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All, I have been notified that I have my DRO hearing on September 16, 2008. I submitted my NOD on April 15, 2008. I hope all goes well. I believe my PTSD, Chronic Sinusitus,(Since I have had 6 surgeries and still no relief) were rated too low (PTSD 30 percent, sinusitis 10 percent) and denied for Migraines and Hypertension secondary to PTSD. I had Dr. Bash write an IMO and he strongly disagreed with the VA citing SMR's which showed evidence of Migraines, CHronic and severe sinusitis, severe Depression which stemmed from chronic medical conditions and hypertension which was documented in service and was also secondary to PTSD. We will see what happens. Wish me luck.

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Stay cool and be sure and take a witness and also Dr Bash report to show the DRO. Maybe even quote from it into the record.

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All, I have been notified that I have my DRO hearing on September 16, 2008. I submitted my NOD on April 15, 2008. I hope all goes well. I believe my PTSD, Chronic Sinusitus,(Since I have had 6 surgeries and still no relief) were rated too low (PTSD 30 percent, sinusitis 10 percent) and denied for Migraines and Hypertension secondary to PTSD. I had Dr. Bash write an IMO and he strongly disagreed with the VA citing SMR's which showed evidence of Migraines, CHronic and severe sinusitis, severe Depression which stemmed from chronic medical conditions and hypertension which was documented in service and was also secondary to PTSD. We will see what happens. Wish me luck.

Here's LUCK, to ya!

BTW, just in case, take all your copies of all your claims, IMO's, etc., especially anything that you have sent in in the last 6 months or so. Don't bet the farm on the fact that THEY SHOULD HAVE everything (they still can't find a copy of my SSDI award.....even though I've gotten a copy of my C-file, wherein there lies THREE copies of the SSDI award along with ALL the SSA paperwork, medical reports, etc.). Like I say....go just like you're going to be dealing with the VA for the VERY FIRST TIME! Be prepared to "tell yer story all over, again".

And, make sure and don't leave out any of the "good stuff", because this one's "on the record" and undenialble.....they can't JUST fergitaboutit when it's being recored for posteriors sake!

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I would be sure to read aloud a list of the evidence I want on record

and request a written transcript of the Hearing.

I would also study the Reasons & Bases Section of the Rating Decision

that you submitted the NOD on - that is what your argument's should be

concerned with. Make sure to address ALL Issues, ex. percentage granted,

effective date, any secondary conditions, any conditions due to medications for SC'd conditions.

BTW, you lucked out in getting your DRO so soon after your NOD.

jmho,

carlie

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