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How Do I Get 10% Disability For Hypertension! Help

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I got my appeal back and i was granted 0% disability for hypertension. I was diagnosed with it in the army, they denied me initially(why i don't know). On the appeal they said 0% because i'm not currently on meds. So my question is if i go on meds will they give me 10%? Do i need readings consistently above 160? Help!! Also do i have to go to the VA? Can i go to my family doctor?

And i am currently on antidepressants. Can i tie it in with my hypertension?

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38 CFR 4.104:

Workload of greater than 7 METs but not greater than 10 METs results

in dyspnea, fatigue, angina, dizziness, or syncope, or; continuous

medication required 10%

You most likely do not meet the criteria listed, but they did tell you what you need to get the 10% (in a round about way). If you get a prescription for your hypertension, and send it in the evidence of the prescription, then you should get 10%. You can go to either the VA or your private physician...it doesn't matter where the evidence comes from, so long as you have evidence showing you require continous medication for hypertension. Keep in mind, though, if you were to get a prescription from the VA for this, it would be free now, because the condition is service connected.

Your best bet at this point, would be to file a new claim for increase, after you receive a prescription. I say this because if you file a form 9 and appeal to the BVA, they will only take the 10% back to the date which you received the prescription. It would take a few years to get this decision, also. If you go the VA this month and get a script, then file a claim for increase the next day, you could be receiving the 10% in six months or less. Good luck!

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I'm 10% for BP. I applied for disability when I was put on meds. I had a reading like 140/100 when I was in the military. You need to look into 38 cfr chap 4 and look up what qualifies you for 10%. You can pull this info up on-line. Good luck. sweettator <_<

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If you can get a doctor to tie it together (BP and depression), then you a good chance of getting it.

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When you go to your Doctor to get a script for medication ask the Doc at the same time if he/she will give you a letter that ties them together.

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