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I have claims pending for chronic right elbow tendonitis (cannot lift even 20 lbs and I am right handed), nocturia, chronic pain syndrome, and hypersomnia secondary to nocturia, chronic pain, and allergic rhinitis (which is rated at 0%) I was turned down for sleep apnea but figured I would try it this way. All of these were sent in months ago so yesterday I sent an IRIS inquiry regarding the claims since I have not been scheduled for a C&P and received the following:
"We received your claims back on Jamuary 8, 2008 for the disabilities claims you submited. Your file is with the Rating Board Review team as of June 17, 2008. This the team that reviews the evidence and forwards it to the Rating Board for a final decision. You will probably have a decision on your claims between now and September. You will hear from us in writing when a decision is made.
Thank you for contacting us. If you have questions or need additional help with the information in our reply, please respond to this message or see our other contact information below.
Michael C Fairchild
Veterans Service Center Manager"
Anyone have any ideas? I do have support for all of this in my medical records. I have had nocturia since before I got off active duty, the tendonitis is addressed both on active duty and since, the VA is treating me for chronic pain, and have the reports from the pulmonologist concerning the hypersomnia.
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