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I suggest that you prepare a Request for Reconsideration -there is info here as to how to do that-

Then again- maybe better yet- you should file a request for claim consider under the October Incident Fast Letter.

I just posted a template for this.

It would be good to have ypur Rep aware of this type of request. He/she should have copy of the fast letter and it is here at hadit.

Berta,

I didn't think you could Request Reconsideration of a DRO review? If I can, I will simply have my Ortho doc perform the required test and submit the evidence. The SOC also said theat the new evidence I submitted is credible and valid, but without the medical evidence (test results) they are useless for assigning a rating.

Does this make sense?

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I suggest that you get a doc to write the statement, "After reviewing all of the pertinent medical records, I have come to the medical determination that it is at least as likely as not that this veteran's current knee disability is related to his military service."

It seems to me that they are not denying that you have a knee problem. They are denying that it is service connected. If you don't get a statement such as the one above, you will continue to get turned away. Just because you have a letter from a outside doc doesn't guarantee a win, either. It has to contain very specific language.

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I suggest that you get a doc to write the statement, "After reviewing all of the pertinent medical records, I have come to the medical determination that it is at least as likely as not that this veteran's current knee disability is related to his military service."

It seems to me that they are not denying that you have a knee problem. They are denying that it is service connected. If you don't get a statement such as the one above, you will continue to get turned away. Just because you have a letter from a outside doc doesn't guarantee a win, either. It has to contain very specific language.

I am SC'd 30% for knee replacement, I asked for an additional rating for instability. They denied the additional rating

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sorry...didn't know you already had the sc.

please post the exact wording in the denial, or even better scan it in the puter for us.

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