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  1. Hi all, New to submitting, but have been a passer by for quite some time. I got out of the Navy in 2010, with SCD disabilities for many things. What I'd like to talk about here is my lower back (surgically repaired and rated 20%), and my right knee (rated 10% and 10%). Back in January of this year, I submitted a claim for my left knee, which was made worse by my RIGHT knee. The VA Doc gave me a "less than likely" for nexus, so claim was denied. I then opened a new secondary claim in October of this year, saying my left knee condition was caused by my lower back. In either case, right knee or lower back, it's an accurate statement. My gait has been altered and it has dramatically and significantly affected my right knee. At the second C&P, the results were positive. "At least as likely as not" which if I understand correctly is the terminology necessary for rating, as like in baseball, the tie goes to the runner (vet). Along with this left knee claim, I claimed my left groin and shin splits in my left leg. By the way, my left leg IS service connected for sciatica due to my back trauma. They denied the groin & shin splints, which isn't a huge surprise to me (even though "at least as likely as not" was used there, also). The big, irritating, frustrating surprise to me is they denied service connection on my knee. I do NOT understand what I am doing incorrectly. I have the used the correct forms. I have a positive DBQ from a VA doctor. I have private health records proving my knee is an issue, I have x-rays, I have shown nexus on two different occasions, and I even have buddy lay statements. Yet, the VA still says no. I need help. Thanks, Frustrated Veteran
  2. i have narrowed my search of drs for my imo down to 2. ive read posts concerning verbiage for initial compensation connecting it to service. for example as least likely as not etc... however i am already sc for ptsd at 30%. i filed a nod and requested a dro hearing in person for a higher rating. i had the dro hearing and was sent for a new c&p exam. i am not happy with the drs notes from the new c&p exam? therefore i am seeking an imo to submit as more evidence. my question is what exactly am i asking the dr to state in his report? i dont want to spend the $1600 and have something thats not helpful to my claim? what im asking i guess is what questions should i ask of the drs before deciding what one to choose for the imo? i know what i need. after examining me and me telling them how severly my ptsd affects my whole life. i need the dr to honestly describe my current mh condition and the effects it has on my daily life and functioning to include impaiment with work etc.... but how do they word it. do they say in my opinion the veteran fits the requirements for such and such % disabilty? i hope i have explained what im trying to ask? thanks for any and all help tankerjoe0
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