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My husband has a travel board hearing coming up in a couple weeks is there anything really important we should be aware of? Something that afterwards we wont be like "boy I wish I would have known that before". We have been at this for 4 years and we are really ready for it to be over. Our biggest problem is the MRIS of his knee shows very little wrong with it, but there is definitely something more wrong beside a little chondromalacia patella (10%). What is the best way to discredit an MRI? I dont know that discredit is exactly the right word, but it just cant be correct with the problems he has with his knee.

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You need medical evidence. If you don't have any now you need to get it as quick as you can.

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Run, don't walk to a board certified specialist to get a medical report to show increased disabillity to the traveling board. Talk, argument, good intentions mean nothing besides medical evidence. You win claims based on medical evidence once you have established service connection.

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From your post it looks like service connection for a knee disability was denied.

1) What is listed in the Evidence Section of the Rating Decision?

2) Is there any evidence you are aware of that had been submitted, but is not listed in the Evidence Section of the Rating Decision or a Statement of the Case?

3) What did VA state in the Reasons and Bases of the Rating Decision?


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