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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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    • How to get your questions answered...


      All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

      Tips on posting on the forums.

      Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.


      Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.


      Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.


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      Post clear questions and then give background info on them.

      Examples:

      A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?


      I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?



      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?

      I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?



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Unbelievable The Vba Allowed Service Connected Injury, Rest Of Claim Remanded Back To Amc

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I am truly amazed, after over 10 years, the VBA that received my file and appeals claim denial from the AMC(Again!) along with my complaints about the AMC denial has allowed for one of my service connected injuries, although the rest of my claim has been remanded back to the AMC for development and is unhappy apparently as to how my claim has been handled and that I will be scheduled for C&P exams(Again!) geez.

So what exactly does this mean now, as I was told that the allowed service connected injury will go to the regional VA office for a rating, is there a chart to show what rating percentages are given for what service connected injuries?

Thank you.

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Ratings for SC conditions are based on degree of disability caused by a service connected condition. You will just have to wait to get the rating from your VARO. It depends on exactly what your disability is and how disabling it is to figure a rating. It is just guess work until the VA rates you. If the rating is too low according to schedule for rating your disability then you can appeal.

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I had just heard is all that there was some sort of list or something in order to get a generalized idea such as tinnitus usually seems to rate a 10% for instance more often than not, but I guess not then as that might be too difficult to predict and all.

So since it was allowed then I take it that I should get a percentage rating at some point and probably retro for it perhaps too I would imagine or could I get service connected with 0%, how long does it normally take for this to occur, or is it like anything else in the VA, when you have forgotten about it something may happen months to a year or more later?

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Yes, to answer your question, there is a "list", a "schedule for rating disabilities"...................... http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_08/38cfr4_08.html .........you'll need to "look up" what your "disability" is and then decide what degree of disability that you have (the "seriousness" of your disability) according to the listing/rating.

It is, of course, as has been previously mentioned, a hit-or-miss proposition, and certainly NOTHING that could be construed as "cast-in-stone" nor anything that could be "carried-to-the-bank"!

But, it is something that will give you hours of entertainment while you waste away, waiting for the "letter" to come in the mail!:unsure:

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To give you an idea of the variability of ratings I got rated 0% for CAD. How is that possible you ask? I asked the same question and got more tests and appealed the rating. I then got 60% rating for CAD. So I went from the VA saying you have a heart condition that is not a disability to one with a pretty severe disability. How could they make such a mistake? I had a very poor C&P exam. Some ratings for certain conditions on the schedule are more elastic. They all have certain benchmarks for rating percentages. For mental conditions like depression you can go from 10% to 100% with three or four levels inbetween depending on your symptoms and your documentation from a good doctor. I would suggest appealing all your ratings if their is slightest doubt in your mind about it. Unless you get maximum rating I would appeal. If you are able to work and carry on life the main thing is to get service connected. 30 years from now you may really be disabled from those conditions.

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      All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

      Tips on posting on the forums.

      Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.


      Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.


      Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.


      Leading to:

      Post clear questions and then give background info on them.

      Examples:

      A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?


      I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?



      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?

      I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?



      This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc.

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      Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.

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