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Va Hearing Examination


Have vet with hearing lost and tininitus, hearing was not rated examination stated

Opinion that the hearing loss is at least as likely as not caused by the noise exposure in the military and most likely

aggravated by noise exposure as a civilian.

Also has AK 47 Wound right hip rated at 10%

PTSD rated 10% was wound during 5hr fire fight where buddy was kill setting up claymore.

Need help on how to get better rating, county service officer told him that it.

James Ellis

2nd 7th Air Cav


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Not having a handle on his entire disability "picture" (the extent to which he is affected by his PTSD) it is hard to tell you how to go about getting him an increase.

Having said that, if you could give us a better outline of his problems, maybe we can take a look at the disability percentage ratings and come up with some suggestions.

What did his Statement Of the Case say?

When did he receive his 10%?

Did he or has he considered filing a NOD (notice of disagreement) and if so, did he meet the deadline for filing?

Mo Info?

BTW, THAT ain't NEVER it. Especially with, what I personally consider, a terrible "low-balling" that he received in his ratings, if it is as you say.

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He should be getting comp for both the PTSD as well as the GSW.

Is the 10% for scarring residuals? or for PTSD?

What did they rate for any muscular involvement?

You might need to read Myler V Derwinksi carefully on this one-

I think I posted Myler under the CUE claim area.

GSWs whether clean through and through often involve scarring and muscular involvement.

A friend of mine gets 40% on GSW to leg.

He definitely should get higher comp for either the PTSD (I usually see 30-50 for GSW)

or for the GSW or in my opinion- higher comp for both.

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