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Hello everyone - I have another question I am sure someone can answer for me. I am currently receiving 10% disablity for shrapnel wound left wrist. Well I also have arthritis in the same location as the shrapnel wound. (The Doctor I saw at my C&P exam told me i had it.) Can i file another claim for this claiming the shrapnel caused it?

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Yes you can and you should claim every thing you are entitled to.

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Yes you can and you should claim every thing you are entitled to.

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I will do it. Thanks again

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You will file for it as a secondary to your SC shrapnel. :rolleyes:

Hello everyone - I have another question I am sure someone can answer for me. I am currently receiving 10% disablity for shrapnel wound left wrist. Well I also have arthritis in the same location as the shrapnel wound. (The Doctor I saw at my C&P exam told me i had it.) Can i file another claim for this claiming the shrapnel caused it?

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You need a medical opinion that the arthritis is secondary to the wound. The VA won't connect the dots unless a doctor says they are related.

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You need a medical opinion that the arthritis is secondary to the wound. The VA won't connect the dots unless a doctor says they are related.

John999 & JBasser,

Thank you both, I will get an imo to send with the claim and maybe that will speed it up.

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