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So I've had a claim processing since Jan 2012 and it moved into Preparing for Notification today. My question is that when I check the status of the claim it stated that they did not receive continuation evidence for any of my disabilities. Do this mean that I'm most likely to be denied?

Also, when I called and talked to ePeggy when I first noticed that they were requesting evidence (about 10 months ago) I was told that the C&P along with my in service medical records would suffice. Now I'm regretting listening to her.

Can someone please help me understand this a little more and maybe tell me that I'm overconcerned. I really would hate to start this process over again. I got out of the service in 2010 and it took them over a year to get my medical records to me (they got lost somewhere in the system). So my initial claim wasn't submitted until I was out for almost a year and a half. Now I've been out for about 3 years and still haven't resolved this.

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If your evidence is all va then it is their issue. If it is private evidence, get copies and submit it asap.

Listening to E Peggy is like the pig commercial. Thigs arent like they seem.

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Do you have a VSO representing you?

If you're not ready to really dive in to understanding the process, preparing & submitting evidence, you might want a VSO.

The main reason to use a VSO (in my opinion) is they can look in The System, maybe talk to someone and see what's really going on. This could save some guesswork and delays.

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I do not have a VSO. I filed in Little Rock and I didn't really get much guidence from there.

Well it looks like I got approved for 20%. Hopefully my packet will have more detail on why I only got 20%.

Another thing, the effective date says Dec 1, 2012 but I originally submitted the claim Jan 5, 2012. Is that date wrong? Should it read Dec 1, 2011? If so, how do I get that corrected?

I'm pretty sure I'll have to do a NOD to see if I can get that raised a bit.

Also, a little off topic. I tore some ligaments in my ankle while in Iraq about 5 years ago and I've been out of the service since 2010. Recently, that same ankle has been really bothering me and may require surgery. I didn't put the ankle on my original claim because at the time it wasn't bothering me. How would I go about adding that and depression to my rating? Would I submit a new claim? Can I do that while I'm appealing the one that just completed?

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"I tore some ligaments in my ankle while in Iraq about 5 years ago and I've been out of the service since 2010. Recently, that same ankle has been really bothering me and may require surgery. "

"I didn't put the ankle on my original claim because at the time it wasn't bothering me. How would I go about adding that and depression to my rating? Would I submit a new claim? Can I do that while I'm appealing the one that just completed? "

Yes you can file a new claim anytime,while appealing the other claim.

The VA might question continuity of symptomatology...That is just VA double talk meaning, have you had any medical attention at all for the ankle in the past years since your discharge?

Is the injury well documented in your SMRs?

Do you have a formal diagnosis of the depression?

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If you don't yet have a VSO with say DAV, VFW, AMVETS or other you can go to the Hospital Vets Rep and ask if they can help get the needed medical records from private doctors. When they do it for you there is no cost to you for the medical records. If you do it yourself most civilian doctors/clinics charge a fee. Good luck.

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