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militarynurse,

I may be wrong but I do not believe a cough is a ratable condition. It is more than likely considered to be a symptom of a medical condition. This is just my opinion and I am sure others will correct me if I am wrong.

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militarynurse,

You could go to www.bva.va.gov and click on "search decisions" on the right side of the web page. This will allow you to search BVA decisions for info on claims for different medical conditions that were appealed to the BVA. In the key words section, type in "chronic cough" and see if you get any hits.

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Good job militarynurse. I never knew it was a ratable condition. I learn something new just about everyday on Hadit.

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militarynurse,

Please review 38 CFR part 4.97 and see if you can find anything in the Schedule of Ratings for Respiratory Disorders showing "Chronic Cough" as a separate rateable condition. When I looked, I found chronic cough mentioned in association with other respiratory conditions but not by itself as rateable condition. However, I may have missed something. The VA uses the rating schedules in 38 CFR part 4 to rate the different medical conditions.

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