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I recently retired from Fort Campbell and I've received a 90% rating on all my other issues. The VA had deferred judgement on my PTSD and my TBI. I have since traveled to the VA hospital for 3 different appointments in which I've seen muliptle doctors and received in depth testing for the TBI. This was in July and August 2009. My question is since I'm already at 90% what is the chance of receiving 100% with these two items still remaining to be included in the total? Also, I am working as a regional safety coordinator now for a corporation....I won't be forced to quit will I? I don't want the "can't work" designation....I'm only 40...as much as I love my wife it would drive me crazy to be home for the next 30+ years. Thanks in advance for your assistance!



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Oh I forgot to add, my TBI and PTSD are both well documented from my active duty time period (Apr 87-Mar 09) I've seen docs for the PTSD for about 3 years and had meds for depression and other symptoms for that same time period.


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We need a Little more information? what are you service connected for and the ratings, if you don't want to tell at least give us the rating percentages. We need them to calculate your chances.

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Pete, roger that here we go...

All of the below are rated for service connection-

Obstructive sleep apnea-50%

Benign prostatic hypertrophy-40%

Patellofemoral syndrome- left knee- 10%

Patellofemoral syndrome- right knee- 10%

Tinnitus- 10%

Left shoulder rotator cuff syndrome, pectorialis major tendonitis and adhesive capsulitis -10%

Right sholder rotator cuff syndrome, pectorialis major tendonitis and adhesive capsulitis -10%

Intervertebral disk syndrome of the cervivcal spine-10%

Left ankle sprain (chronic)- 10%

Right ankle sprain (chronic)-10%


Intervertebral disk syndrome of the lumber spine and T7-8 compression fracture status post lumbar microdisectomy-10%

Post left ganglion cyst excision and left capal tunnel syndrome-10%

Residual left wrist scar status post ganglion cyst excision-10%

Residual right breast surgical scar status post simple mastectomy due to gynecomastia-0%

bilateral hearing loss-0%

ethmoid and maxillary sinusitis -0%


residual right knee scarr from biopsy-0%

TBI and PTSD (as I stated earlier) is defferred

There are also about another 5 things rated at 0% but I opt to not include here


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