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Increased Smc?


C&P exam.results:Diagnosis degenerative disk disease, spondylosis and radiculopathy.

It is at least as likely as not that the lumbar condition is the cause of the lower extremities functioning causing walking limitations. The veteran has not been able to work since 1989.

The veteran is still not able to perform any type of gainful employment due to low back condition. I am presently 20% for cervical strain 10% for Lunbarsacral strain....My total rating are

100% post tramatic epilepsy

50% Pes Planus

50% Bipolar

0% left finger

0% right Finger

I think this is a good diagnosis for lost of use and I hope to recieve a higher award then the (S)rating i am presntly granted....

Your opions are welcomed..Thank You

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Mr Pain:

Good luck on getting an increase in your S rating but I think that the VA is very specific about how to get the higher rating and you must fit the criteria.

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S ratings are independant and it is only total plus 60 or housebound.

You have to have a Loss of use for other SMC's


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Jbasser and Pete53. My C&P examination also states

Functional loss with use: There is additional functional loss due to

pain,weakness and lack of endurance after repetitive use x3.

The major impact is due to pain.There is additional functional loss of 5 degrees due to pain after repetitive use x3. This is dealing with my lower extremities In the past my EMG was read by Sixthscents

and i was given some outstanding information dealing with this issue

I feel the C&P examiner is saying that i am entitled to compensation

for loss of use because this is secondary to my lumbar condition....

Thanks Again for information which is always needed...

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Commander Bob,

No i am not housebound, But I recieve the SMC-S rate for my combination

of ratings 100% for seizures 50% flatfeet 50% bipolar 20% cervical

and 10% lumbar it all adds to more then 160% which is required

for the (S) rating.

Thank you

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