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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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    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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Tinnitus Conceded ?

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I have heard both sides to this question from a couple of vets at the VA. I was told by one that if you have verifiable combat service ,then they will award an automatic 10 % sc .The other side was of course , c&p and medical evidence then rate or deny.

Anybody have the right skinny on this.

Thanks

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The VA will generally require a C&P exam for a tinnitus, altho there is no exam that can prove whether the claimant has it or not. I've never heard of awarding 10% automatically due to verifible combat service. I have heard of a claimant, who served as a 155 artillery crewman, being denied, which to me is stupidity at it's worst.

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I have heard both sides to this question from a couple of vets at the VA. I was told by one that if you have verifiable combat service ,then they will award an automatic 10 % sc .The other side was of course , c&p and medical evidence then rate or deny.

Anybody have the right skinny on this.

Thanks

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I have heard both sides to this question from a couple of vets at the VA. I was told by one that if you have verifiable combat service ,then they will award an automatic 10 % sc .The other side was of course , c&p and medical evidence then rate or deny.

Anybody have the right skinny on this.

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I was just denied a claim for tinnitus and I had a head wound for which I received a PH in 69 while serving with 1st MarDiv.My whole face turned black from the explosion.I don't think there is anything automatic with the VA except denied.I do plan to file a NOD.

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I too was denied a claim for tinnitis. If you ever have to go to Fayetteville,AR VA to the audiology clinic and have an older short man, refuse to let him do your exam! Ask to have another person and reschedule it. I have filed an appeal or NOD ( Not sure the proper terminology ) and I also had a IMO from an audiologist who is an MD. He used to work for the VA and in his report he said that "Most likely than not" tinnutis was caused by being an aircraft mechanic and crewman exposed to 105-120db... I am still waiting on a decision. If I get denied I don't know my next course of action. The man at the VA who gave me my test tried to say that I never reported it, I told the E4 and E5 giving me my test in 1987 before I got out and they told me I needed to get more quiet time to let my ears to relax! I am waiting on my medical records to be sent to me to see if they wrote down anything, I doubt it. When I first walked into the audio booth for the exam he sat across the room and he told me to sit in the other chair across the room and I did. I pulled the chair closer to him and he scolded me like a child for moving the chair. Later he started to put these things in my ears and I took off my ball cap, he told me "you can leave it on." Later during the test he comes back in quickly and makes a beeline to me, grabs my hat and throws it on a table, if I was not at his mercy I would have knocked him down. How would he have liked it if I would have reached over and grabbed an inkpen out of his shirt pocket and started writing. I reported him to the director and they kinda blew it off. The Missouri Vet Rep who is doing my claim said he has heard reports of this guy not wanting anyone to get there claims approved. I told the MO Vet Rep that I would mention his name and he told me not to?? Sorry for rambling but this incident did not sit well with me.

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I would keep up the fight for the tinnitus claim. I was awarded 10% for tinnitus and 0% for bi laterial hearing loss. The VA had me see a private audiologist for the claim.

I was an 0311 with Echo 2/3 and was exposed to small arms fire and constant artillery fire.

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