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Did Not Get 30% Rating

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I was originally rated at 10% for a knee condition since 1993. I requested to be rerated in 8/09 due to the condion worsening and the fact that I now have problems with my left knee and two hips. I just received my determination letter which stated that they are rating me at 10% for stability issues and 10% miniscus issues, or a total of 20%. They stated that my left knee and hips were not service related. My complaint is that due to favoring my right knee, my left now has issues along with my hips. Anyone know how to get them to consider this and get my claim above 20%?

Also, since I was first awarded 10% in 1993, it was never explained to me what other benefits being a DV had other than the monthly payment. Anyone know how I can find out? Thanks.

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I was originally rated at 10% for a knee condition since 1993. I requested to be rerated in 8/09 due to the condion worsening and the fact that I now have problems with my left knee and two hips. I just received my determination letter which stated that they are rating me at 10% for stability issues and 10% miniscus issues, or a total of 20%. They stated that my left knee and hips were not service related. My complaint is that due to favoring my right knee, my left now has issues along with my hips. Anyone know how to get them to consider this and get my claim above 20%?

Also, since I was first awarded 10% in 1993, it was never explained to me what other benefits being a DV had other than the monthly payment. Anyone know how I can find out? Thanks.

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These claims are quite possible. Here is a good example.

http://www4.va.gov/vetapp10/files1/1007812.txt

If you put knee into the search browser up top of Claim Research many many hadit posts will pop up with similiar types of claims and some rating information.

These claims need a strong medical statement of the association of a SC knee to the NSC knee for service connection under aggravation or as secondary disability.

That often means the vet needs an independent medical opinion.

Are you able to scan and post here the exact way the VA worded the denial for the knee claim? (Cover personal info)

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