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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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pete992

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I finally got a copy of my C & P for my remanded claim for DDD of the cervical spine that I filed in 2004 and was denied in 2005. I filed a NOD in 2005 and VA sent me a SOC in 2006, of course I filed my form 9 and appealed in 2006 but VA did not respond to it. I had filed another claim in 2006 and was awarded service connection but I disagreed with the effective dates so I file a NOD/CUE to that claim. VA is just getting to my remanded claims. I was also recently awarded service connection for fibromyalgia. The C & P doctor stated "C Spine condition IS LESS LIKELY AS NOT(LESS THAN 50/50 PROBABILITY) CAUSED BY OR A RESULT OF service connected disabilities

RATIONALE FOR OPINION GIVEN: I DO NOT SEE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN C Spine DDD and service connected disabilities too include fibromyalgia.

I do believe it is as least as likely as not that C Spine DDD is related to service since it began while in military and has continued until now.

I filed a claim for my spine way back in 2004; VARO sent a request for C & P asking if my Spine was related to my service connected disabilities and not if it should be service connected on its own. I think base on the doctor's opinion that my spine should be rated separately and not to be included to any of my disabilities including my service connect fibromyalgia.

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Now I am curious how VA will try to mess this up, it's plain that the doctor feels this should be directly related to my military service. So now I have to play the waiting game all over again.

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