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I was wondering if I needed to submit a claim for the scars I have on my head from my surgery (SC condition) or will it be done by the doctor when I go into the C&P? I don't have a problem at all filing, but I have my C&P coming up and we (me and my vet rep) never claimed scars. Cant miss it, 11" on the back of my head, and a smaller one, 3", on the right side from the initial accident.

If I do have to file for the scars, can I give the info directly to the doctor? Or, do I not file til after the C&P, but make sure I mention it to the dr.?



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I would add them to your claim-

scars are rated as to length, painful tenderness, and disfigurment-

Did you mention here that you have photos of the scars?

Photos are worth a thousand words-

This vet succeeded in fulfilling the 10% scar criteria but BVA would not award her more than that- the case does show how they rate scars:

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I claimed sc scarring. At the c&p, I stated the scar was "tender" instead of "painful". As a result, I was granted 0 percent. The decision stated if I had stated the scar was "painful", 10% would have been granted. Just my 2 cents worth.

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Add the scar cause you can never depend on the VA to do it unless asked. In other words never assume that the VA will do it on thier own.

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