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TLaff

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I sent in these New Claims listed below because after sending all my information to Craig Bash these were what he found and i sent in new claims for:

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  • Chronic daily headaches/ migraines (New), Major depressive disorder (mental condtion) (New), Renal disease (Secondary), Erection and ejaculation condition (Secondary), Special Monthly Compensation (New), Loss of Use (New), Neurogenic/ spastic bladder condition (New), Bowel condition (Secondary), Throracic Spine condition (Secondary), Sciatic distriution pain with foot weakness (New), Loss of use of left lower extremity (New), Thoracic outlet syndrome with numbness of the ipsilateral fourth and fifth digits (New), Radiculpathy upper extremities (including shoulder pain, bilateral hand weakness, radiating pain into right arm involvin (New),

Now my question is this; On my ebenefits account online shows the above (note the VA has listed some as (New) and some as (Secondary) can someone please explain exactly what this means? Im confused because My Chronic headaches/migraines started shortly after my triple fusion cervical surgery also my Major Depressive Disorder which are both listed as NEW but they are a result of my original claims?????

So im guessing they are trying to say the New claims are not connected to the original claim and the Secondary may be a result of the original claim????

Can someone Please explain this to me?

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Every claim after your original rating is a request for an increase. For secondary conditions you need medical evidence that links the secondary condition to a primary service connected condition. For instance, you are SC'ed for DMII. You get problems with your eyes. To be secondary your doctor must identify your eye problems as being caused by the SC DMII. He needs to explain the connection and point to medical facts that your type of eye problem is a known secondary condition of DMII.

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