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Got My Increase



I was 20% lower back,20% right leg,20% left leg.Total of 60%, but a combined

rating of 50% with VA math.I filed for a increase for my back May 3rd 2006 and a new calim for my right knee at the same time. I had a axam at the VA ortho clinic for my knee Doc said DJD caused from my limping.

The rating board gave me a 20% increase on my back, I was pleased with that.But they Deferred my knee, what does this mean, deferred?

Now I am 40% back 20% right leg and 20%left leg, total of 80%, combined 60% by VA math. Got my back pay also back dated to June 1st 2006. Toke almost a year but I am pleased with the out come. Help me on the "Deferred" knee please.

Thanks and good luck to you all, mrstix

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Hi Berta, and thanks for the reply. No I did not apply for TDIU, I am working only two day's a week for now, it's pretty hard on me at times, but I like to keep moving, as long as I can. I am glad deferred means they are still working on my knee claim, they told me it was secondary to my back and legs.I did apply for SSD, turned down my 1st go around, so my lawer has taken over, my ALJ hearing is in about 10 more months????

thanks agin, mrstix

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