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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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*Bergie*

C&p Exam

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I just got informed that I have a c&p exam on a claim I filed a NOD and is pending a DRO review/hearing. My question, should I give the doctor at the exam my IMO exam findings, should I turn it into the VARO or both?

Thank you,

Bergie

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Good Luck

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Good Luck

LOL,

Thanks Pete, nice and direct... :o

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I just got informed that I have a c&p exam on a claim I filed a NOD and is pending a DRO review/hearing. My question, should I give the doctor at the exam my IMO exam findings, should I turn it into the VARO or both?

Thank you,

Bergie

Now I need some advice,

2 weeks ago I got a steroid injection in my neck, the first. Well it seems to have decreased the pain and as a result my range of motion has improved. Unfortunately in 2 weeks I have a C&P exam on my neck and guess what, as everyone knows they measure range of motion. What do I do tell the doctor the truth or not? I want to be truthful but how do you do that knowing it could reduce the award. Please give me some advice, what I should do.

Thank you,

Bergie

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loose lips sink ships. Wait and see how your neck feels in two weeks. Show your normal range of motion without the shots.

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Recommend caution when showing 'normal range', imho, if a doctors professional opinion suspects patient malingering, that can sink a ship. A good IMO is very important and strong support. The exam worksheet tells what to expect.

Unless forbidden at a physical exam, maybe spouse or close freind to support in a form of 'listen only' during the exam. Again, with caution, there is old advice for c&p exams - present a condition as if on a worst day.

Wishin' the best for ya,

Cg'up2009!

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