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Question On A Nod Or Reconsideration With My Claim For Iu



Well here it is. I put in for IU for DDD and Hypertensive heart disease. I got turned down but no big deal since the VA did not look towards my back as I just had a C/P last year. I am at 80% with a 60% and 30% and several other 10%. What would you guys suggest as the last VA MRI done last month shows Artheritis, Stenosis, 2 bulging disc and the very bottom disc I had worked on 3 years ago as "Severely Deteriorated" Nerve dammage in feet legs and hands all supported by the MRI and a Civillian Nuero who has put it in writing that I will forever be with my back giving my problems cause of the DDD. I have already looked up case law supporting my claim got copies to show my Rep Tommorow but I do not know what to ask for? I know that I felt screwed but it is not the first time dealing with the VA. I appriciate all your help but what has screwed with me the most is that several people I have talked to have said that their backs have give them hell from the time they had surgery I have had one surgery all ready but if any of you have had the back problems give me your thoughts. Hope I get some good ideas on what I should ask for a reconsideration or a Nod?

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If you have recent/current medical evidence which has not been reviewed/submitted - which shows an increase in your disability level then a reconsideration is in order.

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If you have recent/current medical evidence which has not been reviewed/submitted - which shows an increase in your disability level then a reconsideration is in order.

Thanks I just did not know what to ask for. I had asked them about whey they did not considier my Back and was told I had a C/P last year. I did also wonder how the Va afforded to pay so many Doctors inside the VA as most of them are at the ratings board LOL. I wanted to keep my claim alive so they could not mess up my orignial effective date for IU. I have a year so I am good right now. I had to laugh at some of their reasoning. Have a good evening and thanks...

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I currently have an increase claim in process for my back. I'm recovering from a laminectomy at the L4,5 level that required 2 surgeries 3 weeks apart. I've been out of work for almost 8 weeks now. I haven't even got the temporary 100% convalescence yet. I'm SC'd for sacroiliac disfunction at 30%. I submitted everything a month ago and just got a delay letter. I'm trying for an increase and for them to add my spine as an additional SC. They have all my records. I even quoted the 38cfr4, 4.66 which states,The lumbosacral and sacroiliac joints should be considered as one anatomical segment for rating purposes. This should be very easy, however, it seems like the belt has tightenened everywhere. I need to get this done so I can apply for TDIU. I can barely walk. I have to continue working until I get the TDIU.

It seems to be a viscious cycle. There is nothing easy about these processes. I totally wish you luck!

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