lines of should be
  15. I started my claim 14-Sep-1010 I was completed and rated 17-Jan-2012. I have been rated at 100% and recieving compensation. That is good I am happy about it. When I got my rating my dependents had not been included so I filled the paperwork out and sent it in. During the last 7-8 months I have waited and not heard anything from VA until last month. I talked to a lady on the phone, and she said that the claim I filed 14-Sep-2010 was still pending and that I just needed to be patient. I told her that was not correct and explained to here that I already had been rated and that I had recieve
  16. I have a claim in for serveral disabilities. I'm on step 5 ( I think that's preparation for decision). Not taking this serious but I know some of you are really good at this by now so if anyone would like to take a crack at what you think my rating will be I'm interested in hearing it! here is a list of my disabilities that are on ebenefits: 1. Sleep apnea w/CPAP (sleep study on file) (New), Had the CPAP almost 2 years now, did 3 sleep studies to get it. 2. Bilateral heel spurs (New), (Dr.s while I was active duty said they were freakin huge, same with the VA doc) 3. Bilateral a
  17. Hello everyone been reading the forums for awhile but this is my first time posting in here. Brief bio of me Im a 14 year marine veteran SSG who served on many west-pac and was stationed in many theaters throughout the world from the first gulf war to Somalia to bangladish to OIF and everything inbetween served with 3/9 from 1989 till 1994 got out for 18 months came back in then got out once in again in 2004. I noticed when I got out I was experencing some personal issues that I wont go into detail on this forum about. I was hoping that you guys can give me a little heads up as to what you th
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