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Bilateral Rating Or Not?


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I just recieved service connection on my right knee in connection with my bad back and bad left knee. My BBE did not state that this would make both of my knees eligible for a bilateral rating. Would this be the case or not? How could I tell if they granted it?

Thanks in advance,

Eric

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Did'nt state anything but 10% for right knee and 40% total.

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Did you claim both knees ,specifically so that they would have to determine the bilateral issue?

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No. Just got the right knee service connected staurday. They finally service connected it after denying me three years ago.

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Unfortunately VA does not connect the dots on most bilateral and secondary conditions.

And if we don't claim things specifically, they usually never raise any issue we have not claimed.

Also Bilateral and secondary issues can often be so medically obvious, you would think many of them are just common sense but VA does not think that way.

They need medical evidence that proves the secondary or the bilateral is due to a SC prime condition.

You need to get a copy of the C & P exam because I wonder if the C & P doc made any statement in it that would cover the bilateral issue, and then you could raise that point in the NOD.

I just hope the NOD would help you get through this bilateral issue faster then having to file a new ,separate claim.

I hope others chime in here on that.

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The new knee rateing was a secondary condition to the left knee and back issues. The c&p doc had to say that the primary conditions caused the right knee to go bad or they would have denied me again for that reason like they did 3 years ago. Which is another thing i don't understand. How come they now say that my right knee is connected to my left knee and back and 3 years agoit wasn't? The only difference is the c&p docs.

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