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Can I Get An Idependent Medical Examiner Now?


Martin K.

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I have a claim for increased disability pending. I was seen by the VA physician a week ago and I saw in his report that he is asserting that my increased disability is not related to my current 30% service-connected disability by the lamest, through-the-looking-glass story you could imagine.

Can I ask the rating board to hold off on the decision until I can arrange for an IME (Independent Medical Examiner) to submit an evaluation of my chart?

The VFW has my power of attorney should I work through them?

Can I ask them what other decisions have been made in similar cases? If not, can I find that out somewhere?

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  • HadIt.com Elder

Martin the BEST thing you could do is have a real doctor give you an IME- make sure they follow my topic-Getting an IMO-

IME or IMO basically sameo sameo-

the doctor will need your complete VA medical records and any private records too

"I was seen by the VA physician a week ago and I saw in his report that he is asserting that my increased disability is not related to my current 30% service-connected disability by the lamest, through-the-looking-glass story you could imagine."

That is SOP these days in order to deny claims-

"Can I ask them what other decisions have been made in similar cases? If not, can I find that out somewhere?"

At www.va.gov if you click on the Comp and Pension Icon the BVA will Pop up- go to decisions- and there you can search other similiar cases.

The VA will not accept a similiar case award to prove another vet's claim (in 99% of cases-they have done this -when legal technicalities come into play-long story there)

But these cases will show how why VA denied or why they awarded similiar claims.

It all boils down to medical evidence-

If your IME results do not follow the guidelines I posted for these opinions- VA will reject it.

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  • HadIt.com Elder

Can you tell us what you are SCed for now and what you are attempting to get secondary SC for?

maybe someone right here at hadit has had similiar claim.

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If you have a good VA Doc have them look at the C&P and ask them what they think. Sometimes they will help you.

Some of these loser DOcs the VA dredge up think that they owe the VA a lowball effort. I wonder why?

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thanks fellas.

To answer the question --I was made SC for "hyypertensive vascular disease" in 1974. I hads a stroke last November.

I've been under continuous Rx for HTN. by the VA since 74. Now this guy claims I have familial hyperlipidemia (with no lipid eletrophresis study to make the Dx) and that was the cause of my stroke and not the hypertension. I am faxing a request today to the VSO in Oakland to defer the rating pending submission of an IME.

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