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Which Route Is Fastest When Filing? All Or Just The Biggest Issues?

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Hello everyone and thanks for being here!

I have about 15 documented medical issues. In filing a VA claim which is the recommended route, filing just the biggest medical problem or all that you have documentation for?

I retire in June and obvioulsy I would like to get through the VA process as quickly and easily as possible and I am wondering if when submitting for multiple conditions what happens to your claim if they can make a decision on 5 or 6 items but remaining items need further documentation? Do they hold the entire claim? Or do they adjudicate the ones they can and request more info on the others?

Medical records- Is it needed to send all records regarding a medical condition to include all follow ups or is it best to send records that show initial, Dx and latest records that show current status? Reason for question is that sometimes less is more by them not having to wade through years of redundant records saying Pt is back for check up, etc. and just give VA the nuts and bolts of the condition.

All of my medical conditions that I intend on filing for started in service. I have Dx's and records of follow up treatments. As of this time I am still in service so I assume they all qualify. Injuries have LODs and all issues are listed in the NARSUM and MEB with the major ones covered by the PEB.

Thank you all.

By the way. I was here a couple years ago looking for info to help my dad. He is a WWII glider airborne vet and with your help I was able to get records of his. There were many copied pages of serverely burnt pages from the riots during Viet Nam. There was not much left from his years of service but we now have much more than we had. Thank you for that!

11B & 11M 1991 to 1994
35E, L & B 1995 to JUN2012
Germany, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, Columbia, SW Asia
TDRL 70% - JUN2012
17.8yrs AD, 21.5 total
973 days for initial VA claim
Current VA Status: 100%
"May the soldier be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows he's dead"

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I would file for everything since you have medical documentation and will preserve your effective dates this way. The VA may work on the biggies and defer some of the other stuff but your EED will be preserved.

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Awesome Thank you for the info.

Do you think it would be best if I leave the records the same way the PEB organized them or should I restack them according to medical problem?

11B & 11M 1991 to 1994
35E, L & B 1995 to JUN2012
Germany, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, Columbia, SW Asia
TDRL 70% - JUN2012
17.8yrs AD, 21.5 total
973 days for initial VA claim
Current VA Status: 100%
"May the soldier be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows he's dead"

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I would file everything at once.

When I did my initial filing, I did it one at a time and finally realized that every time I submitted something new, It was like I went to the bottom of the pile and the end of the line.

If they need something they will ask.

Also the Fanaticbooks link was a great help, so I recommend using it.

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40 PN Lower Right

30 IHD

20 DMII

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