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allenwilliams42

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Hello Hadit Members

Just received a letter in the mail from DVAMC (Prosthetics) stating they want to reevaluate my back brace and knee brace to verify if my clothing has wear or tear.

My knee brace was issue in 2003 and the back brace was issue 2008.

What should I expected during this visit?

Are they trying to disallowed my clothing allowance due to filing for more than one device?

These device has been issue for a great amount of years so what the issue they trying to accomplish.

Any information you can give me on this matter would be greatly appreciate

Thanks

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Don't know. If for a SC disability and the VA issued it ...

Then it should be an open and shut cut check.

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If you have ANY clothes that were damaged do to the use of the braces, make sure you bring a few items with you.

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Wish I had seen this a little sooner...It sounds to me as if the VA is looking for a reason to deny. If I remember correctly The handbook 1173. 15 specifically states that the va should not be asking to see clothing. I do understand how the knee brace (if metal) wears out clothing, but I don't know of any back brace that wears clothing,,,, factually, just because you have a brace will not automatically qualify you to the clothing allowance because different braces will or will not wear out clothing.....

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