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Conditions Gettign Worse When To File


Scott D
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In the opinion of the board,

I need to file for conditions that are getting worse.

i am still in the process of gettign civilian records to provide additional evidence.

Should I wait until I have all the records then file? Or Should I file to get the case open then supply records when I can.

I also have not seen a DR in about a year and half due to anxiety and some work related intrusions into our medical history. Will this cause a concern?

Thanks,

Scott

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I would file now. It will take a while and you can get records together as you go. I would get back in treatment as soon as I could at the VA. You want to show via your documentation that you are getting worse. The VA is probably going to give you a C&P exam anyway.

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As long as you can get your records in a reasonable time, file now as it establishes your effective date....and the date payments will begin if you are successful.

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Can all conditions go on the same form?

Is it as simple as stating, "Request an increase in rating for the following XXXX, XXXX, XXXX service connected disabilities due to worsening in severity"?

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I would write it on a Statement in Support of Claim form, but it is that easy. Then you must provide evidence that your condition is worse. The VA will help you with a C&P exam, but I would sure want records of my own to submit as well. Send it certified/return receipt. You will have 6 months to a year at least to get all your records together since the VA is not that fast. You should get a VCAA letter. It should tell you what you need for all the conditions you are requesting increases.

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