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i am trying to understand my first diagnosis code in 1984 as to unlisted conditions,requiring rating by analogy.the last 2 digits will be "99" for all unlisted conditions.if the rating is determined on the bases of residual conditions,the number appropriate to the residual condition will be added,preceded by a hyphen. so when they used 5299-5295 was that indicating there was residual worth rating. thanks

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Did the 1984 decision contain any ratings at all? I seem to think they rated at some point as 5299-5295 because then there was a ratable residual.

Many of the spinal code ratings , over past years , were changed as this 2010 BVA decision shows:

http://www.va.gov/vetapp10/Files1/1010780.txt

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Did the 1984 decision contain any ratings at all? I seem to think they rated at some point as 5299-5295 because then there was a ratable residual.

Many of the spinal code ratings , over past years , were changed as this 2010 BVA decision shows:

http://www.va.gov/vetapp10/Files1/1010780.txt

thanks berta

i know the codes changed.but in 1984 they denied my claim because i had a congential defect,the used the 5299-5295 codes.does that sound right

the reasons and bases stated that a congential defect was not rateable under the va law.can you see why iam confused ?

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If a congenital condition is aggravated by military service you can get SC'ed. It sounds like a bunch of bull to me since they accepted you as able bodied when you enlisted.

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If a congenital condition is aggravated by military service you can get SC'ed. It sounds like a bunch of bull to me since they accepted you as able bodied when you enlisted.

thanks john999

when i started boot camp they changed my medical records,to indicate that the examiner changed medical profile to ( pulhes )and i didnt know any thing about it til i got my smr's after they denied me in 1984 for that defect.

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If a congenital condition is aggravated by military service you can get SC'ed. It sounds like a bunch of bull to me since they accepted you as able bodied when you enlisted.

i agree. when i enlisted in the navy, they allowed me to enlist knowing that i had a bad back because i passed the physical.

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