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dav_marine72

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  • HadIt.com Elder

Hey Everyone,

I have been fighting the VA since 2002 over my hypertension rating of 0%. I knew I didn't meet the typical many over /100s readings. I have however been on continous medication since 2002. I saw many BVA cases that would decide in favor of the Veteran based on the benefit of the doubt doctrine. Sure enough I got my decision yesterday from the VA. Although I have hardly ever had readings above 160/ and maybe 10 /100 compared with tons of 120/80s when controlled with meds I was awarded 10%. Now I currently am still TDIU and gave up my SS benefits to go back to work one may think whats a 10% going to do for you? Well it took me from 80% to 90%. Why does that matter? I still have 4 service connections appealed on intial award from 2000. So not only will it factor into that but when the VA finally takes my TDIU because I work full-time again (although I can hardly do anything else in my life) it will help me to finally reach that 100% schedular rating.

Hell I can't do anything outside of work, if I didn't work I'd be drunk all the time, I have 12 service connections, 3 of which severely disable me, who knows what old age brings me (only 39), you bet I'm going to fight to get 100%. Honestly if I could not withstand extreme pain and didn't go through the Marines I doubt I'd be working today. The decision I got yesterday obviously has not been published yet so if anyone would like to discuss my stradegy for getting the 10% feel free to post or email. Thanks.

USMC 1st Battalion 1st Marines 1st Marine Division 91-95

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  • HadIt.com Elder

DAV Marine, we had a very interesting SVR show with Dr Craig Bash and John Brown a few weeks ago about this very issue.

When the VA zero'd your BP rating did you ever have a chest Xray?

If you did was your heart size within Normal limits or was it enlarged?

If a Veteran gets a zero HTN rating and the heart is enlarged then the rating may be higher according to the Gurus.

You may want to listen to this show. http://www.svr-radio.com/images/3-7-2012_Dr._Bash,_Jon_Brown,_and_Berta_IMO-IME.mp3

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A Veteran is a person who served this country. Treat them with respect.

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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Hey,

Don't think that was ever done. I have had chest x-rays for asthma not sure if that would show it. I actually was first diagnosed after severe pain set in. Luckily a civil doc in 1997 wrote that the hypertension was related. Later talking with a DRO she told me they never should have service connected. Go figure. Thanks.

USMC 1st Battalion 1st Marines 1st Marine Division 91-95

100% P&T

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation."

George Washington

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