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Sgt. Wilky posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research ForumGood evening, My VSO believes I should apply for IU. I had to quit my job a year ago due to the pain and the inability to remain seated, to remain standing of any consistent length of time. Anyway, I was granted in 2015 for "Undiagnosed Illness" in the upper and lower back, legs, and knees at 10% each (along with other ratings) for a combined rating of 80%; effective to 2008. My VSO is concerned however, that my diagnoses of arthritis in the spine, along with Rheumatoid Arthritis could upset these grants, due to the fact that there is now a diagnoses. I was diagnosed in 2017(?) with these
scottishere99 posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research ForumHello All, New here and hoping that i can find some good information to help me with submitting an update to my claims for rheumatoid arthritis, which was classified as Degenerative Arthritis of Cervical Spine and Thoracolumbar Spine, I was also diagnosed with right and left shoulder strain. I have read that Rheumatoid Arthritis can start as pain in shoulders , feet, hands , elbows, etc. I'm trying to change the diagnosis to Rheumatoid Arthritis. I've also be diagnosed with Narcolepsy and I need help with trying to understand this claim, i have read some claims on here and seen
Mikey posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research ForumHello all, I'm currently rated for osteoarthritis and djd with loss of ROM in multiple joints from spine to feet. My pain management Dr. recommend to be tested for RHUMATOID arthritis/ Psoriatic arthrits. Blood work neg for RA, PSA still possible. X-rays show positive for arthritis. I've developed psoriasis after service so I was never treated while active for it. Is it possible to have been misdiagnosed all these years? If PSA is confirmed would it be wise to file for it, and would it be considered pyramiding? Could it be considered new diagnosis? I've read that they don't base RA/PSA on