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Norman

I Am Only At 10%

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I have been rated at 40% for fibromyalgia and 10% for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I am in front of the board for an appeal on the 10% for Chronic Fatigue and 12 other syptoms, but I was looking up Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the majority of my other problems fall under Chronic Fatic Syndrome. At 10% it says that I have periods of incapacitation of atleast one. but less than 2 weeks a year. Mine bothers me everyday of my life and my parents are my caregivers would should put me easily at the 100% rating. I have had people write in letters for me explaining my condition, and my caregivers (my parents) as well. I called the DAV and said try to get your doctor to sign a letter saying that you should be much higher rated than 10% for CFS, and I don't have any personal insurance, I have to go to the VA Hospital and it is like pulling teeth to try to get a doctor to sign anything up there, I am almost completely bedridden, I am waiting to hear about my SS, the vocational expert at the SS hearing said there was no possible way I could hold down a job. I would appreciate any advice from anyone on how to get this rating greatly increased and the DAV in Nashville is my rep. Is there anybody that can give me any advice on going in front of the rating board to try to prove that I am much worse off then 10% for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I am new here also, hello everyone!! Can someone HELP, this is the 3rd year I have been going on with this crap!!!

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Norman:

If you can't work cause of Service Connected Injuries you are not rated correctly by VA if you are not at 100% Unemployable. Social Security should also rate you for disability

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Ask for a DRO Hearing. Go to the Hearing in bed that has to be wheeled into the hearing room. That should convince them. SSA should send you for an exam. Be sure you have family member wheel you into this exam. You can use this exam result for VA purpose. I would try and scrape together the money to see a doctor and have him say that you are unemployable due to your CFS and fibro. You really need medical evidence that you are unemployable. Voc rehab could also help. Don't go to the VA unless you are in a wheelchair and never go alone.

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Is there anybody that can give me any advice on going in front of the rating board to try to prove that I am much worse off then 10% for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Find a specialist doc and get a favorable IMO that supports a higher rating

and submit it to the board.

jmho,

carlie

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Ask for a DRO Hearing. Go to the Hearing in bed that has to be wheeled into the hearing room. That should convince them. SSA should send you for an exam. Be sure you have family member wheel you into this exam. You can use this exam result for VA purpose. I would try and scrape together the money to see a doctor and have him say that you are unemployable due to your CFS and fibro. You really need medical evidence that you are unemployable. Voc rehab could also help. Don't go to the VA unless you are in a wheelchair and never go alone.

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