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100% Rating For Hcv Treatment


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I'm currently rated 20% for HCV and getting ready to undergo a new 48-week FDA approved and hospital controlled HCV treatment session. Will or can the VA approve 100% rating while I'm in treatment.

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Chiefhouse B)

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Is the VA giving you this treatment?

If so (even if not) I would file a claim for it if it requires considerable time -like 8 hours every day-

is this experimental treatment?

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Greetings

I'm currently rated 20% for HCV and getting ready to undergo a new 48-week FDA approved and hospital controlled HCV treatment session. Will or can the VA approve 100% rating while I'm in treatment.

Best Regards

Chiefhouse B)

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Hi Chiefhouse,

I am going for my P & C exam for Hep C this Friday. Might I ask you; how, where and when was the basis of your claim? If you don't feel comfortable answering this on line in the forum please email me direct at navyveteranlex@yahoo.com

Thanks,

Dan

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Greetings

This HCV treatment is being done my the military hospital. My HCV condition was detected during a physical exam while on active duty in 1998. Its estimated that I've had this disease for 20 years or more and no direct cause determined. I've completed two other HCV therapy session with no success...both managed by the military. This will be my third go at it and hope for a better outcome this time.

I will submit a request to the VA today for a rate increase while I'm in treatment...HCV treatment therapy is rough and very hard to deal with but I will try to complete it.

Best Regards

Chiefhouse

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Greetings

This HCV treatment is being done my the military hospital. My HCV condition was detected during a physical exam while on active duty in 1998. Its estimated that I've had this disease for 20 years or more and not direct cause determined. I've completed two other HCV therapy session with no success...both managed by the military. This will be my third go at it and hope for a better outcome this time.

I will submit a request to the VA today for a rate increase while I'm in treatment...HCV treatment therapy is rough and very hard to deal with but I will try to complete it.

Best Regards

Chiefhouse

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Hi Chiefhouse,

There was message on my recorder when I got home this afternoon cancelling my P & C exam for tomorrow.

I've been through the treatment three times and always a nonresponder, my reactions to the treatments were worse each time I took them. Currently doing 90 units of Pegasys once a week, self injection for maintenance therapy. Not getting any better, but not getting worse.

Attribute contacting the disease while giving blood to the Philippine Red Cross in 1960 while serving on a aircraft carrier. I still have my blood donation card!!

The VA was not very flexible in thier methods of trearment so I stayed with my civilian doctor who is Hep specialist.

I would argue that one should be entitled to 100% after going through what I went through during the treatment. I'm very fortunate that I have a government job with a lot of flexibility, otherwise I never would have been able to tolerate the treatment's side effects and do a regular blue collar job.

Good luck and contact me if I can be of any assistance.

Dan

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