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Should I File A New Claim?


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I had major foot problems while in service and was rate 0%. Knowing what I know now I would have filed long ago when i filed with my other issues. the truth is I never knew the VA could rate injuries that still caused you lots of pain that were 0%. I had broken my foot in 1990 and was casted most of that year i left for the Gulf war came back still had problem and had foot surgery around mid 1991 and have had problems ever since. My question is with my claim waiting for a DRO review that could be any wheres from 3 to 8 months away. If I file a claim now how could this effect me good or bad ,,,,,Thanks All Rich

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Hi Go talk to a DAV Rep. about filing a claim for Feet pain problem before going to the VA. Good luck

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Hi,

If I read your post correctly, you currently have a different claim at your VARO in "the process" and are awaiting a decision on it? "My question is with my claim waiting for a DRO review that could be any wheres from 3 to 8 months away"

It's usually not a good idea to confuse the VAROs with two different claims at one time. Let one complete the cycle before starting another.

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I had major foot problems while in service and was rate 0%. Knowing what I know now I would have filed long ago when i filed with my other issues. the truth is I never knew the VA could rate injuries that still caused you lots of pain that were 0%. I had broken my foot in 1990 and was casted most of that year i left for the Gulf war came back still had problem and had foot surgery around mid 1991 and have had problems ever since. My question is with my claim waiting for a DRO review that could be any wheres from 3 to 8 months away. If I file a claim now how could this effect me good or bad ,,,,,Thanks All Rich

It is my opinion based on my experience you can submint another claim and it will not slow down your present de novo appeal.

Also if you wait to submit the new claim you stand to lose out on compensation becasue if approved the effective date will be the month after you submited the claim. So the sooner you get it in will determine how much retro pay you recieve....

( I have two de deno pending and one new claim, it is no big deal from what I can tell one does not slow down the other...)

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yoggie,

I sure hope you have requested a hearing with your DRO, in writing.

I would add to my DRO claim, a request for increase in my SC'd zero %

rating if I had Medical Evidence that supported a higher rating.

jmho,

carlie

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"If I read your post correctly, you currently have a different claim at your VARO in "the process" and are awaiting a decision"

Yes, I am awaiting a DRO sit down review.

I have been tied up in the VA process over 2 years now, and there's a lot of things I'd done differently. I just don't want what happened last time to happen again among other problems I've had. Its been an unbelievable ride with the VA, even if they screwed my claim I really see I was not educated enough put things in prospective to the VERY LETTER of the reg's and make it easy for them to see it was hard to beat. All those months of dumping pounds of solid evidence on them meant nothing unless its as easy as 1,2,3,. I received my c-file with band around segments and was in the form of a rubix cube not only was the colors messed up there were pieces missing......I just don't want to add insult to injury by adding my foot to the mix....as for retro if it was a year ago and I was able to work, I'd start fresh but I'm in to deep and blowing bubbles with my nose and feels like the VA is steping on my head.........

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While you're waiting for your sit-down review, you could get together all the evidence you need to file your claim for your foot (or feet). Make sure you have ALL your records before submitting and again, if it were me, I'd wait until a decision of some sort was made on this claim before submitting another one.

We all know how easy the VAROs can screw up just one claim.....

best of luck....

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