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I was recently awarded 20% for my Lowerback however I underwent two surgeries(back) in the Military and I feel this was an unfair %. How do I file a disagreement to get a higher claim?

vet2010

August 1990 - October 2010... 20 yrs, 2 months and 2 days exact....

Mathew 18:20 KJV

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

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You have to file a NOD (Notice of Disagreement) with the VARO. I would suggest that you check out this link http://www.benefits.va.gov/warms/bookc.asp Go to the rating section for your disability, and see if you meet the higher rating.... you can also go through and see if there are any other ratings that could be included with it!!

Old soldiers never die.... we just fight new wars!

Proud to have served, U.S. Army WAC

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You can file a NOD but first check wat criteria it is rated under. There are 2 distinct criteria for the Back or Thoracolumbar spine. IVDS or Traumatic Arthritis.. One uses a spacific range of motion and the other uses incapicitating episodes. Also check it there are any neurological defects or radiculpathy. Sciatiic nerve is a common one.

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A Disabled Veteran is a person who served this country and bears the scars of that service regardless of when or where they served.

Treat them with the upmost respect. I do. Rejection is not a sign of failure. Failure is not an option, Medical opinions and evidence wins claims. Trust in others is a virtue but you take the T out of Trust and you are left with Rust so be wise about who you are dealing with.

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I recently filed for SSD and I hired a Law Firm to represent me. I hope I will get approved the first time around.

vet2010

August 1990 - October 2010... 20 yrs, 2 months and 2 days exact....

Mathew 18:20 KJV

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

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I was recently awarded 20% for my Lowerback however I underwent two surgeries(back) in the Military and I feel this was an unfair %.

How do I file a disagreement to get a higher claim?

vet2010

vet2010,

First off - congrats on the 20% you got granted.

Second - having the two surgery's while you were in the military

is probably the reason that SC was granted - but those surgery's

are not a factor in determining your evaluation (percentage) at this time.

The evaluation that is granted factors in your current level of disability.

If possible, post exactly what is stated in the Reasons and Bases section of

the rating decision that granted the 20 %.

What are the reason/s, (shown by medical evidence)that you feel you should be awarded

a higher percentage.

Keep in mind that you were (supposed to be) rated on the evidence of record

at the time the decision was made.

Carlie passed away in November 2015 she is missed.

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