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I was awarded 20% cervical strain and 20% lumbar strain. What does this percentage add up to in VA terms.

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20% + 16% = 36% rounded to 40%

40% rating

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I filed a claim for cervical and lumbar in may 2007. Received notice today about award and appeal info. They first denied the claim then came back and awarded me. The C&P doctor said I was healed. (dumb Nurse doctor), in the process I was awarded 100% PTSD in Oct 2008. I have not received any pay yet, because of fiduciary issues with me handling my money.

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I filed a claim for cervical and lumbar in may 2007. Received notice today about award and appeal info. They first denied the claim then came back and awarded me. The C&P doctor said I was healed. (dumb Nurse doctor), in the process I was awarded 100% PTSD in Oct 2008. I have not received any pay yet, because of fiduciary issues with me handling my money.

The back pay for PTSD is awarded from Jan 2004. So this means I would not get any back pay for my cervical or lumbar claim since it is in the time frame of the PTSD claim? Right???

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Soory my bad your 40% awarded after 100% will mean no increase. However if you get up to 60% using VA Math you can get an S rating which is a little more than 309 a month

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I have another claim pending, what percentage would I need to get at 60% if awarded along with the 40%. What would it take in VA math. At least another 30% signal rating claim?

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