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Do I Have To Reveal Non-relevant Medical Details?

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Hello Vets,

My claim for VA benefits was effective May of 2004. I won my claim in August of 2009, retroed back to May of 2004. In Jan 2007 I was also diagnoised with Parkinson's Disease. My tremor is mild and on medication, it's very hard to tell. When I had my C&P exam since I wasn't being seen for Parkinson's I didn't mention it to him and he didn't notice. My question; Now that I'm going to the VA on Friday to enroll in the VA health system, should I mention it to them now? Will it cause any problem if I do or if I keep it to myself? I will have to continue to see a private neurologist for the Parkinson's and I'm sure he will be writting the medicine prescriptions.

Any thoughts would be appreciated,

Blackbird ]

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blackbeard,

you didn't say what health issue you filed benefits for.

Also, if your going to a Dr, VA or private, why wouldn't you want to inform them of all your health problems?

Am I understanding you had parkinsons before your C&P but didn't tell the examiner? What was your reason for concealing it? Did it have nothing to do with your claimed issue or would it have messed up your claim?

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[Hello Vets,

My claim for VA benefits was effective May of 2004. I won my claim in August of 2009, retroed back to May of 2004. In Jan 2007 I was also diagnoised with Parkinson's Disease. My tremor is mild and on medication, it's very hard to tell. When I had my C&P exam since I wasn't being seen for Parkinson's I didn't mention it to him and he didn't notice. My question; Now that I'm going to the VA on Friday to enroll in the VA health system, should I mention it to them now? Will it cause any problem if I do or if I keep it to myself? I will have to continue to see a private neurologist for the Parkinson's and I'm sure he will be writting the medicine prescriptions.

Any thoughts would be appreciated,

Blackbird ]

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Hey Allen,

My claimed problem was a back injury, service connected. The reason I didn't reveal the Parkinson's was that it happened was diagnoised several years after the back claim and I didn,t feel like it should any thing to do with my claim. I was also advised by an Elder at Hadit to keep it to myself since I wasn't seeking treatment or compensation for the disease.

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I think that you should tell them. I tell my Docs all including an annual update on Meds I am taking. I have the VA and I have a private insurance Doc.

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The VA compensation system and the VA medical treatment system are tow different beasts.

It is wise to give anyone treating you all pertinent medical information. In fact, records of a medical condition and treatment in your VA file can help when you deal with the compensation side of the VA.

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